Denmark lies at the southern tip of Scandinavia, offering a more temperate climate than its northerly neighbors but upholding the same liberal values that embody these progressive European nations. The country regularly appears at the top of global rankings for happiness, quality of life, and sustainability, while also boasting one of the highest average wages in the world. Studying in Denmark brings an experience that encompasses all the best aspects of European life, whether you’re in the capital city of Copenhagen or the smaller cities of Aarhus, Odense, and Aalborg.
Denmark always seems to be a step ahead of other nations. When it comes to higher education it is no different – its first university, the University of Copenhagen, was one of the first in Europe, established back in 1479. You’ll also find plenty of other Danish universities, such as the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Aarhus University, and Copenhagen Business School, among the top-ranked in Europe. If you choose to complete a Master in Denmark, you will be entering a dynamic job market upon graduation with plenty of roles available across all sectors of the economy. For many, studying in this country is their first step toward future success.
Students from EU/EEA countries can study for free at public universities in Denmark. The cost of a Master in Denmark is likely to be at least EUR€30,000, with many business schools charging up to EUR€60,000. Monthly living costs are around DKK6,397 (EUR€860) – international students are required to show proof of sufficient funds in order to obtain their visa.
To do a Master in Denmark, EU/EEA or Swiss nationals do not need a visa or residence permit. However, you will need to apply for an EU Residence Document. Non-EU/EEA citizens need to apply for a residence permit to study in Denmark. Requirements include proof of acceptance, proof of sufficient funds, and proof of relevant language skills. There is a processing fee when applying for a residence permit in the amount of DKK2,000 (around EUR€270).
Despite its small size, Denmark is home to several high-quality universities and business schools. You’ll find that the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Aarhus University, and Copenhagen Business School, all rank among the best in Europe. In the QS Global Master Rankings 2022, the full-time Master at Copenhagen Business School ranked #24 in the world.
The unemployment rate in Denmark is consistently low (less than 5%) and students who graduate from a Danish university or business school will enter a job market brimming with possibilities. A master’s or MBA is the perfect way to get one step ahead of your rivals to secure your dream job in Denmark.
The 30,000+ international students in Denmark are predominantly located in Copenhagen, but you can also expect to find students from abroad dotted throughout the country. The number of international students in Denmark is rising, and so is the percentage who chose to stay there after graduation (currently around 55%).
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