Study in Denmark: 8 Facts you should know

Denmark  is the happiest country in the world. This is probably due to the high standard of living, economic development, safe and friendly atmosphere.

Every year the opportunity to get higher education in Denmark attracts many students from different countries. The training system is based on the best European traditions, using modern tools and technologies. If you have chosen to study in Denmark these 8 fact will be useful for you.

  1. In order to study in Denmark, students must obtain a residence permit. The university starts a registration procedure of residence permit, but student himself should continue it. Documents attached to the application, are standard for all European countries, the fee is € 248. After graduation, the student residence permit will be valid for another six months in Denmark. The time is given in order to look for work.

  2. Education in Denmark usually starts in early September and ends in the end of June. The first semester usually ends in December with examinations in January and the second semester ends in May, exams - in June.

  3. Typical week of student who study in Denmark looks like this: 10 lectures or seminars and 30 hours of self-studying. Weekly (sometimes less, depends on the university) there are projects where students perform in small groups. In Denmark it is not considered as a bad manners to interrupt or to ask a professor a questions during lectures.

  4. All foreign students who study in Denmark have access to free medical care with some exceptions, such as dental care. However, students must be registered in the Danish acts registration system. Non-EU / EEA / Swiss students who are not registered are entitled only to free emergency services and they can use their health insurance to cover expenses.

  5. Denmark is considered as a very safe and friendly country. At the same time you can be surprise by Danish eagerness to perfectly perform all the rules and regulations. This also applies to punctuality - it is unacceptable to be late for a meeting, even with friends.

  6. Most shops are closed in the period between 5 to 6 pm. This mode of operation is dictated by taxes. The longer the shop works, the higher the tax rate.

  7. The climate in Denmark is unusual. Almost the whole year the temperature in the region is 10-20 degrees and it constantly rains. Slightly, a little bit, but always there is some gloom in the sky. Danes joke that their summer is different from their winter only because the rain is a little bit warmer.

  8. People in Denmark do not throw plastic bottles. It happens so not because they are conscious, but because plastic bottles are worth money. Here's how it works. Buying a bottle of cola in a plastic bottle, even for 20 crowns, the customer is registered to pay a little more, let’s say 22 crowns. Two of them are so-called «PANT» deposit, which can be obtained by passing back the used bottle in point of reception. You can usually find them in all supermarkets and they give no money, but a check for bottles, which can be redeemed in the same supermarket, as part of the purchases.

 

07/27/16

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