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Scholarship and Free Tuition in Denmark for International Students

Real asked a question on comments about scholarship and tuition free Universities in Denmark. I didn’t have a substantial answer to his question at the time but after a few check up, I was able to come up with something. If you have something more to suggest, It’ll be nice of you to share some more on comments below. Read on anyway.

Is Universities in Denmark still Tuition Free?
So far tuition is free for undergraduate and MSc and MA studies for EU/EEA students as well as for students participating in an exchange program in Universities in Denmark. In 2006 a tuition fee system was introduced for international full degree students outside the EU-European Union- and EEA-European Economic Area- countries to pay a tuition fee. Tuition fees vary, so you will have to consult individual university for details.

The admission requirements depend on the level of study and the application procedures, and deadlines vary accordingly.
Scholarships and tuition fee waivers for international students, however, are available from Institutions and government, and Erasmus Mundus scholarships for master’s degrees. So students outside EU/EEA countries, who want to study in Denmark, will have to pay their tuition fees, except in cases of scholarships or tuition fee waiver.

HERE is the list of programme tuition fee per year (two semesters) for full-time degree students and guest students at Aalborg University Denmark. Aalborg University grant tuition waivers and scholarships to non-EU/EEA students. Students will not apply for the scholarships but will be nominated by the faculties of Aalborg University when they apply. The deadline for 2010 application was 15 March.

The Danish higher education institutions are internationally oriented and offer a large selection of programmes and individual courses in English.

The Ministry of Education Scholarship scheme

Scholarships for students from outside the EU/EEA for studies at Academies of Professional Higher Education and University Colleges are administered by the individual institutions.
The scholarships can be given as full or partial tuition fee waivers and/or grants towards covering your living costs. However, as the scholarships are administered by the individual institution, you should enquire about the details at the institution you are interested in studying at. See the List of Universities in Denmark HERE.

Denmark warmly welcomes highly qualified and motivated students from all over the world. A number of scholarships are therefore offered each year by the Danish Ministry of Education to fund students from countries outside the European Union/ European Economic Area. The scholarships can be awarded for a full degree programme or for part of a degree programme at undergraduate level.

Who can apply for the scholarship?
In order to be eligible to apply for a scholarship you have to be:
A citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).
Permanently resident in a non-EU/EEA country.
Studying in Denmark outside any established exchange programme or another kind of agreement, which waives your tuition fee.

How and when do I apply?
If you would like to apply for a scholarship, it is recommended that you do the following:
Contact the institution which offers the specific study programme you are interested in. The institution will then provide you with the application form. The institution can also inform you about entry requirements, course descriptions, deadlines and student services.
Apply for a residence permit.

When will I be notified about the outcome of my application?
The institution will assess all applications as soon as this process is finalised, the applicants will be notified by the institution where they have applied for a scholarship.

How do I apply for a residence permit?
The procedures vary depending on your nationality. Students from outside the EU/EEA have to apply for the residence permit in their home country. There are also certain financial requirements attached to the process. You can find more information about residence permit in English on the home page of the Danish Immigration Service.


  1. real says

    hello. thanks. got your sms, would get back to u. thankz

  2. Dokemion says

    Harry A. Applegate Scholarship

    This scholarship is accessible to current members of the Distributive Education Clubs of America, for undergraduate study. Applicants are required to be majoring in marketing education, management, or merchandising. This is a nonrenewable, one-time scholarship for high school students. Award of this scholarship is based on grades, financial need, and Distributive Education Clubs of America activities.

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  3. david acheampong says

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  4. Md. Shahid Khan says

    I’m Md. Shahid Khan from Bangladesh. I have complete bachelor of science in physiotherapy from National Institute of traumatology & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (NITOR) under Faculty of Medicine of Dhaka University in English Language. But I have no IELTS & TOFEL score. I hope to study in your university/college in physiotherapy graduate course with scholarship. Please give me information.

  5. muhammed almustapha says

    My name is MUHAMMED ALMUSTAPHA,live in nigeria.

  6. ABRAHAM says

    Dear Sir/Madam Sponsor .
    I am grateful & my thank for your support in helping reach my goal of study in your campus .I am so much appreciating of your consideration if allows me to study for further education & I ‘m highly recommend you to grant me the chance .
    I am 21 years old young athlete male live in Ethiopia ,and I’m alone solitary live as a parasite depending on public funds only from hand to mouth due to unemployment where I cannot support me any more for higher studies .I have been job searching but with no success yet. I am here, I wish to do it ,so why can’t I ?You see me remaining the same way because our country has not developed yet .I was a dream but life has not good to me at this time because of this situation .
    I have graduated with degree in economics in 2008-with good grades I want to study modern English language or sport psychology or any relative that I will accept by your order any subject because I’m thirsty to learn ,& I have good time in long-distance & I made many time competitive in cross-country ,road-race running& half-marathon two times, and also I have taken a course of coach in elite athletes disability given us by a professional trainers from Addis Ababa in 2012.They have given us a temporary certificate ,but the permanent certificate after few months they will give us .And also I have extensive experience in athletics training I got that from Addis Ababa coaching & other local cities in Ethiopia., and I have been helping training for athletes in voluntary I began before years ago still now I supporting them beside my running .
    I promise I won’t disappoint you ,I have the ability to work any job beside studying to pay my expenses too. I’m eager to learn more ,to d more strive & to be more to continue my successful path to lay for myself . If you allow me to start my new life there ,it’s seams me like again born in the world .May I humbly requesting you ,& I do apologize for your worthy time because I have no option than this .

    Even if not possible for you by the above requirement, I accept you by loan that’s my pleasure .
    I promise up on my word I’ll reimburse/ you / to the sponsor who support me ,and beside my studies I’ll do a personal obligation to repay the generosity by plans on sharing my experience to students& schools in need of supporting. IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS OR PROVIDES, please contact me on my Email address this [email protected] or [email protected]
    I am very happy if you giving me a chance as international student to study in one of your University /college in your campus.

    Thank you very much again for your wonderful grants & wise words .
    I wish you the best in life for your & your families &the entire your campus .
    I have react favorably my confidence in you & hope you’ll not disappoint me as look forward to receiving your positive & prompt response as soon as you can .
    Best regards,
    Yours sincerely,
    Abraham athlete, Ethiopia

  7. Ajala Daniel Odi says

    Hello, I am Daniel Ajala,I am a graduate from OOU, Olabisi Onabanjo University,I graduated with a 2nd class lower, in Mathematics.I will want to know if i could forward my education in Information Technology with less or no tuition fee.Thanks all.

    Ajala Daniel

  8. alula dula says

    hello,i’m alula dula graduating from hawassa universty in agricultural engeenering and mechaanization and i am eager to know if i can further my education there in your country thanks. from ethiopia

  9. Olusanya Ojebantale says

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  10. hirut says

    My name is hirut melkamu from Ethiopia currently i am employee of the government after graduated with LLB. I want to get scholarship so i need some more information my email address is [email protected].

    i hope i hear from you soon

  11. junior says

    Hello, I am adewale junior,I am a undergraduate from mapoly, in business adminstration.I will want to know if i could forward my education business with less or no tuition fee.Thank you

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  13. Adaramodu Taiwo says

    Greetings from Russia Federation, am from Nigeria Presently am in Russia, how would I get free education for masters degree programmed in Economics Major with thesis.

  14. Milton Ndam says

    greeting am ccall ndam milton ngonde I want to ask how I can apply to be aditted for a free tuition in dermark.

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  17. Eziafa Affam says

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  18. ikome durell says

    i am interested in studying in denmark but after going through your web page,i will like to ask how to go about with the admission process and secondly to find out if you run under graduate programs

  19. Sidra Bashir says

    This is a really good article and the way of explaination is just awesome.
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    Ask Scholars

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