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Going to China?

To make it easier for you we have gathered some practical information for download.

Guide - Information for teachers and researchers going to Beijing
Information about facilities available at the SDC office, teaching schedule and platform etc.

Guide - arrange your visit to China
Important information about accommodation, travelling with research equipment, visa, invitation letter etc.

Take notice:
On 4 October the Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Copenhagen will change their procedure for requesting a visa for China. The center will capture applicants’ fingerprints on behalf of Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Denmark in accordance with Chinese laws and regulations. This means that you will have to show up in person at the center in Copenhagen in order to get the application process underway. Learn more here.

To request an invitation letter for your visa application please fill in this form.

Before applying for a visa for China you need to send this filled in form to UCAS, so they can return an invitation letter that you need when applying for a visa. Please note that the processing time for an invitation letter is 60 days.

Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit
The “Invitation Letter of Duly Authorized Unit” issued by Chinese Academy of Sciences is required when applying for F-visa if your nationality is of the following 27 nations/countries:

Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Libya, Mali, South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, Tunisia, Lebanon, Algeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Chad, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Iran, Congo, Ghana.

Funding guide and R&D network

Click here to download the funding guide from Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai.

The guide gives an overview of the publically financed funding opportunities for researchers based at Danish institutions, working or wanting to work with Chinese counterparts.


Click here to download the ICDK analysis from Innovation Centre Denmark, Shanghai.

The report provides a mapping of current development and activities in the Chinese R&D. The analysis aims at unfolding the many opportunities of collaboration with relevant stakeholders in China.

Compensation and invoicing

The Danish universities can receive compensation from the Danish SDC Office for activities carried out within the framework of the SDC cooperation in 2018.

Find the guidelines about compensation and invoicing here.