Grants increase amount of Danish exchange students
09 February 2012
Research & education
Scholarships and financial aids encourage Danish students to complete part of their education in foreign nations
4,000 Danish students have benefited from the scheme of foreign education aid to enter an exchange programme or complete an entire Master in another country, writes the Information daily newspaper.
Minister for Education, Morten Østergaard, would like to see more students seeking towards foreign countries as a part of their education.
Broader academic knowledge, increased linguistic competences and better career opportunities are some of the motivations for going abroad, concede the Danish students. Currently, the majority of students using the grant scheme are from the universities, however, it is the aim of the government that more undergraduates from the business academies and university colleges will embark upon the educational journeys.
The scheme of foreign education aid was commenced July 1st 2008 and is regulated by the Danish authorities.