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Lis Schapiro
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Accreditation

The standard and quality of educational provision in the Danish education system are assured by a number of elements, including:

  • Common rules and guidelines (curricula) specifying the aims, contents and duration of programmes and individual subjects.
  • Testing and examination system, with the use of external examiners.
  • Ministerial approval of provision and inspection in a varying degree within the different education areas.
  • Quality rules, which have been intro¬duced in a number of educational fields.
  • The Danish Evaluation Institute (EVA) and the Accreditation Agency ACE Denmark, which both play an important role in the national system of quality assurance. Private education institutions at primary and secondary level may operate without any state approval. However, if they wish for their pupils to be eligible for state study grants they must accept an accreditation procedure.

For all higher education programmes, accreditation is mandatory and a precon¬dition for attaining public funding. The accreditation system is based on the 2007 Act on the Accreditation Agency for Higher Education. The Act aims to create a system with a view to ensuring and documenting the quality and relevance of higher educa¬tion in the Danish educational institutions.

The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)
Danish higher education institutions use the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) for measuring study activities. 60 ECTS correspond to one year of full time study. There are four types of institutions offer¬ing higher education programmes, each with well-defined profiles and qualities.

Academies of professional higher education (erhvervsakademier)
Academies of professional higher edu¬cation offer academy profession pro¬grammes of 90-150 ECTS in fields such as business, technology and IT. The pro¬grammes prepare the students for per¬forming practical, vocational tasks on an analytical basis and may lead to employ¬ment in middle-management positions. They combine theoretical studies with a practically oriented approach in form of work placement. Degree holders with a short cycle academy profession degree can obtain a professional bachelor degree within the same field of study with a top-up programme of 90 ECTS.

Quality Assurance
The standard and quality of educational provision in the Danish education system are assured by a number of elements, including:

  • Common rules and guidelines (curricula) specifying the aims, contents and duration of programmes and individual subjects.
  • Testing and examination system, with the use of external examiners.
  • Ministerial approval of provision and inspection in a varying degree within the different education areas.
  • Quality rules, which have been intro¬duced in a number of educational fields.
  • The Danish Evaluation Institute (EVA) and the Accreditation Agency ACE Denmark, which both play an important role in the national system of quality assurance. Private education institutions at primary and secondary level may operate without any state approval. However, if they wish for their pupils to be eligible for state study grants they must accept an accreditation procedure.

For all higher education programmes, accreditation is mandatory and a precon¬dition for attaining public funding. The accreditation system is based on the 2007 Act on the Accreditation Agency for Higher Education. The Act aims to create a system with a view to ensuring and documenting the quality and relevance of higher educa¬tion in the Danish educational institutions.

According to the Accreditation Act, the Accreditation Council is the specific unit which makes the decisions regarding accreditation of all higher education study programmes. Decisions are made on the basis of accreditation reports prepared by accreditation operators:

  • For university study programmes under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, ACE Denmark prepares the accreditation reports.
  • For higher education study programmes under the Danish Ministry of Education and the Danish Ministry of Culture, EVA prepares the accreditation reports.

EVA also carries out systematic evaluations within the area of early childhood education as well as evaluations of programmes, teach¬ing and learning in compulsory schooling and in youth programmes.

For more information, please see

Code of Conduct – your guarantee for quality
All higher education institutions in Denmark have agreed to a set of guidelines, a code of conduct. This is your guarantee that you will receive proper information, guidance and treatment as an international student in Denmark.

Understanding Danish qualifications
Are you uncertain about the meaning of a Danish degree, diploma or certificate? Various transparency tools and descriptions can help you understand or explain Danish qualifications and how they fit into the education system.

Accreditation and opportunities for further education
The Bachelor programme provides access to relevant master degree programmes at a number of universities and business schools in Denmark. In addition to Danish universities, you will also have a wide range of opportunities for further education in other countries, especially in Europe, since the programme is ECTS-accredited. The programme is a eather a 31/2-year full-time programme, which corresponds to 210 ECTS credits. Or a 1 ½ year fulltime study corresponds to 90 ECTS credits
Please note that you may be subject to residence permit regulations in other European countries.

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