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 from July 1st 2020 with a deposit of DKK 2000. Sign up now.

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 lesson
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.

Structure

As a new citizen in Denmark, you can receive Danish lessons. The Danish Language Education programmes are offered in 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.

Why choose the Danish Language Education programme?

The Danish Language Education programme gives you the qualifications you need for your job and study programme and to get by in general as a citizen in Denmark. Knowing Danish is important to getting a good start as a new citizen in Denmark. The official Danish Language Education programme at UCplus also allows you to take the final exam: studieprøve and to apply for admission to study programmes at certain educational institutions.

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 citizens in Denmark so you can establish a network.

Who can take the Danish Language Education programme?

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).

Where and when?

You can learn Danish at UCplus’ language centres in Copenhagen, Skovlunde, Greve and Farsø, 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.

Preliminary consultation

Once you have signed up on this page, we will call you and invite you to a preliminary consultation. Here we will talk to you about your background and qualifications and help you find out, which of the three Danish Language Education programmes is right for you.

At the consultation we will find a course that match your wishes and options. You pay a deposit of DKK 2000 and you get a receipt and a class schedule.

You can also pay your deposit in advance of the consultation here.

When we have received your deposit payment, we will ask your municipality to approve you for the Official Danish Language Education programme.

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

 

Rules

From 1st of July 20020 the Official Danish Language Education programmes are free of charge with a deposit of DKK 2,000.

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.

At UCplus Dansk, we use modern, up-to-date teaching materials, which are free of charge for Danish Language Education programme participants.

Deposit

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”.

Procedure
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.
‘Klippekort’

You must complete your Danish Language Education programme within a specified period. This is called a ‘klippekort’. The ‘klippekort’ is a voucher system consisting of clips determining how long you can attend each individual module and how long you can take to finish your Danish Language Education programme.

If you get started quickly on your Danish Language Education programme and follow the lessons, you will normally be able to finish the programme much quicker than the maximum total of 3½ years you have on your ‘klippekort’. But you must be aware of the ‘klippekort’ rules – especially if you are taking a break from your Danish Language Education programme.

You will receive a ‘klippekort’ if you are:

  • A student
  • An employee
  • 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.

 

Special courses

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.