Denmark has a long tradition of improving the competences of the workforce beyond compulsory stages of education. There is a number of opportunities for adults wishing to receive education and refresh their competences. General adult education is offered at adult education centers (in Danish "voksenuddannelsescenter" or, in short, "VUC") and a few other institutions. There are 29 VUCs in Denmark with a large number of regional satellite departments spread geographically throughout the country.
Other kinds of general adult education are also offered at the VUCs:
The adult vocational training programs (in Danish “arbejdsmarkedsuddannelser” or “AMU”) serve a triple purpose:
In Denmark, higher education is focused on bringing about solutions for the real world. The Danish educational system is designed to promote creativity, innovation, analytical, and critical thinking. Danish qualifications are recognized throughout the world and provide an excellent foundation for your future career. Furthermore, global partnerships between higher education institutions, businesses, science parks, and public research institutes ensure that studies and research in Denmark reflect the latest knowledge and meet the needs of the global labor market.
Danish universities offer Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD programs in all academic areas. The list includes traditional and technical universities, as well as institutions with a particular research and educational emphasis such as business and IT.
As an international student in Denmark, you can choose between more than 500 degree programs and 1,000 courses taught entirely in English. Please refer to the list of universities in Denmark
for more information.
In addition, Danish university colleges offer Professional Bachelor's programs in areas such as teacher training, engineering, business, nursing, health, nutrition, and social work.
For further information about the institutions and programs, please refer to the list of university colleges in Denmark.