International Students in Denmark

International Students in Denmark

Total international student enrollment:
28,866

Top 10 places of origin and number of students

Place of Origin Number of Students*
1 Norway 3,154
2 Germany 2,813
3 Sweden 2,076
4 Romania 1,694
5 Lithuania 1,689
6 Poland 1,307
7 France 1,258
8 Spain 1,213
9 United States 1,092
10 China 1,018



Note: *These figures only include students studying for a full-degree in Denmark and students who participate in exchange visits at the 8 Danish universities.

This data is for the period of September 2011 to June 2012. It corresponds with the higher education academic school year.


Source: Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education as reported by the Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalisation

Total international student enrollment:
28,892

Top 10 places of origin and number of students

Place of Origin Number of Students*
1 Norway 1,989
2 Germany 1,695
3 Sweden 1,344
4 China 1,289
5 Lithuania 1,039
6 Poland 974
7 Romania 915
8 Iceland 915
9 France 838
10 Bulgaria 717

Level of study information for the top 10 places of origin (25 KB, XLS)

Full degree students by field and level of study

Undergraduate Master's Doctoral Total
Humanities and liberal arts 1,569 1,106 154 2,829
Natural sciences 1,675 1,061 663 3,399
Social sciences 3,571 3,097 167 6,835
Health sciences 1,319 735 185 2,239
Technology 2,052 1,404 744 4,200
Total 10,186 7,403 1,913 19,502



Note: *These figures only include students studying for a full-degree in Denmark and students who participate in exchange visits at the 8 Danish universities.
This data is for the period of September 2010 to June 2011. It corresponds with the higher education academic school year.

Source: Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education as reported by the Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalisation

Total international student enrollment:
24,485

99% of Danish higher education institutions enroll international students.

Top 10 sending places of origin* 

  Place of Origin Number of Students
1 Norway 1,885
2 Germany 1,470
3 Sweden 1,261
4 China 1,176
5 Poland 946
6 Iceland 911
7 France 784
8 Lithuania 758
9 Spain 592
10 Romania 590

Level of study information for the top 10 places of origin (25 KB, XLS)




Note: *These figures only include students studying for a full-degree in Denmark and students who participate in exchange visits at the 8 Danish universities. For the remaining institutions we do not have data on origin-level.
This data is for the period of September 2009 to June 2010. It corresponds with the higher education academic school year.
All 57 Danish institutions were surveyed.

Source: Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalisation

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