Coming to Denmark
Learn more about accommodation, how to find a student job and get answers to frequently asked questions about life in Denmark
Curious to know more about the country you are considering for your future studies? Here you will find 12 facts about Denmark.
- Denmark is a small country in Scandinavia, and it is one of the world’s oldest monarchies.
- Denmark has a rich history that stretches back to the Viking Age around the year 1000.
- Denmark covers 43,000 square kilometre strewn with picturesque small towns and villages.
- 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)
- Denmark has 406 islands and the highest point in the country is only 170 metres above sea level.
- Denmark has an innovative society with a green lifestyle.
- Denmark is one of the world’s largest exporters of wind turbines.
- Many Danes prefer going to work by bicycle rather than by car.
- Denmark is often cited as one of the world’s best countries to live in.
- Denmark has a strong welfare state ensuring economic equality and close to no corruption.
- Danes may seem reserved at first, but are generally friendly and helpful with a good sense of humour.
Why study in Denmark?
- An innovative educational system of high international quality
- Excellent collaborative and innovative skills
- A well-organised, friendly and safe country
- A strong foundation for your future career
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.
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 world-class education in areas such as engineering, life sciences, social sciences and IT. You will also be studying in a safe, friendly and innovation-driven environment.
In Denmark, higher education is focused on bringing about 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 indenpendent thinking. Thus, for some, studying in Denmark can be challenging and different from what they are used to. We feel confident that it will inspire you and help you succeed in whatever you decide to do in life.
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.