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Danish Innovation Scholarship

New talent grant available



Top of your class? Considering a postgraduate degree? New scholarshipss are being made available for talented undergraduates pursuing a postgraduate degree at a Danish institution. The Innovation Fund Denmark are providing 3.4 million euros in scholarships throughout the years 2015 and 2016.  The grant is reserved for dedicated, top-tier students with an academic profile within the areas of natural, environmental and health sciences, engineering, technology and innovation.

Who can apply

Undergraduate students from Brazil, India, China, South Korea, USA and Japan can apply for the Danish Innovation Scholarships. The scholarships will be made available in two consecutive rounds - one in 2015 and one in 2016 - and are managed within a set of thematic clusters and academic partnerships (i.e. Blue INNOSHIP, NEXT, Future Cropping and VIP) .

The specifics of the grant

Each scholarship consists of a tuition fee waiver and a monthly scholarship to assist with living costs in Denmark (the equivalent of the State Educational Grant given to Danish students). The grant is paid out in advance every month and has a maximum duration of 22 months, starting 1 September of the year you are accepted. The scholarship is taxable in Denmark according to the rules and regulations governing income from grants and tax exemption for developing countries.

The scholarships are not given based on financial needs. Your academic record and your English proficiency will be assessed together with a motivational essay. Each grant is approximately 40-45.000 EUR in total.

In addition to funding, recipients are assigned an individual contact person at their corresponding university to aid them in academic as well as practical matters (i.e. career guidance and signing up for language education).

The scholarship can be combined with a flexible phd path (for example the 3+4, and 4+4 options of Aarhus University), but must be supplemented by funding to cover the increase in expense of  a PhD Programme.

How to apply

The application deadline for the Danish Innovation Scholarships is 15 January 2016.

In 2015 and 2016, you can apply within the following thematic partnerships and their affiliated universities,  institutes and faculties

Blue INNOship

The overall objective of the Blue INNOship cluster is to accelerate the development of technologies and methods, through interdisciplinary innovation and research, to increase energy-efficiency of ships, and thereby contribute to reduction of CO2, NOX and SOX from shipping. Along with these goals, propeller noise shall also be reduced.

University

Available Grants

Institut/fakultet

Technical University of Denmark

0

Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering

Copenhagen Business School

4

Department of Operations Management

University of Southern Denmark

2

Department of Technology and Innovation

Aalborg University

1

Department of Energy Technology, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

For futher information about scholarships within this cluster - contact:

 

Technical University of Denmark:
Please contact Graduate Admission for more information about applying for the INNO+ scholarship i.e. the application form, terms and conditions.

 

Copenhagen Business School:
For information on how to apply for the CBS scholar ships you can visit the Graduate Admission website where more information can be found about applying for the INNO+ scholarship i.e. the application form, terms and conditions.


Deadline for the application via CBS Admission Flow is 1 March 12 noon (see the step-by-step guide to the application process on the Graduate Admission website).

 

Also students who are interested in applying might find it fruitful to visit the International Students website to learn more about coming to CBS as an international student and student life in Denmark.

 

University of Sothern Denmark:
In order to apply you need to follow this link: http://www.sdu.dk/en/Information_til/Internationale_studerendeYou can read more about their scholarships here: http://www.sdu.dk/en/uddannelse/optagelse/scholarships

 

Aalborg University:
Please contact Niels Gorm Rytter at i9nr@m-tech.aau.dk or Gang Chen at gc@m-tech.aau.dk.


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National EXperimental Therapeutic partnership (NEXT)

The NEXT partnership aims to create conditions in Denmark and Danish hospitals to ensure a position as the preeminent testing ground for industries involved in early phase and early stage clinical trials.

University

Available Grants

Institute and faculty

Aalborg University

3

Department of Health Science and Technology

Aarhus University

3

Faculty of Science & Technology, Faculty of Health

University of Copenhagen

0

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

For futher information about scholarships within this cluster - contact:

Aalborg University:
Please contact Niels Gorm Rytter at i9nr@m-tech.aau.dk or Gang Chen at gc@m-tech.aau.dk.


Aarhus University::
Please contact ma.admission@au.dk


University of Copenhagen:
Please contact inter@adm.ku.dk

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Future Cropping

The aim of the Future Cropping Partnership is to develop economically and environmentally sustainable crop production, and integrate them with land and weather data. The link to the data dimension will make it possible to inform and create new, intelligent decision tools and differentiated cultivation techniques

 

University

Available Grants

Department and faculty

University of Copenhagen

3

Faculty of Science

 

Aarhus University

 

2

Faculty of Science and Technology: Department of Agroecology and  Department of Engineering

For futher information about scholarships within this cluster - contact:

 

University of Copenhagen:
Please contact Else-Marie Baun at elmb@science.ku.dk, tel. +45 3532 4260, mob.: +45 3533 2059


Aarhus University:
Please contact ma.admission@au.dk

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Water efficient industrial production (VIP)

The goal of the VIP partnership is to establish a Danish knowledge and technology platform that increases water efficiency and significantly optimizes the use of non-potable water in Danish industrial production. In addition the platform should act as a springboard for Danish export of technology, and  advisory and consultancy services within the fields of water conservation and water reuse in industrial production.

 

Universitet

Available Grants

Institute and faculty

Technical University of Denmark

1

Department of Environmental Engineering

University of Copenhagen

3

Faculty of Science and the Department of Food Sciences

Copenhagen Business School

0

Department of Intercultural Communication and Management

For futher information about scholarships within this cluster - contact:

 

Technical University of Denmark:
Please contact Graduate Admission where more information can be found about applying for the INNO+ scholarship i.e. the application form, terms and conditions.


University of Copenhagen:
Please contact Else-Marie Baun at elmb@science.ku.dk, tel. +45 3532 4260, mob.: +45 3533 2059


Copenhagen Business School:
For information on how to apply for the CBS scholarships you can visit the Graduate Admission website where more information can be found about applying for the VIP-scholarship i.e. the application form, terms and conditions.

For a list of available courses at these universities visit the studyindenmark.dk database:.

Database of international study programmes at Danish institutions

The application forms for courses are available from the institutions approximately two months prior to the deadline. For applicants of the scholarship the application form must be accompanied by a motivational essay.

The motivational essay

Your motivational essay for the scholarship should be personal and specific, and it must prove that you are well-informed and have put a lot of thought into your choice of education. It should also explain your purpose and motivation for the choice of institution and programme.

In your essay you should describe your interest in areas relating to the thematic cluster/academic partnership within which the scholarship is being made available. Special emphasis should be placed upon how this interest is connected to your choice of study programme as well as your willingness to engage in research in these areas.

For further information

Inquiries regarding the motivational essay, the application process, the academic environment and any other aspect of the Danish Innovation Scholarships should be directed to the contact officer of the partnership, listed in the tables above