Fully-Funded PhD Positions at University of Copenhagen Denmark

Fully-Funded PhD Positions at University of Copenhagen Denmark

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Scholarship Description:

The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen is currently inviting applications from eligible candidates for a number of fully-funded PhD positions – in International Law & Military Operations (InterMil), Courts supervision by highly qualified academics and provides an excellent opportunity to research contemporary legal issues in an intellectually stimulating environment.

Unusually, this particular PhD position is offered in collaboration with the Royal Danish Defence College (RDDC). The PhD will be assigned a co-supervisor from the RDDC and is expected to divide his/her time between the two institutions.


University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Study Level:


Scholarship Worth and Details:

Fully Funded.

The PhD scholarship is fully funded and salaried. The position can commence in December this year. The start date is negotiable. The PhD will be part of the wider PhD Programme offered by the Faculty of Law. The goal of the PhD Programme is threefold: to prepare candidates for a continuing career in teaching and research; to educate a new generation of scholars to produce high-quality independent research; and to equip them with the analytical and problem-solving skills required for a successful career in both the public and private sectors.


Domestic & International Students

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants seeking for University of Copenhagen PhD scholarship in International Law & Military Operations in Denmark, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • The award is available for both domestic and international students.
  • Applicants must have obtained a degree that corresponds to the Danish Master of Laws degree which is a second cycle 120 ECTS degree (two years of full-time studies), that builds on a 180 ECTS bachelor’s degree (three years of full-time studies) or equivalent qualifications. Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science in order to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree.
  • 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 (for Danish scale, see here ).
  • Applicants may submit their application before they have completed their Master’s Degree. The Master’s degree obtained before the start date.
  • 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 PhD thesis.
  • Applicants must have excellent language skills in English and have excellent communications skills. Applicants must be able to teach at an academic level in Danish or English and to follow PhD courses in English.

Application Procedure:

Successful candidates required to apply through the online application form.  Following the application deadline, the Associate Dean of Research will pre-select PhD applications that will proceed to the assessment stage upon the recommendation of the Selection Committee. Applicants pre-selected for further assessment in line with the Faculty’s recruitment needs as described in this job advertisement. Applicants are advise to have the following documents ready (see detailed guideline at the official application page) before you begin your online application:

  • Research project proposal
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages)
  • Diplomas and transcripts
  • Grading scale
  • Letter of motivation
  • Documentation of English level
  • Submit your application electronically in English.

Application Deadline:

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