Apply for scholarship

Due to Corona uncertainly and frequent changing travel recommendations we have agreed with Ørsted A/S to suspend scolarships in 2020.

We look forward to resume the application process in 2021.

Deadlines will be announced on this site.

1. Selection criteria for the Ørsted Scholarship

H.C. Ørsted Selskabet wants to advance the interest of children and young people in science and to break down barriers between science and humanities. Just like H.C. Ørsted. He sowed the seeds of the world as we know it today. His curiosity, passion and interest in nature encompasses everything we need to create a world that runs entirely on green energy. H.C. Ørsted Selskabet and Ørsted are keen to work together to support students who wish to travel abroad and, through their studies, emulate H.C. Ørsted’s values: curiosity, dedication, and interest in nature.

That’s why we have the Ørsted Scholarship of DKK 50,000 to four students that meet the criteria for the Ørsted Scholarship. A jury will select the four students from the applications.

2. Selection criteria

  1. You must be on the last year of your bachelor’s degree or on your master’s component of your study programme.
  2. You must be enrolled in a science or humanities study programme.
  3. You must be able to document that the scholarship will be spent on a stay abroad and that the period abroad has either commenced or takes place within two years from the application deadline.
  4. You must explain the relevance of your course or project to H.C. Ørsted’s work by either:
    1. Converting theory into practical knowledge or
    2. Supporting H.C. Ørsted’s values: curiosity, dedication and interest in nature or
    3. By being innovative

3. Application format

You must write a reasoned application explaining why you should be awarded the study grant. You must make it clear how you and the purpose of your journey meet the established selection criteria. The format may be Word, PowerPoint or video.

In your application, you must briefly describe yourself and answer the following questions:

  • What study programme are you enrolled in? Hereunder which educational institution and the country?
  • How far through your studies are you?
  • Where would you like to be able to travel to?
  • Why should you be awarded the grant? What is your study’s relationship with H.C. Ørsted’s thought universe?

4. Process

Send your reasoned application, together with documentation to show that you’re enrolled on a relevant course under ‘Apply now’.

The deadline for applications will be announced in the spring 2021.

5. After completing your study period abroad

After completing your stay abroad, you will be asked to make an interview, with the purpose of communicating your stay and sharing your story of what the foreign studies have meant.

In addition, you can be asked to attend next year’s awards ceremony with a presentation about your stay abroad and how you have met the defined criteria.

Apply now

At the moment the application process is paused.


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Important dates:

Deadline for applications: Will be announced in the spring 2021.