Five Danish students will be presented today (Friday, 20 April 2018) with the Crown Princess Mary Scholarships for 2018.
Now in their 12th year, the scholarships, valued at $2,000 each, support Danish students studying abroad at the University of Tasmania.
The 2018 recipients include both undergraduate and Masters students studying in fields as diverse as psychology, teaching, business and architecture.
The recipients are chosen not only for their academic merit, but also their extra-curricular activities and motivation for studying in Tasmania, by a selection panel including the Crown Princess’ father, Professor John Donaldson, and the Danish Royal Court.
University of Tasmania Deputy Chancellor Harvey Gibson was delighted to welcome the students to the University.
“International study provides an enriching opportunity not only for the students, but our University and the local community also benefits a great deal from this type of cultural exchange,” Mr Gibson said.
“Congratulations to 2018’s Crown Princess Mary scholars, who have shown the enthusiasm, passion and academic effort that such a highly-coveted scholarship demands. I wish them every success for their study.”
The scholarship mirrors the University of Copenhagen Scholarship, which allows students from Australian universities who are studying at the University of Copenhagen to apply for the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship in Denmark.
The 2018 recipients are:
- Ann-Sofie Hoyer – Master of Psychology
- Mathias Rasmussen – Master of Psychology
- Caroline Stensgaard – business and social sciences
- Kathrine Vand – Masters in Architecture
- Mathilde Windinge – education