Gudrun Gytel Scholarships

The Gudrun Gytel Fund was established in 1998 in order to provide qualified American University students with the opportunity to further their knowledge of Danish culture, history, language, literature, politics, and society.
The scholarship supports semester or academic year-long study at recognized Danish institutions of higher education in the fields of humanities and social sciences, as well as in architecture, engineering, technology, and related fields.


 Applicants must be American citizens at least 18 years of age and submit the following materials:

  • Statement of Purpose, describing field of study, goals, and institutional affiliation of planned study in Denmark. Limited to two pages in length, double spaced.

  • Academic transcript, recent official transcript from the current educational institution of the student in the US.

  • Letter of recommendation, from a faculty member familiar with the academic work of the applicant.

  • Contact Information: Name, Address, Phone number, and Email address


Scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants in order to support either five-months of study in Denmark (Fall semester: September - January, or Spring semester: February - June) or ten months (full academic year: September - June).  

The scholarship funds are intended to cover housing and living expenses in Denmark as well as educational supplies and any special fees or tuition. (As scholarship funds are dispersed to the Danish bank account of the recipient, no funds are distributed until the student has arrived and settled in Denmark).

Upon completion of study in Denmark, scholarship recipients are encouraged to write a letter describing his/her educational experiences to the founder of the Gudrun Gytel Fund, Gudrun Warrick.

For further information about scholarship applications, please contact:

Marianne Stecher (, Professor, Scandinavian Studies, University of Washington, Seattle

Submit complete application package to:

Hans Warrick (
235 Alameda de las Pulgas
Redwood City, CA  94062-2834

While applications are considered throughout the year, applicants should take note of the following deadlines:

October 1     (for Spring semester study)

April 1           (for Fall semester and 10-month academic year study)

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