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Study in Denmark

Want to study in a European country with a high quality of life? Maybe somewhere green and clean? Snowy and fairytale-like? How about riding a bike instead of catching the tube or the bus on your way to university? If all of this sounds good, why not consider studying in Denmark? Find out more about universities in Denmark, and what steps to take next, with our guide...

Fast Facts

  • Constitutional monarchy; current head of state is Queen Margrethe II
  • Democracy with unicameral legislature (the Folketing)
  • Head of government is prime minister, currently Helle Thorning-Schmidt
  • As well as Denmark proper, which consists of the main peninsula Jutland and 406 islands (the biggest of which by far is Zealand), the Kingdom of Denmark also includes the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
  • Came into being as an unified country towards the end of the 10th century CE
  • Capital city: Copenhagen
  • Member of the European Union, and joins Sweden and Norway as part of Scandinavia (which along with Iceland and Finland constitute the Nordic countries)
  • The Danish flag (the Dannebrog – red with a white cross) is the oldest flag currently in use.
  • Denmark is the world’s fifth largest exporter of food (Danish bacon probably has a lot to do with this).
  • Official language: Danish or Dansk, but German, Greenlandic and Faroese are also recognized and a large proportion of Danes speak English as a second language
  • Currency: Danish Krone (DKK)
  • International dialling code: +45
  • Central European Time (UTC+1), switching to Central European Summer Time in summer (UCT+2)
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