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. Summer programs and graduate level programs do not qualify.

“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 early Spring (for fall semester), and late-Fall (for spring semester). The 2020 deadlines are:

No later than April 20, 2020:  Applications accepted for the Fall 2020 semester. Update: Applications are currently NOT being accepted until further notice due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Please check back for updates.

No later than October 19, 2020:  Applications the Spring 2021 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