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International PhD Fellowships in Nanomechanical Quantum Photonic Devices, Denmark

The University of Copenhagen is very pleased to announce its International PhD Fellowships in Nanomechanical Quantum Photonic Devices for single-photon quantum communication for the academic year 2023-2024.

The fellowship is ideal for candidates within the fields of Applied Physics, Optical or Electrical Engineering, or similar undertaking PhD study in nanomechanical quantum photonic at the University of Copenhagen’s Niels Bohr Institute. Students must come from a relevant background and have basic knowledge of quantum physics and numerical methods for physics to be considered. Appointed candidates will be provided a salary in accordance.

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Founded in 1497, the University of Copenhagen is a prestigious public research university in Copenhagen, Denmark. Now ranking 82nd in QS World University Rankings 2023 and 42nd in Best Global Universities, this university was the second-oldest university in Scandinavia and additionally ranks as one of the top universities in the Nordic countries, Europe, and the world.

Why choose to study at the University of Copenhagen? The University of Copenhagen’s aim is to be the leading educational and research institution on an international level within all fields of its operations. It offers its students research-based education at the highest international level, and to conduct research. It is also working towards becoming one of the world’s greenest campus areas, leaving as little environmental and climate footprint as possible.

Application Deadline: The scholarship application pathway will close on 26th March, 2023.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Copenhagen
  • Department: Niels Bohr Institute
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Salary
  • Number of Awards:NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International and Home
  • The award can be taken in Denmark

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  • Eligible Countries: Danish and overseas students can apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: Students must apply for the PhD study in nanomechanical quantum photonics at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must have basic knowledge of quantum physics and numerical methods for physics.
  • The applicants must have an interest in doing nanofabrication (previous experience working in cleanrooms is a plus) and experimental work.
  • The applicants must come from a background in optics, solid-state physics or optoelectronics, including experimental skills.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Students interested to be considered to fill this PhD position can submit an online application form. All applications will be considered.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Motivation letter of application (max. one page)
  • Motivation for applying for the specific PhD project
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcript of records in the original language
  • Publication list
  • Reference letters
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must have completed a degree programme, equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (180 ECTS/3 FTE BSc + 120 ECTS/2 FTE MSc) related to the subject area of the project, e.g. physics or optical engineering.
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:


The University of Copenhagen is expected to award the appointed candidates a PhD fellow position on full-time basis for up to 3 years with a salary accordingly.

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