Higher education in Denmark is regulated by the state, and all public institutions are subject to continuous approval and evaluation processes.
The institutions have a high degree of autonomy, but they are required to follow the national regulations for e.g. teacher qualifications, degree structures and examinations, including a system of external examiners.
The regulations define the national standards for Danish higher education and ensure that all students obtain an education of the highest quality.
A nationally established – fully independent – accreditation agency assures the quality and the relevance of higher education programmes.
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ECTS and Diploma Supplement
All institutions of higher education in Denmark use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), which facilitates international credit transfer. In other words, all education programmes, all courses or modules are organised accordingly to the European Credit Transfer System, which determines an average workload of a student in comparison of time and learning outcome.
Students receive certificates or other types of documentation for all completed courses. All students who complete a full degree or a diploma programme receive a Diploma Supplement in English.
For further information on ECTS and Diploma Supplement please visit the web page of the Ministry of Education and Research:
Allocation of Credits
Going abroad is widely encouraged at UCL and all academic departments must identify the possible semesters, where it is ideal to go abroad. Before going abroad, a Learning Agreement is made to ensure that the expected learning outputs are likely to be reached.
The stay abroad should not prolong the duration of the education programme.
The educational supervisor or the international coordinator distributes knowlegde of the expected learning outcomes to the host institution abroad and these learning goals are explicitly described in the Learning Agreement. The Agreement must be signed by the host institution, University College Lillebaelt and the student.
Returning to Denmark, the student and the international coordinator together make sure to receive documentation, Transcript of Records, from the host institution as proof of attandance. Credits are then allocated to the student, if the expected learning outcome is reached and the activites are as described in the Learning Agreement.
Interested in learning more?
If you want to learn more about accreditation and quality assurance in Denmark, please visit the National Student Guide studyindenmark.dk where you can download a guide.