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Apply for a Research Year

There are two annual open calls, one in the spring semester and one in the autumn semester. When there is an open call it is advertised here.

To apply for a research year, you must be enrolled at Aarhus University in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme in either Medicine or Odontology.

To be enrolled as a research year student, you must apply for enrolment and have your project approved and financed. 

In our open calls you apply for either enrolment only or for both enrolment and scholarship. 

Before you apply, please consult our application guide to learn about our online application form and mandatory elements of the application.  

All research year applications are evaluated based on material submitted within the deadline, using the assessment criteria for research year applications. Please notice that your application will be rejected if one or more mandatory elements are not received within the deadline.

When all applications have been assessed by the Research Year/Student Research Committee, you get a reply to your application (see the timeline below).

Call for applications for enrolment and scholarships for the Research Year

The Graduate School of Health is now accepting applications for a number of enrolments and scholarships for the Research Year. 

  • Application deadline: 15 April 2024 at midnight
  • Starting date: 1 September 2024*
  • Reply: Medio June 2024

Please pay attention to the criteria for assessment, as well as the guidelines for the Research Year and that you use the correct templates and language for the mandatory attachments - see the application guide. Please notice that your application will be rejected if one or more mandatory elements are missing.

Access the application form by clicking on "Research Year Call 2024 04" below the timeline.

*It is not possible to postpone the starting date. 

2024: Timeline for Research Year applications for enrolment and scholarship

Call Deadline Reply Starting date
15/3-15/4-2024 15/4-2024 Mid-June 2024 1/9-2024
16/9-15/10-2024 15/10-2024 Mid-December 2024 1/2-2025

Please note that research year students cannot postpone their starting date.  Meaning, applicants offered a research year in the April application round must start the first coming 1 September. And applicants in the October application round must start the first coming 1 February.