Living, studying and working in Denmark 

Four main reasons why Denmark is a safe destination and a great choice for your future studies and career. 

1. About Denmark
Denmark is one of the world’s safest and least corrupt countries with a modern and knowledge-based society. In the OECD Better Life Index, Denmark ranks above average in many dimensions: work-life balance, social connections, environmental quality, civic engagement, education and skills, jobs and earnings, subjective well-being and personal security.

Core values in Denmark include individual freedom, tolerance and a strong sense of mutual trust. There are equal opportunities for men and women, and a unique welfare system that ensures education and healthcare for everyone. Learn more about Denmark and the Danes here.

2. The Danish education system
Academic excellence, innovative thinking, problem-based learning and internationally-orientated programmes are just some of the reasons why you should study in Denmark.  

Danish educational institutions offer modern learning environments and often collaborate with businesses, industries and research institutions to reflect the latest knowledge. Danish qualifications are recognised around the world, providing an excellent foundation for your future career. Learn more about the Danish higher education system here. 

3. A different style of teaching
The Danish learning environment is informal and based on mutual respect with easy access to lecturers and staff.

Students in Denmark will typically experience problem-based learning that focuses on real-life cases and group work, participate in research and innovation activities and gain hands-on experience through internships.

All students are expected to actively engage and exchange ideas in class as critical thinking and open debates are encouraged. Find out more about the teaching style at VIA.

4. Unique career opportunities
Denmark is a popular place to work and live, especially as it offers the opportunity to pursue a career without having to compromise on family life due to the focus on healthy work-life balance.

Right now, the Danish labour market is calling for skilled work and international talent. This means that Denmark offers unique career opportunities after graduation. Visit our Career pages for more information.

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Meet the students

Wonder what it is like to study in Denmark and at VIA? Our international students can answer that for you. 

Welcome to VIA

Moving to Denmark

A how-to guide for moving to Denmark and studying at VIA University College

Working in Denmark

Working in Denmark

Here is everything you need to know about getting a job, working and living here

VIA Employability Camp

Get the best start at VIA

Join our Employability Camp for new international students - learn Danish, build you network and much more.

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VIA's study programmes

Get an overview of all the programmes VIA offers in English – full degree, exchange as well as summer schools.
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Study in Denmark

Learn more about what it is like to live and study in Denmark

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Virtual Open House

VIA invites you to join our Virtual Open House. Here you will have the opportunity to learn more about VIA and ask questions.