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|
Please note that;
|5 months||Aug 2017||AU $9300||15/04/2017||31/10/2016|
|10 months||Aug 2017||AU $10300||15/04/2017||31/10/2016|
|2 months||Early Nov 2017||AU $7300||15/08/2017||31/03/2017|
|3 months||Early Nov 2017||AU $7800||15/08/2017||31/03/2017|
|5 months||Jan 2018||AU $9300||15/09/2017||31/03/2017|
|10 months||Jan 2018||AU $10300||15/09/2017||31/03/2017|
|5 months||Aug 2018||AU $TBC||15/04/2018||31/10/2017|
|10 months||Aug 2018||AU $TBC||15/04/2018||31/10/2017|
|2 months||Early Nov 2018||AU $TBC||15/08/2018||31/03/2018|
|3 months||Early Nov 2018||AU $TBC||15/08/2018||31/03/2018|
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!
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Want to find out more about Denmark. Watch our destination video to find out more.
Hear from returned students about their experiences in Denmark while on one of our exchange programs.
Currency: Danish krone
Queen: Margrethe II of Denmark
Prime minister: Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Official language: Danish