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||DepartureLate Oct 2018||FeeAU $7800||Application deadline01/09/2018||Early Bird deadline31/03/2018|
|Length2 months||DepartureLate Nov 2018||FeeAU $7300||Application deadline01/08/2018||Early Bird deadline31/03/2018|
|Length10 months||DepartureJan 2019||FeeAU $10300||Application deadline17/08/2018||Early Bird deadline31/03/2018||Scholarship deadline31/03/2018|
|Length5 months||DepartureAug 2019||FeeAU $9300||Application deadline26/03/2019||Early Bird deadline31/10/2018||Scholarship deadline31/10/2018|
|Length10 months||DepartureAug 2019||FeeAU $10300||Application deadline26/03/2019||Early Bird deadline31/10/2018||Scholarship deadline31/10/2018|
|Length3 months||DepartureLate Oct 2019||FeeAU $7550||Application deadline15/07/2019||Early Bird deadline31/03/2019|
|Length2 months||DepartureLate Nov 2019||FeeAU $6990||Application deadline01/08/2019||Early Bird deadline31/03/2019|
|Length5 months||DepartureJan 2020||FeeAU $9300||Application deadline15/09/2019||Early Bird deadline31/03/2019||Scholarship deadline31/03/2019|
|Length10 months||DepartureJan 2020||FeeAU $10300||Application deadline15/09/2019||Early Bird deadline31/03/2019||Scholarship deadline31/03/2019|
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.
- There is a separate application form including an online portion for Denmark that can be accessed form Downloads page. Please contact us for access to the online portion. The easiest way to start your application process to Denmark is to apply online.
You can choose a 2 or 3 month program departing in November, or a 5 or 10 month program departing in either January or August each year.
You will stay with a volunteer Danish host family. Host families come in all different shapes, sizes and backgrounds, and could live just about anywhere in Denmark.
All host families undergo a Criminal Background Check, are interviewed in their home and referenced checked before they are approved to host.
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.
Aussies and Kiwis will travel on a tourist visa for short programs lasting 2 to 3 months.
On longer programs, our partner will help you apply for your student visa after you arrive in Denmark.
Application deadlines for the longer programs are typically 4-5 months prior to departure and early August for the short programs departing in November. But don’t leave it to the last minute to apply. Check our website for details or give us a call. You may like to take advantage of our scholarships or early bird discounts and secure your spot even earlier!