Using your Danish qualifications abroad

If you want to have your Danish qualifications recognised in order to study or work in another country, you must follow the rules that apply in that country. This page gives you some tips and advice on making your Danish qualifications clearly understood.

Studying abroad

If you are interested in studying or continuing your education outside Denmark, it will normally be the institution to which you seek admission that will assess your Danish educational qualifications.

You may ask for information at the national recognition information office (see below).

For information about studying in another EU country, please visit:


Working abroad

If you want to work outside Denmark, you should first find out whether your occupation is regulated in that country.

If the profession is not regulated, you are free to seek employment. In some countries you can apply for an assessment of your qualifications. You can get further information from the national recognition information office (see the section below).

If the profession is regulated, you need to have your qualifications officially recognised by a competent authority.

Regulated professions in the EU/EEA

If you are a citizen of an EU or EEA country, you have certain specific rights in the other EU/EEA Member States. Visit the websites of the European Commission to find out:

European Professional Card – EPC

You can gain access to practising your profession by applying online for a European Professional Card (EPC) if you are:

  • a nurse responsible for general care
  • a pharmacist
  • a physiotherapist
  • a mountain guide
  • a real estate agent.

See also:


National recognition information offices

For guidance concerning assessment procedures (outside the regulated professions) you can contact the following offices:

  • ENIC/NARIC networks
    Information about recognition of degrees in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.


Documenting Danish qualifications

For information in English about a Danish qualification or about the Danish education system, various sources are available.

For curricula, course descriptions etc., please contact the awarding institution.

last modified Nov 06, 2017