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About the GSNS and AU

The Graduate School of Natural Sciences

The Graduate School of Natural Sciences (GSNS) has approx. 400 PhD students enrolled. The GSNS offers PhD studies within all research areas of natural sciences, ranging from biology over mathematics to nanoscience.

PhD programmes at the GSNS are well structured, and participation in PhD courses, visits to international research institutions or universities and dissemination of knowledge are parts of our PhD education programmes. You will be working on your own research project and we offer first class supervision and research facilities. All of our PhD students are a part of the scientific environment at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and they can select from a broad range of both scientific courses and courses in transferable skills. 

Being a PhD student at the GSNS

The majority of the PhD students are employed by the Faculty and employment conditions are favourable. GSNS offers research facilities mainly at Campus Aarhus.

Students are admitted to GSNS based on either a 3-year Bachelor’s degree or a 5-year Master’s degree  – both of which entitle the PhD student to be admitted with credit transfer. Click the following links to read more about the various PhD enrolment models and find general information for PhD students.

Aarhus University

Aarhus University is a leading international university. The university stands for quality and the continued pursuit of excellence in research and research-based education.

Among over 17,000 universities worldwide, Aarhus University is ranked in the top 100 by several influential ranking lists.

Besides having an excellent reputation, which enables our PhD graduates to find outstanding employment opportunities, Aarhus University offers attractive working conditions, research support and campus resources.

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