Danish Government Scholarships

Denmark has entered a Cultural Agreements Programme with the following countries:

Brazil, ChinaEgypt, Japan, Russia and South Korea

Applicants must be enrolled at an institution of higher education in one of the countries above. Long term scholarships under the Cultural Agreements programme can only be offered for non-degree studies. Students accepted for a Master degree programme or a PhD programme at the University of Copenhagen are not eligible for Danish Government Scholarships under the Cultural Agreements.

Scholarships are only available to Master and PhD-level students. However, Bachelor students wishing to study Danish language and literature can also apply if they have studied the Danish language for two years.

Bachelor and Master students:

  • Please note that students at Bachelor and Master level are required to take 30 ECTS credits per semester and are not eligible to do research without ECTS.
  • Students at Bachelor and Master level will have the status as exchange students while studying at the University of Copenhagen.
  • Students at Bachelor and Master level should not contact a lecturer to get an invitation to study at the University of Copenhagen.
  • Please note that some areas of study require proof of English proficiency.
  • Admission is contingent on the applicants meeting the academic requirements of the University of Copenhagen.

PhD students:

  • PhD students must have received an invitation from a lecturer to conduct research at the University of Copenhagen. Find a researcher here.
  • PhD students will be required to sign a Visiting PhD-student Agreement.
  • PhD students will be able to take PhD courses if there are available spots on the course.
  • PhD students will not have access to courses at Bachelor and Master level.

Information on the application procedure and deadline for 2019-2020 is available on the web site of the Agency of Science and Higher Education.

Summer language courses under the Cultural Agreements Programme


For information regarding summer language courses under the Cultural Agreements Programme, please refer to the web site of the Agency of Science and Higher Education.