Study in Denmark

Denmark is made up of a collection of islands and peninsulas situated at a northern tip of mainland Europe. Germany is situated to the south, while a bridge across the Øresund straits connects Denmark to its Swedish neighbours. As well as its pastries and bacon, Denmark consistently ranks as one of the highest scoring nations on the United Nations' Human Development Index, which looks at life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators. The nation is also blessed with an accommodating climate of cool winters and balmy summers. 

Denmark is home to vibrant cities with cultural events such as the Aalborg Carnival, the largest carnival in Northern Europe. There are also many areas of outstanding natural beauty throughout the nation, including the Unesco listed hunting landscape on the North Zealand peninsula. 

Copenhagen, the capital city and central hub of Denmark, is a popular student city and is home to two of its most well regraded universities, the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen Business School. Just north of the city is the Technical University of Denmark, and the cities of Aarhus and Aalborg on the western Jutland peninsula each have their own highly regarded learning institutes. English is the most common second language in Denmark and many university courses are taught in English too. 

Notable people from Denmark include father and son goalkeepers Peter and Kasper Schmeichel, actor Mads Mikkelsen and tennis player Caroline Wozniacki. 

If you want to study in Denmark, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Educations World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Denmark has 7 universities in the overall Times Higher Educations World University Rankings.

Choosing where to study for a degree in Denmark is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of Denmark below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where Denmark’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much Denmark is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

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Top universities in Denmark

Statistics about Denmark

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure 15.04%
  • Of which, on higher education 27.9%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 81.52%
  • Population 5,676,002
  • Unemployment 6.6%
  • Annual GDP 1.18%
Data source: The World Bank