In order to be accepted to Danish Language Education, you must:
- be at least 18 years of age;
- live in Denmark; and
- have a Danish person registry number (CPR-nummer).
Once you have chosen the Language Education Center that you want to be taught at, you must contact the Language Education Center yourself to be signed up.
No knowledge of the Danish language is required before the start of the education.
All course-takers must pay a deposit of DKK 1,250 for each module started.
Starting in 2018, course-takers are additionally charged a user payment of DKK 2,000 for each module started. The user payment applies to all course-takers referred to a module on or after 1 July.
The user payment and deposit payment do not apply to au pairs and citizens under an integration programme.
The education at the Language Education Centres is offered at three different levels, where each of the educations consists of six modules. You will be placed at the level and module that corresponds to the number of years in school you have had, and to your specific qualifications. The three educations and underlying modules vary in duration.
Courses are taught both in daytime, in the evenings and in weekends. The Language Education Centres additionally offered tuition through the Internet. You can also receive education at your workplace, if your workplace has an agreement to that effect.
If you are prevented from participating in the Danish Language Education due to long-lasting illness, you must immediately apply for an extension of your Danish Language Education period.
If you do not apply, you will not be entitled to an extension. You must apply for the extension and document your illness with Jobcenter Integration.
The voucher system gives you the opportunity to have breaks in your education, for example because of intensive periods at work, stays abroad, illness or maternity/paternity. The breaks can also be taken after you have passed the test of one module, and before you start a new module.
However, you must inform the Language Education Center that you wish to take a break – if not, you will automatically expend one voucher, when a new module starts.
If you want to receive your examination certificate from Prøve i Dansk 1, Prøve i Dansk 2, Prøve i Dansk 3 or Studieprøven, completed before 1 August 2018, you must make a request at Jobcenter Integration (JCI). You can make your request in writing to this secure mail.
When making a request for your examination certificate you must inform JCI of the following:
- Your name
- Your Danish person registry number (CPR-nummer)
- Your contact information
- Which examination certificate your are requesting: Prøve i Dansk 1, Prøve i Dansk 2, Prøve i Dansk 3 or Studieprøven
- At which Language Education Center you have completed the examination
- The year in which you completed the examination
- At the end of which semester you completed the examination
JCI will contact you when you can collect your examination certificate. The process from request to collection takes approx. 5 days.
You must collect the examination certificate yourself at Hejrevej 10, 2400 København NV and you must remember to bring picture ID as documentation for the collection of your examination certificate.
If you want to have your deposit refunded you must, from 1 October 2018, apply in writing to Danskuddannelse using secure mail.
Deposits can be refunded when:
- you have paid a deposit for a Danish module,
- you have passed the module examination for the module to which you were referred,
- you have passed the final examination for the Danish Language Education
- you want to end your Danish Language Education, or
- you are no longer eligible for Danish Language Education.
In connection with your request for refunding you must state the following:
- Name and Danish person registry number (CPR-nummer)
- Language Education Center
- Class number
- Start date (dd/mm/yy) for the class
You must also state your bank’s sort code and your bank account number
Having received your request, payment of deposits can take up to 30 days.