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The Danish education system consists of grundskole (combining primary and lower secondary education), ungdomsuddannelser (youth education programmes, i.e. upper secondary education and vocational education and training) and videregående uddannelser (higher education), as well as a system of adult education.
Education is compulsory between the age of six and sixteen. Compulsory education consists of ten years of primary and lower secondary education, including one pre-school year (grade 0) plus years (grades) 1 – 9. Public school education also offers the pupils an optional year (grade) 10.
Moving to Denmark? International Citizen Service (ICS) offers help with the paperwork, personal guidance, and other useful information. Whether you wish to obtain a tax card, find a job in Denmark for yourself or your partner, get familiar with the Danish tax system, or register a foreign vehicle, ICS is there to help you. Apart from the information provided online, ICS has four physical locations throughout Denmark; in Aalborg, Aarhus, Odense, and Copenhagen respectively.
EURES, the European Job Mobility Portal, provides a useful selection of information on living and working in Denmark.
New to Denmark is the official portal for foreigners in Denmark, managed by the Danish Immigration Service. Here you can find vital information regarding entering and residing in Denmark.
Get an overview of how the Danish Education System is structured.
Via Study in Denmark you can find out about visas, residence permits, obtaining a Danish ID-number (CPR), and other vital information that will prove helpful if you are planning to move to Denmark.
As a non-EU/EAA citizen you will need to apply for a Danish residence permit to study in Denmark - before coming to Denmark. Find all the information you need on permits, visas, and red tape.
Study In Denmark also offers a sleek guide on the subject, which you can download here.
Euroguidance Denmark provides a range of services to experts and practitioners in the field of educational and vocational guidance.
This publication provides an overview of the Danish education system; from primary and lower secondary education to higher education and adult education, and training. Issues such as career guidance, quality assurance, and internationalisation are also covered in the folder.
The Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education is a part of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science. The Agency assists schools and universities with information on student and staff exchanges, as well as on transnational cooperation and intercultural understanding. The Agency covers all parts of education and training, along with youth activities taking place outside the formal educational system. On the Ministry's website, you can find information about the Danish higher education system, institutions, admission, and its structure.
The website of the Danish Ministry of Education holds information of the Danish education system, e.g. primary and lower secondary education, upper secondary education, adult education and continuing training, and guidance.
DSF is an abbreviation for Danske Studerendes Fællesråd - the National Union of Students in Denmark. Through 15 member unions DSF represents approx. 150,000 Danish students at institutions of higher educations. The member unions are independent student councils and student organisations at the respective institutions.
Since 1932 DSF has worked to ensure the best education and living conditions for students in Denmark. DSF is not being subject to any partisan political interests.
Studyindenmark.dk is a government website about higher education in Denmark for international students. The website contains information about tuition fees and scholarships. Higher education in Denmark is free for students from the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Similarly, if you are participating in an exchange programme, your studies in Denmark are free. Find out more here.
Information for foreigners planning or considering moving to Denmark to work and live.
Work in Denmark is the official Danish website for international recruitment, hosted by the Danish government. The website enables you to seek out information, search for jobs, and hire new employees. Among other things, it is a portal for connecting international job seekers and Danish companies.
Workindenmark.dk makes it easier for foreigners to gather information on moving to and working and living in Denmark. The website also contains information directed at Danish businesses and research institutions. Ten subjects are presented: Denmark - a knowledge society; Residence; Work; Taxes; Transport; Housing; Family; Education; Health, and Culture & Leisure. The Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment is responsible for the site.
The European Union website provides plenty of information on how to work and study across Europe.
On http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/education/index_da.htm and http://europa.eu/eu-life/education-training/index_da.htm you will find general information on internships, academic studies, voluntary work and other education opportunities across the European countries.