Denmark

Denmark is one of the happiest nations on earth with some of the best quality of life. Beyond the capital and the bigger cities, Denmark offers a mix of lively towns such as Ribe and Odense plus rural countryside, medieval churches, Renaissance castles, tidy 18th-century villages, jazz festivals, the sleekest modern design you'll ever see and the people who invented Lego - who could ask for more?

I can’t describe the feeling I get when I think about my exchange. But I can tell you it’s a good one! I think that going overseas was by far the smartest thing I have ever done. I lived a totally new life which is something I couldn’t have done in Australia. I love school in Denmark. 10/10 for the Danish schools. I can’t pick one thing that was most rewarding as it was all one big adventure.

Claire Brady – Year program to Denmark

Short Programs Long Programs Language Criteria Immunisation Gap Year Online Video Scholarships Discounts
Short Programs Long Programs Language Criteria Immunisation Gap Year Online Video Scholarships Discounts

Next available departures for Denmark

Length Departure Fee Application deadline Early Bird deadline Scholarship deadline
Length3 months DepartureOct 2020 FeeAU $7550 Application deadline14/07/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
Length2 months DepartureNov 2020 FeeAU $6990 Application deadline08/09/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020
LengthSemester DepartureJan 2021 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline10/09/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020
LengthAcademic Year DepartureJan 2021 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline10/09/2020 Early Bird deadline31/03/2020 Scholarship deadline31/03/2020
LengthSemester DepartureAug 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline11/05/2021 Early Bird deadline31/10/2020 Scholarship deadline31/10/2020
LengthAcademic Year DepartureAug 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline11/05/2021 Early Bird deadline31/10/2020 Scholarship deadline31/10/2020
Length3 months DepartureOct 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline14/07/2021 Early Bird deadline31/03/2021
Length2 months DepartureNov 2021 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline08/09/2021 Early Bird deadline31/03/2021
LengthSemester DepartureJan 2022 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline10/09/2021 Early Bird deadline31/03/2021 Scholarship deadline31/03/2021
LengthAcademic Year DepartureJan 2022 FeeAU $TBC Application deadline10/09/2021 Early Bird deadline31/03/2021 Scholarship deadline31/03/2021

Important Program Information

Please note that

  • Optional Program Extras are available at additional cost. These include day trips, tours, weekend trips around the country and language camps prior to your return home. Please contact our office for further information.
  • Arrival orientation held in Copenhagen at an additional cost for January and August arrivals. 
  • Included  - Local orientation with the Coordinator after arrival into exchange location.
  • For August arrival: students need to turn at least 16 in the calendar year of their arrival. If students turn 19 in the calendar year of arrival they are too old for our program.

  • For January arrival: students need to turn at least 17 in the calendar year of their arrival. If they turn 20 in the calendar year of arrival they are too old.

Apply for a grant from the Give Back Exchange Fund

2019 08 20The Give Back Exchange Fund will provide 120 exchange students across Australia and New Zealand with a grant that will dramatically reduce their program fee. Students will pay only for their flights, insurance, visa application fees and any required airport assistance fees. All other fees will be covered by the Give Back Exchange Fund.

The final deadlines for applications are listed below. There are a limited number of grants available, so don't leave asking your school for a nomination until the last minute.

  • 1st March 2020 for August - September 2020 departures
  • 31st March 2020 for January 2021 departures

Click here to find out more information and to download the required forms

Schools

You will be enrolled in a local high school, called a Gymnasium. You will select subjects based on the stream of study you choose. Each school has at least one stream focusing on mathematics and natural science, foreign languages, and social studies.

Compulsory subjects include classical studies, religious studies, Danish, English, history, mathematics, physics, physical education and social studies.

Age and Eligibility

You must be between the ages of 15 and 18 and be enrolled at school when applying. Exceptions may be made for 14 and a half year olds. You can apply for a Gap Year but cannot be older than 18 and a half at the end of your program.

There are no formal language requirements for Denmark. Your motivation to learn the language and experience the culture is more important that your formal language studies.

Visas

Aussies and Kiwis will travel on a tourist visa for short programs lasting 2 to 3 months.

For visa information pertaining to our longer programs, please contact our office.

Find out more - Attend one of our Info Sessions

If you would like to find out more information on our programs, please attend one of our free LIVE Online sessions. 

  • Meet our staff
  • Hear comprehensive information on all aspects of exchange
  • Ask questions
  • Listen to questions asked by other students and parents
  • Meet other students who are considering going on exchange

Information evenings run for about an hour. They are friendly and free and are the best way for us to address your specific questions in person.