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Before arriving to Denmark

Travel Documents

Around two months before your departure to Denmark, you will receive your ticket, insurance papers and Letter of Acceptance/Letter of Invitation from our office. For fellows who need a visa for Denmark (please see below), you will also need these documents when applying for such.

A valid passport is required for entry into Denmark, and the Danish Immigration Authorities at the airport may ask you to present your Letter of Acceptance/Letter of Invitation from DFC.


A Schengen visa or a temporary residence permit for Denmark is required for citizens from most countries, and some European countries demand transit visa. A residence permit is always required if the stay in Denmark exceeds 90 days. Expenses for Schengen visa/residence permit for Denmark will be reimbursed, provided that you send us the receipt. DFC will not reimburse travel/hotel costs related to the obtaining visa/residence permit. It is the fellow’s own responsibility to ensure that the visa/residence permit is valid for the full study period.

You can find more information on visas/residence permits here.


Fellowships are costly and the process for obtaining them often highly competitive. Each fellowship is an investment in improving your own individual learning, skills and competencies and in supporting organizational learning and improvements. Many expenses are committed when a fellowship is granted. Late cancellations are therefore not acceptable. Especially for the cross-thematic courses, cancellations are most unfortunate, as many qualified applicants may have been turned down in the selection process.

Expectations of Fellows

Participation in all aspects of the course or study for which you have been granted a fellowship is mandatory. Again, fellowships are costly and in high demand, and we expect you to be highly motivated and participate actively in all elements of the course/study, for which you have been selected. Should you be prevented from participating, you are expected to show due cause to both DFC and the place of study. Absence from course activities without due cause will result in reduction in per diems and, should the absence be of a longer duration, may result in the termination of the fellowship.

This also means that any and all private travel during your stay in Denmark must be undertaken outside the course programme. Should you be late for or absent from course lectures, whether due to travel delays or otherwise related to private travel, such absence will likewise result in a reduction in per diems. All arrangements related to private travel will be your own responsibility.

It goes without saying that fellows are expected to carry themselves in a professional manner and treat all fellow students and teachers in an equal and courteous manner, without prejudice as to race, gender, colour or creed.

What does a DFC fellowship cover?

DFC fellowships will cover the following:

  • Study fee to the place of study, paid directly by DFC.
  • Application fees required by the place of study, where applicable. The fee will be paid by the fellow and refunded by DFC.
  • Visa fees, where applicable. The fee will be paid by the fellow and refunded by DFC.
  • Residence permit, where applicable. The fee will be paid by DFC.
  • Mandatory language tests, where applicable. The cost will be paid by the fellow and refunded by DFC.
  • International travel to and from Denmark for the course/study. Tickets will be booked by DFC.
  • Per diems/allowances, paid to fellows by DFC within the first few days of arrival.
  • Accommodation in Denmark. Accommodation will be booked by DFC and will be either at a hostel (in Copenhagen at DFC’s own student hostel on Hostrupsvej 22, 1950 Frederiksberg), or at a hotel as close as possible to the place of study, depending on availability.
  • Transportation to and from the place of study.