PhD Scholarship in the Field of Education

Deadline: 26 October 2016
Open to: holders of master degree (preferably in education, political science or history)
Scholarship: three-year fully funded PhD scholarship


A three-year fully funded PhD scholarship under the research project ‘The Rise of an Educationalized World: A Global Analysis of OECD’s Educational Recommendations, Programmes, and Impact
The PhD project is part of a larger research project granted to associate professor Christian Ydesen under the Aalborg University research talent programme. The aim of the research project is to determine:

  • Which networks and connections of agents, organizations, governments, institutions, and which funding flows influence and mediate OECD’s educational recommendations and programmes?
  • How do OECD educational recommendations and programmes impact Member States and non-Member States in terms of dealing with social and economic challenges?
  • What are the differences and similarities across time and place in the OECD’s educational rec-ommendations and programmes and how are they reflected in terms of promoting and shaping an educationalized world?


  • Hold a relevant master degree (preferably in education, political science or history);
  • Have excellent language skills in written and spoken English;
  • Have experience with document analysis;
  • Have experience with archival work;
  • Be willing to travel to archives and international conferences.


PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master’s degree, or expect to have obtained the Master’s degree before February 1, 2017 (thesis contract and documentation of the date of the exam must be enclosed, if the applicant has not obtained the Master’s degree at the time of the application).

How to Apply?

The application must include the following and be written in English or Danish:

  • Application form;
  • Copy of diplomas/transcripts;
  • Curriculum vitae (CV);
  • Project description;
  • List of written work;
  • Sample of written work, e.g. Master’s thesis;
  • A certified copy of IELTS or TOEFL test result (please see admission requirements for details on language requirements);

For further information on the doctoral research programme, contact Professor Antje Gimmler, , about the research project and academic advising contact Christian Ydesen: and about the application process etc., please contact Mette

For more information please visit the official web page.

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