Danish Education

UCplus offers the three ministerial Danish Educations:

  • Danish Education 1
  • Danish Education 2
  • Danish Education 3

Which Danish Education is right for you depends on your background and education.

Your Danish Education concludes with an official examination: PD1, PD2, or PD3. An official Danish Examination is useful, e.g. if you wish to apply for a permanent residence permit, or if you want to be admitted to an educational institution in Denmark. Please note that different rules apply to PD1, PD2, and PD3, respectively.

Each Danish Education is divided into six modules. Once you have passed a module you will proceed to the next module. As you proceed, your speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills will gradually improve.

We focus on the vocabulary you need to master at work or at school. You will also learn about Danish society and social factors. You will learn how to use the public sector digital platforms, among other things.

Networking is also important. At the language centre, you will meet other ambitious expatriates who are creating a life for themselves in Denmark.

Rules of Danish Education

Danish Education is publicly funded by the Danish state, but you must pay a minor part yourself (DKK 2,000 per module).

You must also pay a deposit (DKK 1,250) before you can start.

You will be assigned a so-called “klippekort” indicating how long you can attend each module, and for how long you can pause a class.

The rules concerning payment and “klippekort” do not apply to refugees or au pairs, however. The rules are identical for all language centres in Denmark.

At UCplus, you will be provided with all the teaching materials you need, and all materials are free of charge.

Deposit

  • You must pay a deposit of DKK 1,250 before you can start a Danish Education.
  • Your deposit will be refunded whenever you stop or complete your Danish Education.
  • If you need to stop your Danish Education in the middle of a module, you must write us to have your deposit refunded.

How it works
When you sign up for an education, we will send an application to your council of residence (“kommune”) for them to approve you for Danish Education. As soon as you have been approved, we ask you to pay the deposit. You can only start your Danish Education when we have received your payment.

You do not have to pay the deposit

  • If you receive public income support or are subject to an integration contract.
  • If you are an au pair.
  • If you started your Danish Education before July 1 2017 when the deposit rule came into force.

Fee

Your tuition fee for Danish Education is DKK 2,000 per module. The rest of the expenses will be paid by your council of residence.

You have three options for payment:

  • Online payment. We accept all major credit cards.
  • MobilePay: 4487 0166
  • Bank transfer
    -From Danish bank account: REG. NO. 3100 ACCOUNT NO. 16863971
    -From foreign bank account: IBAN DK6230000016863971 Swift / Bic DABADKKK

This is what you get:

  • Classes of an entire module – even if you do not pass the module test the first time around and need extra teaching.
  • All teaching materials including access to UCplus’ online learning platform Flexidansk.
  • Module tests, final examinations and diplomas.
  • Flexibility – to make sure you will not be wasting your time. You are free to book a new class to make up for changes in your everyday life.

"Klippekort"

You must complete your Danish Education within a certain period of time. The system is called a “klippekort” and indicates for how long you can attend each module, and how much time you have to complete your Danish Education.

If you make sure to attend classes and do your homework, you will most likely be able to complete your Danish Education much sooner and well in advance of the maximum of 3 ½ years which is the total length of time on your “klippekort”. Nevertheless, you need to be aware of the terms and conditions relating to the “klippekort” – especially if you put your Danish Education on hold for a period of time.

You will get a “klippekort” if you are:

  • A student
  • An employee
  • Married to someone working in Denmark
  • Working as an au pair
  • Reunited with family in accordance with EU regulations

How it works

  • The “klippekort” consists of units (klip). Beginners will get one unit for each module of the Danish Education. If you do speak some Danish already, however, and you start e.g. on module 2, you will only get units for modules 2-6.
  • The first unit will be activated when you register for a Danish language class.
  • The next unit will be activated when you sign up for the next module.
  • If you do not pass the module test before the unit expires, the next unit will be activated automatically.
  • Your “klippekort” is valid 5 years from the date you started your Danish Education.

Here you see the maximum duration of each unit:

Pauses in the course of Danish Education

If you want to take a break from learning Danish, it is better to place it between modules. Whenever you sign up for a new module, you will activate a new unit.

If you take a break from classes in an ongoing module, your unit for that particular module will be wasted without you taking lessons. Doing so will face you with the risk of not having enough units left to complete your Danish Education. In that case you must pay yourself, the cost being DKK 5,000 per module. Should you still want to pause an ongoing module, please contact us.

Extension of the “klippekort”

If you are unable to attend your Danish language classes due to serious and long-standing illness, your “klippekort” and period of education may be extended. You must present a medical certificate to testify your illness. Your council of residence must receive your documentation while you are ill, or, at the latest, when it is possible for you to attend classes again.

It is your responsibility to contact the council of residence if you want to extend your “klippekort” and your period of education.

UCplus Express

Danish Education classes are varied. If you are ambitious and want to learn the Danish language fast. UCplus Express may be the right choice for you. This is a class within the scope of Danish Education 3. The pace is fast, and you must have an ambition to work intensively with the language.