List of universities and colleges in Denmark

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Higher education in Denmark is offered by a range of universities, university colleges, business academies and specialised institutions. The national higher education system is in accordance with the Bologna process, with bachelor's degrees (first cycle, three years), master's degrees (second cycle, two years) and doctoral degrees (third cycle, three years). The majority of higher education institutions are the responsibility of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science (Denmark), however, some higher education institutions within the arts are the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture.[1]

System

Admission

The general entry requirement for acceptance to higher education is a Danish upper secondary school leaving certificate or equivalent. Individual programmes also have specific entry requirements, such as mathematics at a specific level, and language requirements in Danish or English or both. Admission at first cycle programmes in Denmark is coordinated centrally by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.[2] Admission to master's programmes and doctoral programmes is done at each individual university.

Structure and grading

Higher education in Denmark is structured according to the ECTS. A normal study progression awards 60 ECTS-points per year (30 per semester), most institutions use a block system of either 5, 7.5 or 10 ECTS-points. Academic grading in Denmark is done according to the 7-point grading scale (Danish: 7-trins-skalaen), equalling the seven grades in the ECTS grading scale.[3]

Institutions

Institutions of higher education in Denmark are divided into five categories: business academies, university colleges, intstitutions in architecture and art, maritime educational institutions and universities. The term university of applied sciences is not used officially.

Universities

There are eight universities in Denmark awarding bachelor degrees, master's degrees and doctoral degrees:[4]

Institutions in architecture and art

There are nine higher education institutions in Denmark teaching architecture and arts:[5]

University colleges

There are eight university colleges in Denmark (Danish: professionshøjskole) awarding professional bachelor degrees:[14]

Business academies

There are nine business academies (Danish: erhvervsakademi) in Denmark offering two-year academy profression programmes and, to a lesser extent, professional bachelor degrees:[19]

Maritime educational institutions

There are three maritime educational institutions in Denmark:[22]

Former universities and colleges

The following is a list of former universities and colleges in Denmark:

Student welfare and economics

There are no tuition fees for attending public higher education in Denmark, as all costs are covered by the Danish state. Citizens of EU and EEA countries have equal rights and do not pay tuition fee to study at public institutions of higher education in Denmark.

Students are also given the opportunity to apply for financial support from the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme (SU), normally referred to as "SU". Foreign citizens may apply for equal status with Danish citizens and thus being approved to receive SU.[25]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ In 2007, the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University was merged into the University of Copenhagen.
  2. ^ The Pharmaceutical College was founded in 1892 by the chemist Christian D.A. Hansen. The school was originally located on Stockholmsgade but outgrew its premises in the late 1930s. In 1942, the Pharmaceutical College moved into a new building at University Park and changed its name to the Danish Pharmaceutical College.
  3. ^ In 2007, Aarhus School of Business was merged into Aarhus University.
  4. ^ In 2003, the Danish Pharmaceutical College was renamed as the Danish University of Pharmaceutical Science.
  5. ^ In 2013, the Royal School of Library and Information Science was merged into the University of Copenhagen.
  6. ^ In 1998, Odense University was merged with the Southern Denmark School of Business and Engineering and the South Jutland University Centre to form the University of Southern Denmark.
  7. ^ In 2007, the Danish University of Pharmaceutical Science was merged into the University of Copenhagen.
  8. ^ In 2011, University College South merged with West Jutland University College to form University College South Denmark.
  9. ^ In 2011, West Jutland University College merged with University College South to form University College South Denmark.

References

  1. ^ http://ufm.dk/en/education-and-institutions/higher-education/the-danish-higher-education-system
  2. ^ http://ufm.dk/en/education-and-institutions/admission-and-guidance/how-to-apply-for-a-higher-education-programme-in-denmark-1
  3. ^ http://ufm.dk/en/education-and-institutions/the-danish-education-system/grading-system?set_language=en&cl=en
  4. ^ http://ufm.dk/en/education-and-institutions/higher-education/danish-universities/the-universities-in-denmark
  5. ^ http://ufm.dk/en/education-and-institutions/higher-education/creative-higher-education-institutions
  6. ^ https://kadk.dk/en/kadk
  7. ^ http://english.dkdm.dk/
  8. ^ http://www.musikkons.dk/index.php?id=296
  9. ^ https://www.filmskolen.dk/english/
  10. ^ https://www.designskolenkolding.dk/en/about-school
  11. ^ https://www.rmc.dk/en/about/who-are-we
  12. ^ http://www.sdmk.dk/om-sdmk/om-sdmk.html
  13. ^ https://ddsks.dk/en/about-ddsks
  14. ^ http://ufm.dk/en/education-and-institutions/higher-education/university-colleges/about-the-university-colleges
  15. ^ http://ucsj.dk/english/
  16. ^ http://international.ucl.dk/about-us/about-university-college-lillebaelt/
  17. ^ http://www.ucnorth.dk/Default.aspx
  18. ^ https://www.ucsyd.dk/forside/
  19. ^ http://ufm.dk/en/education-and-institutions/higher-education/business-academies-1/about-the-academies
  20. ^ http://www.iba.dk/international
  21. ^ https://www.cphbusiness.dk/english/about-cphbusiness/the-founding-of-cphbusiness/
  22. ^ http://ufm.dk/en/education-and-institutions/higher-education/maritime-education-institutions/about-the-maritime-institutions
  23. ^ http://www.msk.dk/copenhagen-school-of-marine-engineering-and-technology-management/
  24. ^ a b c "Farmaceutuddannelsen – Historisk Udvikling" (in Danish). University of Copenhagen. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  25. ^ http://www.su.dk/english/su-as-a-foreign-citizen/

External links

  • Danish universities listed at the official government site Study in Denmark Comprehensive list of universities and higher education institutions in Denmark
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