Visiting scholars at the Department of Communication

Information and policy

The Department of Communication at the University of Copenhagen welcomes visiting scholars at various stages in their academic careers, ranging from PhD students to full professors. The aim of such visits is to further enhance and accelerate research at the department – and to establish lasting collaborative relationships with national and international scholars.

To apply to become a visiting scholar at the Department of Communication, it is the responsibility of a prospective visitor to identify a faculty member with whom they would like to collaborate with during the visit. That faculty member must agree to serve as the faculty host for the visit and collaborate with the visitor throughout their stay. 

Visitors can contact potential hosts at the department website and once the hosts have agreed they will arrange the visit.

Bench fee

For scholarly visits lasting longer than two months there is a bench fee of DDK 3500 per month.

There will be no bench fee for visiting scholars staying for less than 2 months.

The department does not provide funding for visitors.

Activities during visit

The faculty host is responsible for organizing activities of both a professional and social character. The visiting program is always planned by the host and therefor the program will vary from scholar to scholar. The most common activities for a visiting scholar would be:

  • Conduct research
  • Gather data
  • Confer with relevant scholars
  • Develop methodology
  • Participate in research and social activities in the section/center

Practical information

Visiting less than 2 months

Visiting scholars staying for less than 2 months at the department receive a guest access card to enter the building during the stay. There is Eduroam and Guest Wi-Fi access at the campus.

The visitor will not have access to a permanent office space, library card, IT services, and they are not registered in the university’s IT systems. It is the hosts responsibility to facilitate and organize the visitor’s stay at the department and handles practicalities regarding access to the building and introduction to the section/center.

Visiting more than 2 months

Visiting scholars staying for more than 2 months at the department will be registered as visiting scholars in the university’s systems, and visitors will have library privileges, access card to the building, and internet access. The visitor will be offered an office space in a shared office. The department is not able to provide computer equipment for visiting scholars.

Agreements for visiting scholars staying at the department for more than 2 months must be completed at least three months prior to arrival, to allow enough time to arrange for practicalities in connection with the visit.

Visiting PhD students

Visiting PhD students, who need formal PhD supervision during their visit, will need to pay a separate fee for this. PhD supervision should be agreed upon before the invitation letter is issued and will be dependent on the availability of the relevant supervisor.