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Denmark PHD General


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Denmark PHD General

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.

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Denmark is the happiest country in the world with a perfect lifestyle and a wonderful work-life balance. Danish universities are known for their traditional academic excellence with innovative educational methods that would empower students to think experiment and utilize new ideas and greater knowledge.

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.

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.

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.


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

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