PhD Positions in Health Science at the Graduate School of Health
Aarhus University Graduate School of Health


Biological sciences
Chemistry › Biochemistry
Ethics in health sciences
Medical sciences

The Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University is recruiting talented, ambitious and highly motivated candidates for three-year fully financed PhD positions.

We offer 16 challenging world-class PhD projects ranging from Biomedicine and Public Health Science to Clinical Medicine, Forensic Medicine, Dentistry and Oral Health. See the list of all available projects.


Our PhD training programme

We offer a competitively salaried 3-year PhD training programme covering a wide spectrum of research opportunities with access to state-of-the-art research facilities and advanced infrastructure. Professional and highly qualified researchers and lecturers will surround you in an exciting, international research environment.

Aarhus University is committed to career development. As a PhD student, you will get intensive and dedicated supervision and access to an extensive course programme including training in transferable skills such as project management and communication. Combined with access to career counselling you will get the opportunity to develop your career, direct your training and take the required steps to reach your career goals.

Get more details on which elements our PhD training programme include.


Aarhus University

Aarhus University is a young, modern university. It is a leading public research university with global reach, covering the entire research spectrum, and ranked in the top-100 by several influential rankings. With half of the student population enrolled at Master’s or PhD level, Aarhus University is a graduate university with many international students representing over 100 nationalities.

In beautiful and natural surroundings and with an internationally acclaimed campus area, Aarhus University is located in the middle of the vibrant student city of Aarhus. Nearby is the newly build and largest university hospital in Northern Europe: Aarhus University Hospital.



To be considered for a PhD position, you must meet our requirements for enrolment:

  • You must have a relevant higher education degree. Your educational level will be assessed to determine whether it comply with entry requirements. If you hold a degree other than a Danish Master’s degree, it can be advisable to get your degree assessed by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education before you apply.
  • Your qualifying degree should not be more than 5 years old. Please note, if you already have a PhD degree, your application will not be taken into consideration.
  • You must master the English language corresponding to CEFR C1-level (comparable with an ‘English B level’ in the Danish upper secondary school (‘gymnasium’)). We require a test result.
  • You must comply with the project specific qualifications.

If you do not meet the above requirements, we reserve the right to reject your application.



Submit your application in English via our online application form. You will find an application link in the relevant project proposal. See the list of all available project proposals.

You can apply for max three projects (if you apply for more than three projects your application will be disregarded). Application deadline is 16 September 2019 at 23:59 (CEST). See the application requirements for details on how to apply.

Selected candidates are invited for the workshop “annual recruitment day” with interviews, presentations and matchmaking on 14 November 2019 in Aarhus, Denmark. We reimburse travel, hotel and visa expenses within a fixed amount.

Successful candidates will receive an offer of enrolment and employment. Next, you must prepare a final 5-page project description in collaboration with your supervisors before enrolment can commence. Earliest enrolment date is 1 January 2020 and up until 12 months after you receive the enrolment offer.

Conditions of employment

You will be employed as a PhD fellow in a 3-year salaried position (37 hrs per week) (FTE). Aarhus University offers attractive and flexible working conditions, and encourages a healthy balance between work and free time. The salary level is competitive and includes social benefits.

Our International Centre offers a full range of services for international PhD students, including help with practical matters, housing, social events, language courses and information sessions.


Learn more about working at Aarhus University.


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