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Study in Denmark

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Do you want to study in Denmark?

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

Studievalg Danmark provide guidance for 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.

As an international applicant you may have 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 information you may need.

For international applicants, requirements may vary from programme to programme. The application deadline is March 15th for courses starting in August and September.

The Danish system

Whether you are interested in a research-oriented programme or an applied programme you will have plenty of options in Denmark. You can choose between several programmes taught entirely in English. Learn more in the video below, where you can hear about higher educations in Denmark. 

The Danish system


These programmes are for you if you seek employment in business and industry. An AP programme normally lasts two years and combines theory with practice. Some examples of AP programmes are: communications, computer science, design and technology, hospitality and tourism management, marketing management and multimedia design.

In some programmes, students have the possibility to continue their AP Degree at a bachelor level by way of a top-up degree. The top-up degree is approximately 1½ years of study (90 ECTS). At the end of the top-up degree the student will have achieved a Professional Bachelor Degree (see below)

There are two kinds of Bachelor’s degrees offered by Danish higher education institutions: a Professional Bachelor’s degree and a University Bachelor’s degree.

A Professional Bachelor’s degree qualifies you to enter a specific profession. It is awarded after three to four and a half years of study (se Top-up Degrees above). In addition to attending lectures, students participate in seminars, project work and group activities. The theoretical foundation is also applied practically through work placements. To complete the programme successfully, students must submit a final project..

The University Bachelor’s degree is awarded after a three-year undergraduate programme. Teaching is research-based. It provides students with a broad academic foundation, as well as specialised knowledge. Towards the end of the programme you are required to submit a final project. The programme qualifies you to either enter the labour market or to pursue postgraduate studies.

This is a research-based course that takes two years. It will give you exceptional theoretical knowledge, combined with the ability to apply it practically. It includes a final dissertation or, in certain subjects, a more practical project. Upon completion of the programme, you will be able to enter the labour market or undertake further studies.


Please look up programmes of interest via You may find programmes taught in English via

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.


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

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, online or if possible face-to-face with a counsellor from Studievalg Danmark.

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

The film above produced by Studievalg Danmark is a good introduction to the different types of higher education programmes offered in Denmark. 

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.

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

Overall guide to admission rules and deadlines at

Programmes Denmark

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


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


5 things to consider

  1. Why didn’t I get accepted?

  2. Can I qualify myself by upgrading my levels or general qualifications?

  3. Have I checked to see if other programmes have vacant study places? They will appear on a list at from July 28th.

  4. Have I considered checking out other programmes or studying in another part of Denmark?

    Overall guide to admission rules and deadlines at

  5. 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.


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).


How to 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.

If you have any questions you may call us at +45 3333 2000 Monday thru Thursday 9:00-12:00.

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


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