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
Length5 months DepartureAug 2018 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline15/04/2018 Early Bird deadline31/10/2017 Scholarship deadline31/10/2017
Length10 months DepartureAug 2018 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline15/04/2018 Early Bird deadline31/10/2017 Scholarship deadline31/10/2017
Length2 months DepartureEarly Nov 2018 FeeAU $7300 Application deadline15/08/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018
Length3 months DepartureEarly Nov 2018 FeeAU $7800 Application deadline15/08/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018
Length5 months DepartureJan 2019 FeeAU $9300 Application deadline15/09/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018 Scholarship deadline31/03/2018
Length10 months DepartureJan 2019 FeeAU $10300 Application deadline15/09/2018 Early Bird deadline31/03/2018 Scholarship deadline31/03/2018

It's not too late to apply for a Scholarship or Early Bird Discount and save $$ off the price of your exchange

If you are planning to go on exchange between April - September 2018 and want to reduce the price of your program, then don't leave it until the last minute!  Our next deadline for Scholarship and Early Bird Discount applications is Tuesday 31st October 2017.

If you haven't completed your application form yet you can Apply Online now!  

Just fill out the online form and pay your $500 deposit by 31st October. You then have until close of business on Tuesday 14th November to get your full application in to our office.   It's that simple and it will save you heaps. If you are applying online, your Scholarship entry must be submitted by the Tuesday 31st October deadline, but you have until Tuesday 14th November to send in your completed application form.

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.
  • 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 for Denmark that can be accessed form our Downloads page.

Programs available

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.

Placements

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.

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.

On longer programs, our partner will help you apply for your student visa after you arrive in Denmark.

Application deadlines

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!