Special information for PhD students

University elections will be held at AU from 9 to 12 November. As a PhD student, you are eligible to vote for representatives to the your academic council, your PhD committee and your Board of Studies.


Check your voting rights

The list of all individuals eligible for voting and standing for election for the AU election 2020 is now online.

You can check your voting rights by using the pdf-link below. The link opens a list with names in alphabetical order (after first name). Find your name on the list and see which bodies you can vote and stand for election for.

Do you want to stand as a candidate?

Vote for the following:

This year, you can vote for the candidate you want to represent you or you can stand for election yourself to:

  • The academic councils (academic staff at the Faculty of Natural Sciences (including employed PhD students) and employed PhD students at the Faculty of Technical Sciences).
  • The PhD committees (academic staff at all faculties)
  • Boards of studies (academic staff at all faculties)

Gain influence on your work and study conditions

The university elections are your chance to influence decisions regarding your PhD programme and your workplace through the university’s democratic decision-making bodies.

PhD students have the right to be represented at PhD committee meetings, which gives them voting rights. But this requires that representatives stand for election and get voted in.

New PhD student?

New PhD students, who enroll in their PhD programmes after 1 October, should contact the Election Secretariat at valg@au.dk to be assigned voting rights.

When to vote?

You can cast your vote electronically at au.dk/en/elections during the election period 9 November at 9:00 – 12 November at 16:00.

Log on to the system with your user ID and password for the AU self-service system (WAYF). You cannot vote by post or by paper ballot.