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Frequently asked questions

Should I apply for the 3, 4 or 5 year scheme?

If you have a two year master education (120 ECTS), you can apply for the 3 year scheme (5+3). If you have at least 60 ECTS and no more than 90 ECTS from a relevant master education, you can apply for the 4-year scheme (4+4). If you have a relevant bachelor degree you can apply for the 5-year scheme (3+5).

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.

Why should I combine my diplomas and transcript of records to one pdf file?

If you upload more than one file in the field diplomas and transcript of records in the application form you overwrite the document(s) you have previously uploaded in the same field. Thus, you must combine your diplomas and transcript of records to 1 (one) pdf file.

Which date should I write as my start date?

Admission start day follows the academic year. If you apply in the fall you are expected to be able to start 1 February. If you apply in the beginning of the year, you are expected to be able to start 1 September.

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. 

What do I do if my referee wishes to send the letter of reference directly to the Graduate School?

The referee can send the reference letter in an email to bphd@psys.au.dk, your application ID number and your name should be part of the subject field.

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.