In 1993, the Danish Crown Prince Frederik studied at Harvard University and turned 25 years old; as a gift to the Crown Prince, Danish-Americans established the Crown Prince Frederik Fund.

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Each year, Crown Prince Frederik Fund awards two scholarships within the social sciences to excellent students or professionals for Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Crown Prince Frederik, His Royal Highness, Danish Royal Family
Crown Prince Frederik Fund


1 scholarship for one year non-degree studiesor if accepted a two year Master’s degree at HKS
1 scholarship for HKS’ Mid-Career Master in Public Administration

Leadership and learning are indispensable to one another

— John F. Kennedy


Download application and guidelines.

Crown Prince Frederik Fund scholarships can only be applied for the following academic year.

Application decisions will be made in late fall – Scholarship will be awarded in the following spring.


In assessing the applicants, great emphasis is on relevant work experience, extra-curricular activities within political science, economics, law, public administration or similar, good grades and recommendations.


  • Applicants must have Danish citizenship.
  • Applicants cannot have dual Danish-American citizenship or an American ‘Green card’
Non-degree/Master’s degree
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or similar before commencing the studies.
  • Applicants who already have a graduate degree are also eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need to live up to the university’s high requirements for admission.
Mid-Career MPA
  • Applicants must have a graduate degree.
  • Applicants must have minimum 7 years work experience when commencing the studies.

2020/2021 grantees

Huy Cuong Huynh
Thor Sommerstrand