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Discontinued - 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. There will not be a call for applications in 2021.

The information on these pages is relevant for the previous call years.

Who were eligible?

The summer language courses in Danish were open to bachelor's, master's and PhD students enrolled at higher education institutions divided into two country groups. See who were eligible to apply and the selection criteria here:


The Danish Summer Language Courses offered 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.

There will not be a call for applications in 2021.

    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 received free tuition. Additionally, accepted students received 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. 

    last modified Jan 11, 2021