Country Guide - Denmark

Study in Denmark Guide

The diversity in Denmark’s education system and lifestyle attracts a lot of students from all over the world. The country is well-known worldwide for its outstanding academics, innovative thinking, creativity, and globally recognized universities. Denmark is a beautiful place to explore and pursue higher studies.

Higher Education in Denmark 

Higher education in Denmark merges traditional academic excellence with modern teaching. Most of the Danish higher education institutions are looked after by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.


Bachelor in Denmark 

The Bachelor’s degree in Denmark can be obtained after completing a 3-year undergraduate programme. The program will provide you with a broad academic foundation along with specialised knowledge. At the end of the program, you will be asked to submit a final project. The programme certifies you to either pursue a Master’s degree or take a reputed job.


Master programs in Denmark

A Master’s degree in Denmark provides an advanced and research-based program. The Master’s degree can be obtained in 2 years. MS in Denmark will give me extraordinary theoretical knowledge as well as the ability to apply it practically. Upon completion of the programme, you will be able to obtain jobs in reputed companies or else you can undertake further studies such as PhD.


PhD in Denmark 

Denmark is counted among the world’s top countries concerning Research and development expenditure. The country provides an ideal environment for PhD studies. The program includes outstanding research and proper facilities of a laboratory and library. They also have joint partnerships with specific companies. The Danish PhD programme can take 3 years to complete.


Study in Denmark requirements

The study programmes and their syllabus are extremely competitive while the application process remains simple in Denmark. Here is the list of documents required to submit during the application:

Your previous all education documents.

Personal essay mentioning the purpose of getting admission in the specific course and the particular university.

A valid passport

To study a course in the Danish language, you must pass a Danish language test to prove a level of proficiency.

If you are applying to study a course taught in English, submit English proficiency test scores, equivalent to an English level B in Denmark.

Letter of recommendation

Statement of purpose

National ID


Best courses to study in Denmark

You can select from a wide range of study programmes in Denmark in each field of study. Here are the popular courses to study in Denmark for Indian students:

Study Law in Denmark

Study interior design in Denmark

Study dentistry in Denmark

Study finance in Denmark

Study photography in Denmark

Study MBA in Denmark

Study Economics in Denmark

study IT in Denmark

study business in Denmark

Study agriculture in Denmark

study psychology in Denmark


Study in Denmark in English

Denmark offers more than 700 study programs that are taught in English. For getting admission to English-speaking universities you need to prove your proficiency in the English Language through tests such as IELTS, TOEFL or PTE. Here are a few courses you can choose to study in Denmark.

Study Nursing in Denmark in English

Study Psychology in Denmark in English

Study Law in Denmark in English

Study Medicine in Denmark in English

Study Pharmacy in Denmark in English

Study Economics in Denmark in English

Study Physiotherapy in Denmark in English

Study Architecture in Denmark in English

Study Designing in Denmark in English


Study in Denmark without IELTS

Universities in Denmark offer more than 600 English-taught programmes having international recognition. To study in Denmark without an IELTS score, you should submit any other proof of your English communication abilities, at least an intermediate level in the English language.

Many Denmark universities also accept students coming from English-speaking countries or have completed a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following English-speaking countries such as the USA, UK, Australia etc.


Study visa in Denmark

To pursue your higher education in Denmark you will require a residence permit. The instrument that allows international citizens to study in Denmark is called a “residence permit” instead of a “student visa”. For getting a permit you need to submit the following:

Proof of English language proficiency

The residence permit fee payment proof

Financial Proof that you have sufficient funds to study and stay in Denmark.

Admission letter from your Danish university.

A signed and filled-in application form

A valid passport.

A passport photo.

Travel insurance.

Detailed information on your course of study.

Proof of accommodation arrangement in Denmark.


Cost Of Study in Denmark

International students need to pay tuition fees for studying at universities in Denmark. Fees are different at each institution and also depend on what level you are studying at. On average, the tuition fee can be between DKK 45,000 and DKK 120,000 per year.

The cost of living in Denmark is relatively cheaper compared to other European countries. You can expect around 700-800 Euros per month in smaller towns and up to 1500 Euros per month in larger towns such as Copenhagen.


Denmark study abroad scholarships

Denmark has several grants and scholarships available for international students. You can obtain scholarships based on your academic records and financial needs. Here is the list of Scholarship to study abroad in Denmark for free for the international student :

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Programs in Denmark

The Danish Government Scholarships under the Cultural Agreements

ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship in Europe

HKADC Overseas Arts Administration Scholarships

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program

The University of Copenhagen scholarships

Royal Society International Exchange Programme

AIRC International Cancer Research Fellowships (iCARE)

The Danish Government Scholarships

PhD Scholarships At CIBS

Metropolitan university college scholarships

Aarhus University Scholarship

The list does not end here, there are plenty of them.  With the help of these scholarships, you won’t be able to study in Denmark for free completely, but it will help you to finance your living costs.


Study and work in Denmark

International students are allowed to work in Denmark for up to 20 hours a week during semesters. The country also allows international students to work full-time during June, July and August. However, for this, you will require a work permit sticker on your passport. You can apply for a work permit at the Danish Immigration Service.

Denmark has been counted as one of the happiest countries in the world. Studying in Denmark will give you a unique and remarkable experience. You can pursue your higher education in this beautiful country.


“Nemkonto” – the public payment system

You need to register your Danish bank account with the Danish tax authority as a  ‘Nemkonto’ (i.e. an ‘easy account’), which will allow public authorities to make direct payments to you – like wages, tax rebates or maintenance payments. Seek advice from your Danish bank.


Cost of living

In terms of living expenses then these will depend on your lifestyle and habits. But to give you an idea of average monthly expenses here is a rough budget:



Rent      – varies from 2,500 – 4,000 DKK (utilities are usually included)

Insurance            – approximately 200 DKK

TV licence            – 100 DKK

Books and supplies          – 150 DKK

Mobile phone    – 150 DKK (internet, around 250 DKK, may be included in your rent)

Food      – 1,500-2,000 DKK

Transport            – 300 DKK

Other personal expenses             – 1,000 DKK


Price examples

Purchase of second-hand bicycle: 250 – 1,000 DKK

Cinema ticket: 80 DKK

Dining out: 200 DKK

Nightclub entrance: 0 – 100 DKK

Beer or a soft drink at a bar/café: 30 – 50 DKK

Beer or a soft drink from the supermarket: 5 – 15 DKK

Coffee at a café: 25 – 40 DKK


Students Visa In Denmark

Nowadays studying abroad has become most common among youths. When it comes to abroad studies, Denmark is a place that comes on the top 3 countries list. It is considered a beautiful place to explore yourself and go for higher studies.

Denmark is also known for its innovative teaching techniques in the field of education. Students planning to study there experience great coaching which helps them to build their carrier and improve their skills in a more effective manner. Hence Denmark comes under the top 3 lists of countries wherein students like to apply for.

As a normal procedure, you will have to acquire a Visa for studying in Denmark. Below are some steps which will guide you on how to acquire a student visa for Denmark.

You need to have a Residence permit – When you are going from India it becomes necessary for you to acquire a residence permit for Denmark. The residence permit will give you your way to begin your study abroad adventure in Denmark.

The time required – Firstly you need to select the university at which you want to study in Denmark. Then post that you can simultaneously apply for the Danish residence Visa as well. It usually takes 2 months’ time to get processed. Hence you need to apply at least 60 days before the course starts.

Documents needed for Denmark visa

Firstly you need to show that you have money sufficient to live in Denmark and pay your tuition fees. Or else you need to show that at least you have 6090 DKK in your bank account.

Bangladeshi are specially required to prove that they know English in order to stay in Denmark.

There is a requirement for a medical test for a Bangladeshi student in Denmark.

There is no requirement for Bangladeshi students to apply for restricted bank accounts for Denmark which states that you can use that account only when you arrive in Denmark and can only access a certain limit of money.