Danish Government Scholarships

The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) offers a limited number of tuition waivers and grants through the Danish Government Scholarship programme. The scholarships are competitive and offered to highly talented students with outstanding academic records from non-EU/EEU countries. All non-EU/EEA applicants offered admission will automatically be considered for the scholarship.

The Danish Government Scholarship is granted either as full or partial tuition fee waivers and/or as an amount that covers basic living costs.






Faculty-specific conditions

The Faculty of Social Sciences only has a very limited number of Danish Government Scholarships available – generally 2-3 per year.

Please note that the scholarships are awarded solely in connection with the September intake.

If you are offered admission to one of the Faculty’s degree programmes, the offer of admission will either contain the information that you have been awarded a scholarship or that you are required to pay tuition fees. If it contains the information that you must pay tuition fees, it means that you have not been granted a scholarship.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences has a very limited number of scholarships to award outstanding non-EU/EEA students. The scholarships are awarded to the academically most outstanding students.

What does the scholarship cover?

The Admissions Committee can choose to grant a scholarship in two different ways:

  • The scholarship is granted to cover both tuition fees and living expenses
  • The scholarship is granted to cover the tuition fee.

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.