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The Danish Education system is comprised of a mixture of international schools such Danish, English, French, and German. Vocational courses are a priority in Denmark as schools and higher education institutes work closely together with employers to create strong links within education and employment. Full time compulsory education ends at 16, and then pupils have the choice to move onto higher secondary education which caters for 16-19 year olds and prepares them for university or the working world. Lifelong learning is highly encouraged through the Danish Education system which provides support to the older members of community.
The Danish education system also caters brilliantly for international students offering ample opportunities to students all over the world. Its higher education is credited hugely due to its academic approach. Its teaching style ensures that you interact with other with other students through seminars, team work and presentations; however, you will also have the chance to work independently improving on your research and learning skills.
A Danish student visa covers the entire duration of your respective course; however, if you apply under a youth study or basic programme, the visa will only be valid for a year.
To be eligible for a Danish student visa, potential students must have:
Documents students must submit to obtain a visa are:
Please note that it takes an average of 60 days to process a visa application, and the duration of the visa depends on the chosen course. If a student will be studying the entire course then a visa to cover the full duration will be issued, however, if the student is applying to complete only a part of the course as a guest student then the maximum duration of the visa will be two years.
You are able to work up to a maximum of 15 hours on a Danish student Visa during term time; however, between June and August you will be able to work full time.
For reasons of study or to find employment you are able to extend your student visa up to a period of 6 months after the completion of your course.
On a student Visa, (please note that this does not include a youth study or basic programme visa) you are able to bring children under the age of 18 with you as well as a cohabiting partner under this Visa, however, you must show that you can support each of these dependents, with 25, 000 kroner in savings per dependent.
Please note that Denmark has special requirements for degrees earned from Pakistani and Indian universities. Please note that a Master`s degree from e.g. a Pakistani university will often be assessed as equivalent to two years` studies at a Danish university, or a Danish Bachelor`s degree. Read more about the assessment of Pakistani and Indian degrees.
Due to its high living standards the Danish government can afford to support art and culture throughout the country. Young and new artists have many opportunities to explore their talents to the fullest as Denmark boasts of many design and architect schools as well as holding numerous art exhibitions, music festivals, performances and events from a variety of music genres and traditions. Film making is also widely supported with film festivals. The Danish fashion industry is also reaching new heights, successful Danish designers are emerging rapidly and the fashion fairs and events held are doing wonders for Danish fashion, making it well known as an upcoming fashion rival.
Danish food traditions vary hugely between the countryside and the town. The new cuisine emphasizes health and organic foods which are made with fresh local foods and are easy to make, whilst the more traditional cuisine consists of potatoes, mince meat and gravy.
Denmark is also famous for its brewery, with nearly all pubs having a brewery of their own in the past and now these microbreweries are emerging across the country once again.
Sports are hugely popular in Denmark with two thirds of the population actively engaged in playing sports in their free time. The Danes play a variety of sports ranging from skateboarding, wind surfing in Northern Denmark, Parkour and roller blading.
With a thriving government providing one of the best welfare states and voted once again the happiest country in the world, Denmark has a countless number of opportunities for all. It is based in Northern Europe and is the smallest of the Scandinavian countries with a population of 5.564.219 (2011). Together with Greenland and Faroe Islands it forms the United Kingdom of Denmark.
Its majestic monarchy is headed by Queen Margrethe II (since 14 January 1972); whilst it’s mixed Liberal and Conservative government is led by the Liberal leader Lars Løkke Rasmussen since 5. April 2009.
The country’s capital Copenhagen is well known for its exciting lifestyle offering many entertainment venues, shopping malls and an exhilarating night life for its young, the city ensures that it reaches out to all ages and interests.
The small economically powerful country is a member of: UN, OECD, EU, Nato, Schengen, OSCE, IMF, WTO and many others.
Denmark offers its inhabitants both the country and the urban lifestyle with a huge range of interesting activities ranging from arts and culture, sports and numerous leisure activities.
Denmark has a population of 5.564.219 (2011) with a population density of 126,4 pr. square kilometer. The native language spoken in Denmark is Danish, with 90.1% of its total population being Danish and the other 9.9% consisting of all others.
Its strong currency rate boasts of the high living standards of its civilians, the currency used in Denmark is the Danish Krone, known as the Kroner.
Denmark’s weather is just right, not too hot in the summer and not too cold in the winter. In the winter it reaches freezing point at 0°C (32°F) in February its coldest month, and a mild 17°C (35°F) in its hottest month July. Its surrounding seas and the west wind ensure that the weathers always kept mild, the temperature doesn’t fluctuate much but strong winds are common during the winter months. Rainfall is also common in all seasons with Denmark rarely experiencing any dry spells. The summer sees long beautiful days full of sun and heat whilst the winter has short cold days.
It is mandatory for Danish higher education institutions to issue a Diploma Supplement in English to all students obtaining a degree. The supplement is issued automatically and free of charge.The Diploma Supplements is issued together with your higher education diploma. It follows a format that makes it easier to compare your diploma internationally. The Diploma Supplement gives information on the nature, level, context, content and status of your academic qualifications.
The Diploma Supplement includes a description of the Danish higher education system.
European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is a method of measuring your study programme as academic currency. ECTS is used all over Europe and enables you to easily compare study programmes and transfer your academic qualifications from one educational institution to another.
The use of ECTS points is compulsory in higher education in Europe. All Danish higher education programmes are described according to ECTS as a system for both credit transfer and academic credit accumulation towards the final degree.
A list of higher education programmes taught in Danish is available at Uddannelsesguiden
You can ask your questions and join discussions at my.studyindenmark.dk