If there is one more reason to go to Denmark other than for leisurely travel, it will probably be for education. Opportunities for learning abound in the country including those that can be had without cost. Danish Summer Language Scholarships fall under this category.
Under a cultural agreements programme entered into by Denmark with other countries and educational entities, interested students will be able to take the language course for free. For some courses though, students will have to shoulder their accommodation and meal expenses. Travel as well as personal expenses are generally paid for by students.
Bachelor, Master’s and PhD students are welcome to apply and can do so as guided by specific guidelines depending on the country of origin. At present, Denmark has varying scholarship agreements with several countries including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, Japan, Israel, and Russia. A number of educational institutions located in China, Canada, and the USA have their respective agreements with Denmark’s Ministry of Higher Education. Only applicants affiliated with these institutions are entertained for applications that go through this route.
Applicants should not be enrolled in any higher education institution in Denmark. Nomination from a lecturer who teaches Danish abroad is also required. Those who are studying Danish and Scandinavian language and literature have better chances of being accepted into the language scholarship programme. To prevent overrepresentation of any nationality in any course, organizers take care to distribute opportunities by considering this factor in the final selection.