Study in Denmark
Planning on studying abroad in a place where everyone feels happy all the time? Well, Denmark should be your primary choice. Everyone knows that Denmark is the happiest country in the world and no doubt, the feeling of happiness is contagious.
In addition to being happy, in Denmark, you also have the chance to pursue a quality education in a friendly, safe and innovation-driven environment.
If you study abroad in Denmark, you’ll have a fun and enriching experience that will also help you gain an excellent foundation for your future career.
Why study in Denmark?
As a student enrolled in a university in Denmark, you will experience some innovative teaching methods, allowing you to acquire the skills to become an independent learner.
In the Danish education system, students play the central role and are encouraged to express their opinions freely.
Danish universities provide a diverse range of study subjects, and place a great focus on research. Here, you will get hands-on experience in your chosen field of study.
What to study in Denmark
Whichever subject you choose to study in Denmark, you can expect outstanding quality and academic standards recognised worldwide. You can choose from a wide range of programmes taught in English, from Natural Sciences and Engineering to Architecture and Design.
Here are some of the most popular study options in Denmark:
Major cities in Denmark
Denmark has only a few student cities, but they all offer a vibrant and lively environment. Outside classes, you can enjoy great leisure time, whether you’ll be biking in the city and the surroundings or attending a concert or other social event.
Check out some of these cities and learn more about what it is like to study there:
Universities and colleges to attend in Denmark
The higher education system in Denmark is divided into several types of universities, depending on your specialisation and focus on research or practical skills.
- Traditional universities – you can apply to Bachelor, Master and PhD degrees in almost any field you can imagine, from Psychology to Computer Science.
- University colleges – these schools offer professional Bachelor's programmes in areas such as Teacher Training, Engineering, Business, Nursing, or Social Work. The study programmes include various workshops and work placements, including abroad.
- Artistic higher education institutions – specialised schools where you can pursue a degree in Arts, Music, Architecture or Design
Schools of maritime education and training – schools highly focusing on research and practical skills, dedicated to students who are interested in Maritime and Technical Engineering.
Examples of universities from Denmark we recommend:
How to apply to universities in Denmark
Regardless of your chosen university, Denmark provides international students a special website for applications, where you can apply for up to eight programmes. Carefully check all the required application documents and make sure they are all translated into English. For instance, an internationally recognised Bachelor's degree or equivalent is the main requirement when enrolling for a Master’s degree at a university in Denmark.
Make sure to know what the language requirements are, and whether you need to prove skills in English before enrolling in a degree programme. Show how you performed as a student, and be sure to know what your Grade Point Average (GPA) was during your studies.
To help your chances of going to Denmark, be sure to apply to more than one university!
Make sure you qualify for a Danish university
Take Preparation Courses: These kinds of courses enable degree-seeking students to get an extra educational boost just before they start their Master’s degree or other post-graduate degree programmes. Try a pre-M.B.A., pre-Law, or pre-Medicine programme, as well as any other foundation or preparation courses that will allow you to study in the degree programme of your choice.
Improve your English through an English-language prep course: If you’re attending a degree programme in Denmark, you will sometimes need to prove that your language skills are good enough to participate in the classes and understand the lectures. These courses will also prepare you for any of the English-language tests that universities require.
There are over 350 English-taught programmes in Denmark.
Universities in Denmark will want to see proof that you have good English-language skills, so that you can easily succeed in their courses. Almost all Danish universities accept these official English exams: