Types of Enrolment
Learn more about the three types of enrolment for PhD students: Employed PhD, Industrial PhD, and Independent PhD
The IT University of Copenhagen offers a PhD programme that covers a wide range of disciplines, such as Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Media and Social Sciences, Conceptual Design, and Creative Practice-based Computing. The PhD programme consists of three or four years of enrolment/employment, independent research, and writing a PhD dissertation based on your independent research.
There are three different types of enrolment at the IT University of Copenhagen for PhD students:
Employed PhD: This type of enrolment includes Project PhD and Institute PhD. A Project PhD is a PhD student who joins a funded research project at the IT University of Copenhagen, and works on a specific topic related to the project. An Institute PhD is a PhD student who is employed by the IT University of Copenhagen for their entire PhD studies, and joins a research group or project with other PhD students in similar fields.
Industrial PhD: This type of enrolment includes Industrial PhD and Marie Curie European Industrial PhD. An Industrial PhD is taken by a PhD student who wants to combine academic research and business, and who works on a project with a company. The Industrial PhD is employed and paid by a company, and supervised by both the company and the IT University of Copenhagen. A Marie Curie European Industrial PhD is a special type of Industrial PhD that involves collaboration with a company in another European country.
Independent PhD: This type of enrolment is for PhD students who have the academic qualifications and the financial means to pay for their own studies. An Independent PhD student is enrolled as a tuition fee free PhD student at the IT University of Copenhagen.
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Combine academic research and business as an Industrial PhD with a company
Pursue a Marie Curie European Industrial PhD and collaborate with a company
Join a funded research project and become a Project PhD at the IT University of Copenhagen
Apply for an Institute PhD and join a research group or project at the IT University of Copenhagen
Learn how to enrol as an Independent PhD if you have the academic qualifications and the financial means