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Co-Financed Scholarships For International Students At Danish Diabetes Academy – Denmark 2018

Note: To successfully apply for this scholarship, ensure you read all instructions on this page.

The Danish Diabetes Academy (DDA) invites applications from International students who are willing to pursue a degree program in the Academy.

This program is created to foster enhanced collaboration between Danish diabetes research environments and ensure rapid distribution and shared access to novel research results, ideas and technologies, thus benefiting other research groups within the organization.

Applications Deadline: August 9th 2018

Eligible Countries: International

Type: PhD

Value Of Scholarships: Each scholarship is of 1,100,000 DKK (covering salary and tuition fee) over a period of two years.


  • You must have a Master’s degree*, a Bachelor’s degree if applying on the 4+4 agreement**or an equivalent degree from a foreign university by the time of application ***.
  • The principal supervisor must be associated with a Danish university****(for foreign applicants, the DDA will be helpful with recommending a potential principal supervisor associated with a Danish university).
  • A co-supervisor from another research discipline (e.g. basic science, clinical science, epidemiology, psychology etc.) or a collaborator from abroad or from another sector (i.e. general practice, university hospitals, industry) must be affiliated with the project.
  • High-level English language skills are required (oral as well as written)

How To Apply: The application must include the following (required format: PDF):

  1. Project description including:
    • Specific aims
    • Background and significance of the project to the research area
    • Preliminary studies (if applicable)
    • Research design and methods
    • Literature cited

Page limit for the research plan is 5 pages (font size 12, single spacing), including figures and tables, but excluding references. Applications with research plans exceeding the page limit will not be considered.

  1. Motivation letter (max 1 page) including:
  1. Detailed time schedule for the course of study (including documentation for agreements regarding change of research environment and/or studies abroad (e-mail correspondence is sufficient documentation))
  2. Your Curriculum Vitae (including documentation of research experience e.g. experience with working in a research laboratory, pre-graduate research, participation in research conferences/meetings, studies abroad, etc.) (max 2 pages)
  3. Your publication list including journal impact factor
  4. Recommendation letter from the principal supervisor including:
    • If available, a signed statement from the principal supervisor and head of department concerning expected or already granted funding of the remaining 1/3 financing of the scholarship (including 1-year tuition fee to the university)
    • Description of the scientific environment where the PhD project will be carried out, including confirmation that the PhD project can be carried out at the department where the principal supervisor is employed.
  5. Short CV of the principal supervisor (max 2 pages)
    8. Copy of your Master’s degree certificate (including grades (from both BA and Master))
    9. Collaboration agreement with other research groups nationally or internationally
    10. Other relevant documents (e.g. grant letter confirming funding of the remaining 1/3 financing of the scholarship (if available), recommendations, IELTS certificate (international standardized certificate of English proficiency

After submitting your application you will receive an e-mail acknowledging receipt of your application – if you do not receive this email, please contact the DDA Executive Management [email protected] to make sure that your application has been successfully submitted.


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