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Funding for internationalisation of the PhD programmes at Science and Technology, Aarhus University

Funding for Internationalisation of the PhD programmes at Science and Technology, Aarhus University

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

We accept and process applications as they are received.

The following two kinds of funding for internationalisation can be applied for:

A) Recruitment of foreign research talents for PhD studies at GSST, Aarhus University
B) A stay at GSST, Aarhus University, for PhD students enrolled at a foreign university


Priority will be given to applications for screening grants (Type A), whereas support for visiting PhD students from foreign universities (Type B) will be given in exceptional cases only.

Please note that:

  • Only members of the academic staff (supervisors) at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, can apply for these two types of grants
  • We accept and process applications as they are received
  • It can take 7-8 weeks from an application is approved before the candidate/student can start the grant period (depending on citizenship)
  • Only someone with a  Bachelor’s  degree can be granted a GSST grant
  • The grant can only be given to a candidate/student with no prior affiliation to Aarhus University
  • The 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 2 or more consecutive stays is not possible)
  • The grant cannot be given as co-financing of any kind. 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 stay himself/herself. The applicant cannot apply for a GSST grant and then provide extra funding him-/herself for the candidate’s/student’s living expenses
  • The candidate/student must have a postal address outside of Denmark before starting the grant period

A) Recruitment of foreign research talents for PhD studies at GSST, Aarhus University

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 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 filled in form to the respective Head of programme.
    The programme chair then completes the form and sends it to either Charlotte Kahlen Steffensen, e-mail: charlotte.steffensen@au.dk or Camilla Steen Møller, e-mail: csm@au.dk

B) A stay at GSST, Aarhus University for PhD students enrolled at a foreign university

The aim of this grant is to strengthen the 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.

It will be of vital importance to the assessment of the application how the PhD student can contribute to the already 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 filled in form to the respective Head of programme.
    The Head of programme then completes it and sends it to either Charlotte Kahlen Steffensen, e-mail: charlotte.steffensen@au.dk or Camilla Steen Møller, e-mail: csm@au.dk
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Revised 14.02.2017