As an international student in Denmark you can expect world-class education in areas such as engineering, life sciences, social sciences and IT. You will also be studying in a safe, friendly and innovation-driven environment.
In Denmark, higher education is focused on bringing about solutions for the real-world. Thus, traditional lectures are combined with industrial collaborations and teaching methods that promote students’ ability to use what they have learned and to turn new knowledge into innovative solutions.
This way of studying requires a high degree of personal initiative and independent thinking. Thus, for some studying in Denmark can be challenging and different from what they are used to. We feel confident that it will inspire you and help you succeed in whatever you decide to do in life.
The Danish education system offers high quality education and training at all levels. Here is an overview of the levels of education in Denmark:
The higher education sector includes:
Danish universities do not have a tradition for on-campus housing. Most students live in student halls of residences situated some distance from campus. An efficient public transport system also makes it easy to travel between your residence, campus and the city centre
Student housing links
There are also local websites, which cover student housing within a specific city:
Student- and Youth Accommodation Office Copenhagen (KKIK) administers application procedures and distribution of rooms for 18 different student residence halls in and around Copenhagen
Student Housing Aarhus offers more than 8000 accommodations exclusively for students in Greater Aarhus
All higher education programmes in Denmark require a high standard of English. Applicants to English-taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes must, as a minimum, prove English proficiency comparable to ‘English B’ in the Danish upper secondary school (gymnasium). Some programmes require ‘English A’, which is one level higher than ‘English B’.
To prove a satisfactory proficiency in English, the language tests TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge ESOL examinations (CAE) are often used.
Admission requirements for Bachelor programmes are:
Certain study programmes have additional admission requirements. This could include:
Admission requirements for Candidates/Master programmes are:
Requirements for PhD studies
To embark on a PhD, you generally need to have a recognised Master’s/Candidatus degree or equivalent. In some areas, a four-year PhD programme is offered to students who have completed a Bachelor’s qualification and one year of study at postgraduate level. See also current PhD positions.