Self-Arranged Stay

If you want to study in a particular country or university with which SDU does not cooperate, you can arrange a study abroad period on your own. The advantage of a self-arranged stay is that you are not restricted to the current offer of exchange places.

On the other hand, you will not be considered an exchange student, and you must take care of contact, application and enrolment to the particular university yourself. In addition, you should note that you most likely would have to pay tuition fees to the host university.


Important to know


You can apply for funds through the ‘udlandsstipendieordning’ to cover (some of) your tuition fees if you receive SU (

If you are not entitled to the 'udlandsstipendium' or any other scholarships, you are entitled to apply for a traveling scholarship through the University of Southern Denmark's Internalisation Fund.

  • It is very important that you apply either for the 'udlandsstipendium' or the travelling scholarship through the application button ('Apply here!') on the right side of this page.


Some of our overseas partners offer a discount to SDU students on individually arranged stays. These are listed in the section ‘study abroad’ in our lists of exchange places. If you are planning an individually arranged stay at one of our partner universities not listed in the ‘study abroad’ section, please remember to point out that you are from SDU. Maybe you will be entitled to a discount that we are not familiar with.


Below you can find a checklist about what to remember before, during and after your exchange stay.

Important documents

Below you can find important documents you may need in regards to your self-arranged study abroad period.

*not mandatory documentation for SDU Internationalbut it might be required by some universities or your Study Board.

In general, no matter whether you arrange a stay on your own or apply for an exchange place, you are always welcome to contact SDU International

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