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Denmark


Denmark is situated is northern Europe; it is one of the Nordic countries and part of Scandinavia. Greenland and the Faeroe Island are also part of Denmark consists of the Island peninsula and a large number of big and simple Island. The country is relatively flat and lightest point rising to only 173m. About 65 percent is farmland, 11 percent woodland and the rest is built –up areas roads and lakes. The winter is wet, and with only little snow, the temperature falls to 5-10 degree centigrade in the winter, where as the summer temperature raises tom 15-25 degree centigrade. The population numbers 5.3 million people, and the population density is 120 people per square kilometer.
The capital is Copenhagen with around 1.2 million inhabitants. Copenhagen –often called the pairs of the north has an old, historical centre and a large network of pedestrian streets bicycles path and parks.
The official language is Danish and most people understand and speak English. The educational level of population is high with 77% of a year group completing a vocationally qualifying education. Adult learning plays a considerable role in the educational system and many Danes participate is some kind of formed and informal learning. Denmark is also known for its many local associations and organizations at grassroots level.

Universities and colleges in the Denmark have a number of study programmes and qualifications on offer. Institutions of higher education in the country have thorough international cooperation and attract international students who come to the country either as guest students or as full degree students to pursue various courses. Higher education in the country has a long tradition of integrating excellence and the culture of innovation and dynamism in research. The emphasis is also on achieving excellence in teaching methods and learning environments.

Few characteristics that set Danish higher education apart from others are high standards of education in the country, a greater weight on commitment from the institutional and personal point of view, interdisciplinary studies and project work. Another important feature of Danish higher education is that students are encouraged to work in small groups wherein they actively take part in discussions and develop the habit of working independently. This is an altogether new approach to study, which is both positive and challenging. The students are made to reflect on and support their own choices and justify the selection of their respective projects.

Many institutions in the country have also designed a special student-to-student programme in order to make international students feel at home. A pre-enrolled student helps a student arriving in the country in getting him settled, introducing him to other students, and assisting him in all practical matters.

The degree courses offered in the country are having clearly defined contours and unique qualities. The courses offered have a professional orientation and there is a continuous cooperation between teaching and research.

The higher education sector in the country is also going through a phase of institutional changes, which will lead to lesser but better and bigger institutions.

In order to aid the students who are planning to study in Denmark, here are some links, which are mentioned below. These links will help a student understand Denmark better and also know more about the colleges and universities in Denmark.

 Admission Season in Denmark

Academic year in Denmark runs from September to June with the months of July and August having break. Applications for various courses are made in early May and the deadline is generally June 30. Before this date the applications should reach the concerned institution.

Accommodation and living Expenses:

The monthly rent varies from DKK 1,750 to DKK 2,600. The present living expenses for the average students in Denmark are estimated to approximately DKK 4000 to 5000 per month.

Requirement:
  • Age most is below 30.
  • 10+2 passed
Work: Student at higher educational programs is normally allowed to work 15 to 20 hours a week (full time work during the summer holiday) after school hours. The salary for the student jobs is approximately DKK 100-150 per hour.