Regulations – University of Copenhagen

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The University of Copenhagen enables you to train as a researcher and gain a PhD in accordance with the provisions of Ministry of Higher Education and Science Order No. 1039 of27 August 2013 on PhD qualifications.

UCPH's common PhD regulations and guidelines

TheUniversity of Copenhagen has adopted a set of common regulations and guidelines for PhD students admitted to UCPH.

UCPH’s common regulations and guidelines set out the common minimum standards for PhD studies at the University.

Faculties each set additional provisions. UCPH’s common regulations and guidelines are therefore not 'stand alone' but should be read in conjunction with the additional provisions of the relevant graduate school.

Rules for PhD students submitted before 1 February 2008

The provisions of the Science Ministry's Order No. 114 of8 March 2002 on doctorates apply to PhD students admitted before 1 February 2008. Assessment and defence of theses and decisions to award PhDs are subject to the regulations in the latest order No.18 of 14 January 2008: