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What can I study?

Are you finishing high school and  just about to enter the higher education field? Or you have already finished a degree and want to continue your studies? Well, Denmark might just be the place for you, as Danish institutions offer courses and programmes tailored to almost all needs!

What are my study options?

Regardless of whether you are interested in a research-oriented programme or an applied programme, you will have plenty of options in Denmark.

Danish higher education institutions offer a wide range of opportunities for international students. Programmes and degrees are internationally recognised and of the highest quality. And with almost 700 programmes taught in English we most probably have the right course for you!

What’s more, the Danish higher education system is flexible, allowing you to choose between three types of educational institutions and even letting you move between institutions.

Before choosing your programme, you first need to decide on the purpose of your studies. What is your ultimate goal?

Do you want a professional qualification that will lead to a specific career?

In that case you might wish to consider one of the Academy Profession's or Professional Bachelor’s programmes that have a strong focus on professional practice.

Are you focused on academic achievement? In that case you may prefer a more research-based university bachelor’s degree that offers more time for independent study, group activities and project work.

You can choose between several programmes taught entirely in English:

You can choose between five types of Danish educational institutions:

Thanks to credit transfer opportunities, you will sometimes be able to move between institutions.

STUDY PROGRAMMEINSTITUTIONS

2-2 1/2 YEAR ACADEMY PROFESSION (AP) PROGRAMMES

The Academy Profession programmes combine theory with practice and are suited for employment in business and industry. The programmes are available in a range of disciplines, including business, technology, IT, multimedia, food industry, tourism, etc.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGES


BUSINESS ACADEMIES

Main characteristics (AP)

  • 2 years (120 ECTS credits)
  • Applied learning and professional skills
  • Collaboration with business and industry
  • Work placements

1/2-4 1/2 YEAR PROFESSIONAL BACHELOR'S PROGRAMMES

The Professional Bachelor’s programmes combine theoretical study with practical application in a range of subject areas such as business, education, engineering, IT, nursing, social work, etc. Work placements are always included in the programmes, which prepare students to enter specific professions.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGES

 

SCHOOLS OF MARITIME EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Main characteristics (Prof. BA)

  • 3 to 4½ years (180-270 ECTS credits)
  • Oriented towards specific professions
  • Theory and practice in one programme

3-YEAR BACHELOR'S PROGRAMMES

The university Bachelor’s programme is research-based and provides students with a broad academic foundation as well as specialised knowledge. The programmes qualify students to enter the labour market and to pursue post-graduate studies.

UNIVERSITIES

 

ARTISTIC HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

Main characteristics (BA)

  • 3 years (180 ECTS credits)
  • Research-based education
  • Predominantly theoretical
  • Preparation for postgraduate study

2-YEAR CANDIDATUS/MASTER'S PROGRAMMES

The Candidatus/Master’s programme is research-based and gives students a theoretical knowledge combined with the ability to apply this practically. Upon completion of the pro­gramme, students can enter the labour market or undertake further studies (PhD).

UNIVERSITIES

 

ARTISTIC HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

Main characteristics (MA)

  • 2 years (120 ECTS credits)
  • Research-based
  • Career oriented

3-YEAR PHD PROGRAMMES

The PhD programme is research-based and contains independent research, teaching, par­ticipation in research networks and often placements at other, primarily foreign, research institutions. The PhD programme holds various opportunities for financial support.
Please note the possibility for more flexible PhD programmes at individual Universities.

UNIVERSITIES

 

ARTISTIC HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

Main characteristics (PHD)

  • 3 years (180 ECTS credits)
  • Research
  • Teaching required
  • Opportunities for financial support
Read more about the Danish Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning: www.ufm.dk.

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Our higher education institutions offer more than 600 English taught study programme. There should be one to fit your academic aspirations.

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