Going abroad

As a PhD student at Graduate School Arts you are expected to incorporate one longer international research stay of at least 2 months’ duration in your PhD plan. This is considered a key qualification in your development as a researcher.

Reflection concerning your international research stays must appear in the PhD plan.

To strengthen PhD students’ opportunity to study abroad for an extended period of time during the PhD degree programme, the departmental work may be reduced by 20 hours per month spent studying abroad to be completed in accordance with the PhD plan. This reduction may only be granted for up to five months of studying abroad (PhD students' paid work at the department (840 hours total) - English version and Danish version).

You are expected to plan for this stay yourself, naturally in dialogue with your supervisor, and as such you need to consider carefully the destination of your stay, the period, the costs and the expected outcome. Below we have gathered a number of resources which may be of help to you before, during and after your stay.

PhD students employed at the Faculty of Arts are given a maximum credit of DKK 30,000, covering their entire project period, unless other specific agreements were made on their registration/appointment. This credit is granted to help PhD students carry out the PhD plan, and can be used to cover travel expenses pursuant to the rules outlined in the Guidelines on how to manage travel expenses.

If you are a PhD student with external funding, you should generally settle your travelling expenses via your external project number and NOT via the graduate school’s travel project number. If you need any further information about how to settle your travel expenses, please ask the grant recipient for the external project in question or the Arts Finance department.

 

  • Rules for travelling at Graduate School, Arts: English version
  • Guidelines on how to manage travel expenses: English version
  • Financing research stays abroad, International Centre: English version
  • ResearchFunding.Net: English version
  • Going abroad, International Centre: English version
  • Travel insurance for employees at Aarhus University: English version
    If you are not employed at Aarhus University please ask your employer for travel insurance.
  • Travel and expense management (including AURUS, travel policies and credit cards): English version
  • BLOG - PhD student on research stay in California: Danish version