Danish Government Long-Term Scholarships 2020/2021 for Master’s & PhD Study in Denmark.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2020 at 23:59 (CET)

The Danish Government Scholarships under the Cultural Agreements are aimed at highly qualified exchange students wishing to immerse themselves in studies of the Danish language and culture or other fields of study related to Denmark.

Long-term scholarships of 5-12 months are offered to exchange students from higher education institutions in the following countries:

Please note that scholarships are only offered for exchanges (not full-degree studies), and only to students enrolled in full-degree studies at higher education institutions in the countries listed above. Applications from candidates affiliated with higher education institutions in countries other than those listed will not be taken into consideration.

Scholarships are only available to master’s and PhD level students. However, bachelor’s degree students wishing to study Danish language and literature can also apply if they have studied the Danish language for two years.

PhD students must likewise be employed at, or affiliated with, higher education institutions in the above-mentioned countries.

Please note that applicants at the time of application must be enrolled in, or able to document a future enrollment in, full-degree programmes in the countries mentioned above. 

Danish institutions offering long-term scholarships

It is only possible to apply for a scholarship for studies at higher education instutions who offer long-term scholarships.

cholarship period

Scholarships are tenable during the academic year. The autumn term begins on September 1st, the spring term on February 1st.

With respect to residence permits and/or visa, we recommend that accepted applicants contact the Danish diplomatic representation in their home country well in advance of their entry into Denmark.

Scholarship amount

Scholarships include free tuition and a monthly stipend of DKK 6,500.

Danish Government Scholarships can be used as a contribution to cover travel, visa fees, accommodation, food, and other living expenses. The scholarships are for one person only. Additional amounts for accompanying family members are not available.

Please note that living expenses in Denmark are generally high, and that housing, especially in the larger cities, is often very expensive. The scholarship will not most likely not cover all expenses.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Danish Government Long-Term Scholarships


  1. I am Simon mati ,a Kenyan and looking forward for a scholarship assistance to persue PhD in finance. I will be grateful for any opportunity accorded. Thanking you in advance.


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