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Frequently asked questions

Is it mandatory to suggest a supervisor?

No, it is optional whether you suggest a supervisor in your application or not. This field is simply to make it possible for applicants to suggest a supervisor if they find someone particularly relevant for their project. 

Is it mandatory to upload letters of recommendation?

No, it is not mandatory to upload letters of recommendation. This is simply an option for applicant who wishes to do so.   

How do I upload additional information to my application?

Below in the application form you find a field called Other information to consider where you can upload a document with additional information.

Which date should I write as my start date?

The start date is just your suggestion to when you should start your PhD studies. The enrolment start is usually approximately half a year after application. 

Is it mandatory to take a language test in order to apply?

No, Aarhus BSS Graduate School does not require a language test in order for you to apply. 

How do I write the GPA for both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree when there is only one field in the application form?

You simply write both grades in the field like this BA/MA for instance “7/10”. Write the grades according to the scale of your home university. 

What does credit transfer mean and how do I fill it out?

Credit transfer is an optional field for you to fill out if you think you are eligible to get months transferred which you have studied on top of your admission level. You must list how many months you think you are entitled to and the reason why. 

How do I apply for the scholarship?

When you apply through the open application round you automatically also apply for a scholarship at Aarhus BSS Graduate School. 

When can I expect the assessment of my application?

You can expect the assessment of your application approximately two month after application deadline. You can read more about the assessment procedure here.