Initiating the PhD project

Validation of Master's programme

PhD students who study for their Master's in parallel with a PhD programme must fill in a plan for their Master’s courses.  This will enable the head of Master’s programme and the study administration to validate the content of the Master’s programme and issue a valid Master’s degree diploma. The plan for the Master’s courses must be filled in immediately after admission to GSST and attached to the PhD plan.

You must fill in the Master's contract (in Danish: “Kandidatkontrakt”) electronically through the Contract generator(in Danish: “Kontraktgenerator”). You must either create a new contract or edit your previous one. Use the Master’s contract template and then tick off the box ‘PhD student’. The template will then display a qualifying exam instead of a Master’s thesis. When you click on Send, the contract will be sent to the relevant head of Master’s programme for approval. When the approved contract is returned to you from the head of Master’s programme, you must export a PDF version and attach it to your PhD plan under the plan element ’Other activities’ and name it ’Master’s programme’.

Introduction day

Four times a year, GSST invites new PhD students to a mandatory one-day introductory course. It’s a day filled with important information about being a PhD student at the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Head of Graduate School, Professor Jes Madsen will give an overall introduction and you will be able to meet your fellow PhD students and representatives from a range of AU units that might be relevant for you to know during your PhD programme.

The introduction day will provide you with:

You will automatically receive an invitation via e-mail.

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