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Study in Denmark

If you’re looking for some Scandinavians cool, Denmark is only a stone’s throw from the UK. You will find a strong educational tradition, but with an innovative twist – hundreds of courses are taught in English, with no tuition fees

Denmark is committed to education and research. The Danish problem-based style of teaching will help you to apply your knowledge and gain some great problem solving abilities, while lots of discussion means you will learn through sharing ideas between students and tutors. There will be no escaping exams, as they’re always an important part of university assessment.

Danish higher education is split between universities (universite) and Professional Colleges (Professionshøjskole). Universities offer a research-led academic curriculum at undergraduate and post graduate level, while the Professional Colleges deliver undergraduate professional degrees incorporating work placement.

The higher education institution works closely with business and industries leading to some great partnerships.

Students benefit by gaining an academic education with an understanding of its relevance to business and learning from the leaders of industries, through having the option of internships and work experience.

You can expect a relaxed and informal teaching method where you can express yourself openly, as well as use state of the art technology. It will take you a minimum of three years to complete and undergraduate degree and 3-4 years for a professional undergraduate degree and 2 years for a masters.

The academic years run from September to June, with applications accepted up to mid-March, undergraduate application are made through KOT, while post-grad students apply directly to the universities. Passing your A levels should meet the general undergraduate entry requirements. Although you might be asked for specific grades.

In Denmark, you will enjoy the informal atmosphere in class at university, an international approach to education as well as a large array of progressive study programmes.

Key points

  • Free, high quality of education with excellent, modern facilities
  • Safe, liberal and friendly country with a lot of diversity
  • Encouragement of strong, independent learning

Tuition fees
For home and EU students studying in Denmark there are no tuition fees. However, if you are studying for a second undergraduate degree or retaking a year, some tuition fees will have to be paid.

Living expenses
Living expenses may differ depending on your lifestyle and habits however it's generally cheaper/more expensive than the UK. Here's a rough idea of how much living in Denmark will cost you per month:

  • Accommodation and bills: 2,500 DKK - 4,000 DKK (£290 - £465)
  • Food: 1,500 DKK - 2,000 DKK (£175 - £230)
  • Study Materials: 150 DKK (£17)
  • Insurance: 200 DKK (£23)
  • Transport: 300 DKK (£35)
  • Social/Other activities: 1,000 DKK (£115)

Working while you study
As an EU resident, you can work in Denmark for an unrestricted number of hours. However, if you are earning money, you must apply for a tax card at the local tax office which tells you how much tax you will be paying – you will also need your Civil Registration Number and then contact SKAT (Danish Tax and Customs Administration) and inform them of how much you expect to earn in the calendar year.

Finding a part time job in Denmark can be difficult unless you speak Danish. As an international student you will be able to take Danish lessons for free. If you can’t speak, however, there may still be opportunities for jobs in bars or restaurants.

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