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Discontinued - Danish Government Scholarships under the Cultural Agreements

Please note: The scholarships under the Cultural Agreements will not be available from 2021 onwards, and there will not be a call for applications in 2021.  The information on these pages is relevant for the previous call years.



Scholarships were available for master's and PhD students. PhD students are required to conduct full-time research at a Danish university or a similar institution of higher education in Denmark. Master’s students are required to take on a course load of 30 ECTS per semester.

Bachelor's degree students wishing to study Danish language and literature could also apply if they had studied the Danish language for two years. Bachelor's degree students are also required a course load of 30 ECTS per semester.

In order to encourage the establishment and development of direct contacts and agreements between institutions in Denmark and the People's Republic of China, priority were given to applicants who are affiliated with such projects.

Priority will also be given to applicants who want to study the language and culture of Denmark.

There will not be a call for applications in 2021. The information below is relevant for 2020 only.


    Applicants must apply through, and be nominated by, their own national authorities. Please contact the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for further information and their internal deadlines.

    Candidates nominated by the China Scholarship Council must be approved by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education and the desired host institution in Denmark.  The Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education screens all applications before forwarding them on to the requested institutions for assessment and final approval.

    In order to come into consideration for a scholarship, applicants must have arranged an appropriate study programme. Applications should include a detailed description of the intended project of studies/research in Denmark.

    Please note you are ineligible for a scholarship if:

    • You are already enrolled or planning to enrol in a full degree, joint degree, or double degree programme in Denmark. Full, joint, and double degree students are not considered exchange students and are ineligible for scholarships.
    • You are not currently enrolled in, or conducting research at, an institution of higher education in your home country.
    • You are not enrolled in, or conducting research at, an institution of higher education in your home country in the academic year in which you are applying for a scholarship for.
    • You intend to pursue studies at a bachelor’s level during your stay in Denmark in fields other than Danish language and literature.
    • You plan to conduct studies or research on a part-time, rather than a full-time, basis.
    last modified Jan 11, 2021