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Announce a PhD project

Applicants can either apply for a PhD position through the GSTS open call with their own project description, or they can apply for a predefined PhD project listed under the GSTS calls on specific projects. The latter is comparable with a job advertisement, where members of the scientific staff at Technical Sciences og Natural sciences at Aarhus University can advertise for a specific PhD project to find the right candidate for the position. 

Approximately one month before the current call closes, the GSTS will insert general advertisement in selected external media and on AU’s LinkedIn profile.

PhD application deadlines and start dates

Closing dates

Review of applications

Decision informed to applicants

Earliest start date*

1 Feb

Feb - March

End of March

1 May

1 May

May - June

End of June

1 Aug

1 Aug

Aug - Sep

End of Sep

1 Nov

1 Nov

Nov - Dec

Beginning of Jan

1 Feb

NB:  Application deadlines are at 11.59 AM (noon) CET/CEST.
The start date depends on various factors, e.g. final enrollment requirements/details, getting a study- and residence permit (international students), etc.

Why announce a PhD position on the GSTS website?

Making an advertisement for a PhD position may provide you, a future PhD main supervisor, with a wider range of applicants for the PhD project, since the advertisement will be visible for a broader audience both in Denmark and internationally. This means that you may have more candidates to choose from, which will enhance the chance of finding the perfect match for the PhD position.

When and how to do an announcement?

To obtain the best effect of the advertisement, the GSTS recommends that the advertisement for a PhD position is posted as soon as possible after a new call has opened (e.g. right after 1 February, 1 May, 1 August, 1 November), so the advertisement will be available for potential applicants as long as possible.

Please fill in all the information in the project announcement template, which can be found in the upper right corner, and send the filled in template to the contact persons listed to the right on this page.

You will receive an e-mail with a link to the announcement, when it has been uploaded on the GSTS website. Don't forget to share the announcement link in your network.

Please note that at least 2/3 of the financial means for the project must be ensured, before sending the project announcement to the GSTS.

To have a PhD position advertised by the GSTS under the current call, the advertisement must reach the GSTS no later than the deadline stated in the text box to the right.

Evaluation of applicants

From the time the PhD project is announced on the GSTS website and up to the application deadline, the GSTS will carry out a legality check on the applicants. This means that the GSTS will check all applicants, among other things for whether they meet the language skills requirements. If they fail to meet the language skills requirements, they will not be included in the further assessment process.

After the application deadline, when the legality check has been completed, applicants will be forwarded to the programme committees who make the academic recommendations. At the same time, applicants from a specific announcement will be sent to the owner/Main supervisor on the project for prescreening. The length of time for this will be agreed with the individual Head of programme .

On the basis of the academic recommendations, the Admissions Committee and the Head of PhD school will decide which applicants are to be offered a position.

Deadline for sending project descriptions

To have a project announced within the August 2021 call, please send the filled-in template no later than 10 July 2021.

If the template is sent later than 10 July 2021, it will be announced under the consecutive call, November 2021.

Please send the filled-in template to PhD Partner Tina Stenshøj Kaysen, e-mail: tist@au.dk.

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