Why Study in DENMARK?
An academic tradition combining excellence with an innovative culture for both teaching and research a typical class consisting of lectures as well as discussions in small groups internationally oriented wide variety of programs (that too in English), an open minded population with a global outlook institutions of higher education collaborating with business life and research institutions – all this and much more creates an enriching learning environment. And that makes studies in Denmark a truly world class experience.
All this and much more creates an enriching learning environment. And that makes studies in Denmark a truly world class experience.
The results of a recent survey of international students in Denmark showed that students enjoy their stay in Denmark, because they feel it is a safe place to live.
International students have many pleasant surprises in store for them in Denmark. A lot of institutions have a buddy system in practice wherein they send a buddy to meet you on arrival. S/he will help you settle, introduce you to other students and deal with practical matters in your first few weeks in Denmark.
Institutions also organize special orientation programs and short-term courses in Danish language and culture during the same. These programs and the courses provide international students with another opportunity to familiarize them with their host country and meet other international and Danish students. Those who studied in Denmark or EU, gain extra points while applying for the Danish Green card that allows you to work & settle in the EU.
Courses & Degrees in DENMARK
You can choose to study any program in Denmark.
Popular Programs include:
- Finance, Business
- Marketing, Computer
- Information Technology
- Bio Medical Engineering
- Practical Nursing
International students who wish to study a full Danish degree program should be aware that admission requirements vary from program to program.
MASTERS – Bachelors Degree
Undergraduate programs OR BACHELOR Undergraduate programs OR BACHELOR Degree – 10 + 2
You are eligible to apply for admission to an undergraduate program if you hold a qualification comparable to a Danish qualifying examination. Please check whether your qualifications are recognized in Denmark. We would advise you to contact the institution you are interested in for more information about the specific admission requirements. In few schools:
TOEFL / IELTS – is required
Work Experience – Students with prior work experience are given preference in good business schools.
Entry Dates & Admission Deadlines
It is recommended to apply 6 months in advance and no later than 3 months if you have all your test scores in order. Please keep 60 days for visa approval.
Some Danish Colleges and universities may require that all their applicants take one or more standardized tests. These tests include the GRE (Graduate Record Examination), and GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). Additionally, applicants may be required to also take the TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) or IELTS.
Most standardized tests are designed to measure a student’s skills, rather than a student’s amount of knowledge. The questions in these tests evaluate your ability to solve problems, not your knowledge of facts (such as important historical dates, or parts of the human anatomy).
The function of standardized tests is to give colleges a way to evaluate all their applicants on an equal level. Comparison of grades received in courses or on exams is not always enough because different schools have different academic standards. An admissions counselor at a university has no way of determining how challenging the business or economics course you took was. By comparing your score on a standardized test to the score of another student who took the same standardized test, the counselor has a better idea of how the two of you compare.
International Graduate students applying for an arts or science program will be required to take the TOEFL / IELTS and, usually, the GRE. Graduate students applying to a business program will be required to take the TOEFL or in some cases the IELTS and, usually, the GMAT. Find out directly from the schools to which you would like to apply what tests are required.
Some Schools will accept you even without any of these tests and will grant you an offer letter based on your prior education & work experience alone. However, Visa officers may ask you for your test scores as it demonstrates your seriousness about studying in Denmark.
A brief description of each of these standardized tests is given below:
In most parts of the world, the TOEFL is a computer-based test. In some areas, paper-based testing is also available. Paper-based tests are administered on predetermined dates, computer-based tests can be taken on an appointment basis. The test consists of mostly multiple-choice questions. An essay question is also required.
The computer-based test contains four sections:
To find out more about the TOEFL test, including how to register, where to take the test, and how to obtain preparation materials, visit www.toefl.org. We strongly recommend that you have some sort of experience with a TOEFL test prep program before you sit for the TOEFL exam.
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting 1.4 million tests globally, IELTS is the world’s most popular English testing system.
IELTS tests are held in over 500 centres with tests up to four times a month. IELTS respects international diversity and is fair to anyone who sits the test, regardless of nationality.You can choose from two types of IELTS test: Academic or General Training, depending on whether you want to study, work or migrate. Both modules are made up of four parts – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS results are graded on the unique IELTS 9-band scale. To help you prepare, IELTS provides test samples and Official IELTS Practice Materials. You are not limited in how many times you can sit the test.
For more details on IELTS visit www.ielts.org
The GRE General Test evaluates your mathematical and verbal abilities. It is designed to measure your reasoning skills, rather than your knowledge of any specific subject matter. Subject matter testing is done with the GRE Subject Tests. These tests should be taken by students who have a bachelor’s degree (or very extensive training) in that subject.
They cover eight different subject areas:
(1) Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology,
(4) Computer science
(5) Literature in English
The GRE also offers a Writing Assessment test that asks more challenging questions than the General Test. It measures your critical and analytical thinking skills. It is usually optional, so you should check with the schools to which you are applying to find out if it is required. The General Test and the Writing Assessment are both computer-based, while the Subject Tests are paper-based. To find out more about the GRE tests, including how to register, where to take the tests, and how to obtain preparation materials, visit www.gre.org
The GMAT is designed to assess your mathematical, verbal and analytical writing skills. Again, it measures your ability to apply knowledge, rather than the amount of knowledge you have. It is a computer-based test and contains both multiple-choice and essay questions. For more information on the GMAT, including how to register and prepare for the test, visit www.mba.com
The Denmark Visa application fee is currently €60
It depends where you fly from & how early you book your ticket.
Proof of Funds for Visa
You will be required to show that you can pay for your tuition & living expenses while you are in Denmark.
Denmark Residence Permit – Student Visa
The international student being a foreign national is required to have a residence permit to be eligible to continue their education in any educational institution of Denmark.
In order to be granted a residence permit, a student must document the following:
- You have been admitted into an approved institution for higher education
- You are able to support and accommodate yourself in Denmark. Funds of DKK50,000 (approximately Rs.3.75 lakhs) must be transferred to a bank in Denmark
- You can speak one of the following languages – Danish / English / Swedish / Norwegian or German
- Your residence permit is valid for an additional 1 year of course completion
Talk to a Y-Axis consultant about our Student Visa Services which include assistance with your application, documentation advice& more.
Working on your Student Visa
International students from outside the EU can apply for a work permit as part of their residence permit which entitles them to work for up to 15 hours a week during the semester, and full time during the summer holidays i.e: in June, July and August.
If you have been granted a residence permit on the basis of being a student on a higher educational program, your family can apply for Dependent visa and accompany you to Denmark and they are permitted to work full-time. It is a requirement that your family can support themselves throughout the entire period and that you must all live at the same address. You will be required to show DKK 25000 per family member (Approx Rs.2.0 lakhs)
After you Graduate
The world’s best business environment: According to the Economist Intelligence Units Business Environment rankings, Denmark will be the best place in the world to conduct business over the next years. The most attractive aspect of the Danish business environment is the labour market. The system combines low non-wage labour costs and fewer restrictions on employment with high unemployment benefits (funded by the state via income tax, not business) and opportunities for workers to upgrade their skills. This provides a high degree of flexibility for employers, while generating a high level of employment and income security.
Your residence permit will allow you to stay for additional 6 months after course completion in order to find a job in Denmark.
Denmark also has a Green Card scheme and students who have studied in Denmark or the EU get extra points while applying for this. The Danish Green card allows you to work & settle in Denmark & is a gateway to the EU.