We are excited to inform the public that the position for PhD study at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Copenhagen is open to all domestic and international students.
About the University
The University of Copenhagen (Danish: Københavns Universitet, abbr. KU) is a public research university in Copenhagen, Denmark. Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the second-oldest university in Scandinavia after Uppsala University, and ranks as one of the top universities in the Nordic countries and Europe.
Its establishment sanctioned by Pope Sixtus IV, the University of Copenhagen was founded by Christian I of Denmark as a Catholic teaching institution with a predominantly theological focus. In 1537, it was re-established by King Christian III as part of the Lutheran Reformation. Up until the 18th century, the university was primarily concerned with educating clergymen. Through various reforms in the 18th and 19th century, the University of Copenhagen was transformed into a modern, secular university, with science and the humanities replacing theology as the main subjects studied and taught.
The University of Copenhagen consists of six different faculties, with teaching taking place in its four distinct campuses, all situated in Copenhagen. The university operates 36 different departments and 122 separate research centres in Copenhagen, as well as a number of museums and botanical gardens in and outside the Danish capital.
The University of Copenhagen also owns and operates multiple research stations around Denmark, with two additional ones located in Greenland. Additionally, The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and the public hospitals of the Capital and Zealand Region of Denmark constitute the conglomerate Copenhagen University Hospital.
Why You Should Choose Denmark
1. Top-Rated Universities
The University of Copenhagen is ranked high amongst its fellow schools in Denmark. It boasts a high international student exchange rate with a myriad of courses from which you can choose. It’s also one of the largest centers for research and education in the Nordic countries.
2. Unique Social Life / Traditions
Students in Denmark are involved in more social interactions surrounding their studies. At the beginning of the year, students are placed into study groups which meet weekly to discuss readings and class work.
3. Happiest Country in the World
Denmark was voted the happiest country in the world in April 2016, via the World Happiness Report. To rank the 156 surveyed countries, a team from the University of British Columbia looked at what the “countries have in common: a large GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy at birth, and a lack of corruption in leadership.
But also essential were three things over which individual citizens have a bit more control: a sense of social support, freedom to make life choices, and a culture of generosity.”
Denmark’s results revealed a high percentage of gender equality and residents who love to bike. This contributes to the wellness of the people and the environment.
4. You’ll be part of a surprising education system
Not many people know it, but the Danish educational system is not like the others. For example, when you go to a Danish university you will discover that lectures are held in small groups instead of a fully packed class, and you’re sure to feel comfortable and at ease.
Another special thing about Danish study options is that they are internationally-oriented and combine teaching with research. Furthermore, there are good chances the programme and university you choose have partnerships with research institutions and businesses which will allow to gain practical skills and make connections for a future job.
5. Amazing wildlife and landscapes
Unlike many European countries where wildlife is shrinking to make space for more of us, in Denmark you can get the chance to see elks, boars, wolves, and brown bears, rabbits, hedgehogs, foxes, squirrels. And you should hurry because Denmark is not immune to wildlife extinction.
But if you’re not a zoology enthusiast you can still enjoy great natural parks and amazing landscapes, from the foam at the seashores, to forests, mountains and islands. And for something extra you can go gazing at the Black Sun which is a phenomenon of dark patterns in the sky during Spring and Autumn.
6. You’ll experience the Danish Hygge!
You know how Denmark being a Nordic country, a good part of the year is pretty snowy, dark, and cold? Well, the Danish have found the best way to cope with it — hygge. Now that’s one truly distinct Danish brand. If the word doesn’t sound familiar to you now, it will become a leitmotif while you’re there.
Hygge basically means staying by the fire in warm clothes at the candlelight and eating candies. If you think there’s not much to it, trust us, once you’re there, hygge will give you the feel-good vibe everyone needs. They don’t call it the art of coziness for nothing!
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- Eligible Countries: All nationalities are eligible for this University of Copenhagen International Scholarship.
- Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD degree study in Single Cell Biophysics
- Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
- Applicants should hold an MSc degree in pharmacology, physics, nanoscience, or similar fields with great results.
- Fluency in English and excellent written and oral communication skills.
How To Apply For University of Copenhagen Fully Funded Scholarships in Denmark
- All interested candidates must take admission in a postdoctoral degree at the University of Copenhagen. After being enrolled, applicants can complete the online application form for this award.
- Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
- Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
- Curriculum vitae
- Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records
- Publication list (if possible)
- Reference letters
- Admission Requirements: For taking admission, applicants must check and fulfill the admission guidelines to be admitted at UCH for the fellowship.
- Language Requirement: The students are required to have good English skills.
The University of Copenhagen will provide a good salary package to the high achieving candidates for PhD study program. The terms of employment and salary are in accordance to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC).