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FAQ Grants

I have dual Danish-American citizenship. Can I apply for a Fulbright grant to Denmark?

No, dual citizens of the U.S. and Denmark are ineligible to apply. Students with dual U.S./other EU country citizenship accepted for a Fulbright grant to Denmark must enter Denmark on their U.S. passports and enroll as U.S. students at the Danish institution for the period of their Fulbright grant.

Can I apply for a Fulbright U.S. Student grant to undergraduate studies in Denmark?

No, Fulbright grant are for graduate studies and research only.

Can I apply for a Fulbright US Student grant before I am accepted to an educational institution in Denmark?

Yes, you can apply before you are accepted to an educational institution in Denmark. You will most likely be notified of admission in spring and the application deadline for Fulbright US Students is in mid-October for the coming academic year. But make sure you submit a strong letter of affiliation from the Danish host institution with your Fulbright application.

I enrolled at a Danish Master’s degree program in the beginning of this academic year. Can I apply for a Fulbright grant to Denmark?

No, students who have already begun their studies in Denmark are not eligible to apply.

I’m interested in studying in Denmark for one semester. Can I apply for a Fulbright grant?

No, Fulbright grants for U.S. students to Denmark are for 1 academic year only.

I would like to enroll in a Danish two-year Master’s degree program. Can I apply for a Fulbright grant?

Yes, but you will only receive funding for the first year of study. Fulbright grantees are exempt from paying tuition in Denmark, but please note that you will loose your Fulbright status after the first year of study and consequently, you will have to pay tuition fees for your second year of study.

Do you accept applications for independent study or research?

Yes, however, independent research projects will not be accepted from graduating seniors. Recent graduates and graduating seniors must be affiliated with a Danish University or university-level institution and attend Master’s-level classes.

Do I have to be affiliated with a Danish university or university-level institution during my Fulbright grant period?

Yes! The affiliation with a Danish university or university-level institution is considered very important for the successful application and is simply necessary in order to obtain a residence permit to study in Denmark. Therefore, you must include a strong letter of affiliation from the Danish institution with your application.

I am interested in conducting a research project in either Greenland or the Faroe Islands. Can I be affiliated with the universities in Greenland or the Faroe Islands instead of Denmark?

No, applicants proposing studies and projects including Greenland and the Faroe Islands must be affiliated with a Danish university level institution, but you can also be affiliated with an institution in Greenland or the Faroe Islands. Please contact the Fulbright Commission to discuss the Fulbright project before applying.

As a U.S. scholar, do I have to submit a Letter of Invitation with my application?

Yes, all U.S. scholars should have been in contact with a Danish university or university-level institution before applying. The Danish host institution should write an invitation letter in which they agree to host you during your Fulbright grant.

Are Fulbright grants only awarded in specific academic areas?

No, our Fulbright grants are for a large variety of academic fields

How do I apply for a Fulbright grant to Denmark?

U.S. students apply online. For more information, see the Fulbright U.S. Student website. U.S. scholars apply online. For more information, see CIES’ website.

When can I apply?

For U.S. students, the competition opens in May and the application deadline is in mid-October. The competition for U.S. scholars opens in February and the application deadline is August 1.

Does a Fulbright grant to Denmark cover tuition fees?

By very special agreement and thanks to the Danish Government, American Fulbright students to Denmark are exempt from paying tuition during their Fulbright period.

How much is the Fulbright grant amount?

For U.S. students, the grant amount is DKK 125,000.00. Grant amounts for U.S. scholar vary depending on length and level. Please see description of our grant programs for scholars here.

Do I need to get a residence permit in order to study in Denmark?

Yes! Click here for more information on how to obtain a residence and work permit.

If I am awarded a Fulbright grant to Denmark, do I need to get a residence permit to Denmark?

Yes! The Fulbright Commission will assist you in this process. Click here for more information on how to obtain a residence and work permit.

If I am awarded a Fulbright grant to Denmark, can I take my family with me?

Yes, as a student you can bring your family with you to Denmark. Dependent support is not available, beyond a small amount of additional DKK 20,000.00 to help settle in Denmark, and only for a dependent staying in Denmark for the entire Fulbright grant period. Dependents must obtain a residence permit in order to stay in Denmark. Dependent support is not available for scholars.

Do I have to be able to speak and understand Danish before I can apply for a Fulbright grant?

No, Danish language profiency is not required, unless needed to successfully complete the project/study plan or if pursuing Kierkegaard studies, areas within Danish studies, and archival studies. The language of instruction in institutions of higher learning is generally Danish, but with a large number of courses taught in English. If necessary for the project, applicants should include plans for language study in their Fulbright applications. Danish language abilities will greatly enhance the Fulbright experience. Students enrolled at many universities should be aware that pre-semester Danish language instruction is available and provided at the university, but please be aware of residence permit requirements in order to attend. Read more about Danish language classes here.

 

If you have any other questions about our Fulbright grants, please contact us at advising@fulbright.dk.