In principle, fees are payable for studying as a researcher since the University is required to cover its costs in every case. Typically, Faculties have set standard fees although these may differ if for example a specific research project is especially costly.
Faculties offer a limited number of scholarships/grants to cover students' cost of living and these can be applied for when advertised. Normally, employment contracts are for three years in accordance with a special protocol to the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations' agreement.
Similar doctoral scholarships are also awarded by research councils and other public bodies and private foundations, although these are often for major research projects or for dealing with research assignments.
If a PhD scholarship is awarded, it normally also includes the University's course fees. Be aware that course fees vary depending on the Faculty. For more details see individual graduate schools.
If awarded a scholarship, students will also be offered work corresponding to 840 hours (six months' work) over the course of the three years.