The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) offers a limited number of tuition waivers and grants through the Danish Government Scholarship programme. The scholarships are competitive and offered to highly talented students with outstanding academic records from non-EU/EEU countries.
The Danish Government Scholarship is granted either as full or partial tuition fee waivers and/or as an amount that covers basic living costs.
UCPH contacts nominated applicants via the e-mail stated in their application for admission. The nominees have to either decline or accept the scholarship.
If you are offered a scholarship but do not accept it within the deadline specified in the e-mail, the scholarship offer will be revoked, and the scholarship will be offered to another applicant. Thus, it is very important that you make sure to check your e-mail on a regular basis. The University recommends checking your spam folder or other e-mail filters, as e-mails might direct from your inbox to the spam folder.
- The Danish Government Scholarship granted either as full or partial tuition fee waivers;
- And/or as an amount that covers basic living costs.
All non-EU/EEA applicants
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 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 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.
- All non-EU/EEA applicants offered admission, automatically considered for the scholarship.
- The University awards the scholarships solely on the basis of academic achievement; thus, financial need not considered. For faculty-specific selection criteria, procedures etc, please refer to the bottom of this page.
The application deadline varies, please check out the official website.