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KADK builds on strong traditions within the three, historically well-anchored schools - Architecture, Conservation and Design. The school strives towards the preservation of culture and nature, and the design of physical objects and environments to internationally recognised standards.

The education of KADK is based on a combination of theory and practice. A substantial part of the teaching takes place at the drawing board and in workshops, and in joint presentations and academic seminars in small units of teachers and students.

Many of KADK's teachers come directly from the business community and practice. For instance, the School of Architecture has approx. 120 and the School of Design approx. 80 parttime teachers each term who teach for a short or longer period of time in addition to their work in practice and in the business community.


In 2013, the School of Architecture was elected the second best school of architecture in Europe by Graduate-Architecture.com – only surpassed by the Architectural Association in London. 
In 2010, the School of Design was included on the worldfamous lifestyle magazine Monocle's top 5 list of future schools of design.

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Architecture and Extreme Environments

Architecture and Extreme Environments

Master (2 years) of Architecture, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/architecture-and-extreme-environments

Description

This Master programme pursues to explore the intersection between architecture, technology, culture and environment. Through a site-specific approach, we aim to respond to present and future global challenges through 'research by design' and direct 'on-site involvement' in the form of active expeditions to remote world locations where prototypes are put to the test.

In close collaboration with local communities, science and manufacturers, this Master course engages with architectural performance, from component to building design, and the cultural impact of technology in our world through high-end design aesthetics.

We mediate our presence in our environment via design and technology, often disregarding the environmental impact. It is our intention to investigate the design potential in working with technology not only as a performance orientated design parameter, but also as a process charged with aesthetic potential and cultural implications with sustainable aims, from building scale all the way to detail.

Career Opportunities  

As a graduate, you have the possibility of working as an urban planner, an architect, furniture designer or landscape architect. You can also work as an industrial and graphic designer, depending on your chosen specialty. 

For additional information on career paths, please contact The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation: Tel. +45 4170 1908,  E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk

Admission    

Applicants with a bachelor degree in architecture or architectural studies from a nationally recognized school of architecture are eligible for admission.

For more information about admission and language requirements please refer to
https://kadk.dk/en/optagelse.

Tuition Fee

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss degree students will be eligible to pay tuition fee. Students on an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Visit KADK's website: https://kadk.dk/en

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System




Autumn

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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Computation in Architecture

Computation in Architecture

Master (2 years) of Architecture, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/master-computation-in-architecture

Description

With focus on digital design and material fabrication, this programme questions how computation is changing our spatial, representational and material cultures.Through hands-on experimentation and production, the programme emphasizes learning-through-doing as a principle method for exploring computation as a means to pursue speculative design, experimental fabrication, material actuation and complex modelling.

Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation

School of Architecture : Tel. +45 4170 1500,  E-mail:info@kadk.dk  

Admission    

Applicants with a bachelor degree in architecture or architectural studies from a nationally recognized school of architecture are eligible for admission.

For more information about admission and language requirements please refer to
https://kadk.dk/en/optagelse.

Tuition Fee

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss degree students will be eligible to pay tuition fee. Students on an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Visit KADK's website: https://kadk.dk/en

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System  



Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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Craft - Glass and Ceramics

Craft - Glass and Ceramics

Bachelor of Design, 180 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Campus Bornholm
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/craft-glass-and-ceramics

Description

Craft: Glass and Ceramics is rooted in the Danish design tradition, in which material-based ways of thinking and experimenting is an important part of the artistic basis for the design of artifacts in glass and ceramics.
The programme combines craftsmanship and thorough knowledge of techniques and materials with artistic decision-making and critical reflection about the student’s own process and product. The cross-disciplinary teaching in e.g. design history, communication, design methods, sustainability, and business are anchored in a larger independent project – preferably in collaboration with external partners. Students learn to collaborate in areas such as production, the artistic process, organisation of e.g. sales and exhibitions, and the operation of workshop facilities.

Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation: Tel. +45 4170 1908 E-mail: ba-optagelse@kadk.dk  

Admission    

For information about admission and language requirements please refer to https://kadk.dk/en/educations/admission-bachelor.

Tuition Fee

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss degree students will be eligible to pay tuition fee. Students on an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

Further Information

Campus Bornholm is located near Nexø on the island of Bornholm that is within 4 to 5 hrs of travel distance from Copenhagen.

Visit KADK's website: https://kadk.dk/en

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition 

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System   


Fall

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

Bornholm

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Fashion Design

Fashion Design

Master (2 years) of Design, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/fashion-design-0

Description

MA Fashion Design has an international profile founded in a unique combination of artistic development, professional practice and academic research.

Driven by curiosity, dedication and ambition to explore, experiment and express, the focus is on developing and strengthening your individual artistic and creative expression and informed professionalism through personally-driven, industry oriented and interdisciplinary projects.

It is our aim to both enforce and challenge the Danish Design tradition within a modern global awareness in order to encourage a personal engagement and point of view in your design work.

Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation: Tel. +45 4170 1908 E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk  

Admission    

Applicants with a bachelor degree in design or an equivalent qualification are eligible for admission.

For more information about admission and language requirements please refer to
https://kadk.dk/en/optagelse.

Tuition Fee

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss degree students will be eligible to pay tuition fee. Students on an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Visit KADK's website: https://kadk.dk/en

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System  



Autumn

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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Graphic Communication Design

Graphic Communication Design

Master (2 years) of Design, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/graphic-communication-design

Description

The program provides a broad understanding of visual communication within analogue and digital media. It does this by preparing you to take a leading role in addressing and affecting changes in contemporary society by identifying, exploring and solving complex issues through applying design. 

This MA is primarily centered around complex design projects. This encompasses knowledge about research, practice and artistic development. During your studies, you will engage with a number of disciplines such as visualization, form giving, co-design, experimentation and reflections on various design practices. 

You will learn to adopt a critical approach, questioning existing standards and work with new forms of contexts, formats and collaborations.

Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation: Tel. +45 4170 1908 E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk

Admission

Applicants with a bachelor degree in design or an equivalent qualification are eligible for admission.

For more information about admission and language requirements please refer to
https://kadk.dk/en/optagelse.

Tuition fee

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss degree students will be eligible to pay tuition fee. Students on an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Visit KADK's website: https://kadk.dk/en

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System



Autumn

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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Political Architecture: Critical Sustainability

Political Architecture: Critical Sustainability

Master (2 years) of Architecture, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/political-architecture-critical-sustainability

Description

Political Architecture is our primary object and concern – a question and a statement in one. If politics pertains to the guidance and advancement of resources and forces in society, political architecture builds on an awareness of architecture complicit with politics – that is, its more or less directly designated role in political regulations of society and social life. Yet what architecture can do reaches beyond deliberate politics. Specifically, we ask what architecture does and can do in regions on the planet where critical attention toward matters of societal resilience and development are more urgent than elsewhere. Thus, Critical Sustainability recognizes an urgent political task: to question the currently prevailing doctrines of architectural sustainability and to develop intellectually probing and architecturally daring alternatives.

Career Opportunities

For more information on career paths, please contact The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation: Tel. +45 4170 1908 E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk  

About the Degree

Education at PA:CS is structured after the yearly cycle. The defining event is the fieldwork expedition, which for each year targets a new destination and lasts for approx. three weeks, usually in October-November. Students’ project work focuses for the rest of the year on a particular site discovered during fieldwork.

Admission    

Applicants with a bachelor degree in architecture or architectural studies from a nationally recognized school of architecture are eligible for admission.

Prospective students should also be aware that English language proficiency is expected at a level where you are able to read academic literature and engage freely in conversations.

For more information about admission, see https://kadk.dk/en/optagelse.

Tuition Fee

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss degree students will be eligible to pay tuition fee. Students on an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Visit KADK's website: https://kadk.dk/en

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en 
You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System


Autumn

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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Spatial Design

Spatial Design

Master (2 years) of Design, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/spatial-design-0

Description

The focus of the programme is the human scale and perception of space. Nationally and internationally, there is a demand for architects and designers who master the design of architectural details as part of the articulation of harmonious and atmospheric spaces.

Spatial Design is a new and growing field that investigates the mutual relations between physical and social spaces, including Spatial Organization, Interior Design and Micro architecture. Students work with architectural projects on a human scale that relate to subjects of relevance to society and social issues.

About the Degree

This is a combined programme, in which architect and design students work side-by-side.

Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation: Tel. +45 4170 1908, E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk  

Admission    

Applicants with a bachelor degree in design or an equivalent qualification are eligible for admission.

In addition, there is a minimum English language requirement for admission.

For more information about admission, see
https://kadk.dk/en/optagelse.

Tuition Fee

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss degree students will be eligible to pay tuition fee. Students on an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Visit KADK's website: https://kadk.dk/en

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System



Autumn

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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Spatial Design

Spatial Design

Master (2 years) of Architecture, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/spatial-design-0

Description

The focus of the programme is the human scale and perception of space. Nationally and internationally, there is a demand for architects and designers who master the design of architectural details as part of the articulation of harmonious and atmospheric spaces.

Spatial Design is a new and growing field that investigates the mutual relations between physical and social spaces, including Spatial Organization, Interior Design and Micro architecture. Students work with architectural projects on a human scale that relate to subjects of relevance to society and social issues.

Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation: Tel. +45 4170 1908 E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk

About the Degree

This is a combined programme, in which architect and design students work side-by-side.

Admission    

Applicants with a bachelor degree in architecture or architectural studies from a nationally recognized school of architecture are eligible for admission.

For more information about admission and language requirements please refer to
https://kadk.dk/en/optagelse.

Tuition Fee

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss degree students will be eligible to pay tuition fee. Students on an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Visit KADK's website: https://kadk.dk/en

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System  



Autumn

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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Strategic Design & Entrepreneurship

Strategic Design & Entrepreneurship

Master (2 years) of Design, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/strategic-design-entrepreneurship

Description

Creating value through architecture and design is a challenge that requires being organisational and business savvy as much as it requires talent and skills.

In this new Master’s programme in architecture and design-based business development and entrepreneurship, students will enhance their architecture and design skills while developing an entrepreneurial mindset and learning how to utilize it.

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (KADK) is developing Master's in collaboration with Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation: Tel. +45 4170 1908 E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk  

About the Degree

This is a combined MA in which architect and design students work side-by-side.

Admission    

Applicants with a bachelor degree in architecture or architectural studies from a nationally recognized school of architecture are eligible for admission.

For more information about admission and language requirements please refer to https://kadk.dk/en/optagelse.

Tuition Fee

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss degree students will be eligible to pay tuition fee. Students on an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

Further Information

Visit KADK's website: https://kadk.dk/en

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition 

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System   



Autumn

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Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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Strategic Design & Entrepreneurship

Strategic Design & Entrepreneurship

Master (2 years) of Architecture, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/strategic-design-entrepreneurship

Description

Creating value through architecture and design is a challenge that requires being organisational and business savvy as much as it requires talent and skills.

In this new Master’s programme in architecture and design-based business development and entrepreneurship, students from KADK will continue to work on projects and enhance their architecture and design skills while developing an entrepreneurial mindset and learning how to utilize it.

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (KADK) is developing the programme in collaboration with Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation: Tel. +45 4170 1908 E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk  

About the Degree

This is a combined programme, in which both architect and design students work side-by-side.

Admission    

Applicants with a bachelor degree in architecture or architectural studies from a nationally recognized school of architecture are eligible for admission.

For more information about admission and language requirements please refer to https://kadk.dk/en/optagelse.

Tuition Fee

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss degree students will be eligible to pay tuition fee. Students on an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Visit KADK's website: https://kadk.dk/en

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition 

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System   



Autumn

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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Urbanism and Societal Change

Urbanism and Societal Change

Master (2 years) of Architecture, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/urbanism-and-societal-change

Description

MA in Urbanism and Societal Change is based upon the ambitions to a) embed the architectural/urban project within the dynamic conditions of contemporary society, b) couple research and design within the project process, and c) train future architects as leading actors in the sustainable development of the built environment.

Profound societal transformations, ranging from economic to demographic shifts, and altered resource availability to climatic change indicate that we can no longer expect the future conditions of the discipline to be an extrapolation of the past. These emerging conditions challenge conventional understandings of urban spatial organization and the role of the architect and planner. In this context the capacity of architects to identify, understand and respond to these new conditions affecting the discipline becomes increasingly crucial.

Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation: Tel. +45 4170 1908,  E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk

About the Degree

The course is structured by four independent, yet mutually informing semesters. Each semester will be organized around the theme of a particular societal transformation, with an associated set of courses, lectures, and assignments.

Each theme articulates a starting point for the exploration of a wider and complex set of interrelated phenomena. 

Admission    

Applicants with a bachelor degree in architecture or architectural studies from a nationally recognized school of architecture are eligible for admission.

For more information about admission and language requirements please refer to
https://kadk.dk/en/optagelse.

Tuition Fee

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss degree students will be eligible to pay tuition fee. Students on an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Visit KADK's website: https://kadk.dk/en

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en 
You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System



Autumn

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Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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Visual Game and Media Design

Visual Game and Media Design

Master (2 years) of Design, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://kadk.dk/en/programme/visual-game-and-media-design

Description

Visual Game and Media Design is an intensive two-year programme for students wishing to do creative work in game design, visual media, and beyond. During the programme, you will continually combine the hands-on creation of digital games, animations, motion graphics and visual designs with innovative conceptual approaches to game design and story world design.

The programme teaches idea-generation, creative process, business models, and how to involve clients and users within both the game industry, in visual entertainment, storytelling, animation and motion graphics.

Students will also learn to apply game, visual, and narrative perspectives to new areas such as strategic design, service design and experience design.

Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation: Tel. +45 4170 1908 E-mail: ma-admission@kadk.dk  

Admission    

Applicants with a bachelor degree in design or an equivalent qualification are eligible for admission.

For more information about admission and language requirements please refer to https://kadk.dk/en/optagelse.

Tuition

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss degree students will be eligible to pay tuition fee. Students on an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

Further Information

Visit KADK's website: https://kadk.dk/en

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System  



Autumn

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Copenhagen

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