Tips for Applicants


Application deadlines for Industrial PhD and Industrial PostDoc:

February 6th, 2018 (at 12:00)

May 2nd, 2018 (at 12:00)

September 25th, 2018 (at 12:00)


Greetings members! The Industrial PhD and Post Doc Association needs your energy and ideas. Let us know whether you would like to take a leadership role on the board. Our association represents the students of Denmark’s Industrial PhD program, recognizes outstanding industrial research, promotes networking and career opportunities, and advocates for Denmark’s industrial research agenda. Get involved to promote industrial research and ensure the quality educational experiences for students and alumni.

Tips for Applicants

Below we offer some advices on how to get started on your Industrial PhD Project. If you do not find an answer to your question, you are welcome to contact us.


If you start from scratch

Start by seeking information about the Industrial PhD Programme, take a look at the homepage, and familiarize yourself with the application form and rules and regulations. This will come in handy, when you develop your project and present it to a potential company and supervisor, and when you later write the application.


Seeking Inspiration and finding a company or supervisor

The Danish Agency for Research and Innovation keeps a list of approved projects and companies, which may serve as inspiration during your brainstorming phase.


Foreign students may find it useful to search for a supervisor at the following homepages of Danish universities:(KU, AAU, AU, SDU, RUC, DTU)


Regarding companies: try a websearch including your area of interest and phrases as “Danish company” or “Denmark”. Be aware that the company must have a department in Denmark to qualify for an Industrial PhD grant.


Can you find a project or company for me?

The Danish Industrial PhD Association does not offer projects or facilitate contact between companies and applicants. You may instead take a look the Industrial PhD Matchmaking group at LinkedIn.


Writing an Application

The application form is mostly self-explanatory. Keep in mind that the project must be a genuine research project (as opposed to an organizational development project).