The Danish Maritime Scholarship

Who is eligible for the scholarship?

The Danish Maritime Foundation awards MBA grants to Danish managers in the maritime sector.

Both new and ongoing participants are eligible for the grant.

The MBA Scholarship is aimed at employees in the Danish shipping industry and "Det Blå Danmark", who have the skills, desire and drive to further develop themselves.

The requirements below must be met in order to be considered for an MBA grant.

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant job experience in the maritime industry
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant job experience at a Danish company.
  • Minimum 5 years of employment with a focus on people
  • Currently employed as a manager with authority for personnel
  • The employee embarks on a well-defined career path.
Applications may be submitted at any time.

The grant covers payment of up to 50% of the tuition fee and up to a maximum of DKK 175,000.

Applications for MBA grants are reviewed on a continuous basis.

The Foundation

The foundation's distributions must support the development of Blue Denmark, benefit Danish shipping companies, shipyards and equipment manufacturers, support innovative and future-oriented activities, preferably have a catalytic effect, preferably create new jobs, and have a business-oriented content or be of a non-profit nature, and finally like to support maritime activities that can support/be attributed to the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Start MBA application process

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    The application deadline is four weeks prior to the program's start date.

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    Application process

    Before applying for the Fund, the Employee must have obtained written confirmation of admission to the MBA program and have secured all other financing.

    In the evaluation, a lot of weight is given to the employee's drive to pursue an MBA education as well as relevant business and management experience with personnel responsibility, career path, company statements, and company commitments (including financial funding of the MBA study).

    A brief update on the study program is sent to the Foundation every term, along with a request for funding.

    Payment from the Foundation is always made as a reimbursement for already-paid costs. It is believed that the typical payment terms of the educational institution are adhered to. A copy of the invoice from the educational school and the necessary paperwork for paying the invoice are sent along with a request for payment to the foundation. A status report for the MBA study must be sent, in which it is confirmed that the study plan is being followed, and the business must also attest that the student's employment has not changed.

    Click here to learn more about the application.

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    You should get in touch with the Danish Maritime Foundation by phone at +45 77 40 16 11 or by email at if you're interested in learning more about the possibilities for applying for this grant.