Studying abroad is like any travel experience – it inspires and teaches you to see things differently. We invite you to come and study in Denmark to be inspired and to gain an excellent foundation for your future career!
Top reasons to study in Denmark:
High academic standards
A broad range of academic courses
Higher educational institutions are internationally focused with many classes taught in English
World-class higher education
Denmark's higher education establishments offer a range of opportunities for international students. Many courses are taught in English and all are internationally recognised.
Whether you are interested in a research-oriented course or a more practical “hands-on” one, you will have plenty of options in Denmark.
Read more about your study options and the different higher education establishments in Denmark here.
Individuality meets teamwork
Danish qualifications are recognised throughout the world and provide an excellent foundation for your future career.
As a student in Denmark, you will benefit from a 'state of the art' modern learning environment where you can learn from industry experts and undertake internships in internationally recognised organisations.
Studying in Denmark is as much about discovering yourself as about learning to work effectively with others. Participation in academic discussions is encouraged and it's okay to disagree with your professor as long as you do it in a constructive manner. Individuality is respected and your course will involve pushing the boundaries, applying critical thinking, and being creative.
At the same time, you will often be encouraged or required to work in groups during your studies. This can include doing exams, and even your final thesis, in collaboration with other students. Denmark is known for project work, often group-based. This makes it essential to learn how to cooperate with others and introduces a different kind of learning compared with working alone.
Read more in the “International Students’ Survival Guide to life in Denmark”.
How do you apply to study in Denmark?
Although Denmark welcomes students from all around the world, the application process is a lot simpler for citizens from EU and EEA countries.
Different courses will have different entry requirements. Most courses will have an entry requirement based on academic record and results but some will have additional admission requirements.
If you wish to apply for admission to a Master’s degree course or an adult education programme, please contact the educational institution directly.
A student guidance counselor (‘studentervejleder’) at the institution or faculty can help you find out whether your educational background is a match for the course that you want to study.
Read more about how to apply here.
The money thing - tuition fees and scholarships
Higher education in Denmark is free for students from the EU/EEA and Switzerland and for students participating in an exchange programme.
For other students, annual tuition typically ranges from €6,000 to €16,000. Several scholarships and grants are available from the universities themselves and from publicly-funded schemes.
Read more about tuition fees and scholarships here.
Getting real - discovering student life
Let's imagine you’ve arrived in Denmark. You've conquered the paperwork, braved the weather (very unlikely), and now you're ready to start your studies. What's next?
No matter how much background reading you’ve done about the differences between your home country’s university system and the Danish one, you might still find yourself surprised by how Danish student life works.
Although all Danish higher education establishments have campus areas offering meeting places and social activities, the campus areas may be spread out and organised differently to what you may be familiar with from your home country.
Go to your university website to find out where its campus buildings and professional and social organizations are actually located.
At the same time, there are several relevant student organisations operating across all Danish higher education establishments:
- STATION, located in Copenhagen, works to use student power to change the status quo, both for the students themselves and the world at large. They are continuously trialing new and exciting student-driven initiatives and events involving students from different educational backgrounds in collaboration with the civic, public, and private sectors.
- All the big university cities have a 'Studenterhus', Studenterhuset' or something with a similar name. These 'student houses' are volunteer-run student organizations offering a café/bar/concert venue that hosts a lot of social and student-related activities. You can either check out the events or sign up as a volunteer at the following links:
Studenterhus Aarhus is a community of interdisciplinary bridge-builders. We have made it our business to strengthen and sustain the community among students, and we support students’ drive and entrepreneurship by (co)-creating a great variety of activities and projects. Our members count students in Aarhus as well as a network of local businesses, and it is our mission to ease the transition from student to professional for young people in Central Jutland.