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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, Brazil, 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:

Only the following Scandinavian/Danish institutes or departments at selected institutions in Canada, China, Russia, and USA: 


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


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


Lomonosov State University (MGU), Dept. of German and Celtic Philology, Moskva
Sankt-Peterburgskij Gosudarstvennyj Universitet, Institut for Skandinavistik og Nederlandsk Filologi, Sankt Petersborg
Moskvas Lingvistiske Statsuniversitet (MSLU / MGLU), Institut for Hollandsk, Finsk og Skandinaviske Sprog, Moskva
Moskvas Statslige Institut for Internationale Relationer (MGIMO), Moskva
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Department of Modern European languages, Institute of Foreign Languages, Sankt Petersborg


Brigham Young University, Dept. of Scandinavian Studies, Provo, UT
University of California, Dept. of Scandinavian Studies, Berkeley, CA
University of California, The Scandinavian Section, Los Angeles, CA
University of Colorado, Boulder, Dept. of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Boulder, CO
University of Texas at Austin, Dept. of Germanic Studies, Austin, TX
University of Washington, Scandinavian Department, Seattle, WA
University of Wisconsin, Dept. of German, Nordic and Slavic, 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 send an application to one first priority course provider and one second priority course provider. Please note that you can only apply for one course as their first priority. Applications from students who apply to several course providers as their first priority will not be taken into consideration. You can also choose to opt-in for the general waiting list for the course providers you have not selected as your first or second priority.  

For further information

Please contact us at kulturaftaler@ufm.dk.

last modified Jul 09, 2020