Dania Academy is one of Denmark’s higher education institutions and offers English taught programmes in IT, Automotive Management, Service, Hospitality and Tourism, and Marketing Management.
There is no tuition fee for students coming from EU/ EEA countries.
Dania Academy is an institution of applied sciences. We use different teaching methods like traditional lectures, class teaching, cases and presentations. Classes go on field trips and we use guest lectures from local businesses from IT industry, Automotive, Marketing etc.
At Dania Academy, the classes are small up to 20- 30 students. Students are working in study groups and they are encouraged to be active and be part of open debate during class. Our students gain the ability to work analytically and creatively in a problem-solving environment.
During their studying programmes, the students will do an internship for 3 months, either in Denmark or abroad.
The students have the opportunity to go to Summer School in Vietnam, Winter School in Spain or in experience programs in China. Also they can study a semester abroad as an ERASMUS exchange students or continue their studies in partner universities in countries like China, Portugal, Germany, The Netherland, Great Britain, Belgium, Norway and many more.
In addition, Dania offers career counselling and Danish Culture and Language courses.
Dania Academy has 8 campuses in different Danish cities with more than 3000 enrolled students. There are more than 300 international students.
- Modern campus in the city Centrum
- Around the campus: new dorms, student house, stadium, cinema, fitness centre, bowling lanes, shopping areas, city hall
- Access to the gym, fully equipped kitchen, library, ping-pong tables, couches with screens in the university 24/7
- Student counselling
- Free parking
- Printing facilities
- Guaranteed Accommodation
- Dania’s largest campus
- Close to shopping center
- Central study counselling
- Career Counselling
- SU and scholarship counselling
- Free parking
- Business Lounge
- Study group areas
- Modern environment
- Printing facilities
- The central administration is here
Most of Dania Academy international students choose to live at student dormitories. Should you prefer to live in privately rented accommodation the rent will typically be higher. You should expect to pay at least EUR 300-450 EURO for a 2-room apartment (excluding additional costs like electricity, water, heating, internet) + a deposit corresponding to 3 months' rent.
Accommodation is guaranteed in Campus Viborg.
The learning process is not restricted to the classroom, for homework is considered an essential part of the course. Students are given a considerable amount of day-to-day homework and special assignments are to be handed in regularly – and on time. Students are responsible for their own learning and should prepare their own study plans.
Regular attendance is necessary, which means that it is not acceptable to have a job during college hours. All students have access to computers, including the Internet, and they are all provided with their own e-mail address.
Denmark has become an attractive study destination for international students for many reasons. The following overview will give you the most important information and guidelines about Denmark.
Denmark has a high standard of living and combines social security with an attractive business climate and a clean and safe environment.
As Denmark is located in the Northern part of Europe then the geographic position makes Denmark an excellent gateway for those, who wish to study in Europe and explore Europe and Scandinavia.
Denmark's infrastructure is well developed. The railway network is extensive, the roads are of high standards and are relatively uncongested. The aviation system is among the most developed in the world and the airports have connections to most of the big international airports in the world.
As most Danes speak English, you will find it easy to live in Denmark even if you do not speak any Danish. Approximately 80% of the population speaks English and many speak French, German or Spanish. When you go shopping, use public transportation and visit official buildings etc. you will find that you can manage perfectly well in English.
Danish higher education
Danish higher education is famous for its innovative teaching approach and high international standards. The Danish institutions offer a dynamic study environment with an emphasis on independent study, initiative and project-oriented learning.
As a student at a Danish higher education institution you are encouraged to play an active role in your learning process and take responsibility for planning and carrying out your projects, either independently or together with other students. In addition to attending lectures, you will be expected to participate in discussions and continuously develop your critical thinking and analytical skills.
For international students, the Danish approach to teaching and learning can introduce a whole new way of studying and thinking, which will challenge you and provide you with an excellent platform for your future career.
Danish higher education institutions are located in modern buildings with excellent facilities such as libraries, lecture, class and study rooms, laboratories, IT equipment, canteens etc. The libraries are public, so all students can borrow books, tapes, language learning materials, etc. for free.
The main reasons why go to study to Denmark
1. Quality of education - there are great courses offered by Danish institutions that use innovative study methodologies, e.g. project based learning. Several Danish institutions are among the best 200 universities in the world according to different rankings.
2. English based programs – there are many interesting and innovative courses available in Danish institutions that are meant for international students and are taught in English. You don’t have to know Danish to go to study to Denmark.
3. State funded education – for students coming from EU/EAA, studying in Denmark is free as Danish government is paying for the studies to attract international students to the country. For NON-EU the tuition fee for one year is usually between 8,000€ and 14,000€ but there are scholarships available.
4. Good student job opportunities – there are good student job opportunities depending on the study location. Students need to work usually 12-15 hours a week to cover all their living costs. Of course, finding a job might be easier in some places than others.
5. International education – students in study groups are usually from different countries and that makes the education really international.
COSTS OF LIVING IN DENMARK
In addition to school-related expenses, you will need to consider your living expenses. It is difficult to say how much money you will need, as everyone’s spending habits and lifestyles are different
A general estimation of the living costs including local transportation, accommodation, food and other personal expenses is EUR 700-800 per month. However, according to many international students they can get by for less than that.
In general, you should expect to spend around 7-800 EUR per month on rent and living. The price examples below can give you a general idea of some of the costs you may encounter in your daily life.
10-rides city bus ticket: EUR 14
30-day city bus ticket: EUR 43
1 litre of milk: 85 Cent
500 g minced meat: EUR 4
2 kg of flour: EUR 1
1 kg pasta: 1-3 EUR
Soda or beer in a supermarket: 50 Cent – EUR 1
Soda or beer in a pub: EUR 2-5
Cinema ticket: EUR 10
Canteen lunch at Dania Academy: EUR 3
Most Danish students supplement their income by working alongside their studies as Denmark is relatively expensive country. However, student jobs pay very well. The minimum wage per hour in Denmark is approximately 12 Euro.
EU/EEA nationals apply for the work permit from the Danish authorities upon arrival in Denmark. Finding work may be somewhat difficult if you don’t speak Danish, however there are many possible student jobs (cleaning jobs, restaurants and cafes etc). The golden rule is that if you really need and want a job, you will find one. If you have special skills, such as computer programming, it may be easier to find a job.
Jobs can be found through local newspaper ads, through special agencies or through other students who already have a job or who have been studying there for some time. It is not recommended for you to work more than 15 hours per week - otherwise you may neglect your studies. You may work full time during the summer holidays. You should keep in mind to have at least 4 month’s money before arrival as it may take time to find a job. If you don’t then it’s advisable to work for a year and then start your studies.
The Danish Employment Services provide information on living and working conditions and job opportunities for foreigners at: www.eures.dk.
Another possibility is the website www.workindenmark.dk where you can find in-depth information about Denmark, the Danish society as well as the conditions and possibilities for working in Denmark. The site also contains a job database.