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Internationalisation grants

Funding for internationalisation of PhD programmes

The Graduate School of Technical Sciences (GSTS) provides funding for internationalisation of PhD programmes.

We accept and process applications as they are received.

Screening grants - find the right candidate for your project

Funding for a foreign candidate/student stay at the GSTS, Aarhus University can be granted for a period of maximum 90 days, including arrival and departure dates. During this time, the person can attend courses, summer schools, and workshops. He/she can also perform 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 the GSTS, Aarhus University.

For further information, please see our quick guide on screening grants.

To apply for a screening grant, please use the Application form (right click and save file to fill in the form). Send the partially completed form to the relevant head of programme, who will then finalise the form and send it to the GSTS (GSSTgrants@au.dk). We accept and process applications as they are received.

Please note:

  • The application must be made by a member of the academic staff (supervisor) at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University.
  • The stay must be one continuous period of max. 90 days.
  • 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).
  • The grant cannot be given to co-finance 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 GSTS 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.
  • Graduate School of Technical Sciences adhere to the guidelines for international research and innovation (URIS). For more information, see link (in Danish only).

To be eligible, the candidate/student must:

  • have at least a Bachelor's degree.
  • have no prior affiliation to Aarhus University, i.e.,
    • a screening grant cannot be given as funding for an extension to another stay (planned or already in progress) at Aarhus University.
    • applying for funding for two or more consecutive stays is not possible.
  • have a postal address outside of Denmark before starting the grant period.
  • after 1 March 2019 be able to meet the English language requirement at the GSTS (see below).

Language skills

Excellent communication skills in English are considered essential, and the applicant must be able to read, write, and speak academic English fluently. English language requirement is comparable to a minimum of TOEFL 83 or IELTS 6.5 (which is comparable to a an “English B level” in the Danish upper secondary school (“gymnasium”).

The PhD administration may ask applicants to document their proficiency in English at any time during the recruitment process if this is considered necessary.

GSTS quick guide

Application forms

17402 / i43