External Scholarships

Programme-specific scholarships

The Danish Government Scholarships for foreign nationals under the Cultural Agreements

Scholarships are available for master's and PhD level students as part of the Cultural Agreements with the following countries: China, Japan, Israel, Egypt, Russia and South Korea. Applicants have to be enrolled in full-degree studies at higher educational institutions in the countries listed on the website and be interested in studying Danish language and culture or other field of studies related to Denmark.

Global Study Award Scholarship

The Global Study Awards encourages young people to study abroad. The maximum individual value of the grant is approximately £10,000 to cover tuition fees at the chosen university. If the fees are below the maximum individual Award grant, the scholarship can be allocated towards living expenses for up to 52 weeks from the registration of studies.

The Gen Foundation

Financial support for students interested in pursuing master level studies in the areas of natural science, in particular food science/technology. The amount of each grant is based on the merit of the application. Grants awarded during the previous years were approximately between £500 - £5,000.


Country-specific scholarships


John Monash Foundation

Financial support available to students with an undergraduate degree from an Australian University, who are keen to pursue a postgraduate degree from a leading and highly ranked university across the world. The value of the previous scholarships were approximately between AUD $65,000 per year up-to AUD $195,000 for a total period of three years.



COLFUTURO offers each student up to $25,000 per year for a maximum period of 2 years. An important criteria in the selection process is the desire to return to Colombia and work in the country from 3 to 5 years. The selection process is primarily based on: academic grades of students, the quality of the study program applied for and the overall level of the other applicants.


Qalaa Holdings Scholarship Foundation

The scholarships are divided into two schemes: the full scholarship covering tuition fee and living expenses, and the partial scholarship covering tuition fee only. The maximum annual amount granted is 50,000 USD. After completion of studies, graduates have to return to Egypt for at least two years.


Ravi Sankaran Fellowship Program

Financial support for exceptionally talented citizens of India in the field of ecology or conservation. It applies towards MSc studies and internships. Funding provided is: a stipend, internship fees (if applicable) and to-and-fro international travel (with a maximum of USD 1,500 towards travel expenses).


Beasiwa Pendidikan Indonesia (BPI) Scholarship

Scholarship program for Indonesian citizens funded by the Indonesian government and intended for master's and Doctoral studies in the field of: engineering, science, agriculture, maritime affairs and fisheries, medicine, health, food security, transportation and technology. Scholarships cover admission fees, tuition fees, visa, living expenses and other related expenses.

Thesis and Dissertation Scholarship

Indonesian Education Scholarship (BPI) programme for thesis is intended for MSc and PhD students with limited funding to complete their thesis. This is applicable for students studying in Indonesia or abroad.

The MCIT/Beasiswa Kemkoinfo scholarship

The scholarship is funded by the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Informatics to pursue a master's degree overseas in the field of: business administration and management, engineering, law, mathematics, computer sciences, transport and communication. The grant can cover tuition fees, monthly living allowance, first settlement cost, visa cost, economy class flight ticket and insurance.

LPDP Beasiswa

Financial aid granted to Indonesian citizens interested in pursuing MSc and PhD degrees abroad. The selection process takes into account an applicant’s: region, social class and gender. It can cover tuition fees and supporting fees such as living expenses, visa and health insurance.



Financial support (loans) for students interested in studying abroad for a duration of 6 to 24 months. FINEM collaborates with several Mexican universities towards grant of these loans. Scholarship applies to applicants interested in pursuing BSc, MSc or PhD in the of fields of engineering, environmental sciences, mathematics and computer sciences, medical and health sciences, transportation and communication


Scholarships are awarded to Mexican citizens interested in pursuing a master's degree at a university abroad. Scholarships are usually partial and complimentary and cover only the first year of study. These are awarded, based on need and merit. Interested applicants should be Mexican citizens, preferably single, qualified professionals with a minimum GPA of 8.5 and have at least two years of full-time work experience. The support constitutes of 70% grant and 30% loan (without interest). An important criteria is that the awardee has to return to Mexico within 5 years upon completion of studies.


Scholarships financed by the Mexican government for applicants who wish to apply or are currently students in top international universities, within areas of: natural sciences, engineering, environmental science, biotechnology, agricultural sciences, health sciences and energy. The amount is up to 300,000 pesos or equivalent for a maximum duration of 24 months in case of MSc, 36 - 48 months for Doctorate (all areas) and 60 months in case of BSc.


Global Education Program

Funding support offered by the government for graduate and postgraduate studies. After completion of the degree, awardees are expected to return to Russia and work for at least 3 years. Funding will cover tuition fees, travel expenses, medical insurance, accommodation, meals and academic literature. However, the total amount for one year of study should not exceed over 13,818,000 RUB.


DUO Singapore

The scholarship is towards promoting an exchange programme between Europe and Asia (Korea, Singapore and Thailand). It is important that an applicant should be paired with another exchange student from the country they are applying to for studies. 30 European countries are part of this collaboration programme and Denmark is one among them. Besides other universities, it applies to National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technology University and Singapore Management University.

South Africa

FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship

The scholarship is directed for South African citizens interested in pursuing postgraduate studies with a maximum amount of 630,000 ZAR per annum in any discipline at an international university. The factors taken under consideration in the selection process are: academic excellence, leadership ability, community involvement and potential to be a destiny changer. Before applying for the scholarship, it is important that applicants should be conditionally accepted by the international university.


Ananda Mahidol Scholarship

It is a scholarship financed by King Ananda Mahidol Foundation and is intended for Thai citizens aged 25-30, interested in pursuing BSc or MSc studies at an international university. The scholarship is awarded in different fields of study, amongst others in science and engineering.


TEV - Garring Foundation's Scholarships for Denmark

Scholarships are given to Turkish citizens with a bachelor's degree from a Turkish university, interested in pursuing Master studies in Denmark in the fields of computer systems, electrical and electronic communications, marine and coastal engineering, petroleum engineering, wind energy engineering and biotechnology. 


Fulbright Scholarship

Applicants must be American citizens interested in pursuing a master's degree or PhD for an entire academic year of study and/or research in Denmark. For full -time master's students, the scholarship is granted for only the first year of a 2-year degree programme. Upon receipt of a Fulbright grant, students receive DKK 125,000/USD 18,000 and do not have to pay tuition fees during the granted year.

Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

A component of the Fullbright U.S. Student Program, the fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year overseas. Applicants will be accepted within the following themes amongst others: innovation in areas of health, medicine, technology, energy, and economic development/prosperity.

American - Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) in New York City

Applicants must be United States citizens or permanent residents and finished their bachelor's degree before starting projects in Nordic countries. ASF offers grants - up to $5,000 (three months duration) and fellowships -up to $23,000 (a year - long stay) to encourage applicants to pursue research, studies or a creative art project in one or more Scandinavian countries. The support covers project-related costs, tuition fees and material expenditures.


Other scholarships

The Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship

The Aga Khan Foundation provides scholarships for postgraduate studies to students with excellent academic performance from the following countries: Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of excellent academic records, financial need and admission to a highly reputable university. Applicants are expected to have relevant work experience in their field of interest. Scholarships are awarded on a 50 per cent grant: 50 per cent loan basis. Although priority is given to MSc studies, it is also applicable for PhD studies.

Women Techmakers Scholars Program (formerly The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship)

Dr. Anita Borg was a creator of the programme "50/50 by 2020" which is based on the prediction that women graduating from computing will be 50 per cent of the graduates by year 2020. The programme applies for female students interested in pursuing a bachelor's, master's or PhD programme within Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics or a closely related technical field. Each recipient will receive €7,000 or equivalent.

Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Financial support for students with disabilities (a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider a daily function) interested in pursuing Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a closely related technical field at all levels of studies. Each recipient will receive a €7,000 scholarship or equivalent.