Application guide

All applications have to be submitted through our online application form.  You find the application form at the page Open Calls.

The online form has to be filled out in one session. It cannot be saved and completed on a later date. It will however stay open for filling out as long as the browser window is open.

Below you can find some information on how to fill in the form.

The online application form

Choosing a GP

When you access the application form, you need to choose the appropriate Graduate Programme (GP) – ClinFO (Departments of Clinical Medicine, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry), Biomedicine or Public Health.

Please choose the GP that reflects the department of your main supervisor.

Main supervisor

There should be one main supervisor affiliated to the Research Year project, and preferably one or two co-supervisors.

Main supervisors must be employed at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University (minimum at associate professor level) during the entire enrolment period.

Co-supervisors need to have a Master’s degree or higher, e.g. be a PhD student.

Language

The application form and all the forms for attachments need to be filled out in English.

Attachments

See the list of mandatory attachments below. Attachments mentioned in brackets ( ) are not mandatory for all applicants.

The project description

The project description text has to be three - five pages. Not included in the five pages are: Tables, pictures, front page (if desired), references etc.

The project description has to include a description of the following:

  • Background for the application
  • The project thesis
  • Time schedule for the project
  • The individual parts of the project and their execution in practice
  • References (not counted in the five pages)

Application for "scholarship"

If your project has been approved in a previous application round, you can apply for a scholarship only.

It is not possible to apply for a scholarship if you are already enrolled or have received funding from other sources.

Other information to consider

In addition to the mandatory attachments you can upload any extra documents in the upload field "Other information to consider".

You can only upload one file - so if you want to include more documents, you need to combine the files into one PDF.

Financial statement

The financial statement is only a mandatory part of the application if you apply for enrolment only.

Mandatory attachments

Attachments with links have forms which have to be used.

Enrolment

• Project description three - five pages*
• Financial statement
• Main supervisor statement 
• Transcript of records (+Bachelor's diploma if achieved)
• CV
• Motivation for applying for a Research Year 
• (Co-supervisor statement(s))
• (A listing of PhD courses you plan to participate in, during your Research Year)

Enrolment and scholarship

• Project description three - five pages*
• Main supervisor statement 
• Transcript of records (+Bachelor's diploma if achieved)
• CV 
• Motivation for applying for a Research Year and funding
• Documentation (receipts or refusals) of submitted applications for other foundations
• (Co-supervisor statement(s)
• (A listing of PhD courses you plan to participate in, during your research year)

Scholarship

• Project description 3-5 pages*
• Main supervisor statement
• Transcript of records (+Bachelor's diploma if achieved)
• CV
• Motivation for applying for a Research Year and funding
• Documentation (receipts or refusals) of submitted applications for other foundations
• (Co-supervisor statement(s)
• (A listing of PhD courses you plan to participate in, during your research year)

* The project description has to include a description of the following:
Background for the application, the project thesis, time schedule, the individual parts of the project and their execution in practice and references.

The project description has to be approximately three - five pages. Not included in the five pages are: tables, pictures, front page (if desired), references etc.