Higher Education Examination course

Would you like to start a Higher Education Examination Course? Call our language consultants to get started. See their telephone hours here.

NB: At the moment there are no available seats, but you can have us contact you in the event someone cancels their registration.

Who can apply?

Our Higher Education Examination Course is for students who have passed the Danish Language 3 Examination with good grades. As a minimum, you need the following grades to enrol on the course:

  • 10 in reading comprehension
  • 7 in written presentation
  • 10 in oral communication

If you have not passed the Danish Language 3 Examination, but your proficiency in Danish is of a comparable level, please contact our language consultants to find out, if you can enrol.

What is a Higher Education Examination Course?

A Higher Education Examination Course is module 6 of the Danish Language 3 course. The course focuses on working with the language at a very high level.

See Danish Education illustration here

Academic skills training

We deal with relevant cultural and social issues, for example the developments in education and the legal system, politics and the climate but also topical subjects, such as use of mobiles, the ‘Me Too’ movement, etc. We will teach you academic skills, enabling you to argue a point and put it into perspective, both orally and in writing, using nuanced and correct Danish. You will learn to write an academic essay and present a topic at an academic level.

The Higher Education Examination

The Higher Education Examination is the conclusion to Danish Language 3, Module 6, and it is the most advanced test of the Danish Language System. You can use the Higher Education Examination, if you want to apply for admission to a higher education programme in Denmark. Read more on the examinations and what they provide access to here.

The practicalities

Speak Hellerup
Speak Frederiksberg


We start new Higher Education Examination Courses in January and August.

  • Evening lessons (twice a week)
    Mondays & Wednesdays: 17.30 – 20.00 (Speak Hellerup)
    Start date: 10 August 2020
  • Blended (once a week + online)
    Tuesdays: 17.30 – 20.00 + online (Speak Frederiksberg)
    Start date: 11 August 2020


The course is free of charge, if you have a civil registration number and are entitled to Danish language lessons, However, you must pay a one-off deposit of DKK 2.000,-. See deposit rules here.

If you are not entitled to Danish language lessons, the course costs DKK 119 per lesson (45 minutes). The price includes the fee to sit the Higher Education Examination.

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, the general rule is that you must complete your Danish language course within 3½ years.

Read more on the klippekort here


You need to speak to one of our language consultants, before you can enrol. See their telephone hours here.