Coming to Denmark

In the process of making the decision to study at UCN, you might get curious to know more about the country you are considering for your future studies.

Denmark is located in Northern Europe and is a small country in Scandinavia with one of the world’s oldest monarchies. Denmark has a rich history that stretches back to the Viking Age around the year 1000, and the country covers 43,000 square kilometres strewn with charming cities, small towns and villages. Denmark has 406 islands and the highest point in the country is only 170 metres above sea level. No place in Denmark is more than 50 km from the sea.

Denmark is a member of the EU, but still has its own currency (Danish Kroner or DKK). Danes live in an innovative society with a green lifestyle, and many Danes prefer going to work by bicycle rather than by car. In fact, Denmark is one of the world’s largest exporters of wind turbines.

Denmark has a strong welfare state ensuring economic equality and close to no corruption, and even though the Danes might seem reserved at first, they are generally friendly and helpful with a good sense of humour.

 

Why study in Denmark?
 

  • An innovative educational system of high international quality
  • A well-organised, friendly and safe country
  • A strong foundation for your future career

Higher education in Denmark is regulated by the state, and all public institutions are subject to continuous approval and evaluation processes.

As an international student in Denmark, you can expect to study in a safe, friendly and innovation-driven environment. Here, higher education is focused on creating solutions for the real world. Traditional lectures are combined with industrial collaborations and teaching methods that promote students’ ability to use what they have learned and to turn new knowledge into innovative solutions. This way of studying requires a high degree of personal initiative and independent thinking.

Studying in Denmark is all about you - pushing the boundaries, applying critical thinking, working with others and being creative. Danish qualifications are recognised throughout the world and provide an excellent foundation for your future career. You can expect world-class education in areas such as engineering, life sciences, social sciences and IT.

With more than 118,000 inhabitants, Aalborg is Denmark’s fourth largest city and the largest city in Northern Denmark. Approximately 25,000 students in higher education make Aalborg an exciting student city with lots to offer.

Aalborg city life

Aalborg city life

Aalborg is Denmark’s fourth largest city and is an exciting student city with lots to offer. The waterfront, which used to be the city’s industrial heart, is now a blooming part of the city centre where you will find world-class architecture, student housing, good restaurants, shopping streets and a cosy, yet cosmopolitan atmosphere. Aalborg is famous for its bustling night life, featuring the longest bar and night club street in Scandinavia.

Get a sense of life in Aalborg

UCN Employability CAMP

Moving to Denmark for your studies and future career is a new, exciting journey, and perhaps something you have dreamt of since you were a child. However, it is not a secret that any new beginning brings along a number of challenges, and relocating to Aalborg is no exception. Practical matters such as applying for a residence permit, getting to know the campus and surroundings and finding your first student job are just some of the hurdles you will encounter when arriving to Aalborg and UCN.  

By participating in the UCN Employability CAMP, you will be better prepared for your studies at UCN and experience a smoother transition to Denmark. Join UCN Employability CAMP, gain new friends and get a head-start on your life in Aalborg.

UCN Employability CAMP

Would you like to kick-start your studies at UCN and get a smoother transition to your student life in Denmark?

Read about the CAMP

 

Relevant websites

International Office

International Office