Danish state scholarships for non-EU/EEA students at Aarhus University
Aarhus University offers a limited number of Danish state scholarships for non-EU students. Our scholarships are financed by the Danish state. Aarhus University does not have its own scholarship funds, but rely solely on funding from the Danish state for this purpose.
What does Danish state scholarships include?
The content of a scholarship varies. In some cases, the Danish state scholarship is a full or partly tuition waiver. In other cases, the tuition waiver includes a monthly grant towards living expenses, typically but not always for the duration of your Master’s degree programme.
Some faculties only offer tuition waivers. In this case, the faculty may be able to offer other relevant services to its tuition waiver recipients, e.g. assistance in searching for a relevant student job.
Please note that if you are offered a tuition waiver only, it is a requirement for obtaining a student residence permit that you have sufficient funds to be able to support yourself financially during your stay in Denmark. Read more at the website of the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and integration.
See our typical types of scholarships offered below.
Type of scholarship
- Faculty of Arts: Tuition fee waiver + monthly grant towards living expenses
- Aarhus BSS: Tuition fee waiver + monthly grant towards living expenses
- Faculty of Natural Sciences: Tuition fee waiver
- Faculty of Technical Sciences: Tuition fee waiver
How to apply for a Danish state scholarship
When you apply for admission, your application will automatically be assessed with a view to a possible scholarship along with our academic assessment of your qualifications. You should not upload any additional documentation to your application for admission..
The scholarship is connected very specifically to your Master’s degree programme and cannot be transferred to another degree programme at AU.
Danish state scholarship General selection process
In selecting scholarship recipients among the academically qualified applicants, priority will be given to applicants with excellent academic qualifications.
Due to the limited number of scholarships available, we are not able to able to offer a scholarship to all highly qualified applicants, unfortunately.
Typically, only one or two scholarships are offered on each of our Master’s degree programmes. At some faculties, strategic focus may be placed on selected degree programmes or applicants from specific countries.
If you are selected for a scholarship, you will receive a scholarship offer along with your letter of admission in the application system. Please note there will be a very short deadline to accept your possible tuition waiver/scholarship offer.
If you are not selected for a scholarship, you will receive a tuition fee notification instead.
Danish state scholarship Selection process – Natural and Technical Sciences 2023
Aarhus University has a limited number of tuition fee waivers available. If you are not selected for a tuition fee waiver when you receive your letter of admission, there is still chance you may be selected for a tuition fee waiver at a later date prior to the acceptance deadline 1 April as the award process continues throughout March.
If you are selected for a tuition waiver, you will be notified directly through the application system. In this case, you will get a very short deadline to accept your tuition waiver offer. You will be informed of your specific deadline.
Please note we have many qualified applicants and no guarantees can be made, unfortunately. Therefore, if your decision is dependent on the tuition fee waiver, you should not decline your offer of admission until the final deadline 1 April.
If you have not received a tuition waiver offer by 1 April at the latest, you are required to pay tuition fees at Aarhus University.
EU/EEA/Swiss students cannot apply for scholarships at AU.
You may be eligible for The Danish State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme (SU).
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