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Higher education in Denmark is free for students from the EU/EEA and Switzerland and for students participating in an exchange programme. For other students annual tuition range from 6,000 to 16,000 Euro. A number of scholarships and grants are available from the institutions and from public funded schemes.

Most Danish institutions have bilateral agreements with foreign institutions of higher education. These agreements are usually designed for mutual exchange of students, researchers and teachers.

Danish higher education institutions (universities only) receive a limited number of government scholarships each year to fund highly qualified full-degree students from non-EU/EEA countries and Switzerland.

Danish government scholarships for highly qualified non-EU/EEA students

Focus Scholarship: Bachelor, Master and Doctoral

Competition: Worldwide

Scholarship Coverage: Full and partial scholarship

Danish higher education institutions receive government scholarships each year to fund excellence full-degree students from non-EU/EEA countries and Switzerland. The scholarships are fully taking care by the Danish institutions of higher education, which conducted the selection process and decides which students will receive a scholarship. The government scholarship consists of two parts and can be given as full or partial tuition fee waivers and/or grants towards covering your living costs. For further information about the government scholarship, please consult the admission details of your targeted higher education institution.


  1. A citizen of a country outside the EU, the European Economic Area or Switzerland
  2. Enrolled in a full degree higher education program
  3. Granted a time-limited residence permit in Denmark due to education

Doctorate Scholarship (PhD position) in Danish Institutions of Higher Education

Taking a PhD degree means you must spend at least four years doing  research and writing a dissertation. During these four years, PhD  candidates work closely with their supervisors. PhD is not regarded as a  study, but serious research and PhD candidates are often in working  condition with salary. The following list is the vacant researcher  positions at the top listed Danish universities. For more information  please access the official website of the university: