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Study in Denmark: Language & Culture

Although around 86% of Denmark’s population are ethnic Danes, the country has a liberal, tolerant and egalitarian stance which welcomes all races, ethnicities and orientations.

The idea of ‘the greater good’ is held sacred – everyone does their bit, and the benefits are reaped in the nation’s rich quality of life. Danes are a quiet, reserved people who also know how to let loose.

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The Danish language

The Danish language has more than 5 million speakers worldwide and belongs to the East Scandinavian branch of North Germanic languages. Danish is the language you will hear the most in Denmark. However, English is also very prominent - 86% of Danes speak English as a second language.

Learning Danish

Although most Danes speak excellent English, this should not be assumed. Apart from helping you to get by, learning the language will help you understand the nuances of the culture. Additionally, delving into Danish literature, art and film will grant you a larger perspective on cross-cultural matters.

As soon as you master your pronunciation of Æ, Ø, Å, you’ll be well on your way to learning the language!

Opportunities to learn Danish

There are plenty of private and public institutions in Denmark that offer lessons at various levels.

A popular option is the government-run scheme where foreigners with an official Danish address (folkeregisteradresse) are offered free, publicly-funded Danish lessons at recognized schools.

Study in Denmark - Overview

Over 30,000 international students choose Denmark as their study abroad destination every year. Click here to learn why.

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Education System

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Denmark?Denmark is a popular destination for a variety of students, given its diverse programs and high quality education. Take a minute to find out more about the structure of the education system in Denmark!

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Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Denmark to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizen status. You will also be required to bring certain documents with you to passport control at the airport, which we cover as well.

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Housing & Living Costs

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in Denmark.

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Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees for degree programs in Denmark vary depending on the university and program. We've put together information on tuition fees and scholarships in this section.

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Application Process

All countries have specific admissions requirements for students to gain acceptance into a university. Learn more about the ins and outs of admission to programs in Denmark, and what you need to apply, depending on your citizenship.

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Last update: 10 Jan 2022

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