Step 5: Tuition Fees, Tuition Fee Waivers and Scholarships
This step only applies to non-EU/EEA citizens
If you are from an EU country, an EEA-country or Switzerland, you are not required to pay tuition fees for the master's programmes and should go to step 6.
Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens
See the tuition fee rates for non-EU/EEA citizens
The United Kingdom’s (UK) decision to leave the EU means that, as of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State. According to the Withdrawal Agreement UK citizens residing in Denmark before 31 December 2020 are allowed to begin a higher education as if you were still an EU citizen.
Tuition fee waivers and scholarships
A limited number of Danish state tuition fee waivers and scholarships are offered for selected master’s programmes to highly talented students who come from countries outside of the EU/EEA and are required to pay tuition fees at Roskilde University.
The tuition fee waivers and scholarships are only distributed once a year for the September entry. The tuition fee waiver and scholarship has a maximum length of 22 months for programmes that start in September. The scholarship amounts to DKK 7,800 per month, and is meant to cover living expenses in Denmark.
Tuition fee waiver and scholarship students must follow the study plan and not be delayed in their studies in order to maintain the tuition fee waiver and scholarship.
Who can apply for a scholarship?
In order to be eligible to apply for a tuition fee waiver and scholarship, you must be a non-EU/EEA citizen that is required to pay tuition fees and apply to one of the master’s programmes that offer scholarships.
Please note that being eligible to apply for a tuition fee waiver and scholarship does not guarantee that you will be awarded a tuition fee waiver and scholarship, as there is only a limited number. Applicants are ranked based on their academic performance, motivational letter and work experience. Family or social background is not taken into account.
Before each admission round, the university selects the specific master’s programmes that may offer one or more tuition fee waivers and scholarships.
Which programmes offer a tuition fee waiver and scholarship?
For the September 2023 entry, the following programmes offer a tuition fee waiver and scholarship:
Master in Environmental Science
Master in Global and Development Studies
Master in International Politics and Governance
Master in Media and Communication
Master in Nordic Urban Planning Studies
Master in Computer Science
You can expect to find on this page an up-to-date list of master’s programmes offering scholarships for the September 2024 entry about one month before applications open for that round.
How to apply for a tuition fee waiver and scholarship
You apply by uploading a motivational letter and CV outlining your academic and occupational background to your online application for admission to the master's programmes within the application deadlines. Read the information on how to apply for admission to the master’s programmes.
Enrolled students cannot re-apply for a tuition fee waiver and scholarship
It is not possible to apply or re-apply for the tuition fee waiver and scholarship for a later semester than your semester of admission. You are only able to apply for the tuition fee waiver and scholarship as part of your application for admission to the selected master’s programmes.