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International PhD Fellowships in Structural Biology at University of Copenhagen in Denmark

The University of Copenhagen is pleased to announce the International PhD Fellowships in Structural Biology. The grant is open for the academic session 2022/2023.

The purpose of the educational award is to support excellent overseas students who want to undertake a PhD program in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

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The University of Copenhagen is a Danish public research university and higher education institution ranked 84th in the Times Higher Education 2021 rankings. The university is well-known for its outstanding teaching and research.

Why study at the University of Copenhagen? The University of Copenhagen provides opportunities for its students to conduct research that broadens their views and helps to move the world ahead. Students from Copenhagen are given the opportunity to conduct their own study under supervision in order to increase the scientific basis for improving health and preventing and treating disease.

Application Deadline: September 13, 2021

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Copenhagen
  • Department: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Awards: DKK 27,788/approx. 3,700 EUR
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic and international students
  • The award can be taken in Denmark.


  • Eligible Countries: Students from Denmark and all other foreign countries are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD degree study in Structural Biology
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • Obtained (or expect to have obtained) a Master’s degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or related areas prior to the starting date
  • Fluency in English and excellent written and oral communication skills.

 How to Apply

  • How to Apply: All interested candidates are required to take admission in a postdoctoral degree at the University of Copenhagen. After being enrolled, applicants can complete the online application form for this award.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Cover Letter detailing motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
  • Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE
  • Other information for consideration, e.g. list of publications
  • 1-3 reference letters
  • Example of code written by the applicants that they are proud of
  • Admission Requirements: The applying candidates must hold an MSc degree in physics, mathematics, computer science, or any similar technical field with good results.
  • Language Requirement: The students are required to have good English skills. They can provide proof of proficiency through the following:
  • Letter of motivation
  • A summary of the results of your research career to date
  • CV with contact details of three references and a complete list of publications, if applicable
  • Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted. As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree.


The University of Copenhagen will provide a starting salary for candidates with an MSc degree will be a minimum of DKK 27,788/approx. 3,700 EUR (April 2021 level) plus pension contribution, with the possibility of salary negotiation.

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