When looking for a job or applying for admission to a study programme you might need to get your academic qualifications officially recognised. The Ministry of Higher Education and Science is an authority within the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation responsible for supporting the internationalisation of education and training in Denmark. It is also the central institution in Denmark where people with foreign qualifications can get their qualifications assessed and recognised. The assessment offered is a brief statement saying what your foreign qualification corresponds to in Denmark: which educational level and, if possible, which field of education.
No matter what area in Denmark you live in, you will find a large variety of educational institutions, which offer a wide range of options.
There are seven education and training centres ("Studievalg centre") spread across the country, where you can gain general information about higher education in Denmark. The Education Guide ("Uddannelsesguiden") is also a great tool to gain knowledge, unfortunately it is only available in Danish.
Aarhus University offers education within a broad field of subjects at all levels. For information about degree programmes, see the Study Guide or contact Admisstions, AU Student Administration and Services
If the purpose is not to obtain a degree, you can follow courses without having to sign up as all classes at Aarhus University are public. Have a look at the course catalogue for Aarhus University.
If you already have a degree, you may be interested in one of our continuing education programmes:
For further information and assistance, please contact Continuing Education (Eftervidereuddannelse) at faculty level:
If you are interested in taking a subject at university level without the formal exam, you can do so at Danish University Extension (Folkeuniversitetet). The website is in Danish only, but Aarhus and Copenhagen do offer English courses too.
Every Dane over the age of 18 is entitled to public support for his or her further education - regardless of social standing.
Tuition at Danish public and most private educational institutions is free for Danish students and for EU/EEA students as well as for students participating in an exhange programme. From 2006 all other students have to pay a tuition fee. Society lends students a helping hand in covering living costs for a great variety of courses and studies. Support for students' living costs is awarded by the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme (Danish acronym: SU), a system managed by the Danish Agency for Higher Education (Styrelsen for Videregående Uddannelser) in collaboration with the educational institutions and under the auspices of the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education.
Read about the scheme and the conditions for grants and loans on the website of the Danish Students' Grants and Loans Scheme Office at AU or on the website of the Danish Ministry of Education and Research.
There are different opportunities for formal and non-formal education for adults. Denmark has a wide selection of folk high schools (folkehøjskoler), evening schools (aftenskoler) and day folk high schools (daghøjskoler). The schools offer courses within a broad spectrum of subject areas such as: Creativity and Art, Languages, Music, Information Technology, Body and Movement, Sailing, Food and Wine, and Opera and Culture.
For further information about liberal adult education in general, please visit Folkeoplysning.
For further information on the evening schools and day folk high schools, please refer to the website of the Danish Folk High Schools. Alternatively, you can contact the organisations below directly and ask about offers in your municipality: