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Student Fellowship programs

Do you want to study or carry out a research project at an elite university in California? The Innovation Centre Denmark has a range of fellowships for Danish Master's students.

Gain international experience at some of the best universities in the world

The Innovation Center has partnered with select Danish Foundations to offer students from universities in Denmark the chance to immerse themselves in research and study in California. The three programs are outlined briefly here. To read more about the individual program and learn about application details, please visit their website.

Danish American Research Exchange

The DARE program brings Danish medical students to the San Francisco Bay Area for ten months to receive hands-on training in clinical research, closely mentored by internationally recognized clinical researchers at some of America's finest academic institutions. The program is a partnership between the Lundbeck Foundation and Innovation Centre Denmark in Silicon Valley. Danish medical students can jumpstart their careers in medical research and bio-entrepreneurship through this unique international partnership. To learn more about the program, please visit the website or contact Nadia Storm at


The International Innovation Project (2iP) program, sponsored by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, will enroll 5 top-talented Master students within the life science fields in a 5-month company project in Silicon Valley. The first cohort of students will arrive in 2019. To learn more about the program, please visit the website or contact Nadia Storm at

FinTech Scholarship

The program enables Danish masters students to study Financial Technology and Entrepreneurship at University of California, Berkeley, and offers comprehensive courses in Economics, Statistics, Engineering and Innovation with internationally recognized professors. The program is facilitated by the Innovation Center Denmark, Silicon Valley and the Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk (CDAR) at UC Berkeley. It is sponsored by the Spar Nord Fonden. The first cohort of students will arrive in January 2019. 

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