Applications are now open for the 2023 Danish Government Scholarship. The scholarship is offered at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) to highly talented students from non-EU/EEU countries. The application deadline is 15th January 2023.
The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) offers a limited number of tuition waivers and grants through the Danish Government Scholarship program. The scholarships are competitive and offered to highly talented students from non-EU/EEU countries with outstanding academic records. All non-EU/EEA applicants offered admission will automatically be considered for the scholarship.
The Danish Government Scholarship is granted either as full or partial tuition fee waivers and/or as an amount that covers basic living costs.
The University awards the scholarships solely on the basis of academic achievement; thus, financial need is not considered. For faculty-specific selection criteria, procedures etc., please refer to the bottom of this page.
Benefits of 2023 Danish Government Scholarship
- This is a Core Fulbright grant
- The scholarship amount is DKK 125,000 with numerous facilities
Who are eligible?
In order to be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:
- a citizen of a country outside the EU, EEA (the European Economic Area) or Switzerland
- admitted to a master’s degree programme at the University of Copenhagen
- granted a time-limited residence permit for the purpose of studying a higher educational programme in Denmark.
You are not eligible for a Danish Government Scholarship if you:
- have a legal claim to the rights of Danish citizens
- are eligible for a grant in accordance with Danish law regarding the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme (SU)
- have been granted a residence permit at the time of admission by the Danish Aliens Consolidations Act §9c, subsection 1, as the child of a foreign citizen who has been granted a residence permit in accordance with the Danish Aliens Consolidations Act §9m, and who is a citizen of a country that is not acceded to the EU or covered by the EEA agreement.
How do we award the scholarship?
All non-EU/EEA applicants to the University of Copenhagen’s MA/MSc degree programmes will automatically be considered for the Danish Government Scholarship, provided they are eligible. Thus, it is not necessary to apply.
UCPH will contact those who get nominated via the e-mail stated in their application for admission. The nominees have to either decline or accept the scholarship.
- If you are a citizen from outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland, as of October 2017 you are required to pay an application fee of DKK 750 (app. EUR 100) when applying for one or more master’s degree programs in the same application round. You will only have to pay the application fee once each application round regardless of whether you choose to apply for one, two, or the maximum of three Master’s degree programs per application round.
- You can apply for a Fulbright grant to Denmark before you have been accepted to a Danish university
- Studies/research in Denmark needs to be on graduate level
- You need a strong letter of affiliation from the Danish host institution (Master’s and PhD sample letter)
- As a Fulbright student you do not pay tuition during your Fulbright year
- Recent graduates and graduating seniors must attend Master’s-level classes at the Danish institution
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