Denmark's Students Overseas

Top 10 destinations and number of students from Denmark studying abroad

Destination Number of Students
1 United Kingdom 2249
2 United States 1518
3 Australia 787
4 Sweden 739
5 Germany 729
6 Norway 527
7 Spain 439
8 China 381
9 France 378
10 Netherlands 377



Source: Ministry of Higher Education, The Danish students' Grants and Loans Scheme
Statistics Denmark

Top 10 destinations and number of students from Denmark studying abroad

Destination Number of Students
1 United Kingdom 2,181
2 Sweden 673
3 Germany 619
4 Australia 602
5 Norway 394
6 Spain 336
7 France 270
8 Netherlands 269
9 China 216
10 Canada 191


Source: Ministry of Higher Education, The Danish students' Grants and Loans Scheme
Statistics Denmark

Number of students from Denmark studying abroad:
10,529

Top 10 destinations and number of students from Denmark studying abroad

Destination Number of Students*
1 Great Britain 1,990
2 United States 967
3 Germany 542 
4 Sweden 536
5 Australia 396
6 Norway 325
7 France 321
8 Spain 314
9 Canada 250
10 Netherlands 250

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

Students from Denmark by field and level of study

Field of Study Undergraduate Master's Total
Humanities and liberal arts 1,016 374 1,390
Natural sciences 186 98 284
Social sciences 1,117 591 1,708
Health sciences 71 84 155
Technology 99 48 147
Total 2,481 1,193 3,726



Note: *These figures only include students studying for a full-degree outside of Denmark and students who are enrolled at one of the 8 Danish universities and participate in an exchange visit abroad.

The data reported in this section does not include full-degree Danish students who study abroad without the Danish study grant.
This data covers the time period from September 2010 to June 2011.

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

Number of students from Denmark studying abroad:
9,825

 Top 10 destinations and number of students from Denmark studying abroad

  Destination Number of Students
1 Great Britain 2,015
2 United States 1,105
3 Australia 653 
4 Sweden 474
5 Germany 474
6 Norway 322
7 France 318
8 Spain 311
9 Canada 250
10 Netherlands 231

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




Note: The data reported in this section does not include full-degree Danish students who study abroad without the Danish study grant.
This data covers the time period from September 2009 to June 2010.

Source: Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalisation

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