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University of Copenhagen International PhD Fellowships in Theoretical Computer Science and/or Combinatorial Optimization, Denmark 2024

Application is now open for Fellowships in Theoretical Computer Science and/or Combinatorial Optimization at the University of Copenhagen. Interested candidates are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About the University of Copenhagen and Fellowship

Choosing to study at the University of Copenhagen offers a unique combination of academic excellence and cultural variety. The university is globally recognized for its top-tier research and offers a wide array of programs, including many taught in English, ensuring accessibility for international students. Situated in the heart of the dynamic Danish capital, the university’s strong commitment to sustainability fosters an ideal environment for both academic pursuits and personal development.

The University of Copenhagen has a rich history, dating back to its founding on 1 June 1479, making it the oldest university in Denmark. Its establishment was granted by Pope Sixtus IV through a papal bull issued on 19 June 1475. This historic milestone was achieved following a visit to Rome by Christian I of Denmark’s wife, Dorothea of Brandenburg, Queen of Denmark.

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For prospective doctoral candidates, the University of Copenhagen is pleased to introduce the International PhD Fellowships in Theoretical Computer Science and/or Combinatorial Optimization in Denmark. This educational opportunity aims to support outstanding international students seeking to pursue a Ph.D. program in the Department of Computer Science. Successful applicants will receive a salary and have the opportunity to work on a full-time basis at the University of Copenhagen for up to three years.

Details about Fellowships in Theoretical Computer Science and/or Combinatorial Optimization at the University of Copenhagen:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Scholarship Value: Salary

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: PhD/Fellowship

Host Institution(s): University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Eligibility Criteria for Fellowships in Theoretical Computer Science and/or Combinatorial Optimization

Applicants are advised to meet the following requirements to be qualified for Fellowships in Theoretical Computer Science and/or Combinatorial Optimization at the University of Copenhagen:

  • Eligible Countries: This opportunity is open to international students.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship is available for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Computer Science.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible for this fellowship, candidates should possess, or be in the process of obtaining, a BSc or MSc degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field. Strong backgrounds and a keen interest in mathematics and theoretical computer science are required of successful applicants; these can be demonstrated by performance in math or informatics Olympiads, publications in internationally renowned conferences or journals, or exceptional grades in pertinent courses.
  • Admission Requirements: Each candidate must meet the following admission prerequisites:
    • Professional credentials relevant to the Ph.D. project.
    • Applicable publications.
    • Applicable work experience.
    • Other relevant professional activities.
    • A curious attitude and a keen interest in topics linked to the role.
    • Strong linguistic abilities.
  • Language Requirement: You will need to demonstrate that you speak Danish or English fluently if English is not your first language. Two instances of valid evidence are the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please refer to the University of Copenhagen’s specific language requirements for further details.

Required Documents for Application

Candidates need to send in the following supporting documentation:

  • Application motivation letter (no more than one page)
  • Why did you choose to apply for this specific PhD project?
  • Curriculum vitae outlining your training, work history, language proficiency, and other qualifications that are pertinent to the position
  • Original certificates for Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees in science, together with transcripts of records in the original language (including an official translation into English if the degree was conferred in a language other than Danish or English). A certified/signed copy of a current transcript of records or a written statement from the supervisor or institution would be sufficient if a full application is not available.
  • Publications list (if available)
  • Recommendation letters, if any are available

Application Procedure for Fellowships in Theoretical Computer Science and/or Combinatorial Optimization

The online application form must be completed and submitted by interested parties. Please get in touch with Mikkel Abrahamsen (miab@di.ku.dk), Jakob Nordström (jn@di.ku.dk), Rasmus Pagh (pagh@di.ku.dk), or Mikkel Thorup (mthorup@di.ku.dk) for more details on the PhD fellowship. You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Application Deadline is: 10 January 2024

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other Denmark scholarships here.

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