Denmark

Think, play, participate

For the essential information about studying in Denmark and applying for higher education programmes, visit the Study in Denmark website.

 
  • Population: 5,707,251 (2016)
  • Capital: Copenhagen
  • Geographical size: 42,921 km2
  • GDP: € 276,805 billion (2016)
  • Official EU language(s): Danish
  • Currency: Danish Krone DKK
  • Student visas and immigration
  • Scholarships and financial support
  • Number of higher education institutions: 30
  • Number of students in higher education: 275,000 (2012, Euromonitor International from national statistics/UNESCO)
  • Number of international students in higher education: approximately 22,000 
  • Language of instruction: Most higher education programmes in Denmark are taught in the Danish language but you will find many taught in English too.
  • Typical tuition fees: Tuition fee for students from the European Union, EEA and Switzerland: free of charge. Tuition fee for non EU-students: €6,000-16,000 (DKK 45,000-120,000) per year. Higher education in Denmark is free for students from the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Similarly, if you are participating in an exchange programme, or hold a permanent residence permit, your studies in Denmark are free. All other students must pay tuition fees. .
  • Average length of a full-time higher education programme in Denmark:
    • Bachelor's degree programme: 3 years
    • Master's degree programme: 2 years
    • Doctorate/PhD: 3 years

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.

Global challenges demand innovative solutions

In Denmark, higher education is focused on creating solutions for the real-world. Traditional lectures are combined with industrial collaborations and teaching methods that promote students' ability to use what they have learned and turn knowledge into innovative solutions.

This way of studying requires a high degree of personal initiative and independent thinking. Thus, for some people, studying in Denmark can be challenging at first 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.

We have more than 600 degree programmes taught in English. Study for a PhD, Master's, Bachelor's or Academy Profession degree. You can also come as an exchange student or attend a Danish Summer School.

Denmark is located in northern Europe and is part of Scandinavia. Denmark consists of the Jutland peninsula, the larger islands of Zealand, Funen, and Lolland-Falster and 429 other named islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, 72 of which are inhabited.

Nowhere in Denmark is more than 50 km from the sea. And just a few kilometers from Denmark’s major cities of Aarhus and Copenhagen you find idyllic villages and pristine woodlands and lakes. Come join us and experience the Danish lifestyle for yourself!

For the essential information about studying in Denmark and applying for higher education programmes, visit the Study in Denmark website.