In Denmark, higher education is focused on bringing about solutions for the real-world. Thus, traditional lectures are combined with industrial collaborations and teaching methods that promote students' ability to use what they have learned and to turn new knowledge into innovative solutions.
This way of studying requires a high degree of personal initiative and independent thinking. Thus, for some studying in Denmark can be challenging and different from what they are used to. We feel confident that it will inspire you and help you succeed in whatever you decide to do in life.
Why study in Denmark?
1. Learn to be creative and analytical from industry experts.
The Danish educational system is designed to promote creativity, innovation, analytical and critical thinking. As a student in Denmark, you will be met by an up-to-date learning environment where you can learn from industry experts and undertake internships in internationally recognised organisations.
2. Over 1.000 courses taught in English.
As an international student in Denmark, you can choose between more than 600 degree programmes and 1300 courses taught entirely in English. You will be met by an up-to-date learning environment where you can learn from industry experts and undertake internships in internationally recognised organisations.
3. A mix of traditional and modern teaching methods.
Higher education in Denmark combines traditional lectures and tutorials with teaching that will help you develop strong problem solving skills. Open debate and problem-based learning methods will encourage you to express yourself, to pursue experiment and to work collaboratively with others.
4. The unique Danish lifestyle.
When you arrive in Denmark you will probably notice the relaxed atmosphere, a lot of people on bikes, and that things generally run smoothly. A blend of stately old buildings and modern sustainable architecture speaks of cities that treasure the old but love experimenting with the new.
5. A national treasure: ‘Hygge’.
If you run out of things to say at a party, just ask a Dane to explain ‘hygge’ to you. Not only will you learn something about Danish culture, you’ll also score points for taking an interest in our most quintessential social commodity. The word ‘hygge’ is difficult to translate. Roughly speaking, it is a state of cosiness, warmth and relaxation in the company of someone you care about, often involving eating and drinking
Higher education in Denmark is free for students from the EU/EEA and Switzerland and for students participating in an exchange programme. For other students annual tuition range from 6,000 to 16,000 Euro. A number of scholarships and grants are available from the institutions and from public funded schemes.
Denmark keeps the number 3 spot in the recent U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems 2015 ranking 50 countries, by Universitas 21.
- No. 1 for resources (expenditure by government and private sector on teaching and research) along with Canada.
- No. 4. for output (research and its impact, quality of the best institutions, and the production of an educated workforce which meets labour market needs).
- No. 4 for connectivity (international networks and collaboration with industry).
How to apply
Applications for bachelor’s and master’s programmes are made through a central application service.
At the website www.studyindenmark.dk we provide all information about studying in Denmark.
At our study portal you will find all international programs in Denmark.
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