Danish for knowledge workers – University of Copenhagen

New students after 1.1.2018

New citizens will receive a letter from their municipality in their electronic mailbox, e-Boks – the so-called referral letter. As soon as possible and no later than one month after you receive the referral letter, you must contact the language center where you wish to begin your Danish lessons, regardless of when you plan to start.

Applicable to new students:

  • The number of units allocated is determined by the module in which you are placed at your assessment.
  • A maximum of 6 units can be allocated corresponding to 3½ years of Danish language courses (42 months).
  • The voucher is valid for up to 5 years from the date of the referral letter from your municipality.

Information regarding the new voucher system

All self-supporting students starting a new module in 2018 will be assigned a voucher. The voucher holds up to 6 units, each corresponding to one module of Danish language courses, if classes are attended according to schedule. View the model below.

It is essential that you familiarize yourself thoroughly with all aspects of the new voucher system, in order to understand the consequences of the choices you make. A wrong choice may mean losing the right to free Danish lessons, for example if you:

  • Take breaks in the middle of a module
  • Take too long breaks between modules
  • Spend more time on a module than what is available in the unit corresponding to the module
  • Do not show up at the language center within a month after having received a referral letter from your municipality (see the section “New students after 1.1.2018”).

Link to more information about the voucher system here!

Read more about the modules: here - click on this link 


  • you will acquire basic Danish language skills for everyday use as well as working at the university or similar knowledge workplaces

  • you will have the flexibility of one late afternoon class combined with online lessons every week

  • you will meet other international staff and build up a network

Partnership with IA Sprog

CIP has since 2017 formed a partnership with IA Language Center. CIP  offers Danskuddannelse 3/Danish Language Programme 3 to University staff and students.