Adult education

It is important to have an education so that you can do well in society. Without an education, it can be difficult to get a job.

It is important to have an education to be able to do well. Danish society is changing rapidly and this means that the demands on our acquisition of knowledge and lifelong learning increase all the time.

It can be difficult to get a job if you do not have an education. It is important to have a job, so you can earn your own money and be independent. A job can also give you a sense of community and a network with your colleagues in the workplace.

You have to be able to speak Danish if you want to get an education. You can learn Danish at a language centre.

Contact

The education guide
If you visit the education guide (uddannelsesguiden) website, you can receive guidance when looking for a youth education, further education, adult education or further training. You can read about the Danish education system, find inspiration as to which education might be the one for you and get in contact with a guidance counsellor who can help you if you have questions.
www.ug.dk 
 
UU-Centres (youth education guidance)
UU-centres are to be found all over the country. If you are under 25 years of age, you can speak to a guidance counsellor, She or he can help you figure out what kind of education would suit you and what it would demand of you.

Study-choice centre
There are seven regional study choice centres (Studievalg-Center). The centres can guide you if you want to take a further education.
www.ug.dk 

Jobcenter Danmark (the Danish job centre)
If you are more than 25 years of age, you can receive guidance about your choice of education and the associated entry requirements at your local job centre. You can do so regardless of whether or not you have a job or are unemployed.
www.jobnet.dk
Information in English is also available at www.jobnet.dk/english
    
New in Denmark
If you would like to apply for a permanent residence permit and/or to become a Danish citizen you have to pass a Danish test. For more information please visit the New in Denmark's website.
www.nyidanmark.dk
Information in English is also available at www.nyidanmark.dk/english

   
SU - State education support
Here you can read about the rules for obtaining financial educational support (SU). You can also apply for SU via the website.
www.su.dk
Information in English is also available at www.su.dk/english
    
Language centre
Language centres are to be found all over the country. Language centres provide adult foreigners with Danish tuition. The Danish tuition is free of charge if you have a residence permit and are registered with an address in Denmark.

 

Rights

A large majority of courses and types of education are free of charge in Denmark. You may also be eligible for receiving financial educational support (SU) while you study if you are over 18 years of age.

 
 
 

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