March 1, 2024

5 reasons to study in Denmark

5 reasons to study in Denmark
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Denmark is one of the most popular international study destinations in Europe according to a recent report. The Scandinavian nation has made it onto the list of top-performing countries in the OECD for educational attainment, and boasts a high living standard. Centuries ago, an ambitious Danish king established universities in Denmark's major cities. Nowadays, a booming technology sector fuels a need for trained experts.

Lets be honest though, there are several other reasons to why Denmark is a popular study destination for international students. Dont miss the last part of this blogpost because it will reveal which university in Denmark not only has no tuition fee, but also offers guaranteed housing and a job after graduation. Yes, seriously.

1. No tuition fee

Higher education in Denmark is free for students from the EU/EEA and Switzerland and for students who, according to EU law, are entitled to the same status as Danish citizens. Similarly, if you are participating in an exchange programme, you can study in Denmark for free.

2. Unique Social Life / Traditions

Students in Denmark are involved in more social interactions surrounding their studies. At the beginning of the year, students are placed into study groups which meet weekly to discuss study material and class work.

There are also traditional events, such as Aarhus University's "Kapsejlads," which means Spring Regatta. During this event, students gather around the lakes in the middle of campus for a day of drinking, relaxing, boat races, and a naked run to win tickets to the Roskilde Festival.

Another tradition is Friday Bars, when different departments from the university host wild, themed parties. This brings more fun and variety throughout the school year and is a great opportunity to bond with your classmates.

Kapsejladsen - Kampen om Det Gyldne Bækken | VisitAarhus
Kapsejlads at Aarhus University

3. Financial aid for students

This one is incredible. You might have heard about this sensational benefit of studying in Denmark. Students from the European Union have the same rights as Danish students in terms of different state aid. Each student is motivated to find a student job that represents work of about 10-12 hours per week. The decision by the EU enabled the Danish government to approve foreign students studying and working in the country to apply for and receive a state scholarship in the amount of approx. 750 € pr. month, while the average student salary usually is minimum € 12 per hour.

4. Happiest Country in the World

Denmark was voted the happiest country in the world in April 2016, via the World Happiness Report. To rank the 156 surveyed countries, a team from the University of British Columbia looked at what the "countries have in common: a large GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy at birth, and a lack of corruption in leadership.

But also essential were three things over which individual citizens have a bit more control: a sense of social support, freedom to make life choices, and a culture of generosity."

Denmark's results revealed a high percentage of gender equality and residents who love to bike. This contributes to the wellness of the people and the environment.

Joyful Danish students

5. The hidden gem: University of Southern Denmark

Now this is something where you have to pinch yourself to make sure that it is real life. We're just going to break it to you: University of Southern Denmark, Soenderborg is offering a campus with world-class facilities without any tuition. On top of that, you are guaranteed housing in the charming student city, Soenderborg. Believe it or not, you are even guaranteed a job for 6 months at some of the biggest companies in Denmark such as Danfoss and LINAK if you graduate from the engineering faculty. You are guaranteed a job for 6 months where you can prove your worth, of course with full salary.

Read more about The University of Southern Denmark in Soenderborg.

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