World-class PhD opportunities in Denmark
Denmark has one of the world's highest rates of researchers per capita* and ranks among the top-six countries in the world with regard to R&D expenditure. This provides ideal conditions for PhD studies in Denmark. The duration of a Danish PhD programme is usually three years. The components of the programme are:
- Independent research under supervision
- Courses for PhD students (approximately 30 ECTS credits)
- Participation in research networks, including placements at other, primarily foreign, research institutions
- Teaching or another form of knowledge dissemination, which is related to the PhD topic when possible.
- The completion of a PhD thesis
PhD programmes are offered at Danish universities, which all offer excellent research, library and laboratory facilities for researchers and PhD students in addition to joint partnerships with industry.
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*According to UNESCO, Denmark has one of the world's highest research densities (per 1 million population):
- Finland (7,647)
- Iceland (7,428)
- Denmark (6,390)
- Singapore (5,834)
- Norway (5,504)
- Japan (5,189)
- Sweden (5,018)
- Republic of Korea (4,947)
- Luxembourg (4,825)
- United States of America (4,673).