Frequently asked questions
Find the answers to your questions here:
- Will I have to pay tuition to attend SDC Master's programmes?
- Will I receive SU when studying at SDC in China?
- How to apply for Udlandsstipendium
- How to apply for SU
- What is the price range in
- Do I have to speak Chinese?
- What is the language of instruction?
- Will I be able to take Chinese language lessons during my Master's studies?
- What kind of certificate do I get in the end?
- What grading system will be used?
- Who are my teachers?
- Who are my fellow students?
- When will the programmes start?
- When can I apply?
- Where and how do I apply?
- Can I do an internship as part of the programme?
- Will I be able to spend time in a research laboratory?
- Where will I receive my lectures?
- For how long will I have to study in Beijing?
- Where can I get a job afterwards?
A: Danish and EU/EØS-students enrolled at a full Danish Bachelor or Master's programme are exempted from paying tuition. Students who do not fulfill the conditions above, will be required to pay tuition to attend a SDC Master's Programme. Danish citizens and other nationalities equated with Danish citizens who are required to pay tuition may be eligible to receive the Danish Udlandsstipendium (scholarship for studying abroad) to cover their tuition. For more information please see the website of the SU-styrelsen (The Danish Education Support Agency). For more information on how to apply for Udlandsstipendium see the section How do I apply for Udlandsstipendium?.
A: The SDC Master's programmes are all approved for SU(the Danish state educational support). To find out whether you are eligible for SU visit the website of the Danish Education Support Agency. For more information on how to apply for SU see the section How do I apply for SU?
A: If you are not exempted from paying tuition and want to apply for Udlandsstipendium (scholarship for studying abroad) to cover your tuition you must apply via SU Styrelsen's on-line Fast Track. Choose "Kina", then choose "Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences" and click "søg". The available SDC Master's programmes will then be visible on your screen. A detailed guide on how to apply via Fast Track will be made available on su.dk and minSU.dk. Take note: Fast Track will not be open for applications until the beginning of June.
A: If you are eligible for SU (the Danish State Educational Support) you can apply via SU-styrelsen's (The Danish Education Support Agency) on-line Fast Track which will be accessible from the beginning of June. Choose "Kina", then "University of Chinese Academy of Sciences" then click "søg". Students applying for Udlandstipendium should also apply via the Fast Track. SU Styrelsen will make a guide available.Take note: Do not attempt to appy for SU via normal postage-service since this will prolong the processing time considerably.
A: The price in China is in general lower than in Denmark. Some examples (2013 prices):
It's cheap to go out and eat local food: 10-15 DKK for breakfast, 15-20 DKK for lunch and 20-40 DKK for dinner and it can be done cheaper if you eat at the dining halls on campus. If you go out and eat western style fast food, prices will be higher - a single Big Mac costs about 15 DKK, a pizza at Pizza Hut costs about 60 DKK. Local food (vegetables, meat, fish, rice, noodles) is cheap so if you cook your own food, you can get by on a low budget.
Local food stuffs such as vegetables, meat, fish, rice, noodles are much cheaper than in Denmark so should you choose to cook yourself you will find your expenses lower than at home.
Taxis are cheap (10-60RMB to get around in Beijing) and the subway is almost free (2RMB per trip).
A: No. The language of instruction is English and all examinations will be carried out in English. In order to help you to an easier everyday life in China you will be offered to join language courses in Chinese along side you studies.
A: The language of instruction is English and all examinations will be carried out in English. Your teachers will come from both Denmark and China and communicate in English.
A: Through SDC you will get access to Chinese language lessons alongside your studies. Please note that this is an optional offer and not a mandatory part of any of the Master's programmes. Language lessons cannot substitute any courses in the Master's programmes.
A: Upon completion of a SDC Master's programme you will obtain a double MSc degree with both a certificate from the responsible Danish University - fx. University of Copenhagen - and a certificate from University Chinese Academy of Sciences.
A: You will be given two grades for each examination result - one following the Chinese grading scale and one following the Danish grading scale.
A: The teachers of SDC Master's programmes come from all the Danish universities as well as Chinese UCAS.
A: You will be studying together with both Danish and Chinese students. Moreover, the programmes are open to applicants of all nationalities so you might be studying with people from all over the world.
A: The new programmes begin in September 2013.To join one of the programmes starting in September 2013 you will have to apply for admission by May 15. 2013.
A: The application deadline for the first SDC Master's programmes starting in 2013 is May 15. 2013.
A: Each Master's programme is lead by a Danish university fx. University of Copenhagen together with the Chinese university UCAS. To apply you will have to follow the procedures of the leading Danish university as if you where to apply for admission to any other of the university's programmes. The application deadline will be May 15. 2013. Keep yourself updated at this website or by sending an email to email@example.com
A: During the programme you will have the opportunity to do project work through an internship in a private company.
A: During the programme you will have the opportunity to do project work which can partly be carried out in a research laboratory. Also, you will have the chance of spending time in a laboratory in connection to your thesis work.
A: All lectures and classes will be given in China at one of UCAS' existing campuses in central Beijing.
A: The Master's programmes are two-year programmes. All teaching takes place in Beijing, China. Each programme offers the opportunity to do project work in a company or in a research laboratory. During such a semester you will potentially stay somewhere else in China.
A: It depends on the specific programme that you join. Though, generally speaking all SDC programmes provide with a global cross-border perspective which makes you capable of understanding global processes and of working in not only a Chinese but also an even broader international context. The fact that you obtain a double degree - one from a well-known Danish university and one from Chinese UCAS - eases your way into both the Danish and Chinese labour market.
A: The Danish SDC secretariat will help students find a place to live in Beijing.
A: If you get accepted into one of SDC's Master's programmes you will have to apply for a student visa at the Chinese embassy in Denmark. The Danish SDC-Secretariat will assist you in this procedure.