About the Danish Programme

If you are new to Denmark, you are entitled to have your course fees covered by your local municipality.

We offer you Danish lessons that suit your level, your everyday life and your wishes for Danish skills.

We offer Danish classes during the day, in the evening and on Saturdays – as well as flexible online classes – all year round. Please find the schedules for your local Sprogcenter Midt department below.

All new students get invited to an interview with one of our counsellors to ensure to find the right Danish Programme and level for you.

The Danish Education is divided into three programmes: DU1, DU2 and DU3. Each programme consists of 5-6 modules, and each module completes with a test. The last module completes with an examination (Danish Examination). Please find information about the rules for the Danish Programme below.

Please contact our counsellors if you have questions about your opportunities to participate in a Danish course.

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Learn more about the Danish programmes 1, 2 and 3

Danish Education 1

DU1 is for students who have had none or very little schooling in their home countries and who are not familiar with the Latin alphabet.

Objectives
You will develop a high enough level of Danish to get by at a Danish workplace and to participate actively in Danish society. You will learn how to handle various every-day situations such as buying groceries, speaking with school or nursery staff, going to the doctor and communicating with your colleagues.
Tuition is mostly verbal, but you will also learn how to write messages, to fill out forms and to read simpler texts.

Modules and exams
DU1 consists of six modules. Each module ends with a test which you will need to pass before you can move on to the next module. DU1 concludes with Danish Exam 1.

Danish Education 2

DU2 is for students with a limited or average degree of schooling from their home country.

Objectives
You will develop a high enough level of Danish to get by at a Danish workplace and to participate actively in Danish society. You will also be able to participate in shorter educational programmes and courses. We will work a lot with verbal language, so you will become very good at speaking and understanding Danish in everyday life. You will also learn to write and read simple texts and messages and you will become quite familiar with Denmark, Danish culture and the Danish labour market.

Modules and exams
DU2 consists of six modules. Each module ends with a test which you will need to pass before you can move on to the next module. DU concludes with Danish Exam 2.

Danish Education 3

DU3 is for students with a higher level of education from their home country. Students on this course should have ample knowledge of at least one other European language and be familiar with grammatical terminology.

Objectives
The objective is for you to be able to get by either on the Danish labour market or in higher education and training.
At DU3, we work with all four linguistic disciplines: Reading, writing, speaking and listening. We also focus on pronunciation and grammar. Initially, we will work mostly with basic subjects stemming from everyday life. As the course progresses, we will begin discussing topical subjects, watching films and reading newspaper articles, etc.

Modules and exams
DU3 consists of five modules. Each module ends with a test which you will need to pass before you can move on to the next module. DU3 concludes after module five with Danish Exam 3.

After Danish Exam 3, you will then be able to seek admission to module six, which you can then conclude with the so-called ‘Studieprøve’ exam. Admission to module six will be contingent upon your grades in Danish Exam 3 and an assessment by our advisors.

Passing the Studieprøve exam will allow you to apply to a range of educational programmes in Denmark.

The Danish Programme is provided for under the Act on Danish Language Education in Denmark. In order to attend a Danish course, you must be over 18 years of age and hold a Danish CPR number.

In addition applies:

  • You are entitled to free Danish tuition for up to 42 months (3½ years) within a five-year period.
  • As a newcomer to Denmark, you will receive a letter from your local municipality via e-Boks with further information within the first month after your registration. This letter will inform you about your right to free Danish tuition for five years effective from the date given in the letter.
  • Before you can start learning Danish, you must pay a deposit of DKK 2,000.

 It is important that you contact us within no later than 30 days after you receive this letter from the municipality.

The 42-month period begins as soon as you receive the letter. If you do not want to begin your Danish tuition immediately, you will therefore need to postpone your start HERE.

The voucher system

You will receive a voucher including up to 6 units which sets the time frame within which you must complete a module.

The time limits are:

Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6
4 months 5 months 7 months 8 months 9 months 9 months

Learn more about the voucher system

  • Your voucher will be activated automatically unless you take action to postpone your start. The same applies if you do not show up to your classes.
  • Once a voucher is activated, you cannot stop it. This means the voucher will continue to run even if you choose to discontinue your studies halfway through a module.
  • When you pass a module test, the current voucher stops and the next one is activated automatically.
  • You can take breaks over the course of the five-year period, e.g. for holidays, maternity leave, etc., but you must take these breaks between modules; i.e. right after passing a module test.
  • If you don’t manage to pass the final Danish Exam before your last voucher expires, you will be entitled to take the test at the first subsequent exam period (either May/June or November/December)
  • You can keep track of your vouchers using our very own Sprogcenter Midt App.

Deposit

You must pay a deposit of DKK 2,000 before you can start your Danish tuition. You do not need to pay a deposit if you are an au pair. Your deposit is retained if you pass your module test within the given time frames. 

The time frames are: 

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