In accordance with section 15(2) of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of 27 August 2013 on the PhD programme at Danish universities (the PhD Order), the Graduate School may accept a PhD dissertation for assessment without prior enrolment of the candidate, if it is estimated that the candidate has obtained academic qualifications corresponding to those obtained by completing a PhD programme at the Graduate School.
It is stated in section 7(2) in the PhD Order that in order to obtain a PhD degree at a Danish University the following requirements must be completed:
Section 7(3) in the PhD Order states that “the institution may approve on a case-by-case basis that the PhD degree programme does not comprise one or more of the elements described in subsection (2), nos. 1-4, if the institution finds that the PhD student has completed other subject elements that are comparable to the above (credit transfer).
To submit a dissertation without prior enrolment at Aarhus BSS Graduate School the following procedure must be followed:
If the Graduate School accepts your application please be aware of the following:
Rules for submission of a dissertation without enrolment on a PhD programme
See clause 15, 2 in the Ministerial PhD order, and clause 11,4 in Rules and guidelines for the PhD degree programme for Aarhus BSS Graduate School, both of which can be found at the top of this page.
If the Graduate School in accordance with section 15(2) of the PhD Order accepts an application for submission of a dissertation without prior enrolment, payment of fee for assessment of the dissertation must take place within 14 days from acceptance of application.
The current fee is DKK 50,000.