Australian students awarded by Crown Princess Mary
Today HRH Crown Princess Mary gave out The Crown Princess Mary Scholarship to two Australian exchange students studying at the University of Copenhagen.
- Both of you have demonstrated academic skills of outstanding standards. But equally important, you both appear to have a catching enthusiasm to go beyond the textbooks. You have ceased the opportunity to engage in an international experience which will benefit and enrich not only your academic careers but also your personal lives, said HRH Crown Princess Mary in her speech to the two Australians.
Emma Bowers studies Law and was attracted by the way of teaching and engaging in the class room at The Faculty of Law in Copenhagen. Harry Barton studies Biology and Geography at The Faculty of Science and chose Copenhagen because of the city’s green profile.
Both students have been nominated for the scholarship by their home universities and outstanding recommendations have come with the nominations. They are both described as hard-working and talented academically and in their extra-curricular activities.
HRH Crown Princess Mary also complimented the recipients for their courage to experience the world:
- I hope that spending a semester in Copenhagen will add new perspectives to your international outlook; that the academic as well as the personal experience you gain here will provide you with new knowledge and inspiration to fuel your future work.
Increasing number of Australian students in Copenhagen
Each year the University of Copenhagen welcomes almost 2000 exchange students, and the number of students travelling from Australia to a small country up north is still increasing.
- 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. While Danes are happy to speak English it is also considered a little exotic that we speak our own language too, explains Anne Bruun from The International Office at the university.
The ceremony took place at the University of Copenhagen on Thursday 8 May 2014.
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The Crown Princess Mary Scholarship is being awarded for the tenth time. The scholarship is a part of the University’s wedding gift to the crown prince couple in 2004.
Two scholarships are given to exchange students from the University of Copenhagen’s Australian partner universities. The scholarships of 10.000 DKK each are thought as an economical helping hand with the stay in Denmark.
Each Australian partner university is invited to nominate one of their students, who are going on exchange to Copenhagen, to the scholarship. Afterwards a committee will nominate two recipients to Rector, who will then make the final approval.
Members of the scholarship committee:
- Professor Jesper Lau Hansen (Law)
- Professor Stuart Ward (Hum)
- Head of Department, John E. Andersen (Hum),
- Head of Section Anne Bruun (The International Office),
- Head of Office Julie Talleruphuus (The International Office)