Danish Language Summer Courses for international students studying Danish abroad

Studieskolen’s summer course for international students in Danish language and culture will take place from July 20 to August 7, 2020. On Sunday July 19, we will welcome participants from 12 noon til 8 p.m. Participants will take a level placement test to make sure everyone gets in the right class. Reception and testing are expected to last approx.. 45 minutes per person.  

Students from universities outside Denmark can apply for a scholarship for Studieskolen’s Danish language and culture summer course from the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science. Read more about the Cultural Agreement Programme and the scholarships for participating in the Danish Summer language course here.

The scholarship will cover the course, lectures and workshops as well as accommodation for the duration of the course plus DKK 1.500 to cover expenses during your stay in Copenhagen. 

Studieskolen can help you find a room in student accommodation or private apartments, and the school will pay the rent directly to the host. If you find your own accommodation, you will receive an additional DKK 3.500 plus pocket money for food, i.e. a total of DKK 5.000 upon your arrival.

You are responsible for travel plans and expenses.

Who can apply for a scholarship?
You can apply for a scholarship from the Ministry through Studieskolen if you are a full time student at a university in one of the following countries:

Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Netherlands, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, UK, Sweden, South Korea, Czech Republic, Turkey, Germany, Hungary and Austria.

You can also apply for the Ministry’s scholarship through Studieskolen if you study at one of the following universities in Canada, China or USA:
University of British Columbia, Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies,Vancouver, Canada, 
Beijing Foreign Studies University, The Danish Department, Beijing, Kina 
Fudan University, College of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Shanghai, Kina 
The Institute of European Language and Culture, Beijing, Kina
Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research (SDC), Beijing, Kina
Lomonosov State University (MGU) (Moskva Lomonosov Statsuniversitet), Department of German and Celtic Philology, Moskva, Rusland 
Sankt-Peterburgskij Gosudarstvennyj Universitet, (Sankt Petersborgs Statsuniversitet), Institut for Skandinavistik og Nederlandsk Filologi, Sankt Petersborg, Rusland 
Moskvas Lingvistiske Statsuniversitet (MSLU / MGLU), Institut for Hollandsk, Finsk og Skandinaviske Sprog, Moskva, Rusland 
Moskvas Statslige Institut for Internationale Relationer (MGIMO), Moskva, Rusland 
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Department of Modern European languages, Institute of Foreign Languages, Sankt Petersborg, Rusland 
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, Department of Scandinavian Studies, 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

Please find the application form here.

If you come from other countries or universities than those mentioned above, you cannot apply for a scholarship from the Ministry for participation in Studieskolen’s summer course.

You may apply to two different course providers by sending an application to each provider. Please note that you can only choose one of them as your first priority.

If you choose more than one first priority, your applications will not be eligible.

When will you know?
The application deadline for scholarships is March 1 and we will send out answers on April 1.
We will set up a waiting list in case any successful candidates are unable to accept their scholarship.

Studieskolen has 35 scholarships. When awarding them we emphasize diversity in participant nationality and we prioritize candidates with personal references from their home university. References are not obligatory. Scholarships are awarded to students of Danish language as well as students whose studies are related to Danish culture. Students who wish to include Danish angles in other studies such as history, art and medicine will also be considered for scholarships.

Participation without a scholarship
If you do not receive a scholarship, you – like everyone else – are welcome to attend the course by paying the course fee of DKK 5.450. Registration will be made available on March 2 on Studieskolen’s website.

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