A number of attractive PhD stipends in statistics and the mathematics of insurance and economics are available at Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. Highly motivated international students can apply for these scholarships.
|Scholarship Sponsor||University of Copenhagen|
|Scholarships level||PhD Studentship|
|Fellowship Period||Three years|
|Study area||Mathematical Sciences|
|Opening date||February 12, 2021|
|Closing date||April 01, 2021|
The department has about 50 permanent scientific staff members; around 45 PhD students and 35 postdocs. It has strong research groups in many mathematics areas, and active PhD, postdoc, and visitor’s programs. Our building is located in central Copenhagen next to the central park Fælledparken. You can find more information about the department on its homepage https://www.math.ku.dk/english.
You can find more information about the PhD program on the homepage https://www.math.ku.dk/english/programmes/ph.d/.
Further information about working at Copenhagen University can also be obtained from https://ism.ku.dk/.
You can find a description of the department research sections on the Department research homepage.
There will be a limited number of PhD stipends not attached to specific projects. You are welcome to contact any member of the department to discuss specific research projects.
In addition, there will be PhD stipends available in:
- Operations research for energy sector coupling, market equilibrium and decarbonisation policies (contact Trine Krogh Boomsma, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Interface of time series analysis and multivariate extreme value theory with emphasis on heavy-tailed distributions with Thomas Mikosch.
- Causality and applications in causality, e.g. hybrid causal model structures and dimension reduction techniques for event processes or reinforcement learning (contact N. R. Hansen, Niels.R.Hansen@math.ku.dk, N.Pfister email@example.com or J. Peters firstname.lastname@example.org)
The position is available for three years, and your key tasks as a PhD student at SCIENCE are:
- To manage and carry through your research project
- Attend PhD courses
- Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis
- Teach and disseminate your research
- To stay at an external research institution for a few months, preferably abroad
- Work for the department
The deadline for applications is April 01 2021
Applicants should hold an MSc degree in Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, or Statistics with good results and good English skills. As criteria for the assessment of your qualifications, emphasis will also be laid grades and relevant work experience.
Terms of employment
- The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.
- Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
- The starting salary is currently at a minimum of DKK 331,125 (approx. €43,750) including annual supplement (+ pension at a minimum of DKK 53,811).
- Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.
Integrated MSc and PhD Scheme
- The position is also available for candidates who are (or are eligible to be) enrolled at one of the faculty’s master Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, or Statistics.
- The duration of the integrated programme depends on the amount of credits that you have passed on your MSc programme.
- For further information about the study programme, please see: www.science.ku.dk/phd, “Study Structures”.
Scholarship and terms of employment for integrated MSc and PhD
PhD grant portions (Ph.D.‐SU klip)
In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme (up to three years), the student is entitled to so-called PhD grant portions. The grant portions are financed by the grant donor but not by the Danish State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme Agency (as is the case for the ordinary study grant portions on the BSc and MSc programmes).
They are called PhD grant portions because this kind of remuneration is regulated and described in the Executive Order on the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme in Denmark (SU‐bekendtgørelsen), and because the value of a PhD grant portion corresponds to the value of an ordinary Danish study grant portion. Students are awarded 48 PhD grant portions during the period of their MSc and PhD studies.
48 PhD grant portions at DKK 6,243 each, corresponding to DKK 299,664 (approx. €39,955).
- As a supplement to the PhD grant portions, the student may, in accordance with the collective agreement of the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC), be offered ‘duty work’.
- In the period up to the completion of the MSc programme, students performing ‘duty work’ are paid by the hour.
- UCPH has decided to offer students on integrated MSc and PhD schemes 150 hours of ‘duty work’ per year during Part A of the programme (until two years of the combined programme of study remain).
- ‘Duty work’ during Part A if it has a duration of three years: 450 hours at a rate of DKK 219.79 (+ 12.5% holiday pay), corresponding to DKK 111,267 (approx. €14,835
- For further information about Part A please see: https://www.science.ku.dk/phd/studystructure/integratedphd/.
Salary in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC)
- In the period after the completion of the MSc programme, the student is employed as a PhD scholar and is remunerated in accordance with the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
- The scheme is arranged in such a way that students graduate from the MSc programme at a time when there are two years left of the integrated programme.
- For this reason, the salary must be paid for two years following the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
- The amounts specified include a supplement locally agreed upon and pension contributions: Salary as a PhD scholar: 24 months at a rate of DKK 32,078 (including pension contributions and supplement), corresponding to DKK 769,873 (approx. €102,650).
Selected applicants might be asked to visit our department for an interview. The department will cover all (reasonable) expenses in connection with the interview.
The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by Clicking Apply Now Below.
To apply, you need to fill out and submit the online application form and upload the required files.
Please read the instructions and the miniguide carefully before applying.
- Cover Letter, describing the PhD project topic you are interested in and detailing your motivation and background for applying for the specific PhD project.
- Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc)
- Acceptance Letter for the relevant MSc Programme at SCIENCE, if any
- Other information for consideration (if any),
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.