Under this heading the Graduate School provides funding for a minimum of one month’s visit to a university in another country. These grants are envisaged as an opportunity for Graduate School students to spend time in a foreign research environment likely to be beneficial for their thesis work. A precondition is an invitation from the foreign university making it clear that they offer a workspace for the duration of the stay. In addition, the applicants’ principal supervisor has to certify that the stay abroad is important for their thesis work. These grants are advertised once per year and are only open to doctoral students included in the Graduate School partnership structure.