About

TALENT is a doctoral programme co-funded by the European Union, offering 74 PhD scholarships in the natural and life sciences. The 74 PhD positions will be awarded in the course of four application rounds during its first two years, i.e. in the period 1 August 2018-31 July 2020. However, the programme as such runs for five years, ending on 31 July 2023.

The TALENT programme is based at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. The Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen – or SCIENCE – is Scandinavia's largest science research and education institution covering a wide spectrum of research areas with 4,500 employees and 9,500 BSc and MSc students in 11 departments.

Through the TALENT programme we offer you the chance to become part of a cohort of exceptionally talented research students with the opportunity to fast-track your career in science and beyond. To achieve this, we offer you a wide range of options,
opportunities and benefits. These include:

  • Access to international and intersectoral collaborations and networking with a range of industrial organisations involved as partners.
  • Access to excellent research environments and infrastructures with world leading research groups participating in the programme within our 16 programme areas.
  • Access to an extensive training and career mentoring programme with scientific training supplemented by bespoke courses in a range of academic and transferrable skills.
  • Employment under world leading working environments as all scholarships are fully funded in line with Danish employment conditions.