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 2023

Written examination: 13 November

Oral examination: during the period 11–22 December

Registration deadline: 4 September 2023

Price: DKK 1.766,- (883,- for the oral part and 883,- for the written part)


The Higher Education Examination May/June 2024

Written examination: 13 May

Oral examination: during the period 10 – 21 June

Registration deadline: 4 March 2024

Price: TBA

Where 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.

ID requirements

You are required to show a valid photo ID to be admitted for both the written and oral parts of the Higher Education Examination.

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 integrationsviden.dk.

Links to the Education Guide and Study Guidance

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