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New BSU Scholarship Programme

On Monday 25 February, Universities Denmark launches a new scholarship programme, which is part of the 'Building Stronger Universities' initiative.

2013.02.25 | Bjørg Elvekjær

The new scholarship programme is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and it has been coordinated with the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education.

The new Building Stronger Universities (BSU) Scholarship Programme is launched on 25 February 2013 in the presence of Mr. Christian Friis Bach, Minister of Development Cooperation, and Mr. Morten Østergaard, Minister for Science, Innovation and Higher Education.

  • View the programme here.
  • Read the press release (in Danish) here.


In total, Platform on Human Health’s (PHH) partner institutions have access to 15 one-year scholarships at Master’s level. The studies shall be initiated in September 2013.

Each scholarship covers one year of study, i.e. attendance in two-year MSc programmes will require two scholarships and attendance of a one-year postgraduate master’s will require one scholarship.

The scholarships will be divided between the PHH partner institutions: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of Ghana (UG), State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) / Zanzibar College of Health Sciences (ZCHS) and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) / National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR). 

On the basis of the list of relevant educational programmes at the Danish universities, prepared by the Danish Steering Committee representing the six Danish member universities, the PHH South partner institutions have identified nine candidates for the BSU-scholarships. 

Subject to an approval of their applications by the Danish universities, the nine students will be studying the following educational programmes in Denmark:

Three Tanzanian students are applying for:

Two students from Zanzibar are applying for:

Four Ghanaian students are applying for:

The applicants must fulfill the admission requirements of the specific programme (see links to study programmes above), in general this means:

  • Hold as a minimum a Bachelor’s degree and in some cases two years of relevant work experience
  • Have a very good level of English
  • Priority should be given to persons whom you want  to involve in future activities at your institution after completion of the study programme in Denmark.

Deadlines for final application are around 15 March / 1 April 2013. Please note that they may vary depending on the study programme.

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