Industrial PhD - interested in taking on a PhD student?

DTU collaborates with a vast number of businesses in educating of PhD students.

The following models of collaboration are available:

Co-funding a PhD student: Businesses that are interested in having a specific problem investigated have the option of partially financing a PhD student at DTU. Under such an arrangement, the enrolled PhD student typically receives funding from a business for one year. The funding covers salary, tuition fees and overhead to the university.

Industrial PhD: This arrangement is administered by Innovation Fund Denmark. The purpose of the arrangement is to further development and innovation in the Danish business community. The Innovation Fund provides financial support to businesses that wish to take on industrial PhD students. For more information about this model, please visit the web pages of Innovation Fund Denmark.

If your company is interested in taking on a PhD student but needs assistance in locating an academic supervisor from one of DTU's departments, please contact the Office for PhD Education at