Danish courses at UCPH

Who can apply?

Speak provides intensive Danish language courses for international employees at the University of Copenhagen. During the spring semester 2022, we offer courses for beginners (module 1).

NB: Our spring semester courses are fully booked. We will offer new courses from September 2022.

Participation requires that you have a Danish civil registration number (cpr-number).

Classroom lessons

You will learn Danish in a classroom setting with other international employees who are at the same level as you. You will attend classes once a week, 3 lessons (3 x 45 minutes). Classes take place at UCPH campus.

The courses are based on the Danish you need in your professional and everyday life, and you will quickly be able to communicate in Danish both day-to-day at the university and when you are off. Teaching you good pronunciation is a key priority.

Danish Language 3

Our Danish language courses at UCPH are organised as Danish Language 3 courses. Danish language 3 consists of 5 modules + an optional extra module (higher education examination). At the end of every module, you may sit a module examination. You can finish module 5 (B2) by sitting the Danish Language 3 Examination.

The courses comply with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


See Danish Education illustration here

The practicalities


  • UCPH campus (City Campus, South Campus, Science Campus or the Mærsk Tower)



New courses for beginners start in September 2022. The courses run until mid December 2022.

  • 1 x week: 16.30 – 19.00, 17.00 – 19.30 or 17.30 – 20.00



  • The courses are free, if you are eligible for Danish education. However, you must pay a one-off deposit of DKK 2000,-. See deposit rules here.


Courses will be held with a minimum of 12 participants.

You are welcome to bring your own tea/coffee etc.

Rules relating to Danish language courses

You are required to complete your Danish language course within the deadlines of a so-called klippekort (a voucher system). This means, for example, that you have set deadlines to complete the individual modules of your course and the course in its entirety:

– If you are a self-supporting student at Danish lessons, the general rule is that you must complete your Danish language course within 3½ years.


Read more about the “Klippekort” here