Salary paid to PhD students

As a PhD student you are placed on a pay grade based on whether you have been working after finishing your graduate studies. 

As of 1 December 2017 the monthly salary less pension before tax amounts to:

  • Pay grade 4 (0 year seniority):   DKK 26,455      (DKK 30,109 including pension) 
  • Pay grade 4 (1 year seniority):   DKK 26,455      (DKK 30,109 including pension) 
  • Pay grade 5 (2 years seniority): DKK 28,410      (DKK 32,348 including pension) 
  • Pay grade 6 (3 years seniority): DKK 30,192      (DKK 34,390 including pension) 
  • Pay grade 8 (4 years seniority): DKK 31,949      (DKK 36,402 including pension) 

Secondary employment

As the PhD programme is a full-time study programme and must be given high priority, PhD students may only in exceptional cases be granted permission to engage in secondary employment during the PhD programme.

In connection with secondary employment, the general rules at DTU apply.

The rules are specified in the internal pages of the HR department. (only accessible with DTU login)