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International PhD Fellowships in Diet-Microbiome Interactions, Denmark

To support outstanding students in Denmark, the University of Copenhagen is providing the International PhD Fellowships in Diet-Microbiome Interactions for the academic session 2022-2023.

The purpose of the funding award is to encourage and support ambitious domestic and international students who want to study PhD degree at the university in Denmark.

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Desirable offer to receive financial assistance for higher education in Denmark.

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The University of Copenhagen is Denmark’s oldest university and research centre. It provides about 200 academic programmes in a variety of subjects, including as health sciences, humanities, law, and biological sciences, among others.

Why study at the University of Copenhagen? The university is committed to providing research-based education of the greatest quality. Students will be able to enhance their foreign careers by working as part of a world-class research team.

Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is 8 May 2022.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: The University of Copenhagen
  • Department: Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: DKK 328.355 (approx. €43,750) 
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in Denmark


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD program in Diet-Microbiome Interactions
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • An MSc degree in Microbiology, Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Human Nutrition or related field with excellent results. Applicants expecting to obtain the MSc degree in the near future are also encouraged to apply
  • An independent, rational, and creative mindset promoting teamwork and solutions.
  • Self-motivated and highly organized personality with a strong drive and scientific curiosity.
  • Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English.
  • Excellent communication skills in Danish (or related Nordic language) is an advantage
  • Hands-on experience with human intervention/cohort studies is an advantage.
  • Experience with metabolomics and/or omics data analyses using statistical computing software such as R is an advantage.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To be considered for the opportunity, applicants must fill and submit the online application form. Before it, applicants must become a part of the University of Copenhagen as a PhD student in the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to submit the following:
  • Motivated letter of application
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • List of publications (if applicable),
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)
  • 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: If English is not your first language, you should provide evidence of English language ability: IELTS, TOEFL, or other acceptable proof.


The successful scholar will receive the starting annual salary currently at a minimum of DKK 328.355 (approx. €43,750) including an annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 53,360). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

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