University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law is offering PhD scholarships for specific research projects available from October 2013. Students should actively participate in the research environments, international conferences, courses and meetings at the University of Copenhagen. Students should get salary and research funding necessary to carrying out project. Students must have Master´s Degree in Law and students with an overall average from their Bachelors and Masters degree of 8, 2 or more.
About Scholarship: The purpose of the PhD Programme is to prepare candidates for a continuing career in legal research and teaching and to educate highly qualified individuals prepared to take on advanced responsibilities in both the public and private sectors. As a part of the programmes, candidates will be required to conduct research on the specified project under supervision and to participate in the academic life of the faculty.
Study: The faculty will be offering scholarships to carry out the following projects:
-Legal issues relating to international bio banking (2 scholarships: a) Regulatory challenges related to data protection, supervised by associate professor Janne Rothmar Herrmann; b) Challenges of commercialization involving tech-transfer and the protection of research results through i.e. IPRs, supervised by Professor Jens Schovsbo)
-The Precautionary Principle in research on GMOs under environmental change, supervised by Professor Peter Pagh
-Regulating obesity – responsibility and limits to public interventions supervised by Professor Mette Hartlev
Course Level: PhD degree
Scholarship By: University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law
-Applicants must have an educational background that corresponds to the Danish Master’s Degree in Law (Second cycle 120 ECTS Master’s which builds on a 180 ECTS Bachelor degree) or equivalent qualifications.
-Applicants with an overall average from their Bachelors and Masters degree of 8,2 or more (Danish scale – see more) will be preferred.
-Applicants who are expecting to graduate this term and awaiting the evaluation of their dissertation may apply.
-Applicants must, as far as possible, document an aptitude for scientific work, for instance through a high assessment of their dissertations, and they must also be able to undertake the highly demanding task of independently writing a PhD thesis.
-Applicants must document proficiency in the English language by showing a valid IELTS test score of 6,0 or a TOEFL score of 560 or similar documentation for this level of proficiency in English.
-All applicants holding a Danish LL.M are exempt from submitting documentation on English proficiency.
-The requirements are equivalent to that required on completion of Danish upper secondary education (upper secondary B-level or equivalent).
Scholarship Open for: The International students can apply
Number of awards: The University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, announces a number of vacant PhD scholarships.
Value: If you are offered a scholarship the university will provide you with a salary and research funding necessary for carrying out your project (limited budget requirements apply). The university will not provide accommodation. Employment during the PhD programme will take place according to the agreement between The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the Ministry of Finance concerning the salary of PhD Students.
Apply: The mode of applying is online. Go to http://www.ku.dk/stillinger/vip/ (choose the Faculty of Law) and you will be forwarded to the call for applications. When you click “apply online” you are redirected to the application form you have to fill in. Here you will be asked to specify which project you want to apply for. Please be well prepared before you start to fill in the form. Note that you must upload the below-mentioned documents, before you submit your application. Only PDF files are accepted and only one upload per field (max 5MB per file):
• A problem oriented project description with an outline of basic research questions and a proposed methodological approach. (5-10 pages (max))
• A time table, which sets out when you will do what (remember to have a plan for fulfilling all requirements in the programme. (2-3 pages)
• Curriculum Vitae. (1-2 pages)
• A certified copy of original diploma and transcripts (both Bachelor and Masters degree) in original language and an authorized English translation.
• A certified explanation of grading scale in original language and an authorized English translation.
Applicants may apply in either English or Danish.
Terms of employment
Employment during the PhD programme will take place according to the agreement between The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the Ministry of Finance concerning the salary of PhD Students. The scholarship cannot be extended on other grounds than what follow from generally applicable rules.
Deadline: Applications and all documentation must be uploaded no later than 30 May 2013.Applications can only be submitted electronically. Applications and all documentation must be uploaded no later than 30 May 2013.
Please note that no supplementary documents will be taken into consideration after this deadline and that insufficient applications will not be admitted for assessment. If your application does not contain all of the required information and documents in PDF format (see general qualifications and application procedure) your application will be subject to administrative rejection, and will not be considered by the assessment committee.
Further Information: http://www.ku.dk/english/available_positions/vip/