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PhD International Fellowships in Cognitive Neuroscience

PhD International Fellowships in Cognitive Neuroscience at University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Enhance your experience and polish your skills by undertaking research in Denmark through the PhD Fellowships at the University of Copenhagen. The university is inviting all international students for the academic year 2022-2023.

The project that the PhD fellow will work on is entitled “Learning to Move from Virtual Reality – Fueled with Neuroscience Powered by Data” and funded by a Data+ grant from the University of Copenhagen. The project is an interdisciplinary project in collaboration with researchers at the Human-Centered Computing (HCC) section at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen.

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The University of Copenhagen, ranked 76th in QS Global World Rankings 2021, is a public research university that aims to deliver internationally leading teaching and research, enabling Denmark to become exceptionally good at creating value with IT.

Why choose to study at the University of Copenhagen? The University of Copenhagen is the largest educational institution in Denmark with an international environment. It offers the students multiple services such as assistance with admission, housing, student counseling, etc. Students are also additionally offered orientation programmes including various social events.

Application Deadline: Applications must be received by 21 August 2022.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: University of Copenhagen
  • Department: Department of Neuroscience
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: 26.755 DKK /approx
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in Denmark.

PhD International Fellowships in Cognitive Neuroscience at University of Copenhagen, Denmark


  • Eligible Countries: Both Denmark nationals, as well as students from all other international countries, are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: PhD in molecular neuropharmacology at the Department of Neuroscience is eligible to apply.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • The curious mindset with a strong interest in understanding the link between human movement neuroscience, cognitive functions, skill learning, virtual reality, and data science.
  • English Language skills.
  • Interest in interdisciplinary research work coupling knowledge from social, health, natural, and humanities science.
  • Strong data analysis skills with the ability to do programming independently.

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: The applicants must apply through the university‡s online platform by logging in and completing the application process.
  • The applicants are required to fill this form to apply for the position.
  • Supporting Documents: The students are required to present the following documents to the university:
  • Motivated letter of application
  • CV
  • Master of Science diploma
  • Transcripts
  • Publication list
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a 3-year bachelor’s degree (equivalent to 180 ECTS) and a 2-year master‡s degree (equivalent to 120 ECTS) related to the subject area of the project e.g. Human Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, Experimental Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Human Physiology, Cognitive Science, Biomedical Engineering or similar with a curiosity-driven interest in understanding the relationship between skill learning of movement and electrophysiological measurements in humans.
  • Language Requirement: The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests:
  • TOEFL IBT –83
  • IELTS – 6.5
  • CPE/CAE – Passed


The successfully selected applicant for the position will receive a salary from 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus pension.

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