Mathematics and informatics play an increasingly important role in society. The national and international research impact of DTU Compute is based on a creative combination of computer science and applied mathematics. DTU Compute attracts faculty and PhD students from all over the world. We are presently 75 faculty members and more than 100 PhD students across the department's research areas.
PhD candidates from DTU Compute work at universities and research institutions as well as in research, development, production, and concultancy units in companies in Denmark and the rest of the world. Many PhD candidates from the department are part of new start-up companies.
Elements of a PhD project
The DTU Compute PhD programme consists of
- a study programme corresponding to 30 ECTS points
- a teaching and dissemination course corresponding to approximately three months
- an external stay(s) of research
- an individual scientific project within one of the department's research areas
- a thesis and
- a defence of the thesis open to the public
The DTU Compute PhD programme is a 3 year programme during which the PhD student learns to perform research under guidance. It is therefore important for DTU Compute that the PhD supervisor and student have met before applying for admission.
Who can become a PhD student
Danish as well as international students can apply for the PhD programme. We seek highly qualified and motivated candidates with master’s degrees in technical science, science or equivalent.
Graduate programmes hosted by DTU Compute
Most PhD students at DTU Compute are affiliated with the ITMAN Graduate School. The ITMAN Graduate School offers courses within the areas of computer science, core mathemathics and applied mathematics. It also offers summer schools and seminars.
All matters regarding immatriculation, approval of study plan, dispensation etc for PhD students at DTU Compute are handled by the program committee for Mathematics, Physics and Informatics.
Vacant positions at DTU Compute
The funding for PhD projects comes from many sources including DTU Compute, national research programmes, EU research programmes, research institutions, and private companies.
We recommend you to check the list of vacant positions and calls for applications regularly. A number of vacant positions are announced here.
It is also a good idea to contact a potential supervisor directly for available positions. Staff lists are provided in the homepages of each of the department research areas.
Contact and further information
For further information you can contact the head of the DTU Compute PhD programme, .
Contact and further information at DTU
The DTU website includes further details and information addressed for PhD students and Guest PhD students regarding required documents, deadlines, admission, accommodation, insurance, residence – and work permits and names of contact persons.