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Study Abroad - Denmark

Despite its small population, Denmark ranks as one of the world's most innovative countries thanks to a strong emphasis on research and high-quality education.  There are approximately 18,000 foreign students currently studying in Denmark.

Today's global challenges demand innovative solutions. Danish higher education combines traditional academic excellence with innovative teaching that will empower you to think; experiment and collaborate your way to new ideas and greater knowledge.  As a student in Denmark, you will be met by an up-to-date learning environment where you can learn from industry experts and undertake internships at globally recognized organizations.


Ranks as one of world's most innovative countries

Highest standards of living

World's most climate-friendly country

World's second most peaceful place

Internships at globally recognized organizations

Innovative teaching method for enriched learning environment

500 programs & 1300 courses taught in English

Ranked 2nd in the Global Talent Index

General Information

Denmark is situated on the northern flank of continental Europe, with some 5.6 million inhabitants. It consists of the peninsula Jutland, which projects from the European mainland like a jagged tooth, plus more than 400 islands, the biggest of which are Funen and Sealand, where Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark is situated. Denmark is a flat country whose highest point reaches 173 metres in the air.

With over 1000-year-old monarchy, Denmark is Europe´s oldest existing kingdom. But it is also one of the smallest.

Denmark is well known for having the highest taxes in the world and one of the highest standards of living in Western Europe. It is also one of the most egalitarian countries in the world, while each year the Danes give 0.8% of their Gross National Income to foreign aid.

Denmark at a glance

Population: 5,584,758 (2012) - Immigrants and their descendants constitute 567,932 (2011)

Capital:  Copenhagen

Other major cities: Aarhus, Odense, Aalborg

Language: Danish

Currency: Danish Kroner, DKK 1 Krone = 100 Øre (DKK 5.9 = USD 1, 2012)

International dialing code is +45

Cost Of Study & Living

Tuition fees:

Tuition fees in public institutions range from €6,000 - €16,000 (USD 8,000-21,000) depending on the university and course.  However, in private universities it can be even higher.

Living Cost:

Denmark is an expensive country – but the standard of living is among the highest in the world. However, if you are sensible and follow local habits and economize – such as cycling to university and eating at home – life in Denmark shouldn’t blow your budget.

Total budget of an international student can work out 3500 to 4000 DKK (excludes housing).  Note: 1 US dollar is approximately 6 kroner and 1 Krone is divided into 100 ore.

Room in a Students Hall of Residence (Kollegium):  DKK 2000-3500/month (utilities usually included).  Privately rented room in a house/flat can cost you EURO 270-600/month.  Privately rented flat (for a 40-60m2 apartment in major Danish cities) can be EURO 470-940/month

Universities & Institutions

Danish higher education institutions offer more than 500 programs taught in English - all internationally recognized and of high quality. Two of Denmark’s universities are ranked in the Top 100 of the 2011 QS World University Rankings: University of Copenhagen (52) and Aarhus University (79).

There are over 15 university level institutions of fine and performing arts, design and architecture and about 10 academies of professional higher education in business, design, technology, etc.