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A highly efficient and streamlined country, Denmark has a reputation for academic excellence. Partner this with the beautiful scenery and high quality public services, and you have a fantastic destination for international students.

Why choose Denmark as an international student

With higher education institutions dating back to 1479, Denmark has a history of providing education. There are five types of institutions in Denmark. These are universities, university colleges, artistic higher education institutions, schools of maritime education and training, and business academics.

Universities offer bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programmes in a wide variety of subjects. University colleges offer vocational professional courses, preparing students to go into a career. Artistic institutions are specialist schools offering art and design courses. Maritime education and training institutions offer research and practice focused courses. Business academies offer two year Academy Profession programmes and Professional Bachelor’s degrees.

Denmark follows the Bologna Process, so the degree you earn at a Danish institution will be internationally recognised.

There are 8 universities in Denmark, as well as many other higher education institutions. You will find 5 of Denmark’s universities in the 2023 QS World University Rankings top 500. The highest ranked is the University of Copenhagen, which is placed at 82nd. The next highest ranked is the Technical University of Denmark, which is placed at =104th.

Across Denmark there are many interesting and scenic cities for international students. These include Copenhagen, Aarhus and Aalborg.

International students wishing to study in Denmark will need to obtain a student visa. For more information about this see our Denmark Student Visa Guide.

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Highlighted courses in Denmark

Marketing Management Associate Degree

VIA University College Denmark

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MA in International Business Communication MA

CBS Copenhagen Business School Denmark

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Science Studies MSc

Aarhus University Denmark

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Web Development Top-Up Degree

University College of Northern Denmark (UCN) Denmark

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1-year film foundation programme International Foundation Programme

European Film College Denmark

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More information about Denmark

Capital City Copenhagen
Currency DKK, Danish Krone
Language(s) Danish
Universities on StudyLink 12 universities
Major Student Cities Aarhus, Aalborg

Language Requirements

The official language of Denmark is Danish.

Degree programmes are most commonly offered in Danish or English. If you are studying in a non-native language, you will need to provide evidence of your language proficiency. This is usually done by taking an English language test, or providing results of tests. If you do not meet the required standard, you may be able to take a language course to help you improve.

Even if you are able to study in English, you should still make an effort to learn as much Danish as possible. Communicating with locals and other students is the perfect way to practice. This is a skill that will make your everyday life more enjoyable, as well as looking great on your CV/resume!

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