People's Republic of China

Danish Government Scholarships under the Cultural Agreements

In accordance with the Programme of Educational and Cultural Cooperation between the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark and the Government of the People's Republic of China, the following scholarships are available for students from China:

  • Scholarships for 5-12 months for ph.d. students.
  • Scholarships for 5 or 10 months (1 or 2 semesters) for master's students
  • Scholarships for 5 or 10 months (1 or 2 semesters) for bachelor's students who study Danish language and literature

130 months in total are reserved for Chinese students each academic year. Unused months can not be carried over to the next application round.

Purpose

Scholarships are available for master's and Ph.D. students. Ph.D. 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 can also apply if they have 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 will be 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.

Conditions

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.

How to apply

Download the application form, complete, and submit it and all the required documents – including the Certificate of Proficiency in English – to the Chinese Scholarship Council.

Applications must be submitted directly to the CSC. Please contact CSC regarding the national application deadline.

Deadline

Exceeded - The deadline to receive the nominations for the 2019/2020 Danish Government Scholarships was March 1, 2019 at 23:59 (CET).  Next deadline will be in 2020.

Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration. Please read all the instructions on the application form carefully before completing it.

Please note that being nominated by your home country’s national authority does not guarantee that you will be awarded a scholarship. The Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education screens all applications before forwarding them on to requested institutions for assessment and final approval. The institutions reserve the right to request further documentation, e.g. Portfolios.

last modified Mar 29, 2019