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The Danish Summer Language Scholarships

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

Please note: Unfortunately the scholarships under the Cultural Agreements, including the Summer Language Course Scholarships, will not be available from 2021 onwards.  The information on these pages is relevant for the previous call years.

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. 

Regarding Covid-19 and scholarships granted in 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Denmark and the consequent closure of the Danish borders and higher education institutions, the Ministry of Higher Education and Science has unfortunately been compelled to cancel all Danish Language Summer Courses.  The Ministry has given the course providers the choice either to offer the course online or to cancel the course, if they do not have the possibility to offer the course online. If you have received a scholarship for a Summer Language Course in 2020, your course provider will contact you.


last modified Aug 28, 2020