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Education in Denmark

Every year Danish universities, high schools (gymnasium) and folk high schools (højskoler) receive thousands of international students from around the world.

The Danish educational system is designed to promote creativity, innovation, analytical and critical thinking. Many Danish higher education institutions have formed close partnerships with businesses, science parks and public research institutions aimed at ensuring that the study and research environment in Denmark meets the demands of a global labour market.  

In the video below, international students explain why they chose to study in Denmark.

Student jobs
Many Danes choose to work whilst they study - some even take on their first student job at the age of 15. A student job can be anything from unskilled labour to a job within the student’s field of study that allows him or her to use their academic skills. Many find this an important way to prepare for a professional career after graduation.

Also, many international students in Denmark supplement their studies with workplace experience. But the rules regarding residence and work depend on citizenship status. For students who do not hold EU citizenship a residence permit is required in order to study in Denmark. A residence permit also allows for the student to work for a restricted number of hours.