BRICS Int. PhD School: Call for Admission and Grant Applications
Subject: BRICS Int. PhD School: Call for Admission and Grant Applications
From: Uffe Henrik Engberg <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 01:46:48 +0100 (MET)
Delivery-Date: Mon, 10 Nov 1997 19:47:52 -0500
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B R I C S
International PhD School
in Computer Science
University of Aarhus
Call for Admission and Grant Applications
This is a call for admission and grant applications from students to BRICS
International PhD School in Computer Science at University of Aarhus,
Denmark. The call is aimed at students starting August 1998, with
application deadline January 1st, 1998.
BRICS International PhD School is an integrated part of the BRICS (Basic
Research in Computer Science) Research Centre, and both are funded by the
Danish National Research Foundation. The school admits 10-15 students
(Danish and foreign) annually, and it provides a substantial number of
The core areas of the PhD School are: Semantics of Computation; Logic in
Computer Science; Computational Complexity; Design and Analysis of
Algorithms; Programming Languages; Distributed Computing; Verification; and
Data Security and Cryptology.
The PhD school will provide its students with a solid background in the
theoretical foundation centred around BRICS activities. From this
foundation, the students may either continue in one of the core areas or
venture into areas of a more applied or experimental nature as possible
areas of thesis specialisation.
The PhD School wishes to recruit PhD students of the highest international
standards. It provides an excellent research environment and scientific
training facilities, and aims at making its PhD graduates attractive for a
wide spectrum of employers - in private and public research and development
institutions, both in Denmark and abroad.
So, if you are a student with at least four years of full-time study by the
summer of 1998, highly motivated and well prepared for a PhD study in
computer science within a truly international environment, please send us
an application following the instructions below. For more details, please
or contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, we would appreciate your passing on this information to interested
students and colleagues at your university or research institute.
The Research Centre BRICS (Basic Research In Computer Science) was founded
in 1994 by the Danish National Research Foundation at the Universities of
Aarhus and Aalborg. BRICS is a centre of basic research in Algorithmics,
Logic and Semantics, and has a scientific staff of 30 (permanent and long
term visitors), and around 100 short term visitors annually.
Admission Prerequisites and Study Structure
Admission is based on knowledge corresponding to four years of full-time
studies, including basic courses in programming and programming languages,
computer systems, algorithms and data structures, computability and
mathematics (this list will be interpreted in a flexible way)
The time allocated for the PhD studies is a further four years, where the
first two years include some mandatory course work and introductory
research, concluded by a qualifying examination, whereas the last two years
are dedicated to the writing of the thesis, finishing with a defence. All
students admitted to the school will enter this study structure. We may,
however, take into account merits from previous study.
Students are normally admitted for the semester start September 1st, -
however, we advocate arrival to Aarhus from August 1st so that there will
be ample time for the students to settle in and get used to the city and
the university environment - but admission may take place throughout the
PhD Student Grants
The school offers student grants of different types:
1. tuition waiver and full studentship
2. tuition waiver and partial studentship
3. tuition waiver
Only a limited amount of type 1. grants are available.
How to apply
1. Fill in the application form on
Alternatively, send an e-mail to email@example.com with subject
"PhD Application" including:
- your full name, personal address and phone number, college /
university, URL of home page (if applicable), and e-mail address,
- in case you apply for grants from the PhD School, the type of your
application (see above - for details see http://www.brics.dk).
2. Send by ordinary mail to the address below
- a covering letter, including the information from your application
- a short curriculum vitae,
- complete official transcripts from colleges or universities,
documenting minimally four years of full time study,
- names of three people whom we may ask for letters of recommendation,
- an indication of your motivation for a PhD study, and particular
research area of initial interest (max two pages).
Applications for admission August 1st, 1998 should be sent as soon as
possible and before January 1st, 1998. Decisions will be announced in
BRICS International PhD School
Department of Computer Science
University of Aarhus
Ny Munkegade, Bldg. 540
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Phone: +45 8942 3264
Fax: +45 8942 3255