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Recognition statistics

Key figures for international credential evaluation and professional recognition in Denmark

Assessment of foreign qualifications

In 2023, the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science (Danish ENIC/NARIC office) made a total of 5,547 assessments of foreign qualifications of various kinds (up 9 % from the previous year). This includes 3,676 personal assessments, i.e. a document stating the level and field of a qualification, which the qualification holder can use when looking for a job etc.

While qualifications at all levels are assessed, two thirds of personal assessments indicate a level within higher education.

The average case processing time for a personal assessment in 2023 was 40 calendar days.

Professional recognition (regulated professions)

For 2022, the competent recognition authorities reported 4,296 recognition decisions for the purpose of establishment. Most of the recognition decisions were made by the Danish Patient Safety Authority, the Danish Working Environment Authority and the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science.

Overall, 57 % of the decisions in 2022 were positive, 28 % conditional, and 15 % negative.

On average, the processing time was kept under three months in approximately 96 % of cases under the EU recognition directive and in approximately 65 % of other cases.

Service providers from EU/EEA countries are entitled to practice their profession on a temporary and occasional basis in Denmark. 2,520 service providers registered in 2021.

Annual reports

The Minister for Higher Education and Science presents an annual report to the Danish Parliament (Folketing). The report covers statistics and qualitative developments concerning:

  • Assessment and other recognition activities carried out by the Danish Agency for Higher Education
  • Appeals concerning credit transfer brought before the Qualifications Board
  • Professional recognition carried out by the authorities responsible for the regulated professions.

The full reports are available in Danish:


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last modified February 14, 2024