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Why Study in Denmark?


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.

Reasons of Studying in Denmark

  • Innovative teaching.
  • As an international student in Denmark, you can choose between more than 500 degree programs and 1000 courses taught entirely in English.
  • You can study either for a full degree or add credits to your current degree.
  • Subject areas cover a wide range of disciplines – science, technology, pharmaceutical sciences, business, architecture, design, humanities, and much more.
  • An ongoing accreditation and quality assurance is your guarantee that all programs are of the highest international quality and relevance.
  • As research plays a key role in Danish society, you can also pursue internationally renowned PhD and industrial research programs.
  • Teaching with a practical perspective.
  • An international and modern learning environment.


As an international student you can choose between several types of programs taught entirely in English:

  • Degree programs
  • Exchange programs
  • Short-term programs and summer schools
  • Diploma
  • Master’s, Bachelor’s & Academy Profession Degrees
  • PhD & research
  • PhD positions
  • Summer schools in Denmark 2012

Tuition Fees

For international students, fees can range from 6,000 to 16,000 EUR per year depending on the institution and the program of study. Cheaper degrees such as social sciences start from about 600 EUR per year, while specialist degrees like medicine can cost up to 35,000 EUR per year.

***Tuition Fees totally depends on the course and educational institutions.


Costs of living

Estimated cost of living depends on the city, and of course on the individual person. Accommodation, transportation, food and leisure activities costs are about 450-550 euros per month. The average student wage is around 12-14 euros per hour.

Top Universities in Denmark for International Students

  • Universityof Copenhagen
  • Aarhus University
  • Technical UniversityofDenmark
  • Aalborg University
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Universityof Southern Denmark
  • Roskilde University

Documents for a student visa in Denmark

For visa, all the documents and trips you will have to take are:

  • Language proficiency proof
  • Visa fee payment proof (310 EUR)
  • Minimum funds proof (around 1000 EUR/month)
  • Acceptance letter from your university
  • A signed & filled in application form
  • A valid passport or another form of travel document
  • A passport photo
  • Travel insurance
  • Detailed information regarding your study program
  • Proof regarding accommodation arrangement during your studies


Getting a registration certificate

Check with the Regional State Administration (Statsforvaltningen) within three months upon your arrival in Denmark. You will have to present:

  • your passport
  • two passport-type photos
  • The letter of admission from the university.

All non-EU citizens aged over 18 must have their photograph, fingerprints and signature recorded digitally when they submit their application for a Danish residence permit.