The Faculty of Theology, University of Copenhagen, offers one three-year PhD scholarship within any of the Faculty’s research areas in Theology and African Studies in 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The granting of a scholarship carries with it enrolment as a PhD student in the PhD school of the Faculty of Theology.

The scholarship holder must also be prepared to take an active part in the Faculty’s research environment.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Worth of Award

  • The granting of the PhD scholarship will take place under the agreement in force between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, AC. Under this agreement, a PhD scholarship holder is entitled to carry out relevant duties amounting to a total of 840 hours over the three-year period.


  • To be considered, applicants must have a Master’s degree in Theology or any other relevant Master’s degree or similar qualifications.
  • Besides attention to the scientific quality and the feasibility of the proposed PhD project, the assessment will put emphasis on the talent for independent research demonstrated by the applicant usually through a Master’s thesis or similar.
  • The University of Copenhagen wishes their staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications for the scholarship from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

How to Apply

The application must be accompanied by the following appendices (scanned electronically):

  • Documentation for the Master’s degree
  • A short CV
  • A draft outline of the study programme
  • A budget for the three years of study

If available, the following documents should also be submitted as appendices:

  • Master’s thesis (including thesis assessment)
  • List of publications

Application and documentation can be submitted either in Danish or in English.

The draft outline of the study programme must contain a description of the planned research project (max. 5 pages/12.000 keystrokes incl. spaces) and a realistic plan for the fulfilment of requirements under the Ministerial Order on PhD degrees with regard to participation in courses and periods of study at other institutions. The Faculty expects the project to be kept within the usual annuum for a PhD fellowship, but any other major expenses must be mentioned explicitly in the application (e.g. travelling, fieldwork, equipment, or external expert assistance necessary for the project).

If you have questions concerning the PhD scholarship please contact Head of the PhD school Carsten Pallesen ([email protected]).

Deadline: applications close  September 23, 2019. 


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