Education in Denmark is compulsory for children aged 6-16. Public schools in Denmark are known as “Folkskole” and students can get admission here at the age of 15 or 16. Usually more than 82% of young people take further education in public schools. Government funded education is commonly free from any charge and open for everyone. There are various private schools in Denmark and approximate 13% of all children at basic school level attend private schools. The chief national officer of education system is Education Minister “Bertel Haarder” (Liberal Party). Helge Sander, Minister of Science, Technology and Development (same party) is responsible for universities education in Denmark. Literacy rate in Denmark is approximately 99% of both men and women.
Higher education is incorporate with university sector where students have opportunity to plague research based graduate and undergraduate programs. In professional education sector students have option to attain professional bachelor programs, diploma programs and professionally oriented programs. Higher education institutions in the country offer various courses in English. MBA and MPA level programs and other a large number of short and long programs are also available in English language. Higher education programs in Denmark have well defined patterns and unique qualities. These all courses required professional orientation and continuous emphasis on teaching and research cooperation.
Through higher education students are encouraged to work together in groups either by taking part in discussion or by developing the habit of working independently. This is conjointly a new approach of study which has both positive and challenging aspects connate to it. Various institutions in the country have designed a special student-to-student program in order to provide relax and comfortable environment to international students within the country. A pre-enrolled student can help a new student in settlement and introducing him/her with other students. Old student can also help a new international student in all other practical matters.
UNIVERSITIES FOR ART & SCIENCES
- University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen
- Aarhus University in Aarhus
- University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Esbjerg, Sonderborg, Slagelse and Copenhagen.
- Aalborg University in Aalborg, Esbjerg and Copenhagen (Ballerup)
- Roskilde University in Roskilde
UNIVERSITIES FOR SCIENCE ONLY
UNIVERSITIES FOR BUSINESS ONLY