Residence and work permits - Non-EU/EEA citizens
Guest researcher/PhD students
The Guest Researcher / Guest PhD student schemes are relevant to you, if you are going on a research stay at Aalborg University without being employed or enrolled at Aalborg University (AAU).
You are required to hold a work and residence permit to be a guest researcher or guest PhD student. You need to hold the permit prior to your stay at AAU.
However, guest researchers and guest PhD students on short stays under 90 days might be exempted from holding a work and residence permit (see below).
The International Staff Unit (ISU) will initiate the application process.
The immigration authorities’ processing time for residence and work permits is 30 days. Additional time is required for you to appear in person at a Danish diplomatic mission. We recommend to begin the application process 60 days in advance of schedule to enter into Denmark.
Your work and residence permit will be applied via either the Guest Researcher-scheme or the Guest PhD Student-scheme.
Please note that non-Nordic citizens are required to hold a work and residence permit to work or conduct research in Greenland or the Faroe Islands. Special conditions apply and the processing time is 3 months. Contact the ISU or further information.