Why are universities in Denmark so great?

If you want to study in Denmark in English, there are many great universities and colleges to choose from. But what makes Denmark such great country to study in? Find out here!

Most universities and colleges in Denmark have great study environments for international students. Selected study programmes, from bachelor’s degrees to AP degrees, top-ups, exchange programmes and summer schools are offered in English – and if you are adventurous and chose to join a programme in Danish, there are great opportunities to take language lessons while you study. As an extra bonus, most Danes speak excellent English. Keep on reading to find out why Danish universities and colleges are so great.

Study in an innovative and international environment

Denmark has no natural resources to speak of, so knowledge is our largest export. This means that Danish education focus on innovation, creativity, analytical and critical thinking. Here, you will be met by modern learning environments with access to state-of-the-art equipment and the newest research – often with a focus on sustainable solutions and with an entrepreneurial spirit.

In addition, because Denmark is a small country, the Danes and Danish education is internationally oriented, placing great emphasis on equipping students to meet the needs of a globalised labour market. For example, by offering study programmes or elective courses in English. At VIA University College, we combine theory with practice meaning that students learn through a combination of classroom teaching, group work, project assignments and internships. This means that our graduates are ready to contribute to their chosen profession from day one. Learn more about the teaching style at VIA here.

Informal teacher/student relationship

The learning environment at universities in Denmark is characterised by a high degree of informality. Teaching is friendly and relaxed and lecturers are open to critical questions and debates during class – in fact, they often encourage it. You get to meet your teacher at eye level and are expected to participate actively in your own education.

Attend university in one of the happiest nations in the world; Denmark

Denmark is considered a very safe country and there is a high level of respect for the common good, while at the same time providing a high degree of freedom for the individual to make his or her own choices. Other principal values are equal opportunities for everyone, respect and tolerance.

When you first come to Denmark, you will probably notice that everything takes place in a very orderly fashion and runs smoothly. Queuing systems for everything from the bakery to pharmacies and public citizen services, the buses and trains are on time and so on.

So, if you want to study at university level abroad, Denmark is a great place to do so – especially if you want to study English – no matter if you are interested in taking a full bachelor’s degree, an AP degree, a top-up to get a bachelor’s degree or are interested in a shorter stay such as a semester exchange, a short term course or join a summer school.

See specific study programmes offered in English at VIA University College below

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Bachelor students

Bachelor's Degree programmes

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Exchange students

Exchange programmes

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Life as an international student at VIA

Meet Cristofor from Portugal, student of Architectual Technology and Construction Management. He will take you on a tour of his life as an international student at VIA and in Denmark.