Background report on foreign educational qualifications

If you are unable to document your qualification, a background report may be of assistance.

If it is impossible to provide sufficient documentation for an assessment of your foreign qualification, you may instead apply to the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education for a background report.

What is the background report?

The report describes your educational background, indicating how we would normally assess a similar qualification when sufficient documentation is available. It may help you explain your qualifications when looking for further education or job opportunities in Denmark.

We provide the background report on the basis of information that you are to give us by filling in an application form, and on the basis of our knowledge of qualifications from the country where you studied or trained.

Can I get a background report?

You can get a background report if the following conditions apply:

  • You have completed all or part of an educational programme in a country other than Denmark, e.g. upper secondary school, vocational training or a university degree.

  • You are unable to get hold of the documentation required in order to have an assessment made. There must be good reasons why you cannot provide sufficient documentation. This may, for example, be the case if you are a refugee or have completed your education in a country that was or is in a war-like situation.

  • You are willing to spend some time describing your education including subjects, internships, etc.

How do I apply?

If you want a background report, please fill in the application form and submit it along with all available documentation:


Call the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education and talk to one of our credential evaluators:

Tel. (+45) 7231 8700 (Mon-Thu 9am-4pm, Fri 9am-3pm)


last modified Nov 06, 2017