Universities in Denmark

Aarhus University

Aarhus, Denmark
Aarhus University is Denmark's second oldest and largest university. Established in 1928, the school is situated in the city of Aarhus. It currently receives about 43,600 students. Aarhus University is currently organized into four major academic areas: Science and Technology, Arts, Business and Social Sciences, and Health. Aarhus is a very prestigious institution, having been ranked among the best universities in the world. As a final point, Aarhus University houses 15 centers of Excellence supported by the Danish National Research Foundation as well as a considerable number of major... See full description.

Copenhagen Business School

København, Denmark
CBS (Copenhagen Business School) is located in Copenhagen, Denmark and came into existence in 1917 by the Danish Association of Business Education. CBS has an array of degree programs in the fields of economics and modern languages, which is made up of 3 year Bachelor’s programs, 2 year Master’s programs and 3 year PhDs. Wall Street Journal placed CBS’s Masters Program 12th in the world, while Financial Times ranked CBS’s Executive Masters Program 18th in the European rankings. CBS forms an alliance with CEMS-Global Alliance in Management Education and Partnership in International... See full description.

DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad

Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish Institute for Study Abroad came into existence in 1959. It is run by the Danish government, while having affiliation with the University of Copenhagen. The centre is located in Vestergade - the city centre of Copenhagen. The centre offers more than 100 courses, covering topics such as environment, ethnicity, inequality, urban issues, design, gender, child development and health care. DIS uniquely offers long term study tours in Europe, especially Denmark. These tours hold credit points and are guided by teachers of DIS. DIS is endorsed by the Danish Minitry of Science, Technology... See full description.

The Aarhus School of Business

Aarhus, Denmark
Located in the second largest city in Denmark (Aarhus), the Aarhus University School of Business and Social Sciences is a broad business school and one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. The school holds the distinguished AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditation. With approx. 14,400 full-time students, several thousand part-time students, almost 250 PhD students and more than 500 faculty members, the School of Business and Social Sciences ranks among the largest business schools in Europe. Furthermore, it is the largest business and social sciences unit in Denmark at the... See full description.

University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark
The University of Copenhagen welcomes more than 37,000 students and is the largest of Denmark in the research and education. It has more than 200 programs of study in six faculties. The offer courses, both in Danish and English, and is considered one of the most prestigious in the world.

University of Southern Denmark

Odense, Denmark
The University of Southern Denmark offers international degree programs in five main faculties including Humanities, Health, Science, Engineering, and Social Sciences. The education offered by the university is of the highest quality and is dedicated to a global perspective. The undergraduate programs run for a total of three years and graduate study programs for two years. Foreign students have the opportunity to be guest or exchange students for one semester or a whole academic year and they also have the opportunity to select courses from any global degree programs and other additional... See full description.

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About universities in Denmark

Colleges in Denmark offer a wide range of high quality programs that are recognized throughout the world. In fact, Denmark is at the top of the United Nations’ Education Index. Established in 1479, The University of Copenhagen is the oldest and largest university in Denmark with over 37,000 students and more than 7,000 employees.

The Danish higher education can be segmented in to three categories: 1) Universities, 2) University Colleges and 3) Academies of Professional Higher Education.

Universities in Denmark

The universities offer undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD courses in a variety of streams like Biotechnology, business, design, environmental engineering, food technology, IT, renewable energy, telecommunications and pharmaceutical development. All the university offered courses in Denmark are research based programs and require English language proficiency for 130 odd programs that are taught in English; or proficiency in Danish if the program is taught in Danish. The basic requirement for a Masters Degree in Denmark is an internationally recognized bachelor’s degree, while the broad admissions requirements for PhD program are a Masters degree or any equivalent degree, comparable to the Danish two-year Masters degree. In some cases, a four-year PhD course is offered to students who have completed a bachelor’s qualification and one year of study at postgraduate level.

 Moreover, university level institutions for fine arts, performing arts, design and architecture are also categorized herein.

University Colleges in Denmark

University–colleges or the “ Professionshøjskoler ’’ offer professional Bachelor’s programs of a three to four and half years duration. The admission requirement for such undergraduate programs is to possess a qualification comparable to a Danish qualifying examination.  Most institutions have their own admission criteria and process, so it is advisable to gather information about entrance qualifications, additional tests and potential credit transfer, from the respective institutions’ admissions offices.  

The Academies of Professional Higher Education (Erhversakademier)

Professionally oriented higher education programs are offered at The Academies of Professional Higher Education colleges. The courses offered here differ from the ones offered at Universities by the fact that they are only offered by specialized colleges, involved in international level theoretical and practical developmental work, like the EC mobility programs.  The courses are two to two and half years in duration.

Higher education in Denmark is by and large provided free of cost for EU/EEA students, including study exchange program students. However, students who are neither EU/EEA students nor exchange program students have to pay a tuition fee range from 6,000 to 16,000 Euros. Nevertheless, availability of a variety of scholarships for study also enhances Denmark’s credibility as a viable study destination.

 There is a lot of state funding or grant programs like the SUV, VEU and SU that are offered by the Danish government.   SUV applies for education in basic school, high school or university, while VEU applies for education in the business education levels. Students who are eligible for SU also qualify for low interest state loans.

Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalization and the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education is a great source of information for the interested prospective students.

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