Financial support for your change of research environment

If your change of research environment lasts for at least four weeks in total and is completed at a research institution abroad or in Denmark outside the Capital Region of Denmark or Region Zealand, you can apply for financial support from the Graduate School to cover travel and study related expenses.

Make sure to carefully plan your stay(s) to meet the requirements for financial support.


  • Travel expenses related to your change of research environment.
  • Rent, local transport, health and travel insurance (please check whether your work place covers travel insurance).

Travel expenses related to journeys for private purposes, private Insurances, participation in congresses and courses are not covered by the grant.



The maximum grant is DKK 20,000 for the first month and up to DKK 5,000 for the following five months.

The maximum grant you can receive during your PhD programme is DKK 45,000 (equivalent to a six month stay).



  • Obtain documentation of your stay from the host university/institution.
    This may be a confirmation letter or email correspondence stating the duration of your research stay.
  • The documentation must contain the institution signature or logo. If you're staying at different host universities/institutions, you need documentation from all of them.  
  • Prepare a short statement explaining the connection between your stay and your PhD project.
  • Obtain project account information from your department (UCPH employees only). 
    Please be aware that the Graduate School can only transfer grants to DR10 accounts.
  • Remember to follow UCPH's travel and procurement rules. Read more at Kunet-Booking travel.
  • Submit your due regular assessments before applying for financial support.



As of 1 february 2023 you have to apply for financial support at the same time as you register your change of research environment. Financial support and change of research environment is in the same application. Thus you cannot apply for financial support without completing all necessary steps in your application regarding change of research environment.

You cannot apply for funding for fewer than four weeks at a time.

Do you register your change of research environment after 1 February 2023?

Have you registered your change of research environment before 1 February 2023?

Processing time of your application is approximately 14 days. 













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