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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 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.

2019: Timeline for Research Year applications for enrolment and fellowship

CallDeadlineReplyEarliest starting date
18/3-15/4-201915/4-2019mid-June 20191/9-2019
16/9-15/10-201915/10-2019mid-December 20191/2-2020

From the application round in April 2020, research year students can no longer postpone their starting date beyond the earliest possible starting date. Meaning, applicants offered a research year in the April application round can start no later than 1 September 2020. And applicants in the October application round can start no later than 1 February 2021.