Life And Study In Denmark: Europe has always been a great place for generous scholarships for EU/EEA and non- EU students. These scholarships are sought by international students worldwide who have academic excellence however do not have sufficient means and resources to fund their higher education especially graduate, post-graduate, research, doctoral, and post-doctoral studies. European countries have a great contribution to global education.
There is a fully or partially funded scholarship available for international students. However, there is a lack of information about available scholarship opportunities and the incapability of applying in an appropriate manner. It reduces the chances of winning these scholarships.
It is a European country with a thriving environment and sound Economy. It is offering fully funded and partial scholarships that benefit EU/EEA and international students every year.
Denmark’s government scholarship call attracts students every year. There is a list of universities that work in collaboration for the students’ admissions. Also, there offer courses that are announced in the call for a scholarship.
Before applying for the scholarship in Denmark; one should have a good overview of Denmark as a country. And a thriving environment for international students especially for the seekers of free education or scholarships.
The Kingdom of Denmark
It is a Nordic country in Northern Europe and has the regard of the best country for Business and living by CEOWorld magazine. Health facilities and cost of living make this place extraordinarily worth living.
Denmark is famous for its bike culture globally and here it is a respectable way of traveling owing to have plane lands and more than 12000KM cycle tracks and lanes which are safe.
Living in Denmark costs in general around 700 to 950 Euro monthly however in the cities like Copenhagen can cost partially more as compared to the cities which can be estimated as 1200/month, therefore, one should keep an eye on the budget ones have secured and it is recommended that living cost may not go up more than 650 Euro however it can be possible in the smaller towns.
Accommodation cost can be estimated for EU students around 36% or so which is nearly or between 300 Euro to 500 Euro whereas at the places outside of Urban areas accommodation costs can be reduced to 200 Euro every month.
Coming to the superb scholarship opportunities in Denmark; we need to know that there is more than one scholarship available however Danish Government scholarship is top of all.
Here is an overview of costs for the students
- Single independent accommodation: 435 Euro/month
- Shared accommodation: 459 Euro/Month
- Students halls of residence: 342/ Month
A statistical study of Europe shows that around 11 % of students manage to get accommodation at university in Denmark and around 68% are content enough on living in university student halls.
Food Cost and Expense Preferences
Food cost in Denmark is usually 200 to 270 Euro/month whereas this is totally subject to your lifestyle and food preference because this can be reduced and increased by adjusting your budget. It can be made easier by choosing to shop when and where there are discounts and promotions available. On average food cost in the city, is 25 Euro/meal and additional 5 Euros for drinks if you prefer.
It has been mentioned above that Denmark is famous for its ‘Bike culture’. Therefore almost 50 % students use bikes for traveling and to reach their universities owing to have plane lands and great environment there. On the other hand, 30 % of students use public transport and information shows that 50 Euro/month is the cost for using the cheapest transport. A second-hand bike can cost around 30 to 135 euro depending on the condition.
Opening a bank account for students
All international students need to have their bank account in Denmark. For this, they will require a Danish CPR number which is an ID number for students from the educational institutions. Moreover, it is always recommended that suggestions and advice for co-students will be helpful. Most importantly, a student must bring his/ her college/ university ID card or CPR along with a passport for opening an account in Denmark. Initially, they will need a good amount to meet all the expenses and therefore, use of credit cards is advised there. Above all, students should check their limits and make expenses accordingly.
- Danish Government scholarship
- University of Southern Denmark scholarship (SDU)
- Roskilde university scholarship
- University College of Northern Denmark scholarship
- Alborg university scholarship
Danish Government Scholarship
Eligible Countries: All countries (Open for Everyone)
- Full Tuition fees waiver
- Cost living and accommodation DKK 6090
The medium of instruction in Denmark is the Danish language in general. However, programs are being offered in English as well to benefit international students English skills with certain proficiency is required
The common requirement is B-level language proficiency.
English Language Requirements:
Minimum English Language requirement: IELTS 6.5 overall band with no less than 6.0 in each skill and TOEFL 575/230/88 in paper-based/computer-based and internet-based respectively. These are common requirements for language proficiency however, these can vary according to program-specific requirements.
Exchange students: may fill language requirement form entry requirements.
As an exchange student, you can be able to follow merely Masters’s level courses if have completed them only and you can compare it to 180 ECTS credits.
How To Apply For The Danish Government Scholarship?
Instructions To Avail Danish Government Scholarship
All the students have to apply online and must upload all the documents without missing any essential certificate or form depending upon the requirement. These forms or documents are not subject to be sent by email or mail otherwise the application will end in rejection.
Supporting Documents Required:
- Secondary certificates/ High school
- 1st degree/ Bachelors degree
- Masters for Postgraduate
- Research proposal for PHD degrees
- Supervisor Recommendations for research degrees
- Statement of intent if required
- Language proficiency certificate
How to apply
All the applicants who reserve their admission place in any university in Denmark will automatically be considered for this scholarship. Therefore students should work on their application with great care. So that they may not attempt in vain by failing in providing information about them or about their academic excellence. The process for admission should be complete and keep in mind that it requires no separate application for the scholarship.
University of Southern Denmark Scholarship
The University of Southern Denmark is giving a call for a scholarship under the ‘Talent Masters fellowship program’. This scholarship is specifically for a master’s in the computer science program. The main award of this scholarship and program is a job opportunity in a Danish Technology company. This job will be of 12 hours/ week which would be a great opportunity to earn an excellent degree along with hands-on experience in the Danish job market and industry. Students can be eligible with the Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences or if they have not done a degree in computer science; they might be eligible with degrees having following subject areas,
- Data structures
- Computer systems
- Discrete Mathematics
Roskilde University Scholarship
Roskilde University is offering a lesser number of scholarships to non- EU/EEA students. Universities offer these scholarships to graduate programs and will cover tuition fees waivers and others depending on the offer. These scholarships are for the following programs. Masters in communication studies, cultural encounters, public administration, Politics, global studies, Mathematical biosciences, spatial design, and Nordic Urban Urban planning and studies.
University College of Northern Denmark scholarship
The University of Copenhagen is offering this scholarship which is actually a Danish government scholarship. All the students applying to MS programs are certainly eligible for this scholarship. So, require no separate application. This scholarship is awarded on a very competitive basis as this covers complete tuition fees and most of the living expenses. The fact of the matter is, this scholarship is for 3 to 4 students only every year. Therefore when applying, students need to be extra cautious to avoid any disappointment.
Alborg University scholarship
Alborg university’s call for scholarship applications is for Ph.D. programs in material sciences. While international students are also eligible to apply. Moreover, the candidate will be offered monthly compensation yet they need to have their own finances as well because the university will partially cover other expenses. Students with a Master’s degree in the relevant will be eligible however, they need to submit proposals and their interest to a respected field of study. Firstly, they must have sufficient knowledge about material, Chemical sciences, Glass sciences, Ceramic sciences. Secondly, they should know how to use Thermal methods. This scholarship like others is subject to admission offer further.
Basic requirements to achieve these scholarships are common whereas there are certain requirements that vary from university to university and course to course therefore a students must concentrate on eligibility criteria and should efficiently fulfill all requirements keeping in view application deadlines and try to apply as early as possible and should check regularly his/her emails and further instructions, he will receive from the university. In conclusion, thousands of students apply but few are able to achieve these scholarships because not every student is able to comply with the requirements and follow the proper process.
After successful admission and award for scholarship; students apply for visas. Read more about residence permit application procedures for non-EU/EEA students