Iceland Danish Government Scholarships for Foreign Nationals for the academic year 2008-2009In accordance with the existing Scholarship Exchange Programme between Denmark and Iceland the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of-fers the following scholarships to nationals from Iceland:4 scholarships each of 9 months’ duration for students. Purpose The scholarships are designed for advanced students, graduates and specialists to enable them to study or carry out research at a Danish university or a similar institution of higher education in Denmark. Danish Government Scholarships are not intended for part-time studies or open education programmes, nor are they granted for elementary studies of the Danish language. The scholarships are not intended for a full course of study. Normally, an academic degree or a diploma cannot be obtained during the tenure of the scholarship. Conditions Applicants must be nominated by their own authorities. The final decision on the award rests with Cirius. It is a condition for the scholarship that an appropriate study programme in Denmark can be arranged. It is therefore of essential importance that the applicant in his/her application gives a detailed description of the intended project of studies/research in Denmark. Danish is the usual language of instruction at institutions of higher education in Denmark, but more and more institutions offer regular courses in English or another foreign language or have special arrangements for non-Danish students. Further information about courses in other languages is available from the individual institutions. Value The scholarship covers free tuition plus a monthly allowance of DKK 5,000. The scholarship is tax free in Denmark if the total stay does not exceed 365 days within a 2-year-period. The scholarship is meant to cover the living expenses of one person only, and additional amounts for accompanying members of the family are not available. Scholarshipholders are not allowed to enter into paid employment during their scholarship period in Denmark. Method of application Applications should be prepared on special application forms issued by CIRIUS, and must be forwarded through the relevant ministry in the applicant’s home country. The application forms are available at Cultural Agreements’ page. Applicants must enquire about the national application deadline from their national authorities. Nominations for the Danish Government Scholarships must reach CIRIUS not later than March 1, 2008. General information The scholarships are tenable during the academic year. The autumn term begins on September 1, and the spring term on February 1.