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Fully-Funded PhD International Fellowships in Ancient DNA and Palaeoecology of Arctic Marine Mammals, Denmark

In collaboration with the Danish Council for Independent Research, the University of Copenhagen is providing the PhD Fellowships in Ancient DNA and Palaeoecology of Arctic Marine Mammals for the academic year 2021-2022.

Candidates who wish to work on the ancient DNA of Arctic marine mammals are eligible to apply. This initiative is led by Professor Eline Lorenzen in the Molecular Ecology and Global Climate Change group to fund students to complete their PhD in this field.

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The University of Copenhagen is a public research university. It is one of the top public universities in Copenhagen and is also ranked 76 in QS Global World Rankings 2021. Its mission is to deliver internationally leading teaching and research, which enable Denmark to become exceptionally good at creating value with IT.

Why study at the University of Copenhagen? The University of Copenhagen is the largest educational institution in Denmark with an international environment. The university offers the students assistance with admission, housing, student counselling etc., and offers orientation programmes, including various social events. Students are taught to take a critical and independent approach to their studies. The annual ‘Friday bar’, which is a social event organised by students at each department, allows students and staff to socialise.

Application Deadline: 9th May 2021

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: The University of Copenhagen
  • Department: GLOBE Institute
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Fully-funded
  • Number of Awards: 1
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in Denmark


  • Eligible Countries: Students belonging to Denmark and the European Union, China and other overseas countries are eligible.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD programmes in the field of ancient DNA of Arctic marine mammal is eligible to apply for.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The final assessment of their MSc thesis
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience, including in genomics data generation and analysis
  • Other professional activities
  • The curious mindset with a strong interest in evolutionary biology and population genomics

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The students must apply to the university through its online platform by creating an account and completing the application process. The students are required to apply for the fellowship separately by filling the application form.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to submit the following:
  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • CV including education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do
  • Publication list (if possible)
  • Extra-curricular experience of relevance to the proposed project, i.e. through a job
  • Relevant contacts with researchers or universities abroad that specialise in your field
  • Bachelor diploma and transcripts of records
  • A CADGEDC certificate is needed for Chinese applicants.
  • Admission Requirements: Students must hold qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project to secure admission.
  • Language Requirement: The students are required to submit scores of the following English language proficiency:
  • IELTS – 6.5
  • TOEFL IBT – 83
  • TOEFL PBT – 560
  • CAE – Passed at level C1 or C2
  • Cambridge Proficiency – Passed at level C1 or C2


The successful scholar will receive the fully-funded award to cover the study expenses at University of Copenhagen.

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