Danish Educational System

About the Danish educational system

The structure of the educational systems in Denmark and Sweden are very much alike – this also goes for the structure at university level. But you will find differences:

The structure of higher education in Denmark:

Level Exam Length ECTS
Bachelor (Bachelor) Bachelorgrad 3 years 180
Kandidat (Graduate) Kandidatgrad 2 years 120
Forskeruddannelse (PhD) Ph.d.-grad 3 years 180
Diplom-uddannelse* 2 years 60
Master* 2 years 60

*Requires bachelor degree as a minimum

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