UMRSC scholarships are awarded to U.S. citizens and permanent residents attending a U.S. college or university in any of the 50 states who are, or will be, attending a college or university level study program in Denmark for a minimum of one semester during the regular academic calendar year. The scholarship awards are sent directly to the college or university the recipient is attending. Please note, summer programs and graduate level programs do not qualify for the scholarship award.

“During my six months of studying and conducting research in Denmark, the scholarship served as tremendous moral support.” – Rebild Scholar

UMRSC recipients are expected to further their general knowledge and understanding of the culture, arts, heritage and language of Denmark during their study period. Scholars are also asked to share highlights of their experiences living and studying in Denmark with stories, photographs, and/or videos posted on UMRS’s website, posters, and other media.


There are two scholarship rounds each year, in the early Spring (for the fall semester), and late-Fall (for the spring semester).  The 2023-2024 deadlines are listed below. Please note they are subject to change.

No later than May 15, 2023:  Applications accepted for the Fall 2023 semester.

No later than October 30, 2023:  Applications the Winter/Spring 2024 semester.

Applicant Requirements:

  • US citizen
  • Enrolled in an American institution of higher learning
  • Accepted into a study program in Denmark
  • Willingness to embrace your own Danish heritage, or if you do not have Danish ancestry, to explore, embrace, and share Danish culture