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Denmark

Classic High School

Country Information

Denmark is the southernmost country in the Nordic region. The country consists of many islands, more precisely Denmark has 444 islands, but only 76 of them are inhabited. Denmark is small, densely populated and surrounded by lovely beaches with a total area of 42,924 km² and a total of 5.731 million inhabitants. Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, is located on Denmark’s largest island; Zealand. Hans Christian Andersen is known beyond Denmark for his fairy tales, such as The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Little Mermaid, and The Ugly Duckling.

Country Facts

Area: 42,924 square kilometres

Population: Approximately 5.7 million

Capital: Copenhagen

Language: Danish

National holiday: 5th June

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THE SCHOOL

The Danish education system provides access to primary school, secondary school, and most forms of higher education. Attendance at “Folkeskole” is compulsory for a minimum of 9 years, and a maximum of 10. All college education for Danish students is free thanks to the tax system. Following graduation from Folkeskolen, there are several other educational opportunities: Gymnasium; Higher Preparatory Examination (HF), Higher Technical Examination Programme (HTX) and Higher Commercial Examination Programme (HHX). As an exchange student in Denmark you will attend grade 10 or Gymnasium grade 1 or 2, depending on your age and available spots at the schools.

Options & Criteria

Age

16 - 18

Programme Duration

1 semester or 1 year

Academic Background

Average 'C' grade or better across core subjects

Academic Background

Intermediate (B1) or higher

Status

All Nationalities

What's Included?

01

Assistance & homestay transport

  • Assistance with arrival and departure transfers (extra fees apply)

  • Assistance with other transfers

  • Local orientation upon arrival

  • Assistance with visa application

  • Host family accommodation

02

Emergency care & assistance

  • Assistance and support

  • Regular email/WhatsApp contact

  • 24/7 emergency telephone contact

03

Academic, social & welfare support

  • Selection of suitable schools

  • Placement and registration in school

  • Regular visits

  • Progress reports