Interested in Education in Denmark?
Denmark, with its 406 islands and 7,300 km of coastlines, is experiencing a steady growing number of exchange students. As one of Europe's oldest nations and rising not higher than 173 m above the sea line - Denmark offers a pleasant stay, full with cultural experiences and a high quality education system. Read more below about how to undertake an education in Denmark.
The Kingdom of Denmark has a long and interesting history as a constitutional monarchy dating back to the year 1000, making it one of the oldest states in Europe. Situated in northern Europe, Denmark is the southern nation of the three states constituting Scandinavia, and is surrounded by the Baltic and Northern Seas. The Danes are strongly interwoven with mainland Europe, and have been a member of the European Union since 1973 as well as a part of NATO.
The educational level of the population in Denmark is quite high. Tuition is free for Danish and EU citizens, and compulsory education lasts for nine years. Adult education in Denmark also plays a considerable role.
Denmark - Facts & Figurees
- Declared Independence: Somewhere around year 900
- Government: Parliamentary democracy, Constitutional monarchy
- Capital (and largest city): Copenhagen
- Official language: Danish
- Area: 43,094 km² (134th2)
- Population: 5,500,000
- Currency: Danish krone (DKK)
- Calling code: +45
More About Denmark
Denmark is flat a prosperous agriculture nation which produce a considerable amount of manufactured food exported to other countries. Other Danish products that travel the world are beer, medicines, furniture, shipping, wind turbines and products of the advanced metal industries.
Denmark has a well developed modern welfare system and is ranked among the countries in the world with the highest standard of living. A very high percentage of the Danish women are active on the labour market, and since the mid 1990s the unemployment rate has been relatively low. The industry accounts for a major part of the export incomes but since finding oil in the North Sea, oil and natural gas has become increasingly important to the economy.
The official language in Denmark is Danish but most people understand and speak English quite well. There is also a rise of English-speaking programs in universities for international students to study in Denmark.
Copenhagen – the capital of Denmark
The capital Copenhagen is often called the Paris of the North and houses around 1.2 million inhabitants. The city has a characteristic of old historical center, small boutiques and a large network of pedestrian streets. Here travelling by bicycle is an easy sport with almost no hills and a well developed system of bicycle paths.