American Students Traveling to Denmark:
UW-Madison students who have been accepted to study in Denmark under any of the university's exchange or visiting scholar programs (see below) are eligible and encouraged to apply for ScanDesign scholarships of up to $5000 per semester (you may receive up to 2 semesters of support). Application forms are available through the program through which you have been accepted for study abroad, but must be submitted to Kate Hamoonga (firstname.lastname@example.org) at International Area Programs (IAP) by the appropriate deadline (see below). In addition to receiving scholarship funds, ScanDesign fellows are invited to participate in a range of hosted activities in Denmark, which are organized by the ScanDesign coordinators in Copenhagen in order to help you get to know other ScanDesign fellows, Danes, Denmark, and the Scandinavian region a little better.
Deadline for Spring term: October 15th
Deadline for Summer, Fall, and Academic Year terms: March 15th
See Calendar and Activities for upcoming deadlines
More information on study abroad programs:
Copenhagen Business School, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business
Technical University of Denmark (Lyngby), International Engineering Studies & Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Study Abroad International Academic Programs, Denmark, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Useful sites and information:
Danish Students Traveling to the US:
The UW-Madison ScanDesign Fellowship Program for Danish Scholars is primarily about providing activities for Danish students studying in Madison to help you enjoy your time in Madison and get to know the area a little better. All students from Danish universities who come to Madison through one of the university exchange or visiting scholar programs are welcome to participate in ScanDesign activities. Once you have been accepted to UW-Madison, you should receive an invitation email from Program Director Julie Allen. If, however, you do not receive the initial email, please feel free to contact her directly at email@example.com for more information. We also have limited scholarship funds available for students who can demonstrate academic merit, a commitment to making the most of their exchange experience, and financial need.
The selection process for the ScanDesign scholarships is carried out by the Danish ScanDesign Foundation Board. Please submit all application materials (see below) in English by email to Julie Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For Fall term: August 15th (applications will be accepted beginning June 1st and processed on a rolling basis, so earlier applications are more likely to be successful).
For Spring term: January 15th (applications will be accepted beginning Dec. 1st and processed on a rolling basis, so earlier applications are more likely to be successful).
Students may only apply after receiving confirmation of acceptance from UW-Madison. All Scan Design Fellowship recipients must be Danish citizens and have a valid Danish passport. Close relatives of ScanDesign Foundation employees and university affiliates are not eligible to apply. Priority will be given to students who have not previously had extensive exposure to American culture and, as applicable, who participate actively in ScanDesign-hosted events. All scholarship funds awarded will be paid by check in US dollars after the recipient's arrival in Madison.
To apply for a scholarship, please send the following information in a .pdf attachment, in English to Julie Allen at email@example.com:
1. A personal statement including your name, age, home university, major field of study, class standing (undergraduate/graduate), your reasons for choosing to study abroad in Madison, your previous experiences with American culture, your goals for your exchange experience, and any relevant information about your financial need or other extenuating circumstances. This essay is the most important part of the application, as it gives you a chance to explain how financial support from the ScanDesign foundation would affect your exchange experience.
b. A current CV, including any extracurricular activities and community service
c. A realistic, detailed budget for your projected expenses while in Madison, including resources you plan to draw on (SU, savings, and any other scholarships you may have applied for). The amount of the ScanDesign scholarship is generally $1000, but can be increased in cases of an applicant's demonstrated financial need and evidence of sincere efforts to acquire sources of funding.
d. A transcript of all grades earned at university thus far
e. (optional) 1-2 letters of recommendation from employers, professors, or instructors.
Photo 3 by: Sigfrid Lundberg