The University of Southern Denmark offers PhD fellowships at the Department of Law to international students. The positions are located in Odense and will be vacant from 1 February 2018 or soon after.

Fellowships are available to pursue PhD program within the following legal disciplines:

  • Criminal Law
  • International Law
  • Finance Law
  • The Law of Obligations
  • Legal Informatics
  • Administrative Law

Worth of Award

  • Your employment as a Salaried PhD. Research Fellow is governed by the agreement of October 1, 2008, on Graduate Employees in government Appendix 5 – protocol on PhD. Research Fellows. The scholarship runs for three years.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Denmark


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • The applicant will define the subject matter of the research project. However, the project must be within the bounds of one of the above mentioned legal disciplines.
  • The PhD program is a research training program at the highest international level. The PhD fellow will take an active part in national as well as international research environments and gain extensive academic knowledge throughout the PhD training program. Furthermore, the PhD fellow will gain experience in teaching as the program includes teaching in selected legal disciplines. The PhD fellow must be capable of teaching in Danish and/or English.
  • The applicant’s academic skills must be equivalent to a relevant master degree.
  • International students are eligible to apply for these fellowships.

How to Apply

The mode of application is online.

An application must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • A certified copy of your master’s degree certificate including all examination results
  • Application form (please see below)
  • A project description (max 5 pages of 2400 characters each, including spaces, notes, appendices, bibliography etc.)
  • An abstract for the above project description of no more than 250 words
  • Complete publication list (Please submit the thesis statement and the conclusion from your master thesis, and not your entire master thesis)
  • Information of teaching experience and dissemination experience
  • References, if any

Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is September 1, 2017.

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