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STUDY IN Denmark - Educational System IN DENMARK

 
 
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Institution Types and Credentials    |    Grading System

Structure of Education System    |    Admissions to Higher Education

 
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Institution Types and Credentials

 

Secondary School Leaving Certificate

  • Higher preparatory examination / Højere Forberedelseseksamen
  • Higher commercial examination / Højere Handelseksamen
  • Higher Technical examination / Højere Teknisk Eksamen
  • Certificate / Studentereksamen
  • Certificate / Gymnasialt Indslusningskursus for Fremmedsprogede

Shorter/Intermediate University Level Qualification

  • Diploma / Diplomuddannelse

Vocational/Technical Non-University Level Qualification - 3 years or less

  • Academy Profession degree / Kort Videregående Uddannelse / Erhvervsakademigrad
  • Advanced Adult Education / Videregående Voksenuddannelse

First Terminal University Level Qualification - 3 to 4 years

  • Bachelor’s degree / Bachelorgrad
  • Professional Bachelor's Degree / Mellemlang Videregående Uddannelse / Professionsbachelorgrad

First Terminal University Level Qualification - 4 years or more

  • Postgraduate qualification / Billedkunstner

Advanced/Postgraduate Qualification (research-based)

  • Master's Degree / Kandidatgrad
  • Master / Masteruddannelse

Higher or Postdoctorate

  • Doctorate /  Doktorgrad

Doctorate

  • Ph.D.

 

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Structure of Education System

 

Duration of compulsory education
Age: 6 to 16

Structure of School System

Basic
Folkeskole, Private grundskoler and Friskoler (state subsidized private schools)
Efterskoler (continuation schools)
Folkeskolens Afgangsprøve
Folkeskolens

Upper Secondary
Gymnasium, Studenterkursus, HF-Kursus, Voksenuddannelsescenter (Adult Education Centres)
Length of program : 3 years
Ages: 16 to 19
Certificate/diploma awarded: Studentereksamen (Upper Secondary School Leaving Examination)
Certificate/diploma awarded: Højere Forberedelseksamen - HF (Higher Preparatory Examination)

Upper Secondary
Handelsskole
Length of program: 3 years
Ages: 16 to 19
Certificate/diploma awarded: Højere Handelseksamen - HHX (Higher Commercial examination)

Upper Secondary
Teknisk Skole
Length of program: 3 years
Ages: 16 to 19
Certificate/diploma awarded: Højere Teknisk Eksamen - HTX (Higher Technical examination)

Vocational Secondary
Erhvervsskole (Handelsskole, Teknisk Skole, Social- og sundhedsskole, Landbrugsskole & other specialized schools)
Length of program: 4 years
Ages: 16 to 20
Certificate/diploma awarded: Uddannelsesbevis or Svendebrev

University - 1st stage
Bachelorgrad (B.A. or B.Sc.)

University - 2nd stage
Kandidatgrad/Candidatus / Master's degree

University - 3rd stage
Ph.d.-grad (PhD)

University - 4th stage
Doktorgrad (Dr. + field of study)

 
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National Bodies

 

Ministry of Children and Education
Ministeriet for Børn og Undervisning
Frederiksholms Kanal 21
1220 Copenhagen
Telephone:   +45 3392 5000
Fax:   +45 3392 5547
eMail:   uvm@uvm.dk
Website:    http://www.uvm.dk

Ministry of Higher Education and Science
Website: http://ufm.dk/en?set_language=en&cl=en

Universities Denmark
Danske Universiteter
Fiolstræde 44, 1. th
1171 Copenhagen
Telephone:   +45 3392 5405
Fax:   +45 3392 5075
eMail:   dkuni@dkuni.dk
Website:   http://www.dkuni.dk

 

 

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Admissions to Higher Education

 

Admission to Non-University Higher Education

Secondary school credential required:

  • Gymnasialt Indslusningskursus for Fremmedsprogede
    Højere Forberedelseseksamen
  • Højere Handelseksamen
  • Højere Teknisk Eksamen
  • Studentereksamen

Entrance depends on institution and program.

Admission to University Higher Education

Secondary school credential required:

  • Gymnasialt Indslusningskursus for Fremmedsprogede

Entrance depends on institution and program.

 

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Grading System

 


Grading System in Secondary School
7-point grading scale (with corresponding ECTS grade)

  • 12 - excellent performance (A)
  • 10 - very good performance (B)
  • 7 - good performance (C)
  • 4 - fair performance (D)
  • 02 - adequate performance (E)
  • 00 - inadequate performance (Fx)
  • -3 - unacceptable performance (F)

Grading System in Higher Education Institutions
7-point grading scale

  • 12 - excellent performance
  • 10 - very good performance
  • 7 - good performance
  • 4 - For a air performance
  • 02 - adequate performance
  • 00 - inadequate performance
  • -3 - unacceptable performance
 
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