Who can apply

The programme will focus on the exchange of DTU bachelor, master and PhD students. The programme also allows exchange of post docs or tenures from Indian Universities

Field - has to be industrial biotechnology and cannot be medicinal/ pharmaceutical biotechnology

The Scientists must work in the field of biotechnology, bioinformatics, Al, Machine learning and digitalization which for the purpose of this Agreement shall mean "the study of advanced technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for industrial or scientific use, excluding pharma related activities".

Danish researchers going to India will primarily be selected from Technical University of Denmark

Indian researchers coming to the Technical University of Denmark

DTU has signed agreements with the following Indian Institutions:

1. Indian Institute of Science Bangalore 

2. Indian Institute of Technology Madras

3. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

4. Indian Institute of Technology Delhi



Duration of exchange

  • Exchange of bachelor, master and PhDs from DTU – 3 to 12 months
  • Exchange of post docs and tenures from India – 1 to 3 months

Guidelines for grants

Interested applicants can apply for grants as stated below:  

Danes to India


To promote the exchange, Danish researchers will receive a travel grant (15-20,000 DKK) covering an economy class ticket, necessary vaccination and visa costs and a monthly grant of 8000 DKK to cover living expenses.

Master's students will also be receiving a travel + monthly grant, which will be decided on a case to case basis.

Indians to Denmark

Indians exchanging to Denmark will also receive a travel grant covering an economy class ticket, necessary vaccination and visa costs and a monthly grant to cover their living expenses in Denmark.

Research areas of interest

Research activities in the partner Institutions are wide – ranging from basic research in the molecular basis of life processes to applied research in modern biotechnology.  Some specific fields are as follows:

  • Bio-fuels
  • M. tuberculosis
  • Disease resistance
  • Genomics and computational biology
  • Aphid transcriptomics
  • Indian micro-biome
  • NGS, systems biology and SNP prioritisation
  •  Ancient Indian populations study
  • Quantitative physiology
  • Kinetic and stoichiometric modeling
  • Penicillium research on production of cellulase
  • Protein sequence evolution
  • Adenovirus gene delivery
  • Resistance mechanisms
  • Ligand-binding predictions


Vanita Singh
Office for Study Programmes and Student Affairs
+45 45 25 78 57