FAQ about Danish Education


  • Studieskolen recommends that you pay the deposit (2000 DKK) straight away. That way, you are sure to be able to start in the class you are interested in. It is not possible for the administration to start your process before your payment has been registered.
  • You can have your deposit reimbursed when you pass the module you have signed up for within the allocated time frame. Send an email to when you have passed the module test and ask to have your deposit reimbursed.

    The course is free if you pass the test before the deadline of the module you have signed up for; otherwise, it is not. Deadlines for deposit reimbursement:

    Module 1 - 6 months
    Module 2 - 6 months
    Module 3 - 7 months
    Module 4 - 8 months
    Module 5 - 9 months
    Module 6 - 9 months
  • Module 1, 2, and 3: Three months each.

    Module 4, 5, and 6: Four months each.

    Most students who sign up for e.g. module 1, pass the module test after three months.

    The extra time given by the municipality is in most cases not needed, but it is nice to have some extra time to finish the module in case something unexpected happens.

  • The deposit belongs to the municipality until you have completed the module and passed the module test. If you do not pass the module test before the deadline, your deposit is lost. 
    You can still complete the module, but if you choose to sign up for the next module, you must pay a new deposit. 

    You cannot get your deposit back or change to another language centre until you have finished the module you have signed up for.

    It is also not possible to retake a module if the municipality has already paid for it. It is, therefore, your responsibility to maintain the level of Danish you have acquired if you choose to take a break after having completed a module.
  • It is not possible change to Studieskolen until you have finished the module you have signed up for at your current language school. Your module test certificate gives you immediate access to the following module at Studieskolen when you show it to the administration. Please note that the module test certificate is only valid for six months.

    If your module test certificate is not valid anymore, you need to book an interview and have your language level assessed.

    You also need to pay a deposit of 2000 DKK to start at Studieskolen.

  • The teacher will speak English during module 1 and 2 and will refer quite a lot to English grammar because Danish and English grammar are comparable. Gradually, more and more Danish will be introduced. From module 3, the teacher will switch to Danish and speak Danish in the classroom most of the time.
  • The module test takes place during class hours the last week of each module:

    Module 1 (A1): Your oral skills will be tested.
    Module 2 (A2): Your oral, written and reading skills will be tested.
    Module 3 (A2+): Your oral, written and reading skills will be tested.
    Module 4 (B1): Your oral, written and reading skills will be tested.
    Module 5 (B2): Your oral, written and reading skills will be tested.
    Module 6 (C1): Your oral, written and reading skills will be tested.

    Find an English explanation of the language levels from A1 to C1 here.
  • From day one, you get access to our e-learning platform called Danish to Go. You get immediate feedback online when you do your homework here. In this way, it is possible to do your homework and get it corrected if you are absent from class. 
    You also get access to an online platform called Moodle. Here, your teacher will post instructions about what to prepare for the next class. If you are absent, you can check Moodle and follow the teacher’s instructions. Please also notify the teacher or the administration.
  • It is okay to be absent from class once or twice if you can do your homework while being away. It is important that it doesn’t affect your progression and your ability to pass the test by the end of the module. Please keep your absence rate as low as possible.
  • Learning Danish at Studieskolen is like having a 10-hour part time job per week:
    You need to be able to spend 4 - 6 hours on homework per week and be able to show up on a regular basis. You also need to find time for using your Danish outside of class. 
  • During module 1 it is a good idea to watch kids’ television programs, for example Gurli Gris (Peppa Pig).   

    You can use your Danish at events arranged by Studieskolen for our students learning Danish.

    If you are a native Spanish speaker, you can join a language café where you can swap Danish and Spanish.

    If you are a native French speaker, you can join a language café where you can swap Danish and French.

    Or you can join the speaking group Meetup Danish.
  • Learning Danish is fun and hard work at the same time. Learning a new language opens up various doors: 

    • You expand your network because you get to meet and work together with new colleagues
    • You start feeling more at home in Copenhagen because Danish goes from being white noise to being understandable
    • Once you start learning Danish, you get a much better idea of Danish culture
    • It is super good for your brain to learn new stuff – it keeps the brain young!