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You may find an assessment from the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education helpful when looking for a job. In some professions, however, you may need to apply for authorisation.

The assessment offered by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education is a brief statement saying what your foreign qualification corresponds to in Denmark: Which educational level and, if possible, which field of education. The Agency assesses completed qualifications at all levels.

What can the assessment be used for?

When you apply for a job, our assessment can make your qualifications easier to understand for the Danish employer.

An assessment does not guarantee that you will obtain employment: It is up to the individual employers to decide whether they can use the educational qualifications and the occupational experience you have achieved outside Denmark.

However, if the employer is a Danish public authority, that authority is required to base its decision on the Agency's assessment as far as the level of your foreign qualifications is concerned.

Regulated professions

If your profession is regulated in Denmark you need an authorisation or similar approval before you can work, in which case you should not ask the Agency for an assessment.

Check to see if your profession is regulated and, if so, how to gain access:

How to obtain an assessment:

1. Fill in one of these application forms and sign it:

2. Enclose the required documentation.

3. Send the application by post to the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education.

The assessment is free of charge, but it does not include translation of documents.

From application to assessment

  1. We examine the documentation. You may be asked to provide further documentation.

  2. We make an assessment of your qualification. This normally takes 1-2 months from the time you send the application and the required documentation.

  3. You receive an assessment report. If you want careers and educational guidance, you can take the assessment with you to the nearest guidance centre (Studievalg) or job centre.

Read more about the assessment report:

International Citizen Service       

There is a lot to take care of when you arrive in Denmark as an employee or job seeker. International Citizen Service offices make the contact to the Danish authorities easier:

last modified Jan 05, 2017