Study in Denmark

Want to Study in Denmark?

Denmark is located in northern Europe and is part of Scandinavia. Denmark consists of the Jutland peninsula, the larger islands of Zealand, Funen, and Lolland-Falster and 429 other named islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, 72 of which are inhabited.

Nowhere in Denmark is more than 50 km from the sea. And just a few kilometers from Denmark’s major cities of Aarhus and Copenhagen you find idyllic villages and pristine woodlands and lakes.

Denmark’s location makes it a gateway to other Scandinavian countries and the rest of Europe. Berlin is just an hour’s flight away. London and Paris can be reached in less than two hours. And Barcelona, Rome, Vienna, and Prague are all just a few hour’s flights away.

While Denmark is not the land of milk and honey it sure is a land of plenty. In a recent survey from TotallyMoney Denmark beat 23 other countries for the best work-life balance in Europe. According to the survey Denmark also does well on an average salary against the cost of living. Our Nordic neighbor Sweden settles for second place.

The survey measured 24 countries on happiness, productivity, hours worked in a week, total bank holidays, time devoted to leisure, cost of living, and scored it up to make this great overview:

Why Denmark

A new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Education at a Glance 2017, looks at the state of education in the world within all 35 member countries and a number of partner countries.

The report shows that Denmark is the country in Scandinavia which invests most capital in education and second in the world. The UK takes the lead:

And it pays off – according to the report the benefits of a university degree are high. Graduates are much more likely to get a job. They will earn 56% more than those without a university degree, and it is shown to even help their mental state as well. University graduates are less likely to suffer from depression.

Parental support

Parents’ own education level is an important factor that determines the child’s future level. If one or both of the parents have a degree, their child is more likely to get a degree.

Popular areas of study

23 % of students chose to study business, administration, and law, which are the most popular areas. However, if you want to be employed in the future, students should study science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) subjects instead.
As an international student in Denmark, you can choose between more than 700-degree programs and 1300 courses taught entirely in English.

Find your international study program in Denmark

You can study either for a full degree or add credits to your current degree. Subject areas cover a wide range of disciplines – science, technology, pharmaceutical sciences, business, architecture, design, humanities, and much more.

An ongoing accreditation and quality assurance is your guarantee that all programs are of the highest international quality and relevance.

As research plays a key role in Danish society, you can also pursue internationally renowned Ph.D. and industrial research programs. Finally, if you want a taste of what it is like to study in Denmark, a summer school offers a great introduction.

Cost of living

In terms of living expenses then these will depend on your lifestyle and habits. But to give you an idea of average monthly expenses here is a rough budget:

TYPEAPPROXIMATE COST OF LIVING PER MONTH
RentVaries from 3000-5,000 DKK (utilities are usually included)
InsuranceApproximately 200 DKK
TV license100 DKK
Books and supplies250-500 DKK
Mobile phone150 DKK (internet, around 250 DKK, may be included in your rent)
Food1,500-2,000 DKK
Transport300 DKK
Other personal expenses 1,000 DKK

Price examples

  • Purchase of second-hand bicycle: 250 – 1,000 DKK
  • Cinema ticket: 95 DKK
  • Dining out: 200 DKK
  • Nightclub entrance : 0 – 100 DKK
  • Beer or a soft drink at a bar/café: 30 – 50 DKK
  • Beer or a soft drink from the supermarket: 5 – 15 DKK
  • Coffee at a café: 30 – 50 DKK

Based on user reports the site numbeo.com also holds useful information for comparison between living expenses for individual countries. Bear in mind the validity is heavily dependent on the number of users reporting, and when the figures were last updated.

The Danish currency

The Danish currency is called kroner (DKK)

  • 1 krone is divided into 100 øre
  • 1 euro is approximately 7.5 kroner
  • 1 US dollar is approximately 6.5 kroner
  • 1 UK pound sterling is approximately 10 kroner
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