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Financing and grants

A complete financing plan for the PhD study period is a prerequisite to obtain admission to the PhD programme at the GSTS. The financing plan must cover all expenses for the PhD (scholarship/fellowship, tuition fee, running costs, incl. expenses for mobility plans, etc.).

The student does not have to bring his or her own financing when applying, but if financial support is available, this must be documented as part of the application. The main supervisor will draw up the financing plan before the application procedure begins.  


Some PhD students are funded by private or governmental funds in their home country. These kinds of external funding options do not always include tuition, money for administration, mobility, computer etc. and the Department/PhD programme/supervisors will then have to cover these expenses.


Other PhD students are employed in private companies as part of the Industrial PhD programme or as a Company PhD student. Most other PhD students are either awarded a PhD scholarship or a PhD fellowship through Aarhus University, with funding coming from a multitude of sources such as the university, public or private research foundations, private companies, EU programmes, etc.

Please contact the Research Support Office for questions regarding PhD cost prices, and your project finance administrator if you have additional questions.

Industrial PhD programme

Are you considering collaborating with a company? Then read more about the Industrial PhD programme here.

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