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For Applicants

The Lone Strøyberg Scholarship 2024/2025

ESG Strategy & Sustainability Management

The Lone Strøyberg Scholarship 2024/25 offers one year scholarship with full pay to young Danish students or recent graduates. The year will start with a fully paid online short course at Cambridge University in “Business Sustainability Management”.


The scholarship was established in 2015 in memory of Lone Strøyberg, the first Managing Director of the Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce, now the Danish-UK Association. The aim of the scholarship is to provide vital knowledge, experience, and a unique high-level network to the Scholar who will be placed at the Danish-UK Association (DKUK).


The aim of the scholarship is to give a Danish scholar the opportunity to help nurture and develop an understanding of sustainability in a business context in the UK as part of the sustainability subgroup of the Danish-UK Association (DKUK).

Scholar Role:

  • Promote the value of sustainability for Danish businesses in the UK

  • Identify, plan and deliver agenda and strategy of subgroup in liaison with subgroup leaders

  • Contribute to the formulation of Association strategy in terms of member, events, marketing and communication plans related to this

  • Plan, prioritise and implement network activities within agreed budgets and financial targets

  • Monitor and analyse trends amongst members, other chambers and related organizations

  • Contribute with inspiration and suggestions to all member companies regarding sustainability within the scope of this subgroup.

  • Be part of the DKUK’s Young Professional (YP) Council

  • Monitor effectiveness and report on group activities with relevant reports and information for year-end Scholarship report

  • Approx. 12-month period. The scholar will start in their own time with an 8-week online short course (see below) and is then expected to start the actual placement late August/early September, to finish July 2025.

Scholar Benefit:

  • Salary, national insurance and statutory pension - paid via your placement employer DKUK

  • An 8-week introductory online short-course provided by University of Cambridge on Business Sustainability Management

  • Costs relating to Employment Entry VISA

  • 5 weeks of holiday plus UK national bank holidays.

  • Travel to and from the UK – two return trips within reason.


Scholar selection principals:
Candidates from all backgrounds, with a minimum of a relevant bachelor’s degree, are encouraged to apply. We seek candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit who are highly motivated, self-starting, hardworking, ambitious, and a team player.


Good grades are important but not essential. The applicant must show evidence of commercial understanding. The applicant must also show evidence of understanding sustainability in relation to your studies, work and/or extracurricular activities.


The application should include:

  • 1 page cover letter stating you interest, your strengths in brief, and vision to how this helps launch your career plans

  • CV – max 2 pages, incl. 2 suggested contacts of reference we may call upon

Application deadline by close of business 19th November 2023 by email

It is anticipated the scholar will start the online course while still in Denmark. It is expected the scholar will start the online course prior to starting the role. The scholarship and exact starting time in the UK are subject to VISA entry approval. It is envisaged the scholar will find their own way to the UK during the month of August to find suitable accommodation, get acquainted with London and the Danish-UK community, and commence work at the DKUK by 1st September 2024.

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