Study abroad: education at a leisurely Denmark

The education system Denmark has never been foremost among the world’s education systems. But the Danes are proud of her and believe that she is the most fair and fundamental. “Before enrolling in school (7 years) parents load their children with the knowledge: they give sometimes, and only voluntarily. Each topic on the program of study for a long time, even have the opportunity to listen to the class again (for the second year can leave parents if they realize that Chad needed). Prior to this, children in kindergartens prepare for life — tell is not about science, but about the dangers of drugs, traffic, diseases, sex education, etc.” — says a Ukrainian woman Svetlana, Swedish living in Denmark.

IN THE FIRST CLASS. Middle school is called “folkeskole”. It can be both free and private (including control municipalities, like the Christian schools). The study is designed for grade 10, the latter is optional and at the request of parents and according to how they see the future of their child. “At the same time to attend school daily or study at home is also decided by the parents. They choose the studied discipline — continues to Svetlana. — I chose his mathematical bias. Total school 15 compulsory subjects and some optional subjects”.

FOR THE FUTURE. Children in schools can not even raise your voice. But for the “merits” of the child, the school may send to forced labor: cleaning, minor repairs, etc. After school has a choice: go to school or choose training in engineering mathematics, or business direction. Studies in each of these schools prepares children for entry into colleges and universities. But in some high schools, students receive education sufficient for finding a job, not prestigious by the standards of the country.


Great attention at school is given to sports and health. This is important so that even admission to universities is not only certificates, but also with an eye on medical examination results and sporting achievements.

“Still coming need to prepare to enter his autobiography, says the interviewee. — Attention is drawn to the activity and sincerity. Grandiloquence and “duty” phrase is not in high esteem, and the autobiography, which “arouses suspicion” might simply be to deprive the chance for admission to the University.”

Admission also depends on the chosen specialty. Can be taken into account practice (in any field — coaching, volunteering, etc.), a certain level of knowledge of the subject (for this, in addition to school and extracurricular activities, you need to go again for some courses). And those who enter the creative professions, you need to convince the Commission in his talent. Of course, this behind entrants must be 12 years of study and successful results for one of the final school exams or qualifications.

UNIVERSITY. Higher education in the country, only the free (but for foreigners will cost approximately 6 to 16 thousand euros (18-480 thousand UAH a year). The choice coming between the two sectors — professionally oriented College (bachelor’s degree) and the University (where at desire it is possible to study up to doctorate degree). Places in the universities are divided into two quota systems. The first are distributed among candidates possessing the school certificate on the basis of the average value, the second given to the candidates on the individual assessment of the Institute. “The last prestigious. The salary of such specialists is high,” emphasizes our former compatriot.

SCHOLARSHIP. Therefore, the applicants are trying to learn as long as possible (go through all qualification phases) and better. Back in high school, you can qualify for gozaboro — student aid, such as our scholarships. This is a good incentive to study: the European tradition, many parents give too little pocket money (and can and not give, “should — earn”). But if the family is not very wealthy, the amount of financial assistance allows us to live modestly but have all the necessary (about 2-3 thousand UAH per month).

Scholarship. Helps the student to equip themselves

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The learning process in universities is not strict: students choose a part of the subjects, a lot of work in libraries and try to be “upstarts”. “This is called their initiative and encouraged: this can get most interesting work on the project, they are in favor with popular teachers — says Svetlana Swedish. — This is important because scientific work can be enjoyed with any course, if there is a head”. Students try not to miss lectures and gather in small groups in which the participants pull each other’s learning.

CHEATING IS NOT POPULAR. Such thing as cheating, in the universities there. Even when someone has a valid reason (sickness) missed the lecture outline are divided is not too happy. It is impossible to count even on those in your small group. “Some may even be humiliating to request the notes from your classmates, it is easier to approach the teacher. Another thing is that it is difficult to find a teaching in several universities,” Svetlana explained.

GRANT. When writing a thesis have to hunt for grants. “The writing of the thesis is allowed only upon presentation of a grant for this activity without financial support it is impossible, — explained the Ukrainian. Only Finance will help implement the project, carry out experiments, collect Analytics, etc.”

In the group. It is easier to understand the material and learn it better