Denmark is located in northern Europe and is part of Scandinavia. An island kingdom, it consists of the Jutland peninsula, the larger islands of Zealand, Funen, Lolland and some 480 other islands between the North and Baltic seas. A modern infrastructure and an effective welfare system allow citizens high standards of living.
A clean environment is important to the Danes. As a result, most prefer to ride their bike. Almost everyone has one and uses it daily. In cities, small towns and the country-side, it is easy enough for people cycle to work or school as there are special cycle paths in all urban areas. Owing to its location and geography, Denmark has a relatively mild climate and outdoor activities are possible most of the year.
While Danish is the official language of Denmark, most Danes speak excellent English and many understand German. Nevertheless, being able to speak some Danish will benefit you both socially and if you want to look for a job. As an employee or student in Denmark, you have the opportunity to take Danish language lessons free of cost. More information is available at www.dedanskesprogcentre.dk.
Cost of Living & Studying
Higher education in Denmark is free for students from the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Similarly, if you are participating in an exchange programme your studies in Denmark are free. Annual tuition fees for full-time degree students range from €6,000 to €16,000.
Courses and Universities
The most popular courses for Indian students in Denmark are Engineering (All specialties including Mining, Petroleum), Information Technology, Information Systems, Biotechnology, International Business, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Accounting, Business Administration and Social work. Also there are many students choose health related courses like Nursing, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Physiotherapy etc.
Eligibility Test Requirements
The top universities require 75-85 % in 12th Std for undergraduate students. Any GOOD university requires – 65 to 70 %. Masters require – 60-65 % in relevant degrees.
TOEFL is Test of English as a Foreign Language. The test is conducted by ETS (Educational Testing Service) and the test fee is $170.The score is valid for 2 years and the score is sent to 4 universities by ETS free of cost at the time of exam. ETS charges additionally for scores sent to universities later. For more info visit the official website at www.toefl.org or www.ets.org
Some MBA programmes require no work experience. However fewTOP MBA programs(like Melbourne Business School) will require 3 to 5 years of work experience. And will also require a GMAT score of 600/800. An average GMAT scores required are 570-600.
IELTS OR TOEFL or PTE
International English Language Testing System is normally known as IELTS which is administered by University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate (UCLES) ,British Council and IDP Education Australia. The score of IELTS is valid for 2 years. The test fee comprises Rs. 11,800/. For more info visit the official website at www.britishcouncil.org or www.ieltsindia.com. Students can make registration either in person or by mail.
Also Australian institutions and DIBP (Department of immigration and Boarder Protection) accepts TOEFL as well as PTE (Pearson Test of English)
IELTS is a compulsory exam required by all the students planning to go for Australian studies. Minimum scores required – 6.0/9 for UG and 6.5 / 9 PG students.
The Pearson Test of English Academic.PTE Academic is a computer-based academic English language test aimed at non-native English speakers wanting to study abroad. It tests Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
Admission and Application Procedure
For admissions, the applicant needs to demonstrate sufficient academic preparation for the proposed course and required English proficiency. Also Universities do check the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement, which is an integrity measure to ensure that the student visa programme is used as intended and not as a way for international students to maintain ongoing residency in Australia.
Student visa are granted by the Australian DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection )DIBP will grant you a student visa if your course is registered or is a part of registered course on a full time basis. Once the offer is made the student accepts the offer by paying the first semester Tuition fees after which he /she gets the COE (confirmation of enrolment issued by the institution). One of the primary aspect of the Australian student visa is that each students need to establish GTE factor (Genuine Temporary Entrant)
Along with the COE, Education Documents and correct financial Documents the student will be applying for his educational visa. The Financial documents will defer according to the institution, fees, living cost, source of funds etc. Once all the relevant documents are ready Visa is filed through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
You may be required to undergo health examinations as part of the visa application process. Your health examination reports are forwarded to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (the department) for assessment to determine if you meet the health requirement. The department uses an on-line system known as eHealth to process your health examination results. You can expect your visas within 4 to 5 working weeks after the visa is lodged
International students in Australia with student visa have for permission to work. Students are permitted to work 40 hours per fortnight during semesters and full-time during vacation periods. In some cases family members can apply for permission to work. It is not difficult to find part time jobs in Australia to supplement your living expenses. Your student visa normally entitles work rights as per your visa conditions and you can start working in Australia after you arrive in Australia and have begun studying.
Australia is one among the few countries, which promote skilled migrant programs targeting young people having skills, education and abilities that will contribute to the Australian economy. International students with Australian qualifications account for about half the people assessed under the skilled migrant programs. There is a dearth of skilled manpower in Australia mainly in the fields like Engineering, Information Technology, Nursing and Accounting. Applicants must pass a points test and satisfy some basic requirements in order to get permanent residency (PR) in Australia. These include a maximum age limit of 45 years, English language proficiency, post-secondary school qualifications or work experience relevant to your occupation. Additional points are awarded to applicants with Australian qualifications.
Please refer to http://www.border.gov.au/ for more information about Immigration to Australia