Scan Design Foundation Fellowship Program at UW

Welcome to the Scan Design Foundation Fellowship Program at UW.

In 2005, the Scan Design Foundation by Inger and Jens Bruun, based in Seattle, Washington, established a study abroad fellowship program at the University of Washington. The program is designed to foster Danish-American relations by providing generous financial support to undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to study abroad in Denmark for a semester, a summer, or a full academic year through any of UW Seattle’s Danish study abroad exchange programs. These include the University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Business School, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, the Aarhus University, Aarhus School of Architecture, and the affiliated study abroad program with the Danish Institute of Study Abroad (DIS). Summer scholarships are also available for summer travel study (exchange or independent study options). The program also supports Danish students attending UW-Seattle via these exchange agreements. Fellowships provide financial support to students from all academic fields of study.

We encourage you to explore this site to learn more about UW Danish Exchange programs and the process of applying for Scan Design Foundation Fellowship funding. Fellowships are awarded in Winter Quarter for the following summer and academic year. They typically provide $7500-$9000 in funding per fall/spring semester of exchange. Summer scholars are eligible for varying amounts of funding depending on their program type and length. Fellows are eligible for a maximum of two semesters of funding. Check out the Fellowship FAQ for more information.

Explore reflections from past Fellows.

The UW Scan Design Foundation Fellowship program at UW was established in the Department of Scandinavian Studies and directed by Professor Stecher from 2006-2010. The growing program is now directed by the College of Built Environments.