Eligibility and Selection Criteria for Danish Summer Language Scholarships

Students can apply for a scholarship under the Cultural Agreements programme to attend a Danish Summer Language Course.

Who is eligible?

The summer language courses in Danish are open to bachelor's, master's and ph.d. students.

The summer language course scholarships are available for students enrolled in full-degree programmes in institutions of higher education in the following countries:

Group 1:

Applications from candidates enrolled in higher education institutions in countries other than those listed below will not be taken into consideration.

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, The Netherlands, Turkey and United Kingdom.

Group 2:

Israel (3 scholarships available. One of these scholarships is reserved for a teacher from Danmarksskolen in Israel).
Russia (6 scholarships available)

Group 3:

Only the following selected institutions in Canada, China, and USA: 

Canada

University of British Columbia, Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies, Vancouver

China

Beijing Foreign Studies University, The Danish Department, Beijing
Fudan University, College of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Shanghai
The Institute of European Language and Culture, Beijing
Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research (SDC), Beijing

USA

Portland State University, Dept. of Foreign language and Literature, Portland, OR
University of California, Department of Scandinavian Studies, Berkeley, CA
University of California, The Scandinavian Section, Los Angeles, CA
University of Colorado, Boulder, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Boulder, CO
University of Texas at Austin, Department of Germanic Studies, Austin, TX
University of Washington, Scandinavian Department, Seattle, WA
University of Wisconsin, Department. of Scandinavian Studies, Madison, WI

Selection criteria

Applicants will be prioritised according to specific criteria. The selection of candidates is done according to the following criteria.

Mandatory Selection Criteria

The applicant must fulfil these three criteria in order to qualify for the scholarship

• The applicant is either a bachelor's, master's or ph.d. student.

• The applicant is NOT enrolled as a full-degree student in Denmark.

• The applicant is NOT enrolled as an exchange student at a Danish higher education institution at the time of application for a Danish Summer Language Course.

Other Selection Criteria

These criteria are not mandatory but will improve the applicant’s standing in the selection process.

• The applicant is nominated by a lecturer who teaches Danish abroad. If you would like to be recommended by a lecturer, be sure to contact the lecturer before you apply. The recommendation letter should be sent together with the application, or as otherwise specified by the course organiser.

• The applicant studies Danish or Scandinavian languages and literature.

• The applicant will start an Erasmus+ stay in Denmark immediately following the Danish Summer Language Course.

The course organisers reserve the right to consider the distribution of nationalities in the final selection of candidates for the summer language courses. Previous experience has shown that overrepresentation of any nationality in an individual course is not desirable.

IMPORTANT! Students can only apply for one course as their first priority. You will, however, be able to select a second choice, in case you cannot be placed in the course that you have picked as your first choice. Applications from students who apply to several course providers as their first priority will not be taken into consideration.

 

For further information

Please contact us at kulturaftaler@ufm.dk.

last modified Feb 08, 2017