Situated at the southernmost tip of the Nordic countries, Denmark is a country that is unique for myriad reasons. Not only it is one of the most densely populated countries in the region, but also has one of the highest consumption of fruits per capita in Europe and probably the world. Whether it is research based curriculum or theory based, students can easily find the exact study program that they aim to pursue. There are numerous programmes that are taught in English. This makes familiarizing oneself with the Danish non compulsory. However, it can add to the social quotient of the student. The Danish higher education institutions are internationally oriented and offer a large selection of programs and individual courses in English. Combining traditional lectures and tutorials with project-based teaching methods, studying in Denmark develops a student’s ability to work with others, think creatively and apply new knowledge. Danish higher education institutions cooperate with business to ensure an up-to-date learning environment where one can learn from industry experts and undertake internships in globally recognized organizations.
Denmark Education System
In Denmark, students can not only choose between degree programmes, short term programmes or exchange programmes but also between Universities, University Colleges, and Academies of Professional Higher Education. Moreover, students may also move from one institution to another thanks to the opportunities of credit transfer. One of the unique features about the study programmes in Denmark is that they cater to both the types of students. One that prefers to get a professional degree and the other who wants to join the mainstream job market after completion of studies. On the other hand, there are programmes that allow the students more time to complete their studies when they combine it with field studies and practical application of their subject.
Although most of the students who head out of the country for higher studies have regular study destinations in mind like USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, there are countries in Europe, especially the Nordic countries like Denmark which offer not just the opportunities at par with the popular destinations but are far more pocket friendly. The main intake offered by all Universities is September, whereas few universities also offer courses in March.
Following are some of the benefits of studying in Denmark that gives students an edge over others.
Students who arrive in Denmark from EU or EEA (European Economic Area) can avail of free higher education.
Students who are a part of student exchange programmes are also able to avail of free higher education.
There are further categories, which do not have to pay for tuition, which includes those who have a permanent residential permit or temporary residence permit that can be later upgraded to permanent resident permit.
A student who has a parent from a non EU or EEA country, but who is already working in Denmark can also avail of free higher education.
There are also many different grants available to the students if they become parents or even when they choose to be single parents.
The Danish government also offers scholarships to highly qualified students from other countries provided they adhere to certain prerequisites.
Low cost of living is one of the features that can act as an attractive factor for students.
Working in Denmark
Part time employment in Denmark
Students can work upto 15hours a week during term time and full time during vacations.
Students can earn around 6 - 8 Euro per hour i.e. Approx 300 - 500 euro per week
Students can work full time during vacations.
Students could look out for part-time jobs by looking in the local newspapers and job shops as well as the Universities and Colleges career cells where information is available about vacancies.
However please note that students are not guaranteed part time employment by the University.
Students may be eligible for six months job search visa after studies