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Scholarship and Free Tuition in Denmark for International Students

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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.


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