International PhD Fellowships in Atmospheric Chemistry, Denmark

  •  PhD, Fellowship
  •  Monday, 24 June 2024, 2359 GMT +2
  •   Denmark
  • $$  DKK 6,820

The University of Copenhagen’s Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce a PhD fellowship in Atmospheric Chemistry, focusing on the formation processes of highly oxygenated molecules in the atmosphere. This prestigious fellowship, funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, aims to advance our understanding of the oxidation of volatile organic compounds, which is crucial for comprehending aerosol particle formation that impacts both human health and climate.

To be eligible for the integrated scholarship, you are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes in Chemistry. Students on the integrated programme will enroll as PhD students simultaneously with completing their enrollment in this MSc degree programme.The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is the oldest university in Denmark and the second-oldest in Scandinavia, founded in 1479. It is the largest higher education institution in Denmark, with about 100 departments and research facilities across six faculties. UCPH employs over 5,000 academic staff and has more than 31,000 students, with 14% being international. The university consists of four main campuses in Copenhagen and Fredericksburg. UCPH is highly ranked among the world’s best universities, with 10 Nobel laureates associated with the institution.

Københavns Universitet Information

Københavns Universitet Grants

International PhD Fellowships in Atmospheric Chemistry, Denmark Established in 1479, Københavns Universitet (University of Copenhagen) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Copenhagen (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Capital Region of Denmark. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet (Ministry of Higher Education and Science, Denmark), Københavns Universitet (KU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Københavns Universitet (KU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 540 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible Countries: Open to applicants from all countries
Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in any subject offered by the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen
Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must meet all the following criteria:

  • Option A: For the regular PhD programme (5+3 scheme), applicants must have completed a degree programme equivalent to a Danish master’s degree in Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, or Physics.
  • Option B: For the integrated MSc and PhD programme (3+5 scheme), applicants must have a degree equivalent to a Danish bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Documented experience in atmospheric chemistry lab work.
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken).
  • Strong motivation and interest in combining physical chemistry methods with atmospheric science.

Offered Benefits

The fellowship provides:

  • Full-time employment as a PhD fellow for up to three years (5+3 scheme) or up to five years (3+5 scheme).
  • Training in atmospheric phenomena, atmospheric oxidation, chemical ionization mass spectrometry, experimental methods, and data analysis.
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and participation in active research environments, including international collaboration.
  • A PhD grant portion of DKK 6,820 per month.
  • Salary according to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State (AC) after obtaining the MSc degree.

Application Process

Applicants must submit their application including the following documents in English:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page).
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) including education, experience, language skills, and reference contacts.
  • Original diplomas for Bachelor of Science or Master of Science and transcripts of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in another language.
  • Publication list (if available).

Applications must be submitted electronically via the University of Copenhagen’s application portal by the specified deadline.

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