The travel grant was established in 2010 as a present to HM Queen Margrethe on the occasion of her 70th birthday and was expanded in 2012 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne. A total of five grants are awarded. At Aarhus BSS and Arts, the grants go to students of political science and archaeology – the subjects that Her Majesty studied during her time as a student at Aarhus University in 1961-62. No restrictions with regard to subject apply to candidates from Faculty of Health, Faculty of Natural Science and Faculty of Technical Science.
The 25,000 kroner travel grants are intended to make it possible for their recipients to study abroad in connection with their studies at Aarhus University.