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Danish Language Classes

Danes generally have a high level of English proficiency and it will most likely not be necessary for you to learn Danish in order to successfully complete your studies or research in Denmark. The language of instruction in institutions of higher learning is generally Danish, but with a large number of courses taught in English. Danish language proficiency is usually not required in order to enroll at Danish institutions unless you are pursuing, for example, Kierkegaard studies and areas within Danish studies.

Students enrolled at most of the Danish universities should be aware that at most Danish universities, pre-semester Danish language courses are available and provided at the university, but please be aware of the residence permit requirements in order to attend.

A CPR Number is a Danish personal number and it gives you access to health and medical care, banks, language classes and much more. You cannot apply for a CPR number before you have a residence permit.

Many higher education institutions in Denmark offer intensive Danish language courses at the beginning of the semester (or pre-semester) or during the academic year. However, they require a CPR number in order for you to register and you might also have to pay a participation fee in order to follow the courses. You will most likely also have to be enrolled at the institution in order to attend the Danish courses. For more information, check out the course offerings and admission requirements on the individual institutions’ websites.

There are also different language schools and centers in Denmark that offer different Danish language programs and intensive Danish courses. Here is a list of some of the schools and centers in the major cities in Denmark:

IA Sprog: Courses are free of charge, but CPR number is required in order to register.

Copenhagen Language Center: Courses are free of charge, but CPR number is required in order to register.

Studieskolen: If you do not have a CPR number, you will have to pay a tuition fee. If you have a CPR number, classes are for free.

Lærdansk Aarhus: If you do not have a CPR number, you will have to pay a tuition fee. If you have a CPR number, classes are free of charge.

Lærdansk Odense: If you do not have a CPR number, you will have to pay a tuition fee. If you have a CPR number, classes are free of charge.

Language Center Aalborg:  If you do not have a CPR number, you will have to pay a tuition fee. If you have a CPR number, classes are free of charge.

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Amalienborg Palace – the winter residence of the royal Danish Family situated in the middle of Copenhagen. In the background, the dome of the Marble Church is visible

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to start learning Danish before you come to Denmark, you might be able to find Danish language courses in the USA. This could be at your home university, at a Danish Cultural Institute branch, the Danish Embassy in Washington D.C., or at the Danish Consulates.

For more information, please contact us at info@fulbright.dk.