University of Gothenburg

Visiting Fellow Programme

The Department of Applied IT welcomes guests from academia, industry, government, and civil society to participate in and contribute to our community through visits of 1-12 months. The programme provides the opportunity to spend time collaborating with the leading programmes and research groups at the department as a Visiting Doctoral Student, Visiting Researcher, Visiting Professor, or Visiting Professional.

The Visiting Fellow Programme is an opportunity for guests and existing members of the department to learn from each other and develop together. Guests are expected to actively contribute by participating broadly in seminars and other collegial activities but are also encouraged to take opportunities to forge connections and work together with members across the Applied IT community.

To apply for the Visiting Fellow Programme, applicants must have come to an informal agreement with an existing member of the department to act as host during their stay. 

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  • Opportunities to engage with the leading programmes and research groups across the Department of Applied IT
  • Desk space and access to university resources such as libraries
  • Access to departmental digital collaboration spaces and information about activities
  • The opportunity to be listed on the department website with a brief biography


  • Engage with and play an active role in the Department of Applied IT community
  • Lead at least one seminar during the visit
  • Submit a brief activity report at the end of the visit summarizing engagement and contribution to the Department of Applied IT community

Time frame

Visiting Fellows are welcome to stay for 1-12 months. Visits should be planned so that they coincide with the study periods at the university to ensure that there is an active community to engage with. Those periods run from late August through the middle of December and from the middle of January through the end of May. Visits during the summer period from the middle of June to late August should be avoided.


The Department of Applied IT does not provide salary to Visiting Fellows. Guests are expected to be funded through their home organisation or other funders. Examples of possible funding opportunities in Sweden include the guest scholarship programme for PhD students and post-docs from the Swedish Institute, post-doc stipends from the Swedish Research Council, along with grants for faculty members from the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT). Within the Nordic countries, there is funding available from the Nordic Council of Ministers (Nordforsk) and within the EU, there is funding available through the Erasmus+ programme.


Visiting Fellows are expected to find and fund their own accommodation for visits. The university’s Welcome Services can provide support and has access to a limited number of apartments that can be rented by guests. Please note that the department cannot guarantee or provide accommodation.

How to apply

Applications are accepted throughout the year. To apply, please complete the online application form:

Application Form - Visiting Fellow Programme