Subsidy for PhD courses

When you are enrolled as PhD student, you can apply to the Faculty of Health Sciences for financial support to participate in PhD courses. You can get a subsidy of up to DKK 10,000 per course to cover (full or part) expenses related to course fees, travel with public transportation and hotel accommodation.

You can apply for financial support to participate in as many “Open market” courses as is relevant for you. In addition, you can apply for a subsidy to participate in one course that is not covered by the “Open market” agreement during your PhD study. This includes (but is not limited to) courses offered by universities outside Denmark and courses offered by private organizations, and also some courses that are offered by other SDU institutions than the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health Sciences.

You can click here for more information on “Open market for PhD courses”. Please check which category your course belongs to before applying.

How to apply for a subsidy

Please send a short application to Your application must contain information on the following:

  • Your name, department and research unit
  • Course title
  • Course location
  • Dates
  • Course description/programme, either as a direct link or as an attachment 
  • Budget for the expenses including course fee, transport and any accommodation

Please note that tickets and hotel accommodation must be booked through Via Egencia travel agency. Please contact Via Egencia for a price estimate.

If the budgeted amount exceeds DKK 10,000, you will be asked to have your department buy all the tickets and afterwards send us an invoice for DKK 10,000.

If a subsidy is granted, the Graduate School will give you a grant number and instructions on how to book tickets etc. Please do not book tickets before you have this information.

Your application will in most cases be processed within a week.

Conditions and limitations

You can apply for financial support to participate in courses that are included in your PhD plan and/or other PhD courses offered by universities in Denmark or abroad. If you want to take a course that is not included in your PhD plan and is a PhD course as such, then you must enclose a statement from your main supervisor regarding the relevance of the course.

You must apply for a subsidy in due time (at least one week) before the course starts. The Graduate School will not cover any course expenses if you do not have prior approval and does not grant subsidies retrospectively.

Financial support in connection with a course does not cover aspects such as a daily allowance for time used, food, use of own car/motorcycle or participation in conferences, congresses and symposia.






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