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Study in Denmark

Want to study in a European country with a high quality of life? Somewhere green and clean? Snowy and fairytale-like? How about riding a bike instead of catching the tube or the bus on your way to university? If all of this sounds good, why not consider studying in Denmark?

If you’re convinced this Nordic nation could be for you, click on the tabs below to find out more about universities in Denmark, applications, fees, student cities and more.

Fast Facts

  • Living costs are high - you need around €14,400 a year.
  • The teaching style is student-centered, with close collaboration between students and teachers
  • There is no restriction on the hours EU/EEA or Swiss students can work. Non-EU students can work up to 20 hours per week and full time in the summer break.
  • Denmark is one of the world's safest countries
  • There is an excellent work/life balance in Denmark
  • Constitutional monarchy
  • Democracy with unicameral legislature (the Folketing)
  • As well as Denmark proper, which consists of the main peninsula Jutland and 406 islands (the biggest of which by far is Zealand), the Kingdom of Denmark also includes the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
  • Came into being as an unified country towards the end of the 10th century CE
  • Member of the European Union, and joins Sweden and Norway as part of Scandinavia (which along with Iceland and Finland constitute the Nordic countries)
  • The Danish flag (the Dannebrog – red with a white cross) is the oldest flag currently in use.
  • Denmark is the world’s fifth largest exporter of food (Danish bacon probably has a lot to do with this).
  • Official language: Danish or Dansk, but German, Greenlandic and Faroese are also recognized and a large proportion of Danes speak English as a second language
  • Currency: Danish Krone (DKK)
  • International dialing code: +45
  • Central European Time (UTC+1), switching to Central European Summer Time in summer (UCT+2)