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International PhD Scholarships in Host-Microbe Infection Immunology, Rigshospitalet, Denmark

All interested candidates are invited to apply for the International PhD Scholarships in Host-microbe Infection Immunology, Rigshospitalet offered at the University of Copenhagen. The applications are open for the academic year 2023-2024. 

The applicants who want to apply for this scholarship must be interested in obtaining a PhD degree in immunology crossing the boundaries between biology and medicine and be in possession of an MSc in biochemistry, molecular microbiology, engineering, or medicine with high-level English skills to be considered. Scholarship winners can expect to receive employment for 3 years with an allowance dispensed as salary. 

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Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is a prestigious public research university. The university is situated in Copenhagen, Denmark and is known to be the second-oldest university in Scandinavia and one of the top universities in the Nordic and European region, ranking 42 in Best Global Universities and 82 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

Why choose to study at the University of Copenhagen? The University of Copenhagen engages purely in research-based and led education and aims to be the leading educational and research institution on an international level within significant fields of study. The university is a blend of good education, cosy, student-friendly cafes, great local transportation, and a safe environment. 

Application Deadline: Applications will close on 3rd February 2023. 

Brief Description

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

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  • Eligible Countries: Students from Denmark and other foreign countries can both apply. 
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: The candidates can apply for PhD degree in immunology, crossing the boundaries between biology and medicine at the University of Copenhagen. 
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The applicants must have wet-lab experience. 
  • The applicants must have experience in immunology, and cell biology and basic knowledge in bioinformatics is an advantage. 

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Admission applications for the PhD degree must be submitted via the university portal. Interested students must complete a separate scholarship application form to be considered. 
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc and MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
  • Summary of your master’s thesis project and personal experience in the project (max. 1 page)
  • Admission Requirements: The applicants must have an MSc degree in biochemistry, molecular microbiology, engineering, or medicine. 
  • Language Requirement: The applicants must have a high-level English proficiency, both written and spoken. 


The PhD scholarship winner will be provided employment for three years by the University of Copenhagen with an allowance which will be agreed upon with the relevant union. 

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