How to Study in Denmark

Study in Denmark

Denmark is widely acclaimed as being one of the happiest nations, known for its warm and welcoming people and top universities offering modern facilities, rich resources and collaborative approaches to learning. Additionally, this beautiful nation provides plenty of cultural experiences as well as natural attractions for you to enjoy when not studying!

Denmark’s university system comprises three levels – bachelor, master and PhD programs. Most study programs offered are taught in English but some programs may require knowledge of Danish. Individual universities will often specify admission requirements on their websites.

Apply for study in Denmark through university websites by submitting an application that requires your signature and verification with NemID, your digital ID provided to you by Denmark. In addition, attach final school exams results and grades from high school (or equivalent), along with proof that you passed an English language test recognised worldwide.

Danish universities typically conduct recruitment interviews, and it’s essential that you attend them if you want to increase your chances of being accepted. International students may benefit from having an advisor guide them through this process.

Danish universities can have highly competitive application processes for certain fields of study; to prepare your application as efficiently as possible is key. You should have an idea of the kind of study program that you wish to undertake and can get some direction from QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Participating in local events or festivals can be an ideal way to experience Danish culture. Many festivals combine elements from both tradition and contemporary events in scenic settings. Roskilde, a Viking-themed celebration held annually in July in honor of Freya, stands out as an exceptional event among these.

Copenhagen Jazz Festival, an internationally renowned jazz event that attracts top artists from around the world and represents one of the highlights of Copenhagen’s cultural calendar.

Danish students may work while studying, with the amount of hours depending on your nationality and residence permit allowing for employment. EU/EEA or Swiss nationals can work full time during semester, as well as up to 20 hours over June-August; for all other students they must first obtain a work permit – for more information please click here.


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