Organising a PhD course

As a course provider, you are responsible for most of the practical aspects of planning and executing the course.

Learn more about the responsibilities when organising a course (pdf)


  • The PhD course must be scientifically or otherwise relevant for PhD students and will be approved by the PhD Study Board on this basis.
  • The courses must be held in English if required by non-Danish participants.
  • If the course is organised at KU SUND, the course manager must be at an academic level corresponding to associate professor or higher to ensure the scientific content and the academic level.

We finance - You organise

The Graduate School will provide full or partial financial support when you organise a PhD course.

Please submit your application for financial support at least 4-5 months before the course. This allows time for the Graduate School to process the application and to announce the course well in advance in order for the PhD students to plan their courses and to sign up.

Applications for financial support for PhD courses are accepted and processed throughout the year and are not subjected to specific deadlines.   

Apply for financial support

Please make sure that you receive a confirmation e-mail after sending in the 'Financial support for course providers' form. If you don’t receive a confirmation e-mail, it means that the form has not been sent to the Graduate School.

*Relevance to graduate programmes: Please note that in the new template for the mandatory course description you must choose three graduate programmes to which the course is relevant.

**Hourly wages have been updated.

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Graduate programmes

Financial support for annual events such as annual meetings, yearly summer schools or symposia may be granted. The regular budget rules apply, except:

  • The Graduate School supports accommodation expenses for the participating PhD students.
  • Refreshments may include dinner.
  • The Graduate School does not support students’ travel expenses to the course venue.
  • The special rules apply to only one meeting a year for each graduate programme.

During the period 2018-2023, all graduate programmes have the opportunity to apply to the Graduate School for funding in order to offer career activities targeted to PhD students and/or PhD supervisors. Learn more about this option.

Co-financing of courses and events

If you are organising a course aimed at PhD students as well as other participants, the Graduate School can co-finance the event based on the expenses connected to the PhD students.

Collaboration between universities

The Graduate School endorses collaboration between universities in the planning and proposing of courses. Inter-university collaboration also makes it easier to gather enough students to go through with the activity.