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Education in Denmark

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The education system in Denmark comprises nine years of mandatory schooling for everyone, which starts at age 6 though children may attend pre-school even before this. After the primary and lower secondary school, a wide range of upper secondary education programs are available. These usually prepare students for higher education.

Higher education comprises Academies of professional education, Colleges or University. Academies of professional higher education offer 2-year programs in fields such as business, technology, and IT. Specialized colleges and centers for higher education/university colleges offer 3-4 year professional bachelor programs in fields such as business, education, engineering and nursing. Theoretical studies, practical training through work placements and a bachelor project are always part of the program.

Universities offer Bachelor's, Master's and PhD programs. Foreign students may be admitted to Danish higher education either as guest students, international students or as regular students along with the Danish applicants.

Denmark encourages life-long education. Courses at all levels and in subjects ranging from cooking to international business economy are offered within and outside the public education system, some of them specifically targeted at foreigners.

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