June 29, 2022

Guide: The udlandsstipendium

Guide: The udlandsstipendium
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The Danish government have truly proven their urge to internationalize the skills of student from Denmark with this one. The udlandsstipendium is literally a NON-loan based subsidy which gives you the chances to pick and choose which university you want to study at.

What is the udlandsstipendium?

Since the udlandsstipendium scheme was introduced in 2008, students have been entitled to receive a subsidy from the state to pay the tuition fee abroad. The udlandsstipendium can be used for 120 ECTS, the equivalent of 2 years abroad. It can be used for semester(s) abroad during your bachelor, summer school or even a full masters degree abroad. It is completely up to you how you distribute the subsidized 120 ECTS of international studies.

In short, you simply get the taxameter money your educational institution would otherwise have received, directly in your bank account to cover your tuition fee. The udlandsstipendium is not taxable.

How much can i receive in subsidy?

The subsidy for the courses or programme corresponds to the subsidy that the Danish state provides for a similar education in Denmark. So it depends on what you study. Underneath you'll find a rough overview. If you're in doubt about your specific programme, ask us in the live chat. Actually, you can do that right now in the bottom right corner. Chances are that you'll have a reply before you finish reading this article.

Rate 1. 💵 22.000 kr. per semester: Trade, economics, business, marketing, management, law, language, theology and philosophy

Rate 2. 💰 32.000 kr. per semester: Communication, sports, health, management and media studies.

Rate 3. 💵 46.000 kr. per semester: Medicine, veterinary science, engineering, chemistry, biology and IT.

Note: The amount may vary and it is your SU office that calculates your udlandsstipendium rate, and you will be paid the maximum amount corresponding to your tuition fee abroad.

What are the requirements to receive the udlandsstipendium?

Pretty simple actually, believe it or not.

👌 You have to be SU-eligible and have at least 1 SU clip for the semester abroad.

👌 Your study stay must be pre-approved and credit-bearing.

👌 You must have received the acceptance letter from the university where the tuition fee has to be paid.

👌 For a full masters degree, you must have SU clips for the full degree.

* In short, you must be SU-eligible and be in possession of a letter of admission. If you go for a semester abroad you have to get your courses pre-approved by your home university before you apply. If it is for a full masters degree abroad, the programme must be on the fast-track list.

How and what do i need apply for the udlandsstipendium?

Once you have been admitted and have received the invoice from your host university, you can begin the application process. It takes place through your SU office if it is for a semester abroad. For a full masters degree abroad, everything can be handled on minSU. Of course, we guide you along the road.

Here is how to apply and what you need to apply for the udlandsstipendium:

👉 Fill out your SU office's udlandsstipendium application form (for semester abroad students).

👉 Apply at MinSU (Only for full masters degree abroad)

👉 Your admission letter from the host university.

👉 A pre-approval of your subjects (for semester abroad students).

👉 An invoice stating the price of the tuition fee from the host university.

👉 If you have paid the tuition fee in advance, you simply attach the receipt.

For semester abroad students, you simply send all of that to your SU-office at your institution and they will process your udlandsstipendium application. It may take up to two months before the money is in your bank account, so please start early.

For students that are applying for a full masters degree abroad, everything will be handled online through your application on MinSU. Again, just make sure that your programme abroad is on the fast-track list. If its not, start out with applying for it to be. The material here should be helpful for that.

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