Tuition fee and scholarships
If you hold a citizenship from outside EU/EEA/Switzerland, you must pay tuition fee for the MSc in Neuroscience at the University of Copenhagen.
Tuition fees are paid in 4 rates (one each semester) throughout the two-year MSc programme.
The instalments of DKK 62,500 are due at the following deadlines:
|1st semester:||1 April (prior to the programme start)|
|2nd semester:||31 January|
|3rd semester:||1 June|
|4th semester:||31 January|
The deadline for getting a refund is 1 August. After 1 August only a failed visa application will result in the refund of your tuition fee.
You will receive further information about payments in your letter with the offer of admission.
The two scholarships mentioned here are the very limited number of scholarships, which the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences has to award students.
There are, though, many other opportunities to find funding for your studies. We have collected information concerning scholarships and loans. Please follow the link below.
Danish Governmental scholarship
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences has a very limited number of scholarships to award non-EU/EEA students. The scholarships are awarded to the academically most outstanding students.
What does the scholarship cover?
The scholarship is granted to cover both tuition fees and living expenses (2021 level: DKK 9,555 per month for 22 months).
Danish Government scholarships are taxed according to Danish Tax legislation. Some nationalities may be exempt from paying tax of the scholarship. If you are exempt we will inform you by email.
Who are considered for a scholarship?
All eligible non-EU/EEA applicants are considered for a scholarship as part of the academic assessment.
The scholarships are allocated to students with excellent academic performance.
How do I apply for a scholarship?
You do not apply for a scholarship, as all eligible non-EU/EEA applications will be taken into consideration for a scholarship. Therefore, there is no separate application form.
Danish Governmental Scholarship for 2nd year students
Each year the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences consider the academic performance of fee-paying students who have completed the first year at the faculty regarding a full 1-year scholarship. The number of scholarship is very limited. It is our expectation to award approximately 2 scholarships for 2nd year students per academic year. The scholarship will be awarded each September.
The very best student will be awarded a scholarship to cover both tuition fees and living expenses for the 2nd year of their programme.
You do not have to apply for the scholarship. All fee-paying students will automatically be taken into consideration for a 2nd year scholarship.
By mid-September, you will receive an e-mail if you have been awarded the scholarship.
It is our expectation, that student must have a GPA of 10 or higher on the Danish grading scale in order to be awarded a scholarship.
Please note that you are exempted from paying tuition fees for full-time studies if you:
- hold a permanent residence permit in Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands)
- hold a temporary residence permit “with a view to” or “with the possibility of” permanent residency in Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands) and your permit states: “mhp. varigt ophold” or “mmf. varigt ophold”
- hold a permanent residence permit in one of the other Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland), cf. Article 1 of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Order No 54 of 17 June 1999 between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden regarding access to further education, provided you maintain your official residence in that country while enrolled at the University of Copenhagen
- have become an EU citizen or enjoy equality of treatment with an EU citizen pursuant to the Executive Order on Residence in Denmark for Aliens Falling within the Rules of the European Union (EU Residence Order)
- have been granted a temporary residence permit cf. section 7(1) and section 8(1) of the Danish Aliens Act (convention refugees) or section 7(2) and section 8(2) (foreigners with protection status)
- have been granted a temporary residence permit on the grounds of family reunification, cf. section 9(1) or 9c(1) of the Danish Aliens Act as a consequence of a familial relationship to a foreigner with a residence permit pursuant to section 7(1) or (2) or section 8(1) or (2). The status as 'accompanying spouse' is not the same as family reunification. An applicant with the status 'accompanying spouse' must pay application fee as well as tuition fee.
- have been granted a temporary residence permit cf. section 9b(1) of the Danish Aliens Act (foreigners with humanitarian protection status)
- have been granted a residence permit pursuant to Section 9M (previously 9C) of the Danish Aliens Act as a consequence of your parents having been granted residence permits pursuant to Section 9A of the Danish Aliens Act.
- have a dual citizenship (EU/EEA + non EU/EEA) and decide to enter Denmark as an EU/EEA citizen (using both citizenships to enter Denmark is not possible).
To get an exemption from paying application fee and tuition fees you must submit a copy of your residence permit as well as a copy of your residence card when you apply for admission.
If you are exempted from paying tuition fee due to your residence permit, you are obligated to inform the Faculty of any changes in relation to your residence permit (for instance, if your residence permit is revoked or become invalid, or you are awarded a different type of residence permit than the one based on which you have been exempted from paying tuition)
You notify the Faculty by sending an e-email to: MScfirstname.lastname@example.org.
The Faculty will then consider whether you will be exempted from paying tuition for the remainder of your studies.