DENMARK

Mention study abroad destinations to any young boy or a girl today and the answers you will get are USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Well, undoubtedly all these countries have been an obvious choice for billions of students traditionally.

However, one country from Europe especially the Nordic region has become popular for the past several years. And the country we are talking about is:

~ The happiest place in the world
~ The second most peaceful country in the world (based on standards of health, welfare, and education)
~ The least corrupted country in the world (2008 Global Peace Index)
~ The highest level of equality in the world (2008 Corruption Perceptions Index)

~ Students are allowed to work part time and full time for their dependent.

~ Full time working visa for student up to 2 years after completing their degree.

~ One of the easy settlements in Europe for highly skilled students.

 

The Danish education system is divided into various parts. First ten years of school attendance is called Folkeskole.

Following graduation from Folkeskolen, there are several other educational opportunities, including Gymnasium (academically-oriented upper secondary education), Higher Preparatory Examination (HF) (one year shorter than Gymnasium), Higher Technical Examination Programme (HTX) (with focus on mathematics and engineering), and Higher Commercial Examination Programme (HHX) (with a focus on trade and business), as well as vocational education.

All these courses train young people for work in specific trades by a combination of teaching and apprenticeship.

Gymnasium, HF, HTX and HHX aim at qualifying students for higher education in universities and colleges.

At most institutions of higher education, social life is vital and varied. The students themselves are the driving force behind parties, cafés, excursions and student politics. Fredagsbar, as the Danish name indicates is an open cafe; usually held on Fridays, is very popular among the domestic as well as international student community. Denmark undoubtedly is one of the best country in the world for further education.