Scholarship Description: Applications are invited for Five New PhD Scholarships at iCourts, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Scholarships are available for international students. Successful candidates can start June 1, 2019.
iCourts 2.0 seeks to explain and make intelligible the relative and often contested power of international courts, institutions and law. While the current resistance to international courts and law is interesting in this regard, we generally encourage projects that more broadly explore the power of international courts in relation to law, politics and society.
Scholarship Provider: Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark. Nearly 1.3 million people live in the metropolitan area of Copenhagen, making it the most populous city in Scandinavia. A number of annual international ranking lists seek to compare universities with each other. The method behind the rankings varies. Some rankings adjust the method every year, which may cause results to fluctuate considerably from year to year.
Degree Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.
Available Subject: Scholarships are awarded within the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen.
Scholarship Benefits: Successful candidates will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the Ministry of Finance concerning the salary of PhD students. If you are offered a PhD position, you will receive a regular monthly salary in accordance with Danish law and you will be entitled to an annual research budget. The Faculty does not provide accommodation.
Number of Scholarships: Five scholarships are available.
Eligible Nationalities: Scholarships are available for international students.
- Applicants must have obtained a degree that corresponds to the Danish Master of Laws or equivalent qualifications. Please visit studyindenmark.dk for more information. Applicants must have obtained a minimum overall grade average of 8.2 or above at the Master’s level in accordance with the Danish grading scale
- Applicants must document an aptitude for research through the meritorious assessment of their final thesis, publications or academic recommendations in order to show that they are capable of undertaking the demanding task of writing a PhD thesis.
- Applicants must have excellent language skills in English and have excellent communications skills. Applicants must be able to teach at an academic level in Danish or English and to follow PhD courses in English.
- Documentation of English level can for instance be documented by an excellent IELTS or TOEFL test. More information is available here
Successful PhD candidates are required to
- Actively engage in the research environment at the University of Copenhagen; participate in international conferences, courses and meetings relevant to their research project.
- Comply with the formal requirements of the PhD programme
- Contribute to teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in Danish or English offered by the Faculty of Law.
- Conduct independent and high quality research under the supervision of a senior member of academic staff at the Faculty.
- Research project proposal. This should include the following: (1) objective(s) of the research, (2) major research questions, (3) review of relevant literature, (4) methodology to be applied in the research, and (5) a timetable that plans for all course requirements to have been met within three years. The project description must elaborate on the value of the proposed research project in terms of its relevance to existing and future research in the field (maximum 6 pages excluding bibliography). The document must be in Times New Roman, font size 12, spacing 1.5 and all margins (right, left, top and bottom) of 2 cm.
- Curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages).
- Diplomas and transcripts. Certified copies of original diploma(s) and transcripts (both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree) in the original language and an authorized English translation if they are issued in other language than English or Danish.
- Grading scale. A certified explanation of grading scale in the original language and an authorized English translation if it is available in other language than English or Danish.
- Supervisor. The name of a member of academic staff whom you wish to have assigned as your supervisor. You do not need to contact the supervisor but simply make a request in your application.
- Letter of motivation. Explaining the choice of the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen as a host institution for the proposed project and outlines how the project fits within the research priorities at the Faculty (maximum 1 page).
- Documentation of English level. Documentation of English level can for instance be documented by an excellent IELTS or TOEFL test.
Submit your application electronically in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or English.