Being A Student In Denmark: 2016 vs 2017 – What Has Changed?
Denmark is one of the preferred countries for academic study because it offers a lot to students including academic excellence and outstanding research work. Since the country has been under a new government, there have been some positive improvements in the country, particularly in relation to education. Some of the changes are as follows.
Reduction in the number of years spent in Universities.
The government of Denmark has come up with a policy to reduce the number of years students need to study to obtain their degree.. This new policy which was tagged “Study Progress Reform” is expected to reduce the number of years for Bachelors and Master’s degree from 6 years to 5 years.
Education is always one of the sectors that have to face the consequences of government spending cuts. The Danish government plan on reducing spending on higher education and this will have a direct impact on students. It is believed that this will come into effect in 2017 when the monthly student allowance is reduced.
Tuition fee, Scholarships and Grants
The, EU policy on free tuition fee for EU/EEA students remains unchanged. However, non-EU students are not included. The average tuition fee for non-EU students per year is 6,000 EUR. This is also dependent on the type of course.
Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students
• Cheapest dеgrееѕ: fees ѕtаrt frоm аrоund 6,000 EUR/уеаr.
• Average аnnuаl tuіtіоn: аrоund 12,000-15,000 EUR/уеаr.
• Hіghlу ѕресіаlіѕеd соurѕеѕ: can reach to over 35,000 EUR/year.
Danish, EU/EEA and non-EU students enjoy scholarship opportunities; these scholarships are still available for university students.
Resident and work permits
A series of reforms which have been implemented throughout the educational sector in Denmark, however, resident and work permits for international students remain unchanged. Nordic, EU/EEA or Swiss citizens are permitted to work in Denmark under EU rules without any restrictions. Non-EU/EEA/Swiss students are allowed to work in Denmark for up to 20 hours a week. This requires a work permit sticker in your passport.
In Dеnmаrk, the transportation cost for students in 2017 is relatively same as 2016. Bikes are very popular amongst students. The remaining 30% use public transport to get to where they need to be. Denmark and particularly Cореnhаgеn very cycle orientated with bikes possibly оutnumbеrіng реорlе.