Where are the Nordic countries?

The Nordic countries are a group of countries in northern Europe, including Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. Greenland and the Faroe Islands, which are self-governing but technically part of the Kingdom of Denmark, are also included.

These countries have some shared history and culture, and they collaborate politically through the Nordic Council. There’s an overlap with the region known as Scandinavia – which is Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Why Study in Nordic countries?

  1. Support for research and Innovation

If one word was chosen to sum up the Scandinavian countries, ‘innovative’ would surely be a high contender. All three of these Northern European (Denmark, Sweden and Finland) nations score consistently well on global surveys intended to measure how innovative and innovation-friendly countries are. For instance, Sweden was ranked second (beaten only by Switzerland), Denmark sixth, Finland eighth.

  1. Best world Universities

Many Nordic universities offer a growing selection of opportunities to study in English. In Sweden, for example, there are now almost 100 English-taught programs at bachelor’s level, and over 900 at master’s level. Danish institutions offer more than 700 degrees taught in English, and Finish institutions more than 450.

  1. Excellent teaching

Along with prestigious universities, Nordic countries are globally acclaimed for teaching and academic excellence. Nordic countries emphasise a unique approach to education which inculcates skills of independent and practical thinking. The universities are well-equipped with the latest technologies and state-of-the-art infrastructure as well as excellent research prospects especially in STEM.

  1. No hierarchical in Campus life !!

Students even freely call their lecturers by their first names. There is no hierarchy in the class and the lecturers often stimulate the students dare to debate them. Once students have freedom of thought and speech, it is hoped that creative thoughts will arise which will lead to some new innovations in all fields.

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Denmark has a dynamic and informal study environment. Apart from attending lectures,students work together in groups, where each member is expected to contribute actively to discussions and paper-writing as well as being able to work independently. The students’ own critical and analytical initiative is a very important element of higher education in Denmark. This study form requires a lot of hard and independent work, which is academically rewarding for the individual student.

Besides above the following attracts international students to Denmark:

  • You can easily manage in English.
  • Well-organized and safe country with a clean environment
  • Innovative education system of high international quality
  • Informal study environment with close contact between students and teachers

Living in Denmark

Many international students will find that Denmark is a very expensive place to live. The present living expenses for the average student in Denmark are estimated to approximately DKK 5,000 per month.

Prices can vary considerably, depending on where you live and where you shop. The capital Copenhagen is in general more expensive than outside Copenhagen. The following might give you some idea of the living costs:

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