Erasmus+ traineeship for PhD students
Find your research area
An Erasmus Traineeship at PhD level must be arranged in direct contact with a department or research group at the University of Copenhagen. This means that students are responsible for the initial contact to the relevant professor, researcher or research group and for planning the Erasmus Traineeship.
To search for a relevant research group or professor please click here.
The International Education office cannot help students find a relevant professor, researcher or research group.
Each department enrolls their own Erasmus Traineeship PhD students. As a PhD student you need to reach out to the relevant department of where you wish to attend your traineeship. You will complete the enrollment process together with your desired department.
Rights to the research results
A visiting scientist needs to sign an agreement with UCPH as a prerequisite for working/performing a research project at the premises of UCPH.
The agreement is needed to regulate the exchange of confidential information, data (including personal data) and results, and to determine ownership to any intellectual property rights originating from the work performed at UCPH.
For information about Erasmus Traineeship grants, ECTS, etc., the student must contact the international department at their home university.
All trainees are strongly recommended to take out liability and accident insurance coverage on their own.
According to Danish legislation, Danish universities are generally not allowed to take out insurance coverage. This means that the trainee will not be covered by any accident or liability insurance taken out by the University of Copenhagen during the traineeship.
In case of damage to the property of the University of Copenhagen caused by a trainee, the University of Copenhagen will assess the degree of guilt in the specific case:
- The University of Copenhagen will cover damages assessed to be made inadvertently
- The University of Copenhagen will not cover any damages assessed to be made deliberately owing to gross negligence or intention
- The University of Copenhagen will not cover any third-party damages
You can read all about the visa process on this page for International Staff Mobility.