Danish Education 1, 2 and 3

Join the municipal Danish Education to experience Danish language, society and culture.

3 educations

The Danish Educations 1, 2 and 3 are three individual educations aimed at internationals with various education and language backgrounds.

When you sign up with Lærdansk, you inform us about your education, language and preferences. Based on those details, Lærdansk will assign you to the appropriate Danish Education.

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6 modules

The Danish Educations 1, 2 and 3 are all organized in 6 modules. Each has specific goals for the Danish language skills that students learn during the module.

Between modules there is a small test that you must pass in order to continue to the next module. Thus, the duration of individual modules and the complete educations varies from student to student.

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5 years

Students all in all have a 5 year time limit to finish the Danish Educations. Most students manage doing so.

The 5 year time limit is divided into a number of months per module. You must finish each module within the corresponding number of months in order to continue being eligible to participate in the Danish Educations.

Module 1 2 3 4 5 6
Months 4 5 7 8 9 9

Details about the time limit


The course fee is 2,000 DKK per module. This fee is determined by governmental regulations. Payment is required to begin every module.

In addition to the course fee you must make a 1,250 DKK deposit to enroll at Danish Education 1, 2 or 3. The deposit will be fully refunded when you complete or interrupt your Danish Education.

You will receive further details about payment when you sign up for your Danish Education.

Exempt from payment are students who receive public social benefits, e.g. the so called Integrationsydelse.

Sign up

The sign up procedure varies from school to school.

Please visit your local Lærdansk to sign up

After the course

After module 6 (module 5 at Danish Education 3) you can take the Danish Exam as proof of your language skills.

After module 6 at Danish Education 3 you can take the Study Exam which is required to enter an array of academic studies in Denmark.

Danish Education 3 is also considered appropriate preparation for the Citizenship Exam which is required to obtain Danish citizenship.