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|
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The Give Back Exchange Fund
Schools can nominate up to 5 students to apply for a grant from the Give Back Exchange Fund
The Give Back Exchange Fund has been created with a desire to give back to the community and provide more opportunities for high school students to experience both sides of the exchange program, from living life abroad to welcoming an overseas student into their home.
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 September 2019 for January 2020 departures
- 1st March 2020 for August - September 2020 departures
Next available departures for Denmark
|Length||Departure||Fee||Application deadline||Early Bird deadline||Scholarship deadline|
|Length2 months||DepartureNov 2019||FeeAU $6990||Application deadline08/09/2019||Early Bird deadline31/03/2019|
|Length5 months||DepartureJan 2020||FeeAU $9300||Application deadline10/09/2019||Early Bird deadline31/03/2019||Scholarship deadline31/03/2019|
|Length10 months||DepartureJan 2020||FeeAU $10300||Application deadline10/09/2019||Early Bird deadline31/03/2019||Scholarship deadline31/03/2019|
|Length4 months||DepartureAug 2020||FeeAU $9300||Application deadline11/05/2020||Early Bird deadline31/10/2019||Scholarship deadline31/10/2019|
|Length10 months||DepartureAug 2020||FeeAU $10300||Application deadline11/05/2020||Early Bird deadline31/10/2019||Scholarship deadline31/10/2019|
|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|
|Length5 months||DepartureJan 2021||FeeAU $9300||Application deadline10/09/2020||Early Bird deadline31/03/2020||Scholarship deadline31/03/2020|
|Length10 months||DepartureJan 2021||FeeAU $10300||Application deadline10/09/2020||Early Bird deadline31/03/2020||Scholarship deadline31/03/2020|
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.
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.