General Questions

Below you will find the most frequently asked questions. You can also head to the advising section for more information or to learn more about the Fulbright Program.

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 award.

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

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.

No, Fulbright awards for U.S. students to Denmark are for one academic year only.

Yes, but you will have to pay back the first year of tuition, as well as pay for the second year of tuition. Only non-degree Fulbright students are exempt from paying tuition.

No. Your Fulbright project has to be carried out during your first year of studies, regardless of whether you are a degree-seeking or non-degree seeking student. The master’s degree thesis at a Danish master’s degree is carried out at the second year/fourth semester of your studies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

No, our Fulbright grants are for a large variety of academic fields. However, we do have three focus areas: Sustainability, Life Sciences, and Space.

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.

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

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

For U.S. students, the grant amount is DKK 125,000.00. Grant amounts for U.S. scholars vary depending on length and level.

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

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

Yes, you can bring your family with you to Denmark. Dependent support is not available, beyond a small amount of additional DKK 20,000.00 for students and 50,000 for scholars 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.

No, Danish language proficiency 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.