Internationalisation grants

Funding for internationalisation of PhD programmes


Based on funding from Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF) and own resources, Graduate School of Science and Technology (GSST) provides funding for internationalisation of PhD programmes.

We accept and process applications as they are received.

NB! At the moment it is not possible to apply for the visiting grants.

Screening grants - find the right candidate for your project

Funding for a foreign candidate/student’s stay at GSST, Aarhus University can be granted for a period of maximum 90 days, including arrival and departure dates. The person can attend courses, summer schools, workshops, laboratory work at Aarhus University and prepare a PhD application. Qualitative assessment of the person in question will be made with a view to a potential PhD study period at GSST, Aarhus University.

  • For further information, please see our quick guide on grants here.
  • To go directly to the application form, please see here (right click and save link to fill in form).
  • Please send the completed form to the relevant head of programme.
    The programme chair will then complete the form and send it to GSST: GSSTgrants@au.dk

Please note that:

  • Only members of the academic staff (supervisors) at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, can apply for this type of grant.
  • We accept and process applications as they are received.
  • It can take 7-8 weeks from when an application is approved before the candidate/student can start the grant period (depending on citizenship – due to visa/work and residence permits).
  • Only someone with at least a Bachelor’s degree can be granted a GSST grant.
  • A screening grant can only be given to a candidate/student with no prior affiliation to Aarhus University.
  • A screening grant cannot be given as funding for an extension to another stay (planned or already in progress) at Aarhus University.
  • The grant can only be given to the same candidate/student for one stay for a period of a maximum of 90 days (application for two or more consecutive stays is not possible).
  • The grant cannot be given as co-financing of the monthly amount of max. DKK 8,000 in living expenses for the candidate/student. This means that the applicant can either apply for a GSST grant with an amount of max. DKK 8,000 per month in living expenses for the candidate/student OR the applicant can choose to fully finance the candidate’s/student’s living expenses. The applicant (i.e. the supervisor) is welcome to co-finance / pay specific expenses such as travel, conference fees, running costs and the like.
  • The candidate/student must have a postal address outside of Denmark before starting the grant period.

Visiting grants - invite an international student to AU

NB! At the moment it is not possible to apply for support for visiting PhD students.

The aim of this grant is to strengthen internationalisation of the PhD study programmes at GSST, Aarhus University, by providing foreign PhD students with the opportunity of taking a part of their PhD study at GSST, Aarhus University. For a period of maximum 90 days, including arrival and departure dates, the PhD student can take part in research collaboration, PhD courses, summer schools, workshops and laboratory work at Aarhus University and/or work on her/his PhD thesis.

A crucial aspect in the assessment of the application is how the PhD student can contribute to the existing PhD environment within the given research field, e.g. in the form of specific method transfer. It is therefore important that the project description includes both clear arguments on how the stay can contribute to the PhD environment at Aarhus University, and a description of the stay’s intended activities and objectives.

  • For further information, please see our quick guide on grants here.
  • To go directly to the application form, please see here (right click and save link to fill in form).
  • Please send the completed form to the relevant head of programme.
    The head of programme will then complete it and send it to GSST at GSSTgrants@au.dk

Please note that:

  • Only members of the academic staff (supervisors) at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, can apply for this type of grant.
  • We accept and process applications as they are received.
  • It can take 7-8 weeks from when an application is approved before the candidate/student can start the grant period (depending on citizenship – due to visa/work and residence permits).
  • Only someone with at least a Bachelor’s degree can be granted a GSST grant.
  • A visiting grant can only be given to a candidate/student with no prior affiliation to Aarhus University.
  • A visiting grant cannot be given as funding for an extension to another stay (planned or already in progress) at Aarhus University.
  • The grant can only be given to the same candidate/student for one stay for a period of a maximum of 90 days (application for two or more consecutive stays is not possible).
  • The grant cannot be given as co-financing of the monthly amount of max. DKK 8,000 in living expenses for the candidate/student. This means that the applicant can either apply for a GSST grant with an amount of max. DKK 8,000 per month in living expenses for the candidate/student OR the applicant can choose to fully finance the candidate’s/student’s living expenses. The applicant (i.e. the supervisor) is welcome to co-finance / pay specific expenses such as travel, conference fees, running costs and the like.
  • The candidate/student must have a postal address outside of Denmark before starting the grant period.
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