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Denmark

Denmark

Quick Facts & Figures

  • capital

    Copenhagen
  • language

    Danish
  • currency

    DKK (Danish Krone)
  • religion

    Christian
  • weather

    Temperate
  • timezone

    GMT +1
  • internet domain

    .dk

Denmark is dubbed as the happiest place on Earth. It’s most popular city maybe Copenhagen for all the right reason! You may want to visit the variety of art museums here, the 100-year old amusement park Tivoli Gardens, the statue of Little Mermaid, or the freetown of Christiania. However, don’t just limit yourself to Copenhagen, as Denmark has a lot more to offer! You might want to visit Jutland, which is a captivating landscape of heaths, fjords and peat bogs, or go to Ebeltoft, home to the the world’s only hot dog stand that doubles as a Thai massage parlor. How about visiting two of the other islands, Faroe Islands and Greenland, in the Danish Realm?

The Danish cuisines are some of the best too. Denmark boasts the world’s greates restaurant, Noma. It continuously develop based on the rediscovery of local ingredients which is found in interesting dishes! Denmark is also known for good beer. But beyond the food, Denmark has a rich intellectual and artistic heritage! Whether it may be painting, sculpture, design or the performing arts,  the arts are greatly recognized here. Christmas is widely celebrated here too. If you do decide on living here, you might want to consider investing on a bike, which is the number one mode of transportation here! Fun fact: social equality is a priority for most Danes.

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Studying in Denmark

How do I choose a school in Denmark?
Schools in Denmark are some of the top institutions in the world with diverse programs offered to Filipino students who wants to pursue their studies abroad. After deciding (1) What your career goals are and (2) What academic programs can help you achieve those goals, it's time to do some research on which school is best for you! There are schools in Denmark that are looking for Filipino students just like you! Explore them here.
What are the required languages for studying in Denmark?
All higher education institutions in Denmark require international students to be fluent in English.
Are there scholarships available? How can I finance my studies?
Visit the Edukasyon profiles of the schools you are interested in to check if they are offering any scholarships.

There are also some international student loans available for different loan giving bodies. University representatives usually work in tandem with their financial aid department that focuses on helping students find options to finance their education. Explore our partner schools here, and click "I'm Interested" to get connected with your university representative.
What are the requirements for studying at a school in Denmark?
Generally, schools will ask for your:
    • Documentation of general eligibility

The specific requirements will vary depending on your school, course, and level of study. Visit the Edukasyon profile of the school you like to find their specific requirements. For a list of schools in Denmark looking for Filipino students, see here.
Why should I study in Denmark?
Denmark has 8 universities, some of which are one of the bests in the world! These institutions offer a wide variety of majors ranging from management, engineering and design. But more than the highly-ranked schools, Denmark itself is a diverse, multicultural country that has a lot to offer! It’s also the happiest country in the world with lowest crime rate! Also, because it’s near to other countries i.e Germany, Norway, and etc. you can travel these dream destinations during the weekends (provided that you have visas for these destinations). It also boasts a lot of historical sites, parks and museums for you to visit.
Do I need a visa? How do I get it?

If you’re a Philippine passport-holder, you may need to obtain a student visa. The process is as follows:
  1. Secure an offer to your chosen university and pay for your first semester of university (this must be done before you can be approved for your permit).
  2. Complete any online application forms
  3. Gather all necessary document
  4. Submit documents and application forms to embassy

Please note that the letter of acceptance or letter of admission from the university you wish to enter for your intended course of study is a necessary requirement under the eligibility criteria for a Schengen student visa. For the full list of details, please refer to the embassy website or contact the embassy in Manila.

Living in Denmark

What is the lifestyle like in Denmark?
Denmark is dubbed as the world’s happiest country. In terms of transportation, people there love to bike! It will now be your number one mode of transportation. People in Denmark tend to celebrate over breakfast, instead of dinners like in America. The social scene is also pretty big; here, students go to an open cafe every Friday to hang out and etc. Another tradition is Friday Bars, when different departments from the university host wild, themed parties. For leisure, there also a lot of clubs and sports organization for you to enjoy. Moreover, there are colorful and lively festivals like The Ribe International Viking Market and the Aalborg Carnival!
How much is the cost of living in Denmark?

The costs of living in Denmark is expensive, even by European standards. It’s also significantly higher than that of the United States. Of course, cost of living ultimately depends upon your lifestyle and how you allocate your money; but to help you, here is how much you would spend on certain items that you might find yourself buying while you study there!

Estimated Monthly Expenses:
Food                                        130 DKK (1,075 PHP)
Rent                                        6,347 DKK (52,400 PHP)
Transportation (train pass)      375 DKK (3,100 PHP)
Utilities                                    1,200 DKK (9,900 PHP)

Working in Denmark

What are the benefits of graduating from a school in Denmark?
Education is an investment as perceived by Danish authorities, which is why tuition fees are significantly lower, sometimes even free, in Denmark. But this doesn’t sacrifice the quality of education you receive! Studying in a Danish university will develop you into being a critical and innovative thinker! Here, learning is not sitting in a classroom but projects that will make you research and understand more about your chosen field. But beyond the education, Denmark is also the happiest place in the world and is considered to be the most affordable country for student living. The Dutch are also rich in culture! Furthermore, with its great geography, you can enjoy many of their attractions such as a boat ride to Greenland or the Faroe Islands.
 
Can I work while studying in Denmark?
Yes! International students can work as long as they have a work permit. This entitles you to work for up to 15 hours per week during the semesters, but work full time during the summer!