Higher Education

What is the Higher Education Examination?

The Higher Education Examination (Studieprøven) is the conclusion to Danish Language 3, Module 6, and it is the most advanced test of the Danish Language System (Council of Europe test level C1). You can use the Higher Education Examination, if you want to apply for admission to a higher education programme in Denmark.


It is free to sit the Higher Education Examination, if you are enrolled on a Higher Education Examination Course at Speak. However, you are required to pay a fee to sit the examination, if you are an independent student.

Price and dates for the Higher Education Examination

The Higher Education Examination November/December 2024

Written examination: 11 November

Oral examination: during the period 2 to 13 December

Registration deadline: 2 September 2024

Price: DKK 1.822,- (911,- for the oral part and 911,- for the written part)


The Higher Education Examination May/June 2025

Written examination: 12 May

Oral examination: during the period 10 – 21 June

Registration deadline: 3 March 2025

Price: TBA

Where and how is the examination held?

You can choose to sign up for the examination in;

  • Hellerup
  • Helsingør

We will inform you about the exact location no later than 2 weeks before the examination.

It is not possible to request for a certain examination location apart from what you can choose at registration.


It is not possible to use a PC or Mac during the exam.

Remember ID

It is important that you bring the correct ID for the Higher Education Examination.

Below, you can read what constitutes valid identification:


  • Residence permit card, alien’s passport, convention passport, or driver’s license issued by a public authority in Denmark.
  • Passport, identity card, or driver’s license issued by a public authority in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland.
  • Passport issued by a public authority in a country other than those mentioned above, with a residence sticker affixed.


Make sure to check well in advance of the exam if you have the correct identification. A photocopy or picture of the document cannot be used.

Link to guidelines on ID requirements

How do I get my certificate?

We will send your certificate to your e-Boks no later than 2 weeks after the oral test.

You can also pick up your original certificate at Speak Hellerup up to 1 year after completion of the exam.


If you would like any further information on the Higher Education Examination, please contact:

More information

Read more on Danish language examinations at The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration website

Links to the Education Guide and Study Guidance

Samples of previous examination papers are unfortunately currently unavailable. We are working on a solution.