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 February 2021 the monthly salary, including supplement (the supplement is not subject to pension) amounts to:

  • Pay grade 4 (0 year seniority):   DKK 27,568      (DKK 32,048 including pension) 
  • Pay grade 4 (1 year seniority):   DKK 27,568      (DKK 32,048 including pension) 
  • Pay grade 5 (2 years seniority): DKK 29,605      (DKK 34,433 including pension) 
  • Pay grade 6 (3 years seniority): DKK 31,462      (DKK 36,609 including pension) 
  • Pay grade 8 (4 years seniority): DKK 33,293      (DKK 38,752 including pension) 

 
PhD students employed at DTU can contact the department's HR's consultant regarding salary and employment.
 
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)