Denmark – A leader in innovation

Denmark (the Kingdom of Denmark includes Greenland and the Faroe Islands). The country is located in northern Europe and is part of Scandinavia. It is one of only 5 countries in the world that meets the UN goal for rich countries of providing a minimum of 0.7 of gross national income for development assistance.

You should choose to study in Denmark to be inspired and to gain an excellent foundation for your future career.

Educational perspective

Denmark way of study is all about academic excellence, creativity, innovative thinking, inspiring professors and global partnerships. Danish qualifications are recognised throughout the world and provide an excellent foundation for your future career.

Whichever subject you choose to study in Denmark, you can expect high academic standards that are recognised worldwide. Danish university tutors are part-time researchers and often have experience as working professionals. This ensures an up-to-the-minute academic knowledge and a valuable practical perspective in their teaching.

Furthermore, Danish institutions of higher education often collaborate with business, industry and research institutes, ensuring a dynamic learning environment where you can learn directly from industry experts. Many programmes also include credit-earning internships, offering students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience.

Why choose Denmark – From a student perspective

As an international student in Denmark you can expect world-class education in areas such as engineering, life sciences, social sciences and IT. You will also be studying in a safe, friendly and innovation-driven environment.

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. If you choose to study in Denmark you will gain an international profile, excellent collaborative & innovative skill and a strong foundation for your future career.

Intakes

August / September and January

Deadlines

15 March - for Bachelors starting in August or September

1 September – Only a few institutions have additional intakes in January or February

However, for Masters the deadlines vary from university to university

Passport validity requirement

Passport should be valid for at least six months beyond your stay

Living cost

Denmark is an expensive country – but the standard of living is among the highest in the world. However, if you are sensible and follow local habits and economise – such as cycling to university and eating at home – life in Denmark should not blow your budget. However, expect to pay around 900 to 1200 Euros per month, depending on your own lifestyle.

After studies – settlement options

You can be granted a permanent residence permit in Denmark once you have had a temporary residence permit for eight years. In some cases the requirement is four years. In order to qualify for a permanent residence permit, the applicant needs to meet a number of basic requirements. You also need to meet at least two of four supplementary requirements. If you meet all four supplementary requirements, you will qualify for a permanent residence permit after having resided legally in Denmark for four years, rather than the normal eight.