Danish Government Scholarships

Each year, University College of Northern Denmark has a few scholarship places for non-EU citizens who are enrolled in a study programme at UCN

Who can apply for a scholarship?

Before being able to come into consideration for a scholarship, you must be enrolled in a programme at UCN. UCN’s scholarship programme covers 30-50 % of the tuition fees, which means that the rest must be paid by the student. Scholarships may be awarded for the entire duration of a study programme or for single semesters.

Students who are awarded a scholarship from UCN may under certain circumstances also receive an additional partial monthly living costs scholarship.

Please note that the tuition fees are set by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science and are a subject to change yearly. The estimates are based on the tuition rates for the current academic year therefore slight rate changes may be expected for the following years.

How to apply for scholarships at UCN

Scholarship will only be considered if the student fulfils the following requirements:

  • Is a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Does not have permanent residence in an EU or EEA country
  • Is NOT studying in Denmark through an exchange programme or any other study agreement which is tuition fee waiving
  • Has shown good academic results previously from former studies or passed exams
  • Has passed an English language test, preferably an IELTS test with a score of 6.0 or similar recognised test with a high score provided for academic studies

To be considered for a scholarship, the applicants must:

  • Fill in the scholarship application form including a motivation letter stating the reasons for applying to UCN and the reasons for applying for the specific programme in question
  • Apply and be accepted to one of the English-taught study programmes which UCN offers

Furthermore the students must attach:

  • Documentation of passed exams (translated into English)
  • Documentation of relevant working experience
  • References (if any)
  • Copy of passport
  • Documentation of applying for a programme at UCN

Application period and deadline

The application period for the September intake is:
1 February - 15 March
The application period for the February intake is:
1 October - 1 November

The application documents must be sent as one merged pdf file by e-mail to UCN, Att. Magdalena Minchev. All applicants will be informed about the result of the selection process made by UCN.

All candidates on UCN’s priority list must start the application for residence permit to Denmark before they get the final decision on the scholarship application as they will otherwise risk being late for the study start.


Magdalena Atanasova Mincheva
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 52

Non-EU / non-EEA citizens