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Aalborg University International PhD Position in Economics Business and Management, Denmark 2023

Application is now open for the Position in Economics, Business, and Management at Aalborg University. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Aalborg University and Scholarship

A worldwide public institution, Aalborg University (AAU) has campuses in Denmark’s cities of Aalborg, Esbjerg, and Copenhagen. The institution was established in 1974 and offers bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in several fields including the humanities, social sciences, information technology, design, engineering, and the precise sciences as well as medicine. Additionally, the institution accepts foreign students from the European Union (EU), the Nordic Council, and other nations. International students who are citizens of nations outside the European Union or the Nordic Council must pay tuition.

Aalborg University is placed 336th globally in the 2024 edition of the QS World University Rankings. The institution is particularly well-known for its mechanical engineering study program, which was ranked #1 in Europe and ninth overall in 2021 by U.S. News & World Report. 


The eighth-best institution in the world and the finest in Europe for mechanical engineering is Aalborg University (AAU), according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings. Aalborg University was rated the top institution in Europe for engineering education by 50 thought leaders from across the world in a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study that examined the global state of the art in engineering education. 

According to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, Aalborg University was placed number 6 globally in 2021 by Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, out of 1,117 universities from 94 countries and regions. That institution ranks as the top university in the European Union (EU). For the third consecutive year, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings named Aalborg University (AAU) the top university in the world for Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Quality Education) in 2022.

Known for its superior business teaching and research, Aalborg University Business School is a prestigious organization with its headquarters in Aalborg, Denmark. The school provides a comprehensive range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees in subjects including economics, marketing, management, and finance with a focus on encouraging creative thinking and preparing students for the dynamic global business world.

The International PhD Position in Economics Business and Management is being offered by the Aalborg University Business School for the 2023 academic year. This grant is open to both local and international students who wish to pursue their doctoral degrees at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Details about Position in Economics Business and Management at Aalborg University:

Scholarship Sponsor: Aalborg University Business School

Scholarship Value: Salary

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: PhD

Host Institution(s): Aalborg University, Denmark

Eligibility Criteria for Position in Economics Business and Management

Candidates are advised to meet the following prerequisites to be qualified for Position in Economics Business and Management at Aalborg University at Aalborg University:

  • Eligible Nationalities: All countries
  • PhD programs in Economics, Business, and Management are acceptable course options.
  • Admissible Criteria: The candidates must fulfill each of the requirements below to be eligible:

Ph.D. stipends are given to those who already have a Master’s degree or who anticipate getting one before the start of their job (a statement from their thesis supervisor, verified transcripts, their thesis contract, and proof of the exam date must be included). According to the PhD Order, criteria for the PhD studies include participation in active research contexts, such as visits to other research facilities—mostly overseas—private research firms, etc.

  • Entry Requirements: Candidates for admission must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Language Requirement: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam results must be submitted by foreign candidates. Candidates having a master’s degree from a Scandinavian nation, as well as those from the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, and Canada, are exempt.

Required Documents

The following must be included in the application, which must be written in Danish or English:

Application Procedure for Position in Economics Business and Management

People must enroll in the university’s Ph.D. program to apply for the grant. Following enrollment, candidates can submit their application form for study money online. Only the URL on AAU’s employment portal,, may be used to apply; other online job boards that may have published the position are not acceptable. Please note that the recruitment system does not handle zipped files; therefore, only Word or PDF files should be uploaded.

Contact Associate Professor Pernille Gjerlv-Juel at or +45 9940 7251 for further details about the PhD stipend. Contact Vigdis Skomager-Bohnfeldt at or +45 9940 7408 for general inquiries concerning the application procedure, etc.

The Application Deadline is: 27 October 2023

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