Scholarships and loans - by country – University of Copenhagen

Scholarships and loans - by country

The following list contains scholarship opportunities for prospective students from specific countries. Prospective students may also have an opportunity to fund their education through a home-country loan programme, also listed below. For enquiries, please contact the respective institutions.

Please note that the list is by no means exhausted, and there are many institutions and foundations offering scholarships, awards, and loans. You can, for example, use scholarship databases in your search for funding.


General Sir John Monash Scholarship
The John Monash Scholarship is a postgraduate award for Australian citizens. It is awarded to students who aim to pursue a taught master’s programmes or doctorates at top-tier international universities.


The International Scholarship Program 
The International Scholarships Program (ISP) of Global Affairs Canada funds, manages and promotes scholarship opportunities for Canadian students and researchers. ISP runs a database to use for searching for Canadian international scholarship opportunities.

Mackenzie King Open Scholarship
Canadian students may apply for the Mackenzie King Open Scholarship, which is open to students who wish to pursue graduate studies in Canada or abroad. Visit the website for more information about deadlines and eligibility.


The CONICYT Becas Chile is a scholarship awarded to Chilean citizens to start or continue post-graduate studies at highly ranked international universities. Visit the website for more information about the application process, deadlines and eligibility.


Colombian students can apply for funding for their Master’s studies through the COLFUTURO loan and scholarship program. The main objective of COLFUTURO is to provide financial support and increase the possibilities of Colombian citizens to access high-quality postgraduate study programmes abroad. The foundation offers loans of up to USD 50,000. Students may be awarded scholarships for 50% of the loaned amount, provided they fulfill certain requirements such as returning to Colombia upon completion of a programme, and remain in the country for three to five years.


Citadel Capital Scholarship Foundation
The foundation is funded by an endowment from Qalaa Holdings. Scholarships are granted to talented and promising young Egyptian men and women to pursue master degrees abroad in all fields of study. Applicant must be under the age of 35, an Egyptian citizen, and residing in Egypt. Upon completion of program, graduates must be committed to return to work in Egypt for a minimum of two years.


DAAD Annual Scholarships for Graduates of All Disciplines 
DAAD Jahresstipendien für Graduierte aller wissenschaftlichen Fächer is a scholarship for graduates provided by the DAAD. The aim is to enable graduates of all disciplines to gain international study experience.

Friedrich- Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
The FES offers scholarships for German citizens pursuing their postgraduate studies in Germany but also at European universities. The foundation encourages students committed to the core social democratic values of freedom, justice and social cohesion. As such, not only academic achievement but the involvement of the applicant in social and political affairs and activities, as well as personal views, is taking into account.


Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation
Scholarships are granted to high achieving students of Indian citizenship with an undergraduate degree, who pursue postgraduate studies at a highly ranked university abroad. Tuition fees, living expenses and one-way travel are covered by the scholarship.

JN Tata Endowment Loan Scholarships
The J. N. Tata Endowment awards a one-time loan scholarship only at the beginning of the course to Indian nationals for full time Postgraduate/Ph.D./Postdoctoral studies abroad, in all fields, irrespective of caste, creed, gender or community. Visit the website for more information on repayment of the loan, deadlines and application process.

Lady Meherbai D. Tata Education Trust Scholarships
The scholarship is granted to female Indian graduates who have studied at a recognized Indian university and who wish to continue their education at a recognized university abroad (including EU). It is possible to apply while still awaiting admission to the desired programme.


The Indonesian Education Scholarship
The Indonesian Education Scholarship is awarded to Indonesian citizens who aim to pursue their Master’s studies abroad. The University of Copenhagen is a listed target university. Visit the website to get more information about deadlines, application process and eligibility.


Hong Leong Foundation Master’s Scholarship
The Hong Leong Foundation offers scholarships for Master’s programmes abroad. The scholarship aims to provide opportunities for further study to students who have demonstrated both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision-makers, and entrepreneurs. Visit the website for more information about deadlines, application process and eligibility.


The scholarship consists of a monthly award granted to students seeking graduate studies at an international university. The scholarship is awarded by the Mexican government and Mexican citizens are eligible.

Fundación Mexicana para la Educación, la Tecnología y la Ciencia supports the professional development of future Mexican leaders by offering financial support to study for a Master’s degree at a top tier international university. Applicants should be Mexican citizens. Subject areas include information technology, international relations, political science, economics, and law.


The Tamim bin Hamad Scholarship
The Tamim bin Hamad Scholarship awarded under the Qatar government scholarship programme offers scholarships to Qatari citizens who wish to study at a recognized university abroad. University of Copenhagen is included in the list of approved universities.


Global Education Programme
GEP funds full-time post-graduate studies in the areas of science, engineering, medicine, education, and management. The grant covers tuition fees, international travel expenses, medical insurance, accommodation, meals, and academic literature. Program participants are expected to return to Russia upon completion of their studies and to obtain employment in accordance with the qualification gained for a period of at least three years.

South Africa

Firstrand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship
South African citizens can apply to the Firstrand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship which is awarded for postgraduate studies at a recognized university outside of South Africa.


Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme
The Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme supports academic studies at graduate level. Scholarships are granted exclusively for academic studies directly related to Turkey’s EU harmonisation process and the EU acquis. Visit the website for more information about deadline, application and eligibility.


Fulbright Commission
American citizens can apply for a scholarship awarded by the Fulbright Commission. Applications will be considered for all graduate degree levels and in all fields of study.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation
The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) in New York City offers a range of fellowships, grants and scholarships for US students to study or do research in Scandinavia.

William D. Ford Direct Loan Program
The University of Copenhagen is certified to participate in the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program, also known as US Direct Loans. It is a US federal funded loan for American students. The University of Copenhagen is eligible to certify loan applications for students in degree programmes, except medicine and veterinary science.