Study in Denmark part 2

Study in Denmark part 2

In my previous post, I was trying to describe how to get to school in Denmark. Now when you know that, there are some important things about studying itself.

Study environment

Most of the schools in Denmark expect you to be able to study both in groups and independently. Which basically means that the important assignments that you will get during the lesson should be created by the group. Or at least with help of the group. There are also such things such as group projects, which is usually just a bigger assignment. If you do have an issue to work in the group – usually it happens when part of the group wants to work on everything from home and the other part demands meetings in school – just go to your teacher. They usually solve this by dividing the groups or extra often meetings with your tutor. But note one thing: the group who won’t meet or work together have miserable grades.

By working individually is usually meant the fact that you would actually read the literature for the lesson. So you can have a discussion about what is necessary. This is very important, given the information that the discussion is something that teachers often wants from you and if you don’t do that, you are only slowing your group down.

Studying on academies

Academies are usually different than universities. The main difference is the amount of theory. Most of the students of universities will get an overwhelming amount of theory to learn with little to no practice.

Perhaps practice is the main difference. On universities, you have 3 years for studying bachelor and this study would be filled up with theory and maybe 3 months of practice. On academies, you would study bachelor for 3,5 years, where you can spend from half a year to a full year on your internship, which would give you great experience for your future working life.


There is such a thing as student grant. In Denmark, it is known under the term of SU. That basically means that students will get money monthly that would support their study. The great idea behind it is that if you want to study, it won’t matter whether you are from wealthy or unwealthy family, it will matter whether you have talent.

Every Dane will receive SU no matter what. However, if you are coming from an EU country, you need to work at least 10-12 hours a month to get this grant (here is more about working in Denmark). If you are from outside of the EU and doesn’t have refugee status, you need to live at least two years in Denmark to get this grant.

Sign for it as soon as you’ll find a job. The hours might be collected from several jobs, but should not be higher than 100 hours a month since after you are paying more attention to work then study and that what this fond is for.

All in all, I think those are the main things to know about studying in Denmark. There are of course a lot of parties and other things that are part of a personal life of every student in every country. If you have any questions or suggestions, hit me with a comment!

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