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Study in Denmark - Requirements, Universities, Cost

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Why study in Denmark?

Studying in Denmark attracts thousands of international students every year, since it is a country with free or very low tuition fees for European citizens, the atmosphere is “relaxed” and people seem to have a harmonious life. Denmark is one of the greenest countries, people use bicycles a lot and take care of the environment actively.

The country is also renowned for its high percentage of international students, excellent higher and higher education system, job and networking opportunities, and overall student experience.

The cost of living for an undergraduate or graduate student in Denmark is on average 800-1100€/month and their currency is the Euro (€).

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Bachelor’s in Denmark

Bachelor’s in Denmark last 4 years and include all fields of science, with modern programs, research activity and direct connection to the labor market. Most bachelors offer opportunities for internships, student exchange and participation in research projects, so that you get a well-rounded student experience.

Bachelor’s studies in Denmark are ideal for young first-year students, due to the organization of the universities, the welcoming culture of the locals and the interculturality. As they themselves say, the once barbaric nation of the Vikings has turned into one of the most peaceful countries on the planet. Undergraduate students will not have difficulty adapting to a new environment, on the contrary, they will feel safe and receive support until they get used to their new everyday life.



Master’s in Denmark

Master’s degrees in Denmark have, in recent years, been a very popular choice for those looking for a master’s degree abroad. The reasons are the ones we already mentioned, such as low tuition fees, immediate professional rehabilitation and job prospects in the country, but also the culture and civilization of the country. Also, there are a lot of programs in English.

The geographical location of the country is also a big factor, as it is only a few hours away from Hamburg, Oslo, Amsterdam and Stockholm. There are so many opportunities for travel, networking and life experiences that make Denmark a great career and personal development investment.



Requirements for studying in Denmark

Requirements for studying in Denmark include English language certificates, such as IELTS or TOEFL or CPE etc., passport or ID (passport is always recommended), translated copy of high school diploma for undergraduates and copy of degree for postgraduates, as well as a student visa for residence permit in the country (not valid for citizens of the European Union).

Documents such as letters of recommendation, transcripts, curriculum vitae and personal statement may be requested in applications for master’s degrees in Denmark.



The IELTS certification is one of the most popular for studying abroad, but also for work. The year of acquisition and the score are two equally important factors for your admission to universities abroad..



The TOEFL test is an English language certification that is accepted in almost all English-speaking universities and together with IELTS are the two most popular certificates for studying abroad.



A good level of English is a basic requirement for applications to study abroad. One of the most popular proofs of proficiency that is accepted is the CAE (Cambridge Advanced Exam) which you will need for admission to a university in that country.

Student Visa


The student visa is the most important document you must have if you want to study abroad. Some countries, however, do not require a student visa, such as European Union member countries if you are a European citizen.



The passport is a necessary document that you must have for studying abroad. Although in most countries of the European Union only your national identity card is sufficient - if you are a European citizen - we recommend having a passport for easier movements and less paperwork.

Copy of your degree


For master's studies abroad it is necessary to have a copy of your degree translated into English or the language required by each university. The required score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program of your interest to see the exact ratings.

Copy of high school diploma


For bachelor's studies abroad it is necessary to have a high school diploma translated into English or the language required by each university. The required degree score varies from country to country, institution to institution or even school to school. Consult the specifications of the program you are interested in to be sure.



Scholarships to study in Denmark

Scholarships to study in Denmark are usually granted through the universities themselves, but there are also government scholarships and funding to related support organizations.

You can also search for scholarships in your home country, while another way to get funding is to apply to study in Denmark through Brive and claim one of our scholarships.

Brive Scholarships


Brive Scholarships help you fund your dream by completing study abroad applications through our innovative platform. Apply with one click, claim one of the 3 scholarships and start your career with the most reliable ally!

Universities Scholarships


Most universities internationally provide scholarships for studying abroad, covering either all or part of the tuition fees. You can claim your own scholarship, as long as you start your search early to get ahead.

Government Scholarships


Most countries that have invested significant funds in the development and evolution of their education system to make it attractive to international students offer government scholarships to help young talent thrive academically at their universities. Are you one of them?



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What are the best cities to study in Denmark?


The best cities to study in Denmark are Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg (or Aalborg), Odense, Roskilde.

What is the average cost of living for students in Denmark?


The average living costs for students in Denmark range from €250-300 per month for shared accommodation or hostel accommodation, with the total monthly costs being around €800-1200. Living in a private apartment can be very expensive, which varies by city, region and type of home. Copenhagen for example has very expensive accommodation.

In what languages are degrees and master's degrees offered in Denmark?


The languages in which bachelor's and master's degrees are offered in Denmark are English and Danish.

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