A Research Year gives Medical and Dentistry students a unique opportunity to learn and become acquainted with relevant methods, scientific literature and research in general.

The Research Year at the Graduate School of Health is 6 - 12 months fulltime research at one of the departments at the Faculty of Health.

During the Research Year, you complete a defined project under supervision and at the end you write and hand in the Research Year report.

The Research Year is a full time occupation and we therefore strongly recommend that you apply for special leave of absence from studies. See the rules regarding special leave at the AU Student Portal.

For more information, please read the guidelines for Research Year (see right sidebar).

How do I apply?
You apply through our online application form when there is an open call. In our application guide, you can find information about how to fill in the online application form.

Calls for application for enrolment and/or scholarship are announced twice a year. The deadlines are mid-April and mid-October.

Timeline for the processing of Research Year applications for enrolment and fellowship 

CallDeadlineReplyEarliest starting date
20/3-18/4-201718/4-2017End of June 20171/9-2017
15/9-16/10-201716/10-2017End of Dec. 20171/2-2018