The 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 enrolled at higher education institutions divided into two country groups. See who is eligible to apply and what the selection criteria are here:


The Danish Summer Language Courses offer foreign students Danish language instruction at all levels, while showcasing Denmark and Danish culture. Courses feature a minimum of 3 hours of language instruction a day accompanied by excursions and cultural activities.

The Danish Summer Language Courses last 3 weeks and are offered during the months of July and August each year. The courses are offered by a number of different course providers, located in different regions of Denmark.

Please find information about the available courses through the link below.

How many scholarships are offered?

There are 225 scholarships available for the Danish Summer Language Courses in 2020.

Financial conditions for the scholarship recipients

Accepted students receive free tuition. Additionally, accepted students receive free room and board or a scholarship of 5,000 DKK to contribute to costs of room and board.

Depending on the course the students will attend, the students will either have to pay for accommodation and meals themselves, or it will be provided by the course organiser:

  • If accommodation and meals are not provided by the course organiser, the students receive a DKK 5,000 scholarship upon arrival to cover accommodation and meals.
  • If accommodation or meals are provided by the course organiser, it will be deducted from the DKK 5,000 scholarship.
  • If accommodation and meals are provided by the course organiser, students will not receive a scholarship.

Please note that students must cover all travel expenses and other personal expenses (shopping, gifts, souvenirs, etc.) by themselves. 


Application deadline for summer 2020:

March 1, 2020 at 23:59 (CET)

The application forms will be available on the course provider websites 13 January 2020. Please apply directly through the course providers' websites. All relevant information can be found here:   


You may apply to two different course providers by sending an application to each provider. Please note that you can only choose one of them as your first priority. If you choose more than one first priority, your applications will not be eligible.
You will have the opportunity to accept that the course providers can forward your application to the remaining providers, in case you are not accepted by either your first or second priority.


last modified Jan 24, 2020