As part of the strategy to strengthen Danish innovation, a new grant programme has been approved to attract highly talented international students to Denmark.
The programme will allocate DKK 25 mio. (USD 4.5 mio.) to talented international students that wish to pursue Master’s degrees in Denmark. The programme is aimed at thematic areas designated as strategically important for Danish innovation, such as food technology, health and sustainable production.
Geographically, the programme will focus on students from non-EU countries where Denmark has established innovation centres or similar services. This includes Brazil, India, China, South Korea, the USA and Japan.
“Denmark needs clever talent from abroad who can help strengthen our innovative abilities. We are looking for top-notch students who can contribute to development in Danish stronghold areas and where we have the potential to create new solutions to concrete challenges, thereby allowing us to play an even greater global role”, says Minister for Higher Education and Science Sofie Carsten Nielsen.
The programme will run in the period 2015-2017.