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Here you will find our National Student Guides on topics like Housing, Learning Danish, Study Options, Permits and Visas & Red Tape
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If you are thinking about studying in Denmark, you will have some basic questions:

    • Which programmes are available in English?
    • What is the teaching like?
    • Do I need to pay tuition fees?
    • Do I need a visa?
    • Can I work during my studies?
    • How do I find accommodation?
    • And how about the lifestyle, living expenses and learning Danish?

In this guide you will find the answers to these and other questions. Enjoy :)

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If you are thinking about studying in Denmark, you will have some basic questions. Find your answers here
1. Study Options

Danish higher education institutions offer more than 500 English-taught degree programmes - all internationally recognised and of the highest quality. In this section you can read about the different degree programmes, exchange programmes and summer schools in Denmark.

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    • Degree Programmes
    • Undergrade studies
    • Academy Profession Degree
    • Postgraduate Study
    • Exchange Programmes
    • Short-term Programmes and Summer Schools
2. Admission Requirements

In Denmark, each institution is responsible for its own admissions. Requirements vary from course to course. Entrance qualifications, additional testing and potential credit transfers are designed to ensure that you will find the programme that suits you best. Read about the admission requirements in this guide.

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    • Undergraduate programmes
    • Postgraduate Programmes
    • Candidatus/Master's programmes
    • Application deadlines
3. Tuition Fees & Scholarships
Students from the European Union and the wider European Economic Area do not pay tuition fees for higher education in Denmark. Also, if you follow certain affiliate programmes you will not have to pay full tuition. Read more about tuition fees and scholarships here.
Guide contents
    • Tuition fees
    • Scholarships and Grants
4. The Teaching Style in Denmark

Danish higher education promotes independent thinking, collaboration, analytical rigor and self expression. The learning environment is informal and driven by the exchange of ideas. As a student in Denmark, you will not only read about the latest knowledge, but also learn to apply it to solve concrete problems.

Guide contents

    • The Danish educational system
    • The Danish grading system
5. Accreditation & Quality Assurance

Higher education in Denmark is subject to an ongoing approval and evaluation process. Educational institutions have a high degree of autonomy but follow national regulations in terms of teacher qualifications, degree structures and examination processes. Read more about Danish accreditation and quality assurance in this section.

6. Health & Safety

Denmark frequently makes the list of the world’s safest countries. Our crime rates are low. Plus, we offer a highly-evolved public healthcare system. There are always risks in life, but in Denmark they tend to be slightly lower than elsewhere. Read more about health and safety issues here.

Guide contents

    • Healthcare
    • Safety
    • Emergency contacts
    • Insurance
    • Culture shock
7. Permits, Visas & Red Tape
We want to make it easy for you to come to Denmark and experience our first-class education. But obviously, there are some official forms to be filled. Hopefully, this shouldn’t prove too complicated
8. Accommodation

Finding a place to live in Denmark often takes time. Read about the different housing schemes and how to find accommodation as an international student in Denmark.

Guide contents

    • Types of accommodation
    • Student halls of residence (‘kollegier’)
    • Private housing (‘privat værelse’)
    • How to find accommodation
    • Housing links
    • Housing benefit (‘Boligsikring’)
9. Learn Danish for free

Nearly everyone in Denmark speaks English. But even so, being able to speak some Danish will greatly benefit you. If you are planning on working in Denmark after you graduate, learning Danish is essential. Read more about how to learn Danish - either when you get here or from abroad.

Guide contents

    • Language courses
    • Online learning
10. Working in Denmark

Many students in Denmark have a part-time job. You too will have the right to work in Denmark while you are studying here. You will also have the opportunity to look for full-time employment when you have completed your studies.

Guide contents

  • Hours and Legalities
  • Student Jobs
  • Taxes
  • After graduation
  • CPR number
11. Travel & Transport

Denmark is situated in Northen Europe: north of Germany, south of Norway and southeast of Sweden. It acts as the bridge between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. Read about how to get around in Denmark and explore the rest of Europe

Guide contents

    • Gateway to Europe
    • Around Denmark
    • Arriving from abroad
    • Arriving in the east of Denmark
    • Arriving in the west of Denmark
    • Bicycle culture
1. Study Options
Danish higher education institutions offer more than 500 English-taught degree programmes - all internationally recognised and of the highest quality.
2. Admission Requirements
In Denmark, each institution is responsible for its own admissions. Requirements vary from course to course.
3. Tuition Fees & Scholarships
Tuition fees, scholarships and grants
4. The Teaching Style in Denmark
The Danish education system and way of teaching
5. Accreditation & Quality Assurance
Accreditation and quality assurance of higher education in Denmark
6. Health & Safety
Learn about healthcare, safety, emergency contacts, insurance and culture shock
7. Permits, Visas & Red Tape
Permits, visas and red tape
8. Accommodation
Housing and accomodation for international students in Denmark
9. Learn Danish for free
Danish language courses and online learning
10. Working in Denmark
Working in Denmark as an international student
11. Travel & Transport
How to get around in Denmark and explore the rest of Europe