Study in Denmark

Everything you need to know about studying in Denmark as an international student.

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Why study in Denmark?

Studying in Denmark allows you to study in internationally renowned institutions in a safe, welcoming atmosphere with a great chance of employment on graduation. The way of life in Denmark is relaxed, with an emphasis on green living and a clean environment.

Education in Denmark is focused on providing you with real-life skills that you can apply to the workplace. Their education system is designed to encourage and nurture creativity and innovation, and to prepare you for the demands of the global labor market.

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Programs in Denmark

As an international student in Denmark, you can Study for a PhD, master's, bachelor's or academy profession degree, and there are over 600 programs taught in English available.

Bachelor’s degrees in Denmark last either three or four years, and you can study for one in a vast range of subjects. Like in the UK, they come in two distinct areas: Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts.

If you want to study a master’s degree program, it will last two years, and a doctorate or PhD will take three years to complete.

There’s a variety of universities and institutions international students can apply to in Denmark, including specialist business schools, medical universities and engineering universities.

Whether you’re looking to study for a bachelor’s, master’s, MBA or PhD, Studee can help you find the perfect place to study abroad.

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The cost of study in Denmark

If you’re from the EU/EEA or Switzerland, you can study at University in Denmark for free. If you’re an international student from outside the EU, tuition fees range from between $8,000 and $21,000, although this will depend on the program and university you apply for.

The cost of living in Denmark is high, and it’s considered one of the most expensive countries in Europe. You should budget at least $20,000 per year to cover living costs including accommodation.

Key facts

  • Danish krone Kr. Currency
  • 275,000 Student population
  • Danish Language
  • 30 Universities

Where to study in Denmark

Many of Denmark’s universities and higher education institutions are located in the capital city of Copenhagen. Regarded as Denmark’s cultural hub, it offers a huge array of attractions to students including a vibrant nightlife and a wealth of museums and galleries.

There are many other places you can study away from the capital, and you’re never more than 50 km from the sea. You won’t have to travel far from Denmark’s major cities to find idyllic countryside and woodland to explore.

Universities in Denmark

Study in Denmark requirements


International students wanting to apply to universities in Denmark will need to show they have qualifications recognized as being comparable to Danish entrance qualifications. You’ll need to provide certified copies of your educational qualifications, and some institutions require that they receive the documents directly from the issuing institution. This can often take several months, so make sure you sort this in plenty of time. For confirmation on exactly what qualifications you’ll need, contact the university directly.

English language tests

All higher education programs in Denmark require a high standard of English, and you’ll therefore need to prove your English language proficiency when you apply. The TOEFL or IELTS English language tests are often used, so check with the university when you apply to see to which you need, and what score they want.

Denmark student visa

If you want to study in Denmark you may need to apply for a student visa, depending on where you are from.

EU students will need to get a registration certificate once they are in Denmark, while non-EU students will need to apply for a study visa from their home country before leaving for Denmark.

How to study in Denmark

  1. Choose a Denmark university and program you want to study
  2. Apply online on the Danish government’s admissions website
  3. Create your username and password and select the undergraduate or postgraduate program you’re interested in
  4. Fill in the application form
  5. Upload the requested supporting documents in your application profile
  6. Pay your application fee and submit the application
  7. Receive an offer from a Danish university
  8. Accept your offer and pay any required deposits or fees
  9. Apply for your Denmark student visa