Partner: Danish Agency For Higher Education

The Danish Agency for Higher Education has been a Project Atlas partner since 2012. The top five places of origin in 2012/13 were Norway, Germany, Sweden, Romania, and Lithuania.


Inbound/International Student:

  • International full-degree student: A student who has moved to Denmark for the purpose of studyinForeign Student: Students holding a foreign citizenship, but have resided in Denmark for more than a year prior to the beginning of his/her studies. These students are not considered international students.

Outbound Student:

  • Full-degree outbound student: A student who receives the Danish study abroad grant ("Udlandsstipendieordningen").
  • Exchange outbound student: A student who participates in an exchange visit of at least three months at a higher education institution abroad.
Data reported to Project Atlas includes mobility at the ISCED levels 5A and 5B.
Data Tables


Data Collection and Resources

The Danish Agency for Higher Education is an agency within the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. The Agency handles tasks within the overall sector for higher education including the Danish students’ Grants and Loan Scheme and programs providing grants for international mobility and cooperation projects.

The Agency’s work covers higher education areas and themes including: policy development, policy implementation, management of institutions, economics, law, grants, administration, etc.

The aim of the Danish Agency for Higher Education is, inter alia, to ensure better quality and coherence in the higher education programs and create optimal conditions for the higher education institutions’ handling of their respective tasks regarding education and development. Included in this is an enhanced focus on internationalization and mobility.

The Danish Agency for Higher Education administers a wide range of program providing grants for international mobility and cooperation projects across the Danish formal and non-formal education system including Erasmus+ (the EU program for Education, Training, Youth and Sport grants) and Nordplus (the Nordic Council of Ministers' central program in the area of lifelong learning targeting countries in the Nordic and Baltic regions).

The Danish Agency for Higher Education was established 1 October 2013 and replaced two agencies – the Agency for Higher Education and Educational Support and the Agency for Universities and Internationalization.

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