Country Properties Denmark

STUDY IN DENMARK

With a thriving government providing one of the best welfare states and voted once again the happiest country in the world, Denmark has a countless number of opportunities for all ,it is based in Northern Europe. Whichever subject you choose to study in Denmark you can expect outstanding quality and academic standards that are recognized worldwide. - More than 500 programmes and 1300 courses taught in English - An innovative educational system of high international quality - Excellent collaborative and innovative skills - A well-organized, friendly and safe country - A strong foundation for your future career What is the weather like in Denmark ? Denmark's weather is just right, not too hot in the summer and not too cold in the winter. In the winter it reaches freezing point at 0°C (32°F) in February its coldest month, and a mild 17°C (35°F) in its hottest month July. Can I work along with my studies ? You are able to work up to a maximum of 15 hours on a Danish student Visa during term time; however, between June and August you will be able to work full time. Is it possible to extend my visa after studies ? For reasons of study or to find employment you are able to extend your student visa up to a period of 6 months after the completion of your course.

Denmark, with its 406 islands and 7,300 km of coastlines, is experiencing a steady growing number of exchange students. As one of Europe's oldest nations and rising not higher than 173 m above the sea line - Denmark offers a pleasant stay, full with cultural experiences and a high quality education system. Read more below about how to undertake an education in Denmark.

The Kingdom of Denmark has a long and interesting history as a constitutional monarchy dating back to the year 1000, making it one of the oldest states in Europe. Situated in northern Europe, Denmark is the southern nation of the three states constituting Scandinavia, and is surrounded by the Baltic and Northern Seas. The Danes are strongly interwoven with mainland Europe, and have been a member of the European Union since 1973 as well as a part of NATO.

The educational level of the population in Denmark is quite high. Tuition is free for Danish and EU citizens, and compulsory education lasts for nine years. Adult education in Denmark also plays a considerable role.

Denmark - Facts & Figurees

  • Declared Independence: Somewhere around year 900
  • Government: Parliamentary democracy, Constitutional monarchy
  • Capital (and largest city): Copenhagen
  • Official language: Danish
  • Area: 43,094 km² (134th2)
  • Population: 5,500,000
  • Currency: Danish krone (DKK)
  • Calling code: +45
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

ACADEMY PROFESSION DEGREE

  • 2 years (120 ECTS)
  • Degree from an Academy of Professional Higher Education or a University College
  • Theory and practice in one programme
  • Internships in Denmark or abroad
  • Developed in close collaboration with business and industry
  • Small class sizes and close contact between students and teachers

PROFESSIONAL BACHELOR'S DEGREE

  • 3-4 years (180-240 ECTS)
  • Degree from a University College
  • Aimed at specific professions
  • Theory and practice in one programme
  • Internships in Denmark or abroad
  • Small class sizes and close contact between students and teachers

TOP-UP DEGREE

  • 1½ year (90 ECTS)
  • Degree from a University College or a Business Academy
  • For students who have already completed an AP degree programme
  • Theory and practice in one programme
  • Internships in Denmark or abroad
  • Small class sizes and close contact between students and teachers

BUSINESS ACADEMY BACHELOR'S DEGREE

  • 3½ year (220 ECTS)
  • Degree from a Business Academy
  • Aimed at specific professions
  • Theory and practice in one programme
  • Internships in Denmark or abroad
  • Small class sizes and close contact between students and teachers

UNIVERSITY BACHELOR'S DEGREE

  • 3 years (180 ECTS)
  • Research-based education
  • Degree from a University
  • Predominantly theoretical
  • Opportunities to undertake study periods or internships abroad
  • Independent studies as well as project work

ARTISTIC BACHELOR'S DEGREE

  • 3 years (180 ECTS)
  • Degree from an Artistic Higher Education Institution
  • Research and/or artistically based education
  • Theory and artistic practice in one programme
  • Opportunities to undertake study periods or internships abroad
  • Independent studies as well as project work
POSTGRADUATE DEGREES

MASTER'S DEGREE

  • 2 years (120 ECTS)
  • Degree from a University
  • Research-based education
  • Internships in Denmark or abroad
  • Exchange opportunities at universities around the world
  • Access to PhD studies or the labour market

ARTISTIC MASTER'S DEGREE

  • 2 years (120 ECTS)
  • Degree from an Artistic Higher Education Institution
  • Research and/or arstistically based education
  • Internships in Denmark or abroad
  • Exchange opportunities at selected Universities and Artistic Higher Education Institution around the world
  • Access to PhD studies or the labour market
  • Average tuition fees at Danish universities
  • You also do not pay for tuition if you have either a permanent or a temporary residence permit or if one of your parents is from a non-EU/EEA country who is already working in Denmark.
  • Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students
  • Cheapest degrees: fees start from around 6,000 EUR/year.
  • Average annual tuition: around 12,000-15,000 EUR/year.
  • Highly specialised courses: can reach to over 35,000 EUR/year.
Tuition fees at top-ranked universities in Denmark

Here is a list of average tuition fees at the top-ranked Danish universities for international students(non-EU/EEA):

  • Aarhus University– average tuition fees 10,000 EUR/year.
  • University of Copenhagen– average tuition fees between 9,000 and 15,000 EUR/year.
  • Technical University of Denmark– average tuition fees 13,500 EUR/year.
  • Copenhagen Business School– average tuition fees 12,500 EUR/year.

Average living costs in Danish cities

  • Although Denmark's no tuition fee policy is very attractive to EU students, living costs are generally higher than most places, well above the European average. To be able to meet these costs you will have to carefully budget your monthly expenses.
  • A rough estimate of your overall monthly living costs in Denmark would amount to 750 – 900 EUR monthly.

The Danish government offers financial support to EU/EEA students that are active in the Danish workforce. Students receive the equivalent of 80 % of the maximum unemployment benefit rate standard set in Denmark.

Applicants should meet certain requirements such as: have at least 25 years old, must not receive other forms of public funding and have a minimum of 26 weeks of work experience.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Programs in Denmark - both EU/EEA and non-EU/EAA students who apply to a Master’s degree that is offered jointly by a Danish institution and another European university are eligible for a scholarship.

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