The PhD School at DTU National Food Institute

PhD studies at the DTU National Food Institute (DTU Food) are an integrated part of the research and innovation conducted at the department. As a PhD student at DTU Food, you will be a part of the scientific staff and have the same privileges and responsibilities as other employees. The language used in the department is English.

The PhD program consists of a professional learning process during which the PhD students learn to conduct research with supervision. The program trains PhD students to make meaningful contributions to the global research community through collaboration and the generation of scientific knowledge.

The PhD program is a 3-year training program and includes:

• Completion of an independent, scientific project

• A PhD study program, with courses equivalent to app. 30 ECTS points

• Teaching and dissemination of knowledge

• An External Research Stay (3-6 months)

How to apply

As a part of the employment procedure, an interview at DTU Food with the Head of Research Group and the main supervisor is compulsory.

Read about the PhD admission procedure at the National Food Institute.

You can see all available PhD positions at DTU here.

Further information

DTU offers our international guest PhD students assistance with administrative, practical, and cultural issues before and after arrival. This includes the process for work and residence permit/EU residence documents.

Useful PhD links

Introduction to a PhD at DTU

How to apply for a PhD position

Industrial PhD

Guest PhD



Please use the online guest registration form if you are going to visit DTU for at least 14 days:
Guest registration