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

FUTURE CROPPING - Danish Innovation scholarships

Aarhus University offers four scholarships in order to give highly talented students the opportunity to conduct their Master’s studies at Aarhus University from 1 February 2017.

Students from the Republic of Korea, India, United States, Brazil, Japan and China are eligible for application.

The selected students will receive a full tuition waiver including a monthly scholarship of DKK 8,981 (app. EUR 1200) towards living expenses.

The scho­larships will give candidates the opportunity to complete a two-year Master’s degree programme at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Aarhus University. The four successful students will be linked to specific FUTURE CROPPING activities and will be expected to do an internship or a research project with a company within the FUTURE CROPPING programme. The students will each be assigned a mentor at their department.

The following Master’s degree programmes are available:

Select the option "(only FUTURE CROPPING applicants)" to apply for a scholarship.

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. Please consult the Master's student guide.

Your application will be considered a scholarship application. Qualified applicants who are not selected for a scholarship will not be offered admission to Aarhus University.

The application system will open for scholarship applications on mid August 2016 (specific date will soon be announced here).

Application deadline: 15 September 2016 (no application fee is required).

If you have any questions regarding how to apply, please contact ma.admission@au.dk

About FUTURE CROPPING

Aarhus University is part of the partnership FUTURE CROPPING, which is supported by Denmark’s Innovation Foundation. During the coming five years, FUTURE CROPPING will help develop the high quality, sustainable plant production of tomorrow. One of the most important challenges for farming is to increase plant production per hectare, while at the same time reducing the impact on the environment. In a private-public partnership, industry, business and research will develop an ICT platform that integrates vast amounts of data from the next generation of agricultural and environmental technologies into intelligent, more efficient and sustainable technologies and solutions for site-specific crop management and environmental regulation.

See pamphlet


Building Stronger Universities (BSU) scholarships at Aarhus University

NB Please note BSU scholarships are NOT offered again until 2017!

Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) on behalf of Danida, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark, calls for applications for MSc Scholarships under the Building Stronger Universities programme.

The aim of the BSU scholarship programme is to provide talented students from South partner universities with the opportunity to obtain a Master's degree from a Danish university in order to contribute to the development of their countries. In addition to their professional studies, it is expected that the students will obtain good knowledge of the Danish society, culture and values as well as the opportunity to networking with Danish students, companies and organisations.

Bachelor’s graduates from the following universities are eligible to apply:

  • Ghana: University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • Tanzania: Sokoine University of Agriculture, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, and State University of Zanzibar
  • Uganda: Gulu University
  • Nepal: Kathmandu University

The following English-taught Master’s programmes at Aarhus University with commencement of studies in August/September 2015 are included in the programme:

  • Agro-environmental Management (only BSU applicants) - the application system opens for application to this programme on 6 January 2015
  • Anthropology of Education and Globalisation (only BSU applicants) - the application system opens for application to this programme on 11 December 2014
  • Human Security (only BSU applicants) - the application system opens for applications to this programme on 11 December 2014

When creating your application in the application system, select the options with the appendix "(only BSU applicants)" to apply for a scholarship.

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. Please consult the Master's student guide.

Your application will be considered a scholarship application. Qualified applicants who are not selected for a scholarship will not be offered admission to Aarhus University.

Application deadline: 15 March 2015

The applications will be assessed on the same criteria as any other application to the programme

In order to be awarded a scholarship from DFC, the language test has to be received by Aarhus University no later than 1 June 2015.

Any questions regarding the application procedure must be directed to ma.admission@au.dk

Award of a scholarship:

The scholarships will be awarded on a strictly competitive basis with focus on grades and level of English. The award of scholarships is carried out according to the following criteria:

  1. The grants are awarded according to the best possible allocation among BSU countries, BSU universities and gender.
  2. Students under the age of 30 are given priority.
  3. Grants will be allocated, if possible, between the participating Danish universities in proportion to their size and with a minimum of 2 candidates in each of the provincial towns.
  4. Applicants who do not already have a Master’s degree will be given priority.

The successful applicants will be offered a scholarship which will cover tuition fee, travel costs, field work cost in home country, accommodation and allowances during the study period.

Please take note that accommodation and allowance for spouse and children are not included in the programme.

DFC will cover the expenses in connection with language test and application fee, if the applicant is awarded a scholarship.

DFC will be responsible for the residence permit application process, travel arrangements and accommodation while in Denmark, payment of allowances, insurances, etc.

 

 

Country specific scholarships

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.

LPDP Beasiswa - scholarship scheme for Indonesian applicants

Indonesian 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 Indonesian "LPDP Beasiswa" programme funded by the Indonesian government and administered by the Indonesian National Education Development Fund. More information is available on the LPDP 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.