Study In Denmark

Country’s national language: Danish

Country’s currency: Danish Krone (1 Danish Krone = Rs10.86 approx.)

Country’s capital city: Copenhagen

Country’s population: 5.5 million

Country’s Indian population:The Indian community (PIOs and NRIs) is approximately 5,000. (This Percentage excludes Sri Lankan Tamil Hindus.) Indian Nationals in Denmark are mainly Computer Professionals, Doctors, Kiosk and restaurant owners and students.

 Country’s higher education system

  1. Higher education in Denmark is regulated by the state. Danish educational institutions enjoy a high degree of autonomy but are required to follow national regulations in terms of teacher qualifications, degree structures and examination processes.

This ensures that all students in Denmark obtain an education of high international quality and relevance. Furthermore, many institutions have obtained international accreditation for their programmes.

All institutions of higher education in Denmark use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), which facilitates international credit transfer. You will receive certificates or other types of official documentation for all completed courses. If you complete a full degree or a diploma programme you will receive a Diploma Supplement in English. More than 500 degree programmes and 1300 courses taught in English. Study for a PhD, Master’s, Bachelor’s or Academy Profession degree.

International student population in country: 15,807

 Rankings and position at global platform

Situated at the gateway between northern and western Europe, Denmark may be a relatively small country, but it’s a heavyweight study destination. Five of the country’s eight universities proper make the top 400 of the 2012/13 QS World University Rankings, with the University of Copenhagen leading the way at 51.

Universitas 21 has released their 2012 rankings of countries which are the ‘best’ at providing higher education. The top five are the USA, Sweden, Canada, Finland and Denmark

 Highlights of ranking universities

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016 Denmark

Country Rank Institution World Rank
1 University of Copenhagen 30
2 Aarhus University 65
3 Technical University of Denmark 151-200
4 Aalborg University 201-300
5 University of Southern Denmark 301-400

 Programs and courses offered by country

Master’s degree programmes

  • All Master’s programmes
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Business and Economics

Bachelor’s degree programmes

  • All Bachelor’s programmes
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Business and Economics

Academy Profession degree programmes

  • All Academy Profession (AP) degree programmes
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Social Science
  • Business and Economics

 Entry criteria

All higher education programmes in Denmark require a high standard of English. Applicants to English-taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes must, as a minimum, prove English proficiency comparable to ‘English B’ in the Danish upper secondary school (gymnasium). Some programmes require ‘English A’, which is one level higher than ‘English B’.

To prove a satisfactory proficiency in English, the language tests TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge ESOL examinations (CAE) are often used. The score equivalents are determined by the individual institution, so to be certain check out their language requirements.

 Fees structure

Annual tuition fees for full-degree students
USD 8,000-21,000 / Euro 6,000-16,000 (DKK 45,000-120,000).
Note: for exact fees you should contact the institution in question.

 Funding of VISA

If you are to study in Denmark for one year, you must document that you have at your disposal an amount equivalent to DKK 50,000. If you are to study in Denmark for less than one year, you must show DKK 4,200 multiplied by the number of months you will stay in Denmark.

 Admission Procedures

Non-Danish citizens who do not have a Danish entrance examination are eligible for admission if they have qualifications recognised as being comparable to Danish entrance qualifications. The institution in Denmark will require certified copies of your educational qualifications. That is, you must provide copies with original stamps and signatures, or have two people who are not related to you sign the back of the copy with their name, address and birth date. Some institutions require that they receive the documents directly from the issuing institution. This can often take several months, so be sure to arrange in time.


For undergraduate studies, the admission deadline is 15 March for courses starting in August or September. A few institutions have additional intakes in January or February. For those courses, the deadline is 1 September. For postgraduate studies, deadlines vary. We recommend that you contact the institution directly for details.

 Visa policies and procedures

If you wish to apply for a residence permit as a student, both you and the educational institution in Denmark must supply information for the processing of your application.

The application form contains a detailed description of how you and the educational institution should complete the form, and which documents you must attach.

The educational institution in Denmark begins the application process by completing its part (part 2) of the application form and attaching the required documents. The educational institution sends or gives the form and attached documents to you. You then complete your part (part 1) of the form, attach the required documents, and submit the entire application.

The application form contains a detailed description of how you and the educational institution in Denmark should complete the form, and which documents you must attach.

Documents required to process visa application

  • First, a representative of the educational institution in Denmark will complete section two of the application form, attach the required documents and send it to you.
  • Next, complete section one of the application form and attach your own supporting documents.
  • Submit the application in its entirety at the nearest Danish embassy or general consulate in your home country. It will then be forwarded to the Danish Immigration Service for processing.

Standard visa processing timing: 2 months

 Benefits and opportunities

Whichever subject you choose to study in Denmark, you can expect high academic standards that are recognized worldwide. Danish university tutors are part-time researchers and often have experience as working professionals. This ensures an up-to-the-minute academic knowledge and a valuable practical perspective in their teaching.

Furthermore, Danish institutions of higher education often collaborate with business, industry and research institutes, ensuring a dynamic learning environment where you can learn directly from industry experts. Many programmes also include credit-earning internships, offering students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience.

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