Danish higher education institutions offer a range of opportunities for international students. More than 500 programmes are taught in English - all internationally recognised and of high quality,Whether you are interested in a research-oriented programme or more hands-on vocational training you will have plenty of options in Denmark. You can choose between several programmes taught entirely in English:
Short-term Programmes and summer schools
You can choose between three types of Danish educational institutions:
Academies of Professional Higher Education
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
In Denmark, each institution is responsible for its own admissions. Requirements vary from programme to programme. Here is what you need to know about how and when to apply.Non-Danish citizens who do not have a Danish entrance examination are eligible for admission if tqualifications recognised as being comparable to Danish entrance qualifications.
For an official pre-assessment of your qualifications visit www.fivu.dk/recognition. The assessment briefly states what your qualifications correspond to in Denmark and will improve your application. The assessment serves only as a guideline since the individual institution in Denmark is responsible for its own admissions.
General Admission Requirements
English language requirements
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. The score equivalents are determined by the individual institution, so to be certain check out their language requirements. Based upon a rough average of previous reqirements, here is an estimate of the ranges you can expect:
IELTS-English B - test score of at least 6.5 points,English A - test score of at least 7.0 points
Applicants who are native English speakers are exempted from these test requirements. Also, applicants who can document English proficiency at an equivalent level may contact the institution's International Admission Office to determine if their English level is sufficient.
How and When to Apply
For undergraduate studies, the admission deadline is 15 March for courses starting in August or September. A few institutions have additional intakes in January or February. For those courses, the deadline is 1 September. The application forms are available from the institutions approximately two months prior to the deadline. Online application forms can also be found at www.optagelse.dk
For postgraduate studies, deadlines vary. We recommend that you contact the institution directly for details.