Scholarship for IARU Students – University of Copenhagen

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Novo Nordisk International Talent Program

Novo Nordisk International Talent Program is a scholarship programme set up to assist students from the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) in a range of select academic fields seeking to study abroad at the University of Copenhagen.

Who can apply

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • be enrolled in a degree programme at a IARU university or Harvard University
  • apply for admission to UCPH as an exchange or guest student
  • study at third year Bachelor's level or Master’s level while at UCPH in one of the following programmes:
    Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Biology, Biology-Biotechnology, Public Health, Food Innovation and Health, Global Health, Human Nutrition, Human Biology, Human Physiology, Immunology and Inflammation, Health Informatics, Chemistry, Medicine, Medicine and Technology, Molecular Biomedicine, Nanoscience and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • meet a GPA requirement of minimum 3
  • engage in study activities pertaining to metabolism, insulin, haemoglobin and obesity

The International Alliance of Research Universities are:

Australian National University
ETH, Zürich
National University of Singapore
Peking University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Cambridge
University of Cape Town 
University of Oxford
The University of Tokyo
Yale University

Harvard University is also included in the Novo Nordisk International Talent Program.

The scholarship

The scholarship may be spent towards the cost of tuition fees, travel costs, insurance, and other expenses incurred in connection with studying abroad at UCPH.

The scholarship will typically amount to approximately EURO € 1200 a month. Depending on the costs and length of the study abroad at UCPH, it may increase up to EURO € 26000 in total.

Scholarships are awarded for up to one academic year. The programme gives priority to applicants who display a strong academic background and have submitted an ambitious study plan for their stay at the University of Copenhagen.

For students of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Students enrolled in programmes of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, are considered to be Healthcare professionals and are subject to The Promotion Code for Danish healthcare professionals, describing the regulation of promotion activities between the pharmaceutical industry and Healthcare professionals.

As a consequence NNITP scholarships for these students will amount to documented expenses incurred in connection with studying abroad for:  travel expenses, house rent, insurance and if relevant UCPH tuition fee.

Application process

To submit an application, you will be required to provide:

  • a motivated study plan
  • a copy of your transcript of records in English, including both Bachelor’s and Master’s grades

The motivated study plan should be maximum one A4 page and include a description of your studies at your home university, your proposed study programme at the University of Copenhagen, and why your study profile matches the requirements of the Novo Nordisk International Talent Program.

The application deadlines are 25 October and 1 April.

The motivated study plan and requested documents are submitted through this link:

You will be requested to submit your GPA, including both Bachelor's and Master's grades, if you have Master's grades. Please use the following GPA calculator:

We will open for submission of applications one month prior to the application deadlines.

You may expect to hear about the outcome of your application 4-8 weeks after the application deadline.