When it comes to Europe, there are a number of countries that offer high-quality education and Denmark is one of them. The study cost in Denmark is low, the classes are taught in English, the subject areas offered are diverse and the standard of living is much better than some other European countries. In addition to that, the Danish institutions are highly competitive as the faculties use unorthodox and innovative teaching approaches. The best part is, there are a number of scholarships that can be applied to which are sponsored at the state and institutional levels.
The students from the EU/EEA are exempted from paying the tuition fee. Students outside of the EU/EEA can apply for sponsorships. Most of the fully funded scholarships are for doctoral programs but undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional educational records can also get generous funding.
Scholarships List in Denmark
We have put together a list of scholarships in Denmark for the students interested in studying there.
#1 University of Southern Denmark (SDU) Scholarships:
The University of Southern Denmark is offering scholarships to international students under its Talent Master Fellowship Program. This scholarship is available for a master’s in Computer Science program. The grantees will be able to involve in a study job in a technology company in Denmark. The job will be of about 12 hours a week within which the students will be able to have first-hand experience of a corporate environment alongside earning their master’s degree.
Students from all nationalities with a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a relevant field are welcome to apply. If the candidates do not have a bachelor’s degree in CS they must have studied the following subjects in their bachelor’s program:
- Data structures
- Computer systems (machine architecture and control systems)
- Discrete mathematics
Currently, 32,000 students are studying in SDU with 20% of them from outside of Denmark.
#2 Roskilde University Scholarships:
The Danish government is offering a limited number of scholarships to students from outside of the EU/EEA. These scholarships will be granted at the graduate/master’s level at Roskilde University. The grant will be in the form of scholarships and tuition fee waivers.
There are a number of subject areas affiliated with this offer, like master’s in communication studies, cultural encounters, international public administration, politics, global studies, mathematical bioscience, spatial designs and society, and Nordic urban planning studies.
The length of the scholarship is a maximum of 22 months. The awardees will get a tuition fee waiver and a monthly stipend of 7800 DKK to cover their living costs. The applicants should be non-EU/EEA citizens and must apply to one of the listed master’s programs in order to get the grant.
#3 Danish Government Scholarships for non-EU/EEA Students:
The Danish government along with the Danish Ministry of Education is encouraging highly qualified and potential students to study in Denmark by offering them generous funding. These scholarships will be awarded to students who belong to countries outside of the European Union and the European Economic Area. A number of Higher Educational Institutions of Denmark are participating in this program and the grant can be for the length of the degree program.
The scholarships will be in the form of partial or full tuition fee waivers. Eligible students may also get a monthly stipend to cover their living expenses. The number of grants is limited. For the sessions starting in September, the deadline for application will be around April, and for the sessions starting in February; the application deadline is usually around October. For further information, interested candidates should check out the official website of the Danish Ministry of Education.
#4 University College of Northern Denmark Scholarship:
University College of Northern Denmark, every year offers scholarships to non-EU/EEA students. The number of scholarships is limited and is open for all those programs of UCN that are taught in English. It offers a tuition fee waiver of 30% to 50% and in some circumstances, a monthly stipend to cover some part of the living expenses of the students. It is not fully funded so the rest of the tuition will be paid by the students. The scholarship is renewed each semester so only the most outstanding students will get the scholarship for the complete duration of their degree.
It is awarded to students who are non-EU/EEA citizens and who do not have permanent residency status in Denmark. The applicants should not be studying in Denmark through an exchange program and should not currently be getting any grant that is waiving their tuition fee. In order to be considered for the scholarship, the applicants need to be enrolled in a listed program and have to submit the scores of their English language proficiency test.
#5 IT University of Copenhagen Scholarship:
The IT University of Copenhagen is offering scholarships to outstanding MSc applicants. These scholarships are aimed towards non-EU/EEA citizens and are open for all the MSc programs taught at the university. The scholarship is state-funded and every year only 3 or 4 students are awarded the grant. The grant covers the full tuition of the grantees and also offers a stipend that is meant to partly cover their living costs.
The students need to be enrolled in an MSc program to be considered for the grant. There is no need to separately apply for the scholarship. The applicants who manage to acquire the scholarship will be informed in their letter of admission.
#6 Aalborg University Scholarship:
Aalborg University is calling out for applications for its Ph.D. program in Material Sciences for the academic session 2020-21. International applicants are also welcome to apply. The candidates will be allotted a monthly salary but this grant offers partial funding so the candidates will need to use their personal finances as well. The applicants must hold a master’s degree in a relevant field and must have sufficient knowledge about chemistry, material sciences, material technology, glass science, ceramic science, and chemical reactions. They should know the use of thermal methods, thermal analysis, crystallographic techniques, microscopy, and spectroscopy.
As with all the fully funded and partially funded Ph.D. scholarships, this one also requires getting enrolled in the program first.