Novo Nordisk International Talent Programme at University of Copenhagen, 2019/2020


Novo Nordisk International Talent Programme is awarded to students from select universities in the world to study at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Students from Africa for the programme this year are expected to come from the University of Cape Town and other IARU Universities (See Universities List below).

Eligible Universities: The International Alliance of Research Universities are:

  • University of Cape Town 

Others are:

  • Australian National University
  • ETH, Zürich
  • National University of Singapore
  • Peking University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Oxford
  • The University of Tokyo
  • Yale University

Harvard University is also included in the Novo Nordisk International Talent Program.

Eligible Field of Study: Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Biology, Biology-Biotechnology, Public Health, Food Innovation and Health, Global Health, Human Nutrition, Human Biology, Human Physiology, Immunology and Inflammation, Health Informatics, Chemistry, Medicine, Medicine and Technology, Molecular Biomedicine, Nanoscience and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Course Level: Masters

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible to apply, candidate must:

  • be enrolled in a degree programme at a IARU university or Harvard University
  • apply for admission to UCPH as an exchange or guest student
  • study at third year Bachelor’s level or Master’s level while at UCPH in one of the following programmes:
    Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Biology, Biology-Biotechnology, Public Health, Food Innovation and Health, Global Health, Human Nutrition, Human Biology, Human Physiology, Immunology and Inflammation, Health Informatics, Chemistry, Medicine, Medicine and Technology, Molecular Biomedicine, Nanoscience and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • meet aGPA requirement of minimum 3
  • engage in study activities pertaining to metabolism, insulin, haemoglobin and obesity

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Scholarship: 

  • The scholarship may be spent towards the cost of tuition fees, travel costs, insurance, and other expenses incurred in connection with studying abroad at UCPH.
  • The scholarship will typically amount to approximately EURO € 1200 a month. Depending on the costs and length of the study abroad at UCPH, it may increase up to EURO € 26000 in total.

Duration of Scholarship: Scholarships are awarded for up to one academic year.

Method of Application: To submit an application, you will be required to prepare following documents:

  • Application form
  • A copy of your transcript of records in English, including both Bachelor’s and Master’s grades

The application comprises of an application form, containing a motivated study plan and a list of the courses you plan to attend during your studies abroad as well ad enclosed transcripts of records, including both Bachelor’s and Matser’s grades (if applicable). The application and requested documents are submitted through this link.

You will be requested to submit your GPA, including both Bachelor’s and Master’s grades – if you have Master’s grades.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for details

Important Notes: Candidates may expect to hear about the outcome of their application 4-8 weeks after the application deadline.



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