Tailored opportunities: Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers in Copenhagen are recruiting PhD students

Shared by Dawit Gebregziabher


The four-year programme is divided into a pre-doctoral year followed by three years of PhD training at one of the four Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers embedded at the University of Copenhagen or the Technical University of Denmark. The centers are Danish Stem Cell Center, Center for Protein Research, Center for Biosustainability and Center for Basic Metabolic Research


International talents to come to Denmark and start their research careers

What is required?

  • Send completed application via the Novo Nordisk Foundation web-based application system before the deadline.
  • Provide two or more academic references
  • University degree from outside of Denmark that qualifies the applicant to enter a PhD in the country where the degree was obtained.
  • The applicant should have proof of English skills either of the following tests TOEFL, IELTS, GRE scores

Selection requirement

Selection is based on academic achievements, research experience, academic references and interviews. A mandatory interview visit for up to 40 shortlisted applicants comprises panel interviews, one-on-one meetings with potential supervisors, and tours of the four Novo Nordisk Foundation Research Centers, and will take place in Copenhagen in March 2018.


The Novo Nordisk Foundation will pay for travel and accommodation for selected applicants in association with the interview visit.

The programme offers support finding accommodation in the city centre of Copenhagen for the first year.

Full salary and tuition fee will be covered by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Funding for the first year is awarded unconditionally to all successful applicants. Funding for the following three years is awarded conditionally, to be approved following a successful qualifying assessment at the end of the first (pre-doctoral) year. Up to sixteen positions will be funded for a programme start in September 2018. Applicants of all nationalities may be awarded funding, provided they fulfill all of the eligibility criteria.


Application round opens: Mid October 2017

Deadline for applications: 14 December 2017

Applicants can expect a reply from the review committee: February 2018

Interviews in Copenhagen: 18-21 March 2018

Enrolment: September 2018

 Questions regarding the application system: phdprogramme@novo.dk

Check the details of the call on this link: http://novonordiskfonden.dk/da/cphbiosciencephd


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This call opportunity was obtained from our brother Beyene Tedla, Research assistant at Pennsylvania State University

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