The Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a number of fully funded PhD scholarships for December 2016 intake open to both Danish and international applicants.
Applicants whose native language is not English must document proficiency in English by having passed one of the recognized language tests. For IELTS a minimum score of 6.5 is required. For TOEFL a minimum score of 90 (internet-based) or 231 (computer-based) is required.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Ph.D. programme.
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded at the Faculty of Law.
Worth of Award
- The Faculty of Law offers supervision by highly qualified academics and provides an excellent opportunity to research contemporary legal issues in an intellectually stimulating environment.
- If applicants are offered a Ph.D. position, they will receive a regular monthly salary in accordance with Danish law and you will be entitled to an annual research budget. The Faculty does not provide accommodation.
The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these scholarships:
- Applicants must have obtained a degree that corresponds to the Danish Master of Laws or equivalent qualifications. Applicants must have obtained a minimum overall grade average of 8.2 or above at the Master’s level in accordance with the Danish grading scale. Applicants for the integrated 3+5 Ph.D. programme must have obtained a degree that corresponds to the Danish Bachelor of Laws (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualifications.
- Applicants may submit their application before they have completed their Master’s degree (or, for applicants for the integrated 3+5 PhD programme, before they have earned the Bachelor’s degree), however, they should have submitted the final evaluation for their course before 1 September 2016.
- Applicants must document an aptitude for research through the meritorious assessment of their final thesis, publications or academic recommendations in order to show that they are capable of undertaking the demanding task of writing a Ph.D. thesis.
- Applicants whose native language is not English must document proficiency in English by having passed one of the recognised language tests. For IELTS a minimum score of 6.5 is required. For TOEFL a minimum score of 90 (internet-based) or 231 (computer-based) is required. The test must be taken no earlier than two years before the application deadline. Applicants who have obtained a university degree in a country in which English is the official language, and applicants holding a Master’s degree from one of the Nordic universities are not required to submit proof of English proficiency.
How to Apply
The mode of application is online. Clicks apply online to be taken to the online application form. We advise you to have the following documents ready before you begin your online application:
- Research project proposal. This should include the following: (1) objective(s) of the research, (2) major research questions, (3) review of relevant literature, (4) methodology to be applied in the research, and (5) a timetable that plans for all course requirements to have been met within three years. The project description must elaborate on the value of the proposed research project in terms of its relevance to existing and future research in the field (maximum 6 pages excluding bibliography). The document must be in Times New Roman, font size 12, spacing 1.5 and all margins (right, left, top and bottom) of 2 cm.
- Curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages).
- Certified copies of original diploma(s) and transcripts (both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree) in the original language and an authorized English translation if they are issued in another language than English or Danish.
- A certified explanation of grading scale in the original language and an authorized English translation if it is available in another language than English or Danish.
- The name of a member of academic staff whom you wish to have assigned as your supervisor.
- Letter of motivation that explains the choice of the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen as a host institution for the proposed project and outlines how the project fits within the research priorities at the Faculty (maximum 1 page).
- Official results for TOEFL or IELTS.
Deadline: The closing date for applications is July 26, 2016.
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