The Copenhagen Bioscience PhD programme is a new initiative that offers talented students with a university degree from outside of Denmark an opportunity to launch their careers in the vibrant environment of the Novo Nordisk Foundation research center cluster. Up to sixteen students will be recruited annually through the programme for enrolment in September the same year. For students to be enrolled in September 2017, the programme will be open for applications from October to December 2016.
Students will be selected based on academic achievements, research experience, academic references and interviews. The interviews will take place in Copenhagen in March, 2017. The Novo Nordisk Foundation will pay for travel and accommodation for selected candidates in association with the interview visit.
The guidelines on this page are from the previous call.
New guidelines will be available before the next application round.
GENERAL PROGRAMME OUTLINE
The four-year programme is divided into a predoctoral year followed by three years of PhD training at one of the Novo Nordisk Foundation research centers (see below).
The first year of the programme includes short rotations, a common course, common seminars and selection of PhD project. All awardees will have to pass an examination at the end of the first year in order to qualify for the following three years of PhD education.
Salary and tuition fee will be covered by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.
- A fully completed application form submitted via the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s web-based application system before the deadline (link on the left)
- The programme is open for applicants who have received a university degree from outside of Denmark that would qualify them to enroll into a PhD programme in the country where the degree was obtained.
- The programme is also open for applicants with Danish degrees who have at least a year of full-time research experience from outside Denmark.
- The applicant must provide a minimum of two academic references
- Proof of English language skills (e.g. TOEFL or GRE scores)
- All applicants must have lived outside Denmark for a minimum of one year leading up to the programme start date.
LIST of RESEARCH centers
+45 35 33 13 22
For questions about the Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers:
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research
Senior Research Coordinator
+45 35 33 70 36
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research
Research Coordinator and PhD Coordinator
+45 35 33 36 09
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability
Susanne Plougheld Winther
+45 45 25 80 03
Novo Nordisk Foundation Section for Basic Stem Cell Biology, BasicStem, at the Danish Stem Cell Center, DanStem
Senior Advisor, PhD Coordinator
+45 23 64 90 98