Eligibility

Applicants for the TALENT programme must fulfil the following eligibility criteria to be eligible for a scholarship:

  1. At TALENT's call deadline (1 Oct 2019), the applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity of work or studies in Denmark for more than 12 months in the past 3 years. Time spent on obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

  2. Must at the TALENT call deadline (1 Oct 2019) be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and must not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree.

  3. Must hold a relevant MSc degree at the time of applying. However, candidates, who do not hold an MSc degree, are also considered eligible if their credentials and CV equal those achieved on an MSc. This could be in the form of five years of full-time undergraduate and postgraduate education OR four years of full-time undergraduate education combined with relevant courses, fieldwork, scientific publications or conducted research.

For further information about the eligibility and admissibility criteria incl. other general requirements, which must be fulfilled, please consult the TALENT Guide for Applicants (PDF).

PLEASE NOTE

Enrolment in a PhD programme is possible for candidates who hold a Danish MSc degree or qualifications equivalent to a Danish degree. It is expected that candidates have achieved a convincing mark average in the BSc and MSc programmes.

Candidates who do not hold an MSc degree, are also considered eligible if their credentials and CV equal those achieved on an Danish MSc. This could e.g. be in the form of five years of full-time undergraduate and postgraduate education OR four years of full-time undergraduate education combined with relevant courses, fieldwork, scientific publications or conducted research (these aspects must be documented by uploading additional documents as part of the CV). Please note, qualifications mentioned above does not guarantee you enrolment to the PhD School. Other factors are also included in the assessment.

Each case is assessed on an individual basis, considering all factors, especially, but not limited to; relevant work and research experience after obtained degree, relevant publications after obtained degree, quality of the BSc/MSc programme (i.e. a 1 yr. MSc may be enough in itself if the quality, workload, and ECTS is equivalent to that of a Danish MSc).

The Chair of the PhD Committee and the Head of the PhD School make the final decision on whether a candidate is qualified to be admitted to the PhD School of Science.

Non-Danish degree certificates not in Norwegian, Swedish, German, or English must usually be accompanied by an authorised official translation into Danish or English. An official description of the grading scale used must also be attached.

Non-Danish master degree programmes will be evaluated based on the documents submitted by the applicant. In addition to this, the PhD School also confers with the Danish Ministry and Higher Education and Science and their assessment database of foreign qualifications.

Not sure if your degree is eligible for enrolment? Maybe you can find it in the Assessment Database here or here.

Please be aware that the database is for general guidance only. It cannot replace, dictate, or overrule an individual assessment, and does not create or confer any rights for or on any person.