International PhD Fellowships in Physics At the Niels Bohr Institute

Level of Study: Full time PhD

Subject of Study: Experimental aspects of non-abelian condensed matter physics 

Deadline: 30 June 2021

Start-Date:  01-10-2021


The University of Copenhagen is offering two PhD positions opening from 1 October 2021 or by arrangement. Interested candidates from around the world who wish to pursue PhD degree for the academic year 2021/2022 can check the eligibility criteria apply for the PhD fellowships in experimental aspects of non-abelian condensed matter physics at the Niels Bohr Institute. Selected candidates have to work on condensed matter experiments at the Center for Quantum Devices, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.

Number of Awards: Two PhD positions


The selected candidates for the 3-year PhD positions are benefited with a starting salary that is currently at a minimum DKK 333,464 (approx. €44,461) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum DKK 54,191). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.


Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to apply for the PhD positions offered by the University of Copenhagen, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  1. Applicants should hold a MSc degree in Physics or Applied Physics with good results
  2. Applicants must have good English skills.
  3. Assessment of candidate’s qualifications will emphasize previous research, work experience and publications (if any).
  4. Applicants from the US or other places that do not have a master’s degree equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree are encouraged to apply if they are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master programmes in Physics or Quantum Physics.

How to apply:

To apply please follow the below mentioned application procedure.

  1. Applicants must complete the online application form and submit al the required documents.
  2. Documents Required: A Cover Letter, in English, that describes your background and research interests. Enclose your CV with a publication list, diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc).
  3. For students that have not yet finished their studies, as long as they are close to finishing, their applications are accepted.
  4. The start date is flexible.

Assessment Process:

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee. Afterwards an assessment committee will be appointed to evaluate the selected applications.

The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant and the above-mentioned skills. The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD school of science.


Inquiries about the positions can be made to 

Associate Professor Ferdinand Kuemmeth


Professor Charles Marcus



Candidates who wish to take admission to PhD degree at the University of Copenhagen can refer the official website for more information.

For more information on the recruitment process, refer to Recruitment process for faculty and academic staff


The University of Copenhagen is a world-class research university that provides research and education of the highest international standards. The university is Scandinavia’s second-oldest university is one of the largest institutions of research and education in the Nordic countries. The University of Copenhagen is a member of globally leading international research alliances and has partnerships with private sector companies. The University of Copenhagen is the oldest also largest higher education institution in Denmark.

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