Scholarship programmes

Danish State scholarships

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss students - Strategic scholarships for highly talented students

Aarhus University administers a limited number of scholarships financed by the Danish state for highly qualified non-EU/EEA/Swiss applicants admitted to two-year Master’s degree programmes.

The four faculties will set their own individual priorities regarding their specific priorities with a view to geographical or other priorities:

  • Arts: Priority will be given to applicants with excellent academic qualifications.
  • Business and Social Sciences: Priority will be given to applicants with excellent academic qualifications.
  • Science and Technology: Priority will be given to applicants with excellent academic qualifications.
  • Health: Further information about strategic priorities will follow.

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Students may apply for any English-taught Master’s degree programme at Aarhus University.
  • The scholarships generally include a full tuition waiver and generally, but not always, including a monthly scholarship for a maximum of 23 months for the duration of the degree programme.
  • The general admission requirements and application procedures and deadlines at Aarhus University apply. Prior to applying for admission, applicants are kindly asked to make themselves acquainted with the specific admission requirements for the Master’s degree programmes they wish to apply for.
  • It is neither possible nor necessary to state in your application for admission that you apply for a scholarship. All applicants will automatically be assessed with a view to a possible scholarship as part of the assessment procedures regarding admission and the strategic priorities set by the faculty.

Please note that the number of scholarships/tuition waivers is usually very limited.

Only very highly qualified applicants can be nominated for a tuition waiver/scholarship, but unfortunately, not all very highly qualified students can be nominated for a scholarship/tuition waiver due to the limited number of scholarships available.

Applicants to Bachelor's degree programmes are not eligible for tuition waivers/scholarships.

Programme specific scholarships

Aarhus University offers no programme specific scholarships for summer admission 2017.

Country specific scholarships and loan programmes

Global Education Programme - new scholarship scheme for Russian applicants

Russian applicants who are admitted to Aarhus University as Master's students within selected subject areas may have the possibility of applying for a scholarship with the Russian federal "Global Education Programme" (GEP). More information is available on the GEP website.

Canada student loans and grants

Aarhus University is registered with the Canadian tax authorities and accordingly we accept students with Canadian loan schemes.

Find more information here. Click on International and search for Aarhus University.

US loans for American students

Aarhus University participates in the Direct Loan Program. American students enrolled in a degree-granting programme at Aarhus University are eligible to apply for US Federal loans through the Direct Loan Program. Find more information here.

Loan-tuition fee agreement for Mexican students

Mexican applicants admitted to Aarhus University as Master's students within selected subject areas within the field of humanities may obtain a reduced tuition fee rate at Aarhus University and apply for student loan with the Mexican “Fund for Human Resource Development” (FIDERH). Read more about the loan-tuition fee agreement. Further information is available on the FIDERH website.