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Research year and the corona situation

Due to the corona virus situation, some research year students find it hard to carry on with their project as usual e.g. because of lack of access to the lab or supervision.

If this is the case, you need to contact your main supervisor and seek help to finish your research year project within deadline. It might be necessary to adjust theory, methods and literature used and maybe revise the project description in order to finish the project in time.

If necessary, you can ask for an extension of deadline. The procedure for this depends on whether you following the new or old research year scheme.

  • Students following the old scheme (research year report) need to send an e-mail to the graduate school with a statement from the main supervisor.
  • Students following the new scheme (completion is agreed with the main supervisor) need to agree on a new deadline with the main supervisor and inform the graduate school about the new date. 

Please note, a new deadline is not an extension of the fellowship or the leave from your studies, and the research year must be completed alongside your studies (financed by SU)

A Research Year gives Medical and Dentistry students enrolled at Aarhus University 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 1 - 2 semesters fulltime research at one of the departments at the Faculty of Health. 

It is possible to apply for enrolment for less than 12 months (2 semesters). However, the student must be enrolled for minimum 1 semester, and the outcome must be equivalent to 2 semesters (12 months) of fulltime research, in order to complete the Research Year. Also, the student must apply for special leave during the Research Year. See the rules regarding special leave at the AU Student Portal.

During the Research Year, you complete a defined project under supervision.

For more information, please read the guidelines for Research Year.

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.

2021: Timeline for Research Year applications for enrolment and scholarship

CallDeadlineReplyStarting date
15/3-15/4-202115/4-2021Mid-June 20211/9-2021
15/9-15/10-202115/10-2021Mid-December 20211/2-2022

From the application round in April 2020, research year students can no longer 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.