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Children and Education

In Denmark, there is a tradition of lifelong learning and taking part in education through all phases of life. Consequently, education is highly prioritized, which is reflected in its high quality. Further, training is offered at all levels, beginning     
The Ministry for Children, Education and Gender Equality gives you a general overview of the Danish education system here. On the Ministry's webpage and on Study in Denmark's webpage, you can find additional information about the Danish education system from primary education to adult education and continuing training. Furthermore, you can find information about daycare, schools and education in Aarhus Municipality on Citizens' Service's website.

On Workindenmark's webpage you can find an overview of relevant links to education programs in Denmark, spanning from child education to adult education. 

Below you can find information about international schools in Aarhus.

Aarhus Academy for Global Education – AAGE

Aarhus Academy for Global Education opened to Primary and Middle students in August 2012. AAGE offers:
  • The world-renowned International Baccalaureate Primary and middle Years curriculum for students from 3-15 years old. AAGE is a candidate school for both programmes.
  • English language instruction and Danish language lessons for all students from 6 years old.
  • Integrated use of technology across all ages using Smart Boards and 1:1 iPads in each classroom to engage the student.
  • Highly professional and experienced teachers, supporting and challenging individual students.
You can register your children by registering online at If you have any questions regarding enrollment, please contact AAGE at:

Kochs International School 

Kochs International School is the International Department at Kochs Skole, primary and seconday school. The school aims for a high level of integration between the Danish and the International pupils to pursue their goal of cultural understanding.

Kochs International provides high quality and internationally recognized education in a Danish context. The school offers a broad and balances biligual curriculum based on the globally recognized Cambridge curriculum and the Danish curriculum defined by the Danish Ministry of Education. A biligual student at Kochs International will become both fluent and confident in both Danish and English. It is possible for the pupils to take both the Cambridge Final Examsn in their IGCSE-subjects as well as the Danish Final Exams (Folkeskolens afgangsprøve 9. klasse).

For further information, visit Kochs International's website

Langkaer Gymnasium (IB Diploma Programme)

Langkaer Gymnasium offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, an internationally minded and recognized course available to students typically aged 16 to 19.

Located in the western part of Aarhus, the high school has students from 40 different nationalities. Alongside the IB program, the school also offers two of the Danish programs allowing students to take an international education yet experience the culture of a Danish high school.

To read more about pre-IB and IB at Langkaer, please visit their website. Feel free to contact the pre-IB or IB coordinators regarding any questions you may have about the programs, the application process, or the school.  You can find their contact info here.

Aarhus Katedralskole International

Aarhus Katedralskole is a modern general upper secondary school located in historic buildings in the city centre. The school has 850 students aged 15-19 and a strong academic culture – the school is consistently in the top
national ranking.
The school offers the Danish National General Upper Secondary Leaving Programme in a track adapted to international students and delivered in English (from August, 2018). The programme officially qualifies a student
for admission to universities in Denmark and abroad.
Aarhus Katedralskole works closely with Kochs International to ensure pupils a seamless transfer from lower to upper secondary school. 
For further information, please visit their website vwhere you will also find contact information.  

The Danish Efterskole

The Danish Efterskole is a unique offer to students between 14 and 18. It is a residential school with with focus on academic and personal development. Often the schools specialize in something, e.g. sports, theatre, etc. and students form long-lasting friendships. The Danish efterskole is not mandatory.
You can read more here. 


The Danish Education System

The Danish Education system is complex, so here is an article to give you an overview of the different possibilities and offers. 

Homework Cafés in the Aarhus Area

You can get free help with your homework in the so-called homework and study cafés (lektiecaféer) in several places in Aarhus. Here you can find a list. 

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