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Map of Denmark

A country infamous for its explorative spirit, Denmark is a student's dream. The intrepid Danish spirit, combined with a high respect for education, make Denmark an ideal location for college-age students looking to widen their studies into another cultural realm. Highly integrated in the world economy and the European identity, Denmark offers more than just Denmark, it offers the world.

BC Programs - Semester & Academic Year

BC students wishing to study in Denmark have the opportunity to study at both the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and the University of Copenhagen, both of which offer excellent academic programs and access to the Danish capital.

Colorful buildings along the canal in Copenhagen

Speak to an OIP Advisor

In preparation for your study abroad in The Netherlands, you will work with a Boston College OIP Advisor who specializes in this country and in BC's programs there. Your advisor will help guide you through the application and pre-departure process, as well as act as your main contact with BC while abroad. For students studying abroad in The Netherlands, your advisor is Victoria Garcia. To find out more information about this program, or to schedule an appointment with Christina, please click here.


Currency in Denmark

Although Denmark is an EU member nation, Denmark’s citizens rejected adopting the euro in a referendum in 2000. Denmark’s own currency, the krone, is most often written with the symbol DKK in international money markets, Dkr in northern Europe and kr within Denmark.

The krone is pegged to the euro, so its value relative to other currencies fluctuates with that of its neighbours to the south.

It is important to remember that krone and US dollars are not equal, however, and students should consult a currency conversion calculator.


Current Events & News Resources

In preparation for your time in Denmark, you should familiarize yourself with the current events and contemporary issues facing the Danish nation. By knowing about your host country before you arrive, you are making yourself a more informed traveler, a more receptive student and a better prepared individual. It is also helpful to know about your host country so you can pack correctly. Following these and other news sources will be of great value in preparing you for your time abroad.


Language & Customs

Although classes are offered in English at both host universities, Danish is the official language of Denmark and students should work on their own proficiency while abroad.

Danish customs may be very different than many in the United States. It is best to familiarize yourself with acceptable practices before you arrive in the country. Some tips for successful cultural integration may be found here.


Visa Information

Residence Permit: Students must also have a Danish residence permit to study at CBS,
which should be obtained prior to you departure. Students can apply for the permit with the Royal Danish Consulate General in New York. For details of the documentation
required for the resident permit application, see this website.

There is a fee attached to the permit process. Since fees can change over time, students are advised to review the fee structure here.

There are no immunizations required for students studying in Denmark