Social Sciences PhD Scholarship for International Students in Denmark

Deadline: 13 December 2017
Open to: international students
Scholarship: salary will be in accordance wirh the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff


The Aalborg University invites applications for a 3-year Ph.D. scholarship within the field of sociology of emotions. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

The overall purpose of the Doctoral School of Social Sciences is to ensure a doctoral study programme of high quality within the academic areas of research and education at The Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University.

Aalborg University is a Danish university located mainly in Aalborg, Denmark with campuses in Aalborg, Esbjerg, and Copenhagen


  • The Ph.D. scholarship has a duration of three years;
  • Applicants to the Ph.D. scholarship must hold a degree equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree;
  • Applicants enrolled in a Danish Master programme who expect to graduate before the date of appointment must forward a copy of their thesis contract and documentation for the date of their final exam.


Appointment and salary in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities No 242 of 13 March 2012 and The Ministry of Higher Education and Science Circular concerning the job structure for academic staff at universities of 19 August 2015. Salary will be in accordance with the agreements in force.

How to Apply?

Application requirements:

  • Letter of motivation;
  • Project proposal (approx. 5 pages) containing the research project title, an outline of the course of study and a description of the overall problem areas;
  • Information on which language the Ph.D. thesis is expected to be written in;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Diplomas confirming academic degrees (Master degree), including academic transcripts;
  • Foreign applicants must forward verified IELTS test (International English Language Testing System). Exempted are applicants with at Master Degree from Denmark, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and Canada;
  • If Co-author statement. If publications that have been written in cooperation with others are submitted, a declaration from each of the authors must be enclosed. The declaration must state the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the total work and be signed by the authors;
  • Application for credit transfer, if relevant.

The complete application including attachments shall be sent electronically by selecting the “apply online” function. Please note that zipped files are not supported by the recruitment system; please upload only Word or PDF files.

For more information please visit the official website.