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Going abroad

Long-term stay at other research institution

The main supervisor must ensure that the individual PhD degree programmes each include a long-term stay at another research institution of a high international standard, preferably outside Denmark:

  • In case organisation of a long-term stay is not possible or desirable, a relevant alternative must be arranged with the chairman of the relevant field committee on the basis of a recommendation from the main supervisor and the PhD student.
  • The stay at another research institution, or an alternative arrangement, must appear from the individual PhD plan, and as soon as the parties have entered into an agreement, such agreement including funding plan (budget) must be approved by the head of the graduate school.
  • For PhD students enrolled in a vocational PhD programme, the head of the graduate school may make an alternative arrangement in cooperation with the chairman of the relevant field committee and the involved collaborative business partners on the basis of a recommendation from the main supervisor and the PhD student.
  • The general approach of the Graduate School of Business and Social Sciences is that a stay at another (preferably foreign) research institution is a benefit in terms of quality of education and internationalisation, also for students enrolled in vocational PhD programmes.

Special conditions

There may be tax-related issues that require special attention in connection with a stay abroad. Aarhus University may not give advice on tax-related issues, but the local tax office may give advice and guidance on the subject.

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Revised 04.04.2016