UFM_Logotype_Styrelsen_for_Forskning_og_Uddannelse_Dansk_Sort_300The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science

has made a number of cultural agreements and exchange programs with countries around the world. These cultural agreements include language courses in Denmark. If you are from any of the countries OR educational institutions listed below then you might be eligible for a scholarship to a 3-week intensive Danish Language course at International People’s College.

The scholarship application process opens up January 16th, 2018

The summer language course scholarships are available for students enrolled in full-degree programmes in institutions of higher education (Bachelor, Master’s and PhD) in the following countries:The countries covered by the cultural agreements include 2 different groups:

Group 1:

Belgium, Brazil, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Brazil, Italy, Polen, South Korea, Bulgaria, Japan, Portugal, Czech Republic, Cypres, Croatia, Romania, Turkey, Estonia, Latvia, Switzerland, Germany, Finland, Liechtenstein, Serbia, Hungary, France, Lithuania, Slovakia, Austria, Greece, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Netherlands, Macedonia, Spain, Ireland, Malta, Great Britain.

Group 1 applicants apply directly to IPC - here.

Group 2:

Selected institutions in Canada, China, Russian and USA

  • Canada
  1. University of British Columbia; Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies; Vancouver
  • China – The following institutions in China exclusively:
  1. Beijing Foreign Studies University, The Danish Department, Beijing
  2. Fudan University, College of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Shanghai
  3. The Institute of European Language and Culture, Beijing
  4. Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research (SDC), Beijing
  • Russia
  1. Lomonosov State University (MGU), (Moscow Lomonosov State University), Department of German and Celtic Philology, Moscow
  2. Sankt-Peterburgskij Gosudarstvennyj Universitet (Saint Petersburg State University), Institute for Scandinavian and dutch Filologi (The Faculty of Philology), Saint Petersburg
  3. Moscow State Linguistic University (MSLU / MGLU), Institute for Dutch, Finnish and Scandinavian languages, Moscow
  4. Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO), Moscow
  5. Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Department of Modern European languages, Institute of Foreign Languages, Saint Petersburg
  • USA
  1. Portland State University, Dept. of Foreign Lang. and Literature, Portland, OR
  2. University of California, Department of Scandinavian Studies, Berkeley, CA
  3. University of California, The Scandinavian Section, Los Angeles, CA
  4. University of Colorado Boulder, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Boulder, CO
  5. University of Texas at Austin, Department of Germanic Studies, Austin, TX
  6. University of Washington, Scandinavian Department, Seattle, WA
  7. University of Wisconsin, Department. of Scandinavian Studies, Madison, WI

Group 2 applicants apply directly to IPC - here.

Applications from candidates enrolled in higher education institutions in countries other than those listed above will not be taken into consideration.


Selection criteria
Applicants will be prioritized according to specific criteria. The selection of candidates is done according to the following criteria.

Mandatory Selection Criteria
The applicant must fulfill these three criteria in order to qualify for the scholarship

• The applicant is either a bachelor, master’s or PhD student.

• The applicant is NOT enrolled as a full-degree student in Denmark

• The applicant is NOT enrolled as a exchange student at a Danish higher education institution (have not commenced with their studies) when applying for the 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 applicant will use the Danish Language Summer Course as preparation for a future study program in Denmark. 


• The application is well written, relevant og gives a good impression of the applicant’s background and motivation to participate in the Danish Summer Language Course.



The course organizers 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.

The application deadline for the 2018 summer language courses is March 1st, 2018.

You can read more about the scholarship at The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science’ homepage here.




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