UFM_DK_UK_Grey_RGBThe 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 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 3 different groups:

Group 1:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, 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. Japan (4 scholarships for participation in Danish Language Summer Courses)

Group 1 applicants apply directly to IPC – here.

Group 2:

  • Israel (3 scholarships for participation in Danish Summer Language Courses. One of these scholarships is reserved for a teacher from Danmarksskolen in Israel).
  • Russia (6 scholarships for participation in Danish Summer Language Courses.)
  • The following institutions in China (exclusively):
  1. Beijing Foreign Studies University, The Danish Department, Beijing, China
  2. The Institute of European Language and Culture, Beijing, P.R. China
  3. Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research (SDC), Beijing, China
  4. Fudan University, College of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Shanghai, China

Group 2 applicants have to apply through the ministry at the following link:

Group 3:
Selected institutions in Canada and USA:

  • University of British Columbia, Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies, Vancouver, Canada
  • Portland State University, Dept. of Foreign language and Literature, Portland, OR, USA
  • University of California, Department of Scandinavian Studies, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • University of California, The Scandinavian Section, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Boulder, CO, USA
  • University of Texas at Austin, Department of Germanic Studies, Austin, TX, USA
  • University of Washington, Scandinavian Department, Seattle, WA, USA
  • University of Wisconsin, Department. of Scandinavian Studies, Madison, WI, USA

Group 1 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 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.

The application deadline for the 2017 summer language courses is March 1, 2017.

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




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