Official Danish Language Education
UCplus offers the three official Danish Language Education programmes which give you access to official tests and exams and a good start in Denmark. The programmes are offered at three levels, each consisting of six modules. You will be offered to start at exactly the level that suits your years of schooling and your qualifications.
The official Danish Language Education programmes are free of charge with a deposit of DKK 2000.
Free mobile subscription
When you are registered and active at the Danish Language Education programme at UCplus, you will be offered a free mobile subscription with 15 GB Data and unlimited talk. You are registered, once you have paid the deposit.
The three Danish Language Education programmes are called:
Danish Language Education 1 (DU1)
Danish Language Education 2 (DU2)
Danish Language Education 3 (DU3)
100% online – or combine with classroom lessona
After you have signed up, you are free to choose whether you want to study 100% online or if you want to combine online lessons with classroom lessons at one of our language centres.
Official Danish Language Education (8)
As a new resident in Denmark, you are encouarged to learn Danish. The Danish Language Education is the offcial programmes offered at 3 levels. Level 1 and 2 are divided into 6 modules, which finishes with the tests: Prøve i Dansk 1 (PD1) or Prøve i Dansk 2 (PD2). Level 3 finishes after 5 modules with Prøve i Dansk 3 (PD3). After passing PD3, you can continue on a 6th module and finish with Studieprøven. Once you have passed Studieprøven, you can apply for admission to a study programme taught in Danish in Denmark.
In the first two modules on all three Danish Language Education programmes, we focus mostly on oral skills and on getting you ready to speak Danish at your job and on your study programme. In the following modules, you will gradually become better at speaking, reading, listening to and writing in Danish.
The Danish Language Education programme is the official Danish education, that gives you the qualifications you need for your job, study programme and to get by in general as a resident in Denmark. Knowing the language is important to get a good start in a new country. That is why we on all levels focus on the Danish you need. In your everyday life, at your study and at work.
On the Danish Language Education programmes at UCplus, we also help you get started using public digital platforms. We provide you with useful knowledge of Danish culture, history and labour market, and you will meet other new residents in Denmark so you can establish a network.
The Official Danish Language Education programmes at UCplus are offered to adults (+18 years). You are entitled to the Official Danish Language Education for up to 42 months (3½ years) within a five-year period. The five-year period begins when you arrive in Denmark. You must have a residence permit and permanent, legal residence in Denmark.
You do not need to have any knowledge of the Danish language before starting one of the three Danish Language Education programmes.
If you are no longer entitled to the Official Danish Language Education, you have the option of paying for a module. The price is DKK 5000,- excl. test and DKK 6000,- incl. test.
You can also improve your Danish through our FVU courses (Forberedende voksenundervisning – Preparatory Adult Education).
We have classes consisting of a combination of online lessons and classroom lessons day or evening (blended learning).
You can also attend the programmes 100% online.
You make your choice after your preliminary consultation.
You sign up on this page.
We will contact you
Within 2-5 working days after your registration, we will call you. We book time for a preliminary consultation and guide you in paying the deposit.
You pay the deposit of DKK 2,000 to enrol in Danish Language Education before or at the consultation. Deposit can be refunded once you have passed the module test.
The preliminary consultation takes place at one of UCplus Dansk’s locations. We talk about your background and clarify which level you should start at. We will also find a class for you that suits your wishes for place and time.
Receive welcome e-mail
After the preliminary consultation you will receive a welcome e-mail with your start date, time and location.
When you begin your Danish Education, you are given a ‘klippekort’ which contains a number of ‘clips’ determining the time you can use on the individual module and for how long you can take a break from the programme.
You are not covered by the rules on payment and ‘klippekort’ if you are a refugee or an au pair. The rules are the same at all language centres in Denmark.
From 1st of July 20020 the Official Danish Language Education programmes are free of charge with a deposit of DKK 2,000.
Your deposit will be refunded once you have passed your module test. The module test shall be passed within the guidelines of the “klippekort”.
When you Sign up, we apply to your municipality for approval of you for a Danish Language Education programme. As soon as you have been approved, we will ask you to pay the deposit. You will be assigned a place in a class only after we have received your payment, and your lessons can begin.
You are not to pay a deposit if:
you are on financial support or an integration contract.
you are an au pair.
you started your Danish Language Education programme before 1 July 2017, when the deposit rule entered into force.
As a student of the official Danish Language Education programme, you have a specified period of time to complete the different modules.
This is called a ‘klippekort’. The ‘klippekort’ is a voucher system determining how long you spend on each module and how long you can spend finishing the Danish Language Education programme.
The ‘klippekort’ allows to you to spend a maximum of 3½ years in the Danish language programme.
If you get started quickly on the Danish Language Education programme and follow the lessons, you will normally be able to finish the programme much quicker than that.
But you must be aware of the ‘klippekort’ rules – especially if you are taking a break from the Danish Language Education programme.
You will receive a ‘klippekort’ if you are:
Married to an employee
An au pair
Reunited with family under EU rules
How the ‘klippekort’ works:
As a beginner, you have a ‘clip’ (unit) for each of the modules on your Danish Language Education programme. But if you already know some Danish and, for example, start on module 2, you will only get clips for modules 2-6.
You activate the first clip when you start taking Danish lessons.
You activate a new clip when you sign up for a new module.
If you do not pass the module test before the clip expires, the next clip is automatically activated.
Your ‘klippekort’ is active for five years after you have started on your Danish Language Education programme.
Here you can see how long the individual clips are valid:
Breaks from the Danish Language Education programme
If you want to take a break from your Danish Language Education programme, this must be done between the modules. When you sign up for a new module, you start using a new clip.
If you take a break in the middle of a module, you use your clip without getting any lessons. And you risk running out of clips towards the end of your Danish Language Education programme. This means that you will have to pay for the rest of the programme yourself. A Danish Language Education programme costs DKK 6,000 per module.
If you still want to take a break in the middle of a module, please contact us.
Extension of the ‘klippekort’
You can have your ‘klippekort’ and your Danish Language Education programme period extended if your are prevented from participating in the lessons due to serious long-term illness. You must document your illness with a medical certificate. The municipality must receive your documentation while you are ill or no later than when you are again able to participate in the lessons.
You must contact the municipality yourself if you wish to have your ‘klippekort’ and your Danish Language Education programme period extended.
Do you want to enrol in the Danish Language Education programme?
Sign up for the Danish Language Education programme here and we will contact you within 2-5 business days and invite you to a preliminary consultation.
You can also sign up by telephone on: 44 87 01 66
In addition to the official Danish Language Education programmes, UCplus offers a number of special courses, including: the Danish and Driver’s Education programme for those who want to become a bus driver, and UCplus Express for those who want to learn Danish quickly and intensively.