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Discover your path into the Danish Education System

As an international or foreign applicant into the Danish system, you may experience different kinds of concerns or questions. At Studievalg Danmark, we are here to help you find your way through the system and help locate the info you may need.

Studievalg Danmark (Study and Career Guidance Denmark) is a nationwide guidance institution with seven regional education and career guidance centers.

We provide guidance to young people and adults about the choice of higher and vocational education in Denmark and prospective career opportunities. The guidance offered is free of charge and independent of sectional interests.

For foreign or international applicants requirements may vary from programme to programme. The admission deadline is March 15th for courses starting in August or September.

How may you get in touch with us?

If you want to talk to a counselor face-to-face (when possible), via phone or Zoom you have to book an appointment via studievalg.dk/book

If you have any questions you may call us at 33 33 20 00 Monday thru Thursday 9:00-12:00 and again from 12:30-15.00.

Regardless if your situation reflects the examples below or not you are most welcome to contact us.

If you lack a plan or clear vision of what you would like to study…

Please look up programmes of interest via ug.dk. You may find programmes taught in English via ug.dk/programmes

The individual institutions may then be contacted for more information on special entry requirements, application procedures, career opportunities following their degrees etc.

Studievalg Danmark is available for free, independent and personal counselling on both different higher education and vocational programmes in Denmark as well as the overall job opportunities following a certain degree.

If you have any questions you may call us at 33 33 20 00 Monday thru Thursday 9:00-12:00 and again from 12:30-15.00.

If you have very specific questions and need a path to find them…

As a foreigner wanting to study in Denmark you may find an abundance of relevant information via studyindenmark.dk.

If new in or coming to Denmark you may also find relevant help via icitizen.dk

For more general enquiries or explanation of how the system works and who to turn to in which matter, please book an appointment by phone, Zoom/Skype or if possible face-to-face with a counsellor from Studievalg Danmark.

If you need a general overview of the danish system...

This publication gives an overview over the key elements in the Danish guidance system: Guidance in Education in Denmark

This small film produced by Studievalg Danmark is a good introduction to the different types of higher education programmes offered in Denmark: Link to film about the Danish education system in English

If you need to have your previous qualifications assessed…

On this site you may find out more about entering higher education in Denmark based on a foreign or international qualifying exam: Guide to diploma recognition

This leads you to an overall list of foreign qualifications for entry into Danish higher education: International qualifications for entry to undergraduate programmes, for Danish speaking, please use Eksamenshåndbogen.

If you need help understanding the application process via optagelse.dk….

How to apply – Information on online application forms – undergraduate studies only (read the guide carefully)

If you are currently attending upper secondary or adult education (VUC)

Studievalg will visit your school and give presentations on choosing and applying to further education in DK. Contact your school for more information on the next visit from your local counsellor. You may also book an appointment with Studievalg via studievalg.dk/book

If you have any questions you may call us at 33 33 20 00 Monday thru Thursday 9:00-12:00 and again from 12:30-15.00.

If you are a relative, friend or spouse to a foreigner/international upper secondary degree holder…

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Studievalg Danmark. Even with language barriers or many different kinds of questions, we will do our best to help you discover your path into the Danish higher and vocational education system.

If you want to talk to a counselor face-to-face (when possible), via phone or Zoom you have to book an appointment via studievalg.dk/book

If you have any questions you may call us at 33 33 20 00 Monday thru Thursday 9:00-12:00 and again from 12:30-15.00.

If you received a rejection letter...

5 things to consider

  • Why didn’t I get accepted?
  • Can I qualify myself by upgrading my levels or general qualifications?
  • Have I checked to see if other programmes have vacant study places? They will appear on a list at www.ufm.dk from July 28th.
  • Have I considered checking out other programmes or studying in another part of Denmark?
  • Do I need guidance? You can receive general guidance on the choice of education programme and application procedures at Studievalg Danmark. The guidance counsellors can help you to get an overview and ideas for your education choices. Book an appointment at studievalg.dk/book or give us a call at 33 33 20 00.

Where may you look for more information or counselling?

Depending on your own current situation and needs, please look below for links and relevant information. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us should you not find your specific needs met via the menus below.


Guidance in Education in Denmark – this publication gives an overview of the key elements in the Danish guidance system.

Study in Denmark – general information for foreign students.

Guide to diploma recognition – Find out about entering higher education in Denmark on the basis of a foreign or international exam.

Are you qualified? – A list of foreign qualifications for entry into Danish higher education.

How to apply – Online application forms – undergraduate studies only (read the guide carefully).

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