What is it like to be a part of
the Bevica Scholarship Programme?

On this page, you can learn more about the activities that comes with participating in the Bevica Scholarship Programme, and learn more about the winning projects and how the winners are spending their prizes.

If you want direct information about dates and events for the Bevica Scholarship Programme 2025-2026, please fill out the form.

The process

The Bevica Scholarship Programme consist of three phases:

The Ideation phase where you get new knowledge and participate in the workshops in order to form a project idea.

The Creation phase where a selected shortlist works on refining their project, figuring out where they want to go with their problem, and preparing their pitch for the awards ceremony.

The Investigation phase where the winners travel abroad to gain new knowledge. You can read more about the phases and the requirements here.


What do I submit?

At the end of Ideation, you submit your preliminary project proposal.  

The preliminary project proposal consists of 3-4 pages in which you describe in more detail the problem you identified during Ideation, how you want to investigate it, where you propose to investigate it and why.  

Workshops, online self-studies and peer discussions will provide tools and inspiration for this process.  

There are specific requirements for your submission. Read about the requirements for your preliminary project proposal here.


Information meetings

Universal Design Hub went to various universities, university colleges and design schools across Denmark during the enrollment period for the initial round to introduce the Bevica Scholarship Programme.

Our information meetings aim to engage students and faculty, presenting the practicalities, objectives, and core themes of the programme and encourage lecturers and students to sign up.

Bevica Scholarship Programme 2025-2026 will have informations meetings in the fall of 2024. Dates and places will be annonced on the frontpage. All Danish universities, university colleges and design schools can host a meeting.

Do you want to host an information meeting at your institution? Reach out to marie@bevica.dk.

Two full-day Ideation workshops

Two full-day Ideation workshops will be held in Korsør for all participants, one on 1 February and another on 1 March 2025.

These sessions feature presentations by experts across various disciplines and hands-on workshops to provide an introduction to knowledge and resources. The purpose is for the group to meet each other and get an introduction to the goals and core concepts of the scholarship programme. The workshops spark inspiration and idea development through collaboration.

In the video you can get an insight into the last Ideation workshops and hear some of the participants’ experiences. 


Online learning modules

During the Ideation phase of the programme, participants have the opportunity to learn more about the core themes of the programme.

The online modules consists of an Introduction Package and three online self-study modules. These modules serve as a basic introduction to the core objectives of this year’s Scholarship call to:

  • Develop universal design as a lever to support the pledge to Leave No One Behind through all aspects of our daily lives; products, environments, programmes, and services.
  • Promote an understanding of human beings that includes everyone across different and changing abilities.
  • Strengthen the pledge of the Sustainable Development Goals to Leave No One Behind.
 
The modules consists of videos, podcast, articles and cases to inspire and inform the participants’ project proposals.

Shortlist

All participants will submit their project proposal in april 2025, the international jury of experts will select participants for the shortlist. 

The selected projects can be from a wide variety of fields such as design, climate justice, engineering, tourism, education, architecture, data science and many more. 

The shortlisters will then enter the Creation phase were they work on refining their projects, as well as finding mentors and collaborators for their projects.


Two day Creation workshop for the shortlist

During the Creation phase of the programme, the shortlisted participants will receive written and in-person feedback on their project proposals.

The workshop will take place on 16-17 May 2025 and consists of several different parts. A big part of the program will be spent on individual feedback for all participants. The participants will also be pointed towards relevant contact persons and knowledge enviroments for their investigation.

The program will also contain a pitch workshop. The participants will have the opportunity to learn about the theory behind a good pitch but also practice in smaller groups.

In between learning and working, there will also be time for a celebratory dinner, as well as talking and networking.

Award ceremony

At a grand award ceremony in October 2025, the finalists will pitch their projects to the international jury as well as an audience.

The participants are awarded either main prizes of DKK 350.000 (students) or DKK 130.000 (lecturers) or a travel grant of DKK 30.000.

You can watch all the winning pitches from 2023 below and read more about their projects.


Travels and investigation

During 2026 the winners will be travelling to investigate their problem statements.

The winners will be visiting very different knowledge environments to answer the question: How do we create an inclusive society for all? As they are travelling and learning, they will be sharing their insights and and findings. 

You can see updates from the 2023-24 travels on our LinkedIn profile or see all details about the winners and their travels on their individual profile pages on our website.

Announcement of the Bevica Scholarship Programme


Bevica Scholarship Alumni Network

All participants of the Bevica Scholarship Programme are invited to join the Bevica Scholarship Alumni. 

With Bevica Scholarship Alumni, we have created an Alumni Network to continue sharing knowledge and insights about universal design and Leave No One Behind, as well as a meeting space for you as former Bevica Scholarship participant.

As a member of the Alumni Network you will be invited to two yearly Alumni events: The Universal Design Summit in fall and a smaller Alumni networking event in the spring, as well as get news about and invitations to Bevica events. 

If you have questions about the Alumni or are a former Bevica Scholarship Programme participant and want to be part of the Alumni Network, reach out to René Sørensen Overby at rené@bevica.dk.


Do you want to stay in the loop?

Sign up is currently closed for the Bevica Scholarship Programme 2023-2024.

 

Sign up for Bevica Scholarship Programme 2025-2026 will open on 15 August 2024.

If you want to host an information meeting at your institution, reach out to Marie Eiriksson at marie@bevica.dk.

If you want to get notifyed when registration for Bevica Scholarship Programme 2025-2026 opens – sign up here.