Recognition of foreign educational qualifications in Denmark
If you have a secondary education
The Nordic countries recognise each other's examinations qualifying for admission to higher education, i.e. in Denmark, examinations from upper secondary education. If you have a secondary education from another Nordic country, you have the right to be admitted to a Danish institution of higher education on the same terms as students with Danish qualifications.
The only exception is that Denmark and Norway have entered into an agreement to introduce quotas governing the number of Norwegian students that can study medicine and dentistry in Denmark, and vice versa.
If you have a third-level education
The Ministry of Higher Education and Science can give you an assessment of what your foreign educational qualifications correspond to in Denmark.
Some professions require authorisation
Some professions are regulated by law in Denmark, which means that you must have an authorisation to practise.
Nordic recognition co-operation
You can read more about co-operation between the Nordic countries to recognise each other's educational programmes at the website of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
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