The Danish Crown Princess awards Australian students
HRH Crown Princess Mary and Rector Ralf Hemmingsen have awarded The Crown Princess Mary Scholarship to two Australian exchange students who are both studying at the University of Copenhagen.
The two scholarship recipients are Stephanie Arrowsmith, University of Western Australia and Johanan Ottensooser, University Technology Sydney.
- You too have probably experienced that when you get involved and are open to new experiences, you get so much in return. I hope your time in Denmark has brought you a new perspective on an academic as well as a personal level, said HRH Crown Princess Mary in her speech to the two Australians.
Johanan Ottensooser is a law student and is taking courses in international law at the Faculty of Law.
The two Australian exchange students are both characterised by their effort and enthusiasm in their studies as well as their involvement in extracurricular activities. The ceremony took place at the University of Copenhagen on Tuesday 19th June.
Cosy – and a little exotic
- The students are particularly attracted to the range of different courses taught in English at the university. They also like the thought of living in a big city which is cosy as well as safe. Danes are happy to speak English meanwhile it is a little exotic that we also speak our own language, explains Anne Bruun from The International Office at the university.
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The Crown Princess Mary Scholarship was a part of the University of Copenhagen's wedding gift for the Crown Prince couple. This year was the 8th awarding of the scholarship.
Each year, the University invites its Australian partner universities to nominate a student for the scholarship. The Danish scholarship committee then selects two candidates to be approved by the Rector's Office. Each scholarship consists of DKK 10,000 and is intended as a financial aid for studying in Denmark.