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Denmark PHD ASA


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Denmark PHD ASA

You can be granted a residence permit in order to follow a PHD programme in Denmark. PHD ASA to help students for getting fee waivers at all international universities. The main motive of PHD ASA program is to support students, who are unable to pay the entire tuition fee for pursuing higher studies in Denmark or other foreign countries.

About visa :

Denmark's colleges and universities are incredibly popular with international students. Universities are known for their educational standards. Certificates and accreditations from these universities and colleges are accepted all over the world. Government has come up with different student immigration policies to invite overseas students.

From various continents every year foreign students come to Denmark to study education in a secure, friendly and creative environment. They acquire first class international qualifications in diversified areas ranging from IT, engineering, Social sciences and more.


The duration of your residence permit depends on whether you are going to complete an entire educational programme, or only follow part of a programme as a guest student.

If you are to complete an entire programme you will be granted a residence permit for the duration of the programme.

If, on the other hand, you are only to follow part of a programme, the residence permit will be granted for the duration of the part you are to follow.

It is a condition for the residence permit that you are active and enrolled in the educational programme. If this is not the case, the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment can revoke your residence permit. The educational institution is obliged to inform the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment if you are not actively following the educational programme.

Popular Danish universities:

  • Aarhus university
  • Copenhagen business school
  • Aalborg University
  • T university of Copenhagen
  • University of southern Denmark
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Roskilde University
  • Technical university of Denmark

Popular PhD Courses in Denmark

  • PHD Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • PHD in Life Sciences
  • PHD in Health Sciences
  • PHD in Hazardous Chemicals in the Environment
  • PHD in Aero microbiology
  • PHD in Micro sensor Analysis in the Environmental Sciences


  • Your residence permit will be valid for an additional six months after you complete the programme. This is to allow you to look for work in Denmark.
  • You can have your residence permit extended by six months in order to look for work. This is done by submitting an application for extension.
  • If you have been granted a residence permit to follow a PHD programme, you can bring certain family members.
  • As a PHD, you are allowed to work full-time at the university where you are enrolled, or at the company attached to the education. The full-time work permit only covers work assignments forming part of your PhD programme.
  • In addition, you are also allowed to work 20 hours a week, as well as full-time during the months of June, July and August. It will say on your residence card whether or not you are allowed to work.

Types of Fee Waivers:


Fellowships are grants given to students at all study levels. Students receive this funding from universities, institutions, private organizations and in some cases from the government.


There are two types of assistantships offered to students. Students with Teaching Assistantship have to teach in classes and Research Assistantships deal with research related work.


Students from non European nations can also apply for scholarships. Students with exceptional academics are eligible for scholarships and to students with ethnic background or financial need, might get some considerations from university officials. Scholarship will not be identical for all students. Students will receive these scholarships from the university or a private source. There are few private scholarship providers like Novo Nordisk Foundation, which help student's monetarily.

Tuition Fee Waiver

Students do not have to pay any tuition fee. Students need to pay fees for using facilities like library and laboratories. Universities offer tuition waivers in combination with a scholarship or Teaching/Research Associate ship.

On campus Jobs

Students can earn additional income through on campus jobs offered by the university. Students will not be entitled for any tuition waivers for on campus jobs. PHD students in Denmark receive financial help from the University for the Research Programs conducted by the students.

We recommend the best form of fee waiver applicable for his/her profile after studying all the details of the student profile.


In order to be granted a residence permit as a PhD you must document:

  • that you can speak and understand the language of instruction and have a working knowledge of either Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English or German
  • Either that you have been admitted to a PHD programme at a Danish university and are paid by the university or a company attached to the PHD programme, and that you can thus support yourself. You can document this by including your employment contract
  • Or that you have been admitted to a PHD programme at a Danish university without being paid by the university or by a company in Danmark, and that you can support yourself with your own means during your stay. You must document that you have at your disposal an amount equivalent to Danish student grants (SU) for the period of time your residence permit is to cover, with 12 months being the maximum requirement. The monthly amount (2016 level) is DKK 5,941, making the maximum required amount 12 x 5,941 = DKK 71,292. If you are to pay a tuition fee yourself, you can document that you have paid the tuition fee for the first semester instead of documenting that you can support yourself
  • Proof of sufficient funds for education and housing support in Denmark
  • Funds must be on some where average of Danish Krone (DKK) 60,000. (Scholarship if offered, needs to be submitted in place of tuition fee)
  • English proficiency - IELTS-6.5-7.0/TOEFL IBT 83-90IBT

Documents Required

  • College admission letter
  • Valid passport
  • Sufficient funds
  • Photographs
  • Previous educational certificates
  • Internationally recognized Bachelor's degree
  • IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge Advanced English etc score card to prove English language proficiency
  • Need to prove Danish proficiency if the course is in Danish language

Things not to do:

  • If you work illegally in Denmark, e.g. by working more than the allowed number of hours, the Danish Agency for Labour Marked and Recruitment may revoke or refuse to extend your residence permit. This can happen even if you otherwise meet the conditions for your residence permit, e.g. if you are still actively enrolled in your programme.
  • If you work illegally in Denmark, you risk deportation, and you and your employer risk fine or imprisonment.

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