Guide to International Scholarships to study in Denmark

Guide to International Scholarships to study in Denmark

Do you want to study at a University in Denmark? This article will help you find Scholarships to study in Denmark.

Education at the Universities of Denmark is free for all students of the European Union. Those belonging to the EEA, as well as students participating in an exchange program.

For the rest of the students, they usually have to pay tuition, which is between € 6,000 and € 16,000. Therefore, several international scholarships and funds are available to help carry out studies at the Universities of Denmark.

These scholarships are offered mostly by the Government of Denmark and some institutions in the country. Scholarships that come out every year so that students from all countries can study at these Universities.

Most Danish institutions have bilateral agreements with international institutions of higher education. These agreements are generally designed for the mutual exchange of students, researchers, and professors. National and European programs offer scholarships to international students who wish to study in Denmark through an institutional agreement.

Danish Government Scholarships

Danish education institutions receive several scholarships every year to attract highly qualified students from outside the EU and EEA. These scholarships are planned to support their studies at Danish Universities.

There are several options with these scholarships that they can offer:

  • Tuition payment exemptions from the Danish State and Scholarships from the University of Roskill. See here.
  • IT University of Copenhagen. See here.
  • Scholarships from the Danish Government at the University of Denmark. See here.

Scholarships of the Government of Denmark under the Cultural Agreements

Government scholarships under cultural contracts are available for well qualified international students and young researchers who want to engage themselves in the study of Danish language and culture or other fields of study related to Denmark.

These scholarships support the students from

  • European countries,
  • Russia,
  • China,
  • Japan,
  • Israel, and
  • Egypt.

They offer free tuition and a monthly allowance of 5,000 Danish Krones.

Other Scholarships to study in Denmark

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships in Denmark

Some of the Danish universities offer a series of Masters and Doctorates that are funded through the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship program. These scholarships help international students to follow the program in Denmark.


If you are enrolled in a higher education institution in one of the Nordic or Baltic countries, Nordplus may offer a possibility to study in another Nordic or Baltic country as part of your degree.

Erasmus Scholarships

With this program, students from the EU, EEA, and Switzerland have the possibility to study abroad. The exchanges last between 3 and 12 months.

Fulbright Commission

American higher education students who wish to study in Denmark can apply for a Fulbright scholarship.

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