Where should I study Marketing in Denmark?

Studied in Denmark

Admission to study in Denmark

In order to be admitted to study in Denmark, you first need a higher education entrance qualification. Similar to Germany, there are admission-free courses and study places that are allocated according to the Numerus Clausus. In addition, some universities have further admission restrictions: results of language tests, professional experience or the attendance of certain advanced courses may be required. Since the requirements vary between universities and degree programs, you should find out exactly what is required on the university website.

The universities also set the application deadlines individually, so you should find out in good time by when you have to submit your application. For non-Danish citizens, the application deadline for the winter semester can be March 1st.

Studying in Denmark - what will it cost me? How can I finance this?

A big plus of studying in Denmark is that EU citizens do not have to pay tuition fees. Nevertheless, there are of course some expenses during your studies: food, rent and leisure activities have to be financed. The cost of living in Denmark is generally around a quarter higher than in Germany. When it comes to rental prices, prices vary greatly, and it can be particularly expensive in the capital, Copenhagen. It is cheaper to live in student residences. However, you should try to get a place early because there are many applicants.

To finance all of this, you can apply for BAföG abroad in Germany. If you are not entitled to it, there is the possibility of receiving the Danish training grant (SU) of up to 809 euros (as of 2017). If you work at least eleven hours a week in Denmark, you can claim this grant regardless of your parents' income. Unlike BAföG, this money is a gift from the state and does not have to be repaid. Other ways of financing your studies in Denmark are scholarships, student loans and part-time jobs.

Recognition and special features of studying in Denmark

Anyone who completes an accredited bachelor's or master's degree in Denmark can be sure that the degree will also be recognized in Germany and many other countries. Other regulations apply to courses of study that lead to a state examination in Germany (e.g. medicine, law).

The grading system in Denmark is somewhat unusual for German students. The grades range from the best possible twelve to the worst possible minus three. The relationship between lecturers and students also differs from that at German universities. You meet at eye level and are mostly “on your terms”.

Another special feature of the education system in Denmark is access to the master’s degree. Technical college graduates in Denmark can easily apply for master’s positions at universities - another advantage of Denmark from the point of view of many international students.

Conclusion on studying in Denmark

The liberal values ​​of Danish society also extend to the education sector. The motto here is: Equal opportunities for everyone. Studying abroad without tuition fees is a highlight in itself. The fact that Danish universities enjoy such a good reputation makes studying in Denmark even more attractive.