Capital city : Copenhagen
Area : 43,075 sq. km
Country code : +45
Language : Danish
Money : Danish Krona Dkr 1 = NPR 15.09
Population : 7 million
Famous for : The Little Mermaid, Danish pastry, Vikings
As an international student in Denmark you can expect world-class education in areas such as engineering, life sciences, social sciences and IT. You will also be studying in a safe, friendly and innovation-driven environment. In Denmark, higher education is focused on bringing about solutions for the real-world. Thus, traditional lectures are combined with industrial collaborations and teaching methods that promote students’ ability to use what they have learned and to turn new knowledge into innovative solutions.
1. EDUCATION SYSTEM
The Danish educational system is designed to promote creativity, innovation, analytical and critical thinking. As a student in Denmark, you will be met by an up-to-date learning environment where you can learn from industry experts and undertake internships in internationally recognized organizations. All institutions of higher education in Denmark use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), which facilitates international credit transfer. You will receive certificates or other types of official documentation for all completed courses. If you complete a full degree or a diploma programme you will receive a Diploma Supplement in English. This ensures that all students in Denmark obtain an education of high international quality and relevance. Furthermore, many institutions have obtained international accreditation for their programmes.
Non EU students/international students require to pay tuition fee to study at Danish higher education intuitions. Average tuition fee per year is approximately EUR 8,000-16,000. Danish higher education institutions receive a limited number of government scholarships each year to fund highly qualified full-degree students from non-EU/EEA countries and Switzerland. More information on Danish government scholarship can be found here http://ufm.dk/en/education-and-institutions/programmes-supporting-cooperation-and-mobility/the-cultural-agreements-programme.
3. ADMISSION & APPLICATION
Usually it requires 13 years of education to study Bachelor degree or AP (Academic Profession) degree course in state university or university college which means High School Education with additionally Bachelor first year for Nepalese student. Some private colleges may offer AP degree or BBA course for High school graduate without bachelor first year result (only 12 years of education completed). For an official pre-assessment of your qualifications visit ufm.dk/en/recognition. English language requirement also needed to get admission. IELTS score of 6.0 for AP, Bachelor’s & Master degree. Student with IELTS score of 5.0 may apply for pre-master course. Danish higher education institution offer 2 intakes in a year, winter intake (Jan/Feb) & Fall intake (September). Due to the limited seats offered to international students, it is suggested to apply in advance.
4. STUDENT LIFE
Denmark is one of the world’s safest countries. Crime rates are low – plus you get access to a comprehensive public healthcare system. Please be aware that it can be especially difficult to find accommodation in the bigger cities during August and September. We advise against travelling to Denmark at this time without reserving a room first.Non EU student allowed to work in Denmark for up to 20 hours a week and full-time during June, July and August. However, this requires a work permit sticker in your passport and it can be done at the Danish Immigration Service. All residents and everyone earning a salary in Denmark are liable for Danish taxation. As a rule you must pay tax on all your earnings in Denmark. The amount of tax will depend on your annual income and tax liability.
More information regarding study in Denmark and higher education institutions can be found at http://studyindenmark.dk