Great importance is attached to the internationalisation of education and training in Denmark. The objective is to prepare pupils and students to meet the challenges of a globalised world by including intercultural understanding and international competencies in the entire educational system.
At governmental level, Denmark is an active partner in a number of international educational partnerships, including the educational cooperation of the EU, the Council of Europe, the OECD, UNESCO and the Nordic Council of Ministers. Furthermore, Denmark is a member of the ENIC network and NARIC network and participates in the Bologna-process.
Denmark also participates in a number of international evaluations in the educational area, for example the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
The Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education administers a wide range of programmes providing grants for international mobility and cooperation projects across the Danish formal and non-formal education system. This includes the Erasmus+ programme, which offers mobility and cooperation opportunities, and the Nordplus programme, which supports mobility and network within the Nordic countries.
In addition, the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education cooperates with the United States through the Denmark-USA programme, offers traineeships through the Danish Trainees Abroad Programme and provides funding through other programmes such as the Danish Lecturer Scheme.
At the institutional level, schools and institutions actively participate in international cooperation and exchange programmes, both within Europe and worldwide.
Information on the opportunities for studying or working abroad is available at www.gribverden.dk, which is a website administered by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. The website makes information on mobility accessible, including information on the different programmes, the portability of grants and practical information regarding visa, residence permits, health insurance, language tests etc.
European Commission/EACEA/Eurydice, 2020. Mobility Scoreboard: Higher Education Background Report 2018/19. Eurydice Report. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. [Accessed 7 October 2022]
Grib Verden, 2022: Grib Verden. [Accessed 7 October 2022]
Ministry of Higher Education and Science, 2021: Programmes supporting cooperation and mobility. [Accessed 7 October 2022]
Ministry of Higher Education and Science, 2021: The Danish Education System. [Accessed 7 October 2022]