Official Danish Education 1, 2 & 3

Officially offered Danish lessons to new residents in Denmark

Official Danish Education

1, 2 & 3

Officially offered Danish lessons to new residents in Denmark

Learn Danish free of charge at UCplus

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.

Learn Danish at the language school, combine with online lessons or participate 100% online
When you register for Danish Education, you are free to choose whether you want to learn Danish at one of our language centers in Copenhagen, Greve, Silkeborg or Ringkøbing, if you want to combine with online lessons or participate 100% online.

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Benefits of attending Danish Education

  • You learn Danish pronunciation, reading and writing
  • You have a regular teacher who knows you and your goals
  • You can practice at home with customized online Danish exercises whenever it suits you
  • You get feedback from your teacher on all your assignments, so you can get even better at speaking and writing Danish
  • You will learn about Danish culture, history and society
  • You expand your network in Denmark

To attend,
you must

  • Be eligible for Danish Language Education
  • Be able to attend an initial interview and module testing at one of our language centres
  • Pay a DKK 2000 deposit
  • Be prepared to learn a lot

More about the Official Danish Education

Official Danish Language Education (7)

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).

You can learn Danish at UCplus’ language centres in CopenhagenSkovlundeGreveRingkøbing and Silkeborg as well as at a number of educational institutions.

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.

Sign up
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.

Pay 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.

Preliminary Consultation
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.

All self-supporting citizens (employees, beneficiaries of unemployment benefits, students, accompanying spouses, EU/EEA citizens or au pairs) are eligible for a Danish Language Education Programme offered by the municipality of Copenhagen.

You must complete your Danish Language Education within the time limit granted by Danish law – a total of 3 ½ years in a five-year period.

Once you enroll, you will receive vouchers corresponding to the number of modules you need to complete your Danish course.

Each voucher is valid for a limited number of months and may affect the total amount of time you are given to complete your Danish Language Education. If you do not finish a module within the nominated timeframe, the next voucher will be activated.

This means that you must pay attention to the timeframe of each voucher. In between modules or after passing a module test, it is possible for you to suspend or pause your voucher. We urge you to speak with your teacher or our administration if you intend to take a break from Danish class, so that we may help you make the best decision.

As a self-supporting student you are required to pay a deposit of DKK 2000 at the beginning of your Danish Language Education Programme. The amount will be reimbursed in full upon completion of a module by means of a module test or final examination within the nominated timeframe.

If you do not complete your module within the nominated timeframe, you risk losing your full deposit of DKK 2000 and will be required to pay a new deposit if you wish to start on the subsequent module.

The rules for deposits apply to all language centers, and UCplus administers the deposit on behalf of your municipality. This means UCplus has no authority to make individual rulings when it comes to reimbursing deposits.

Au pairs and family reunification students are exempt from paying a deposit, but your municipality has the final say on whether you are required to pay a deposit, in accordance with Danish law.

*If you wish to receive a full reimbursement, you must pass the module test within the nominated timeframe

How to complete your Danish Language Education with a good result

UCplus wants you to complete your Danish Language Education with a good result and we hope that you are able and willing to put in the extra effort. We highly recommend that you participate actively in class and that you complete the assigned homework. If you are unable to attend class, we kindly ask that you inform us. If you are unable to attend a few classes, your teacher may assign you additional homework.

Please be aware that long periods of non-attendance may result in loss of deposit and activation of new vouchers. If you need a long break, regardless of reason, we highly recommend that you contact our administration, so that we may help you in the best possible way.


We aim to be flexible

If you wish to change your schedule, to a different time or a different day, please contact our administration, and we will attempt to find a class that is better suited for you.


Module test

Each module in the programme concludes with a module test, which may be a written test, an oral test or both. When your teacher thinks you are ready to take the test, you will be given a date for the test. UCplus’ teachers administer the test in accordance with ministerial guidelines.

Sign up for Danish Education at UCplus

Sign up for Danish Education at UCplus

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

Learn Danish Online

We also offer the official Danish Language Education as 100% online Danish lessons. You always have the option to switch between online classes and classroom lessons at school, if your needs change. You can read more about that right here.

In doubt?

You are always welcome to call us at +45 44 87 01 66, if you are unsure what the best way to learn Danish is for you.