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Risskov & Horsens
VIA is the biggest University College and the third-largest educational institution overall in Denmark. Its focus is to provide education to students who will graduate as professional bachelors.
VIA University College is home to:
- more than 15,000 full degree students and several thousand course participants on an annual basis
- approximately 2000 staff members
- 39 locations in the region
- 7 campuses
As the result of a merger between 5 well-established educational institutions, VIA University College covers a great variety of courses and programmes. Course programmes have been accredited by EVA – Danish Evaluation Institute.
Why choose VIA?
- Leading provider of bachelor programmes in Denmark
- Recognised in Denmark for it´s key competences
- Internationally competitive
- Close relationship with the professions and industry
- Global collaboration
VIA University College is the most internationalised educational institution in Denmark, measured by activities, number of Full Degree Programmes, Exchange students per year and by the popularity of our Summer School.
VIA means – both in Danish and in English – an intermediate station on a journey.
Denmark has become an attractive study destination for international students for many reasons. The following overview will give you the most important information and guidelines about Denmark.
Denmark has a high standard of living and combines social security with an attractive business climate and a clean and safe environment.
As Denmark is located in the Northern part of Europe then the geographic position makes Denmark an excellent gateway for those, who wish to study in Europe and explore Europe and Scandinavia.
Denmark's infrastructure is well developed. The railway network is extensive, the roads are of high standards and are relatively uncongested. The aviation system is among the most developed in the world and the airports have connections to most of the big international airports in the world.
As most Danes speak English, you will find it easy to live in Denmark even if you do not speak any Danish. Approximately 80% of the population speaks English and many speak French, German or Spanish. When you go shopping, use public transportation and visit official buildings etc. you will find that you can manage perfectly well in English.
Danish higher education
Danish higher education is famous for its innovative teaching approach and high international standards. The Danish institutions offer a dynamic study environment with an emphasis on independent study, initiative and project-oriented learning.
As a student at a Danish higher education institution you are encouraged to play an active role in your learning process and take responsibility for planning and carrying out your projects, either independently or together with other students. In addition to attending lectures, you will be expected to participate in discussions and continuously develop your critical thinking and analytical skills.
For international students, the Danish approach to teaching and learning can introduce a whole new way of studying and thinking, which will challenge you and provide you with an excellent platform for your future career.
Danish higher education institutions are located in modern buildings with excellent facilities such as libraries, lecture, class and study rooms, laboratories, IT equipment, canteens etc. The libraries are public, so all students can borrow books, tapes, language learning materials, etc. for free.
The main reasons why go to study to Denmark
1. Quality of education - there are great courses offered by Danish institutions that use innovative study methodologies, e.g. project based learning. Several Danish institutions are among the best 200 universities in the world according to different rankings.
2. English based programs – there are many interesting and innovative courses available in Danish institutions that are meant for international students and are taught in English. You don’t have to know Danish to go to study to Denmark.
3. State funded education – for students coming from EU/EAA, studying in Denmark is free as Danish government is paying for the studies to attract international students to the country. For NON-EU the tuition fee for one year is usually between 8,000€ and 14,000€ but there are scholarships available.
4. Good student job opportunities – there are good student job opportunities depending on the study location. Students need to work usually 12-15 hours a week to cover all their living costs. Of course, finding a job might be easier in some places than others.
5. International education – students in study groups are usually from different countries and that makes the education really international.
More info about studying in Denmark: "http://www.studyindenmark.dk/" http://www.studyindenmark.dk/
Currency rate: 7,45 DKK = 1 €
Education: Please find this information on the left side of this page.
Living cost in Denmark varies place to place and universities to universities. However, in average the cost of living for international students in Denmark is approximately between 500€ and 800€ per one month. The cost of living in Copenhagen is higher that in other parts of Denmark.
- Living place is in average 250-350 € per month (2500 DK).
- Transportation is around 40-60 € per month (400 DK). Many students prefer bicycles as it is very easy in Denmark to get around by bicycle.
- Food & other costs are in average 200-300 € per month (2000 DK). Compared to other European countries, food and personal care items are expensive in Denmark. To get an idea of the price level, please visit the websites of supermarket chains in Denmark, such as Fotex, Netto, Aldi, Lidl, etc.
5,800 € per year will typically cover accommodation, food and general personal expenses.
Finding a place to live often takes time, so we advise you to contact your Danish education institution for information about accommodation as soon as you have been admitted in case you have not received the information with your admission letter.
The institutions will be able to assist you in finding a place to live. There are several accommodation options:
- room in a hall of residence, price: 240-400 € per month.
- privately rented room in a house or a flat, price: 200-500 € per month.
- privately rented flat - either alone or shared with other students, prices vary considerably.
Accommodation in VIA
VIA University College guarantees accommodation for international students. The Drosselbo Association has been providing housing for students in Horsens since 1954. Most of the housing is traditional student housing in Halls of Residence and Student Villages situated on campus close to VIA University College or in the centre of Horsens, a bike or bus ride away.
"Drosselbo" has approximately 700 beds at the students' disposal. Around 360 single rooms with Internet connection at the three halls of residences. 50 of the rooms have their own kitchenette and bath. All other rooms are situated in flats downtown shared with other students from VIA University College. There is no Internet connection in the flats but all students will have 24-hour access to computers/Internet on Campus.
The majority of the rooms have shared kitchens and baths. It will be possible to share a room with a friend in one of our 50 double rooms. The rooms are furnished with bed, duvet and pillow, three-piece bed linen, table, desk lamp, office chair and wardrobe. The kitchens are fully equipped.
Student Service will help you find the booked accommodation when you arrive at Horsens, answer your questions on practical matters during your stay and organise cultural and sports events, often together with DSF - The Students Council.
The monthly rent varies from DKK 2,000 up to DKK 3,300.
The majority of the accommodation is placed in the following places:
Kamtjatka student village is situated in five buildings right in the centre of Horsens in the former Horsens Polytechnic. The old school was restored completely and turned into student housing in 2006. The buildings are multiple floors building; from 3-5 floors the 297 rooms are divided into flat-shares of different sizes where students share kitchen and bathroom facilities and a number of twin rooms, where 2 students share the same room.
The rooms vary in size. All rooms are fully furnished with bed, duvet and pillow, three-piece bed linen, table, desk lamp, office chair and wardrobe. The kitchens are fully equipped. All rooms have Internet access.
Shared facilities: TV lounges, assembly hall, laundrette, parking lots, yard with barbeque area, kitchens
The Campus Village
The Campus Village is our brand new student housing situated on VIA University College, Campus Horsens with Horsens Fjord in the background. The Village is built in 4 separate buildings - 4 wing buildings with an open patio in the middle – each building having 3 floors and an elevator. The students will live in flat-shares; 2 students in each with shared kitchen and bath and toilet facilities.
There are 372 rooms in total and fully furnished with Internet access.
Shared facilities: Assembly hall, laundrette
The 4th of May Hall of Residence, Horsens
The 4th of May Hall of Residence in Horsens is an independent institution and one of the nine 4th of May Halls of Residence in Denmark. The Hall was initiated by the Deliberation Foundation as a living monument in remembrance of the 4th of May 1945 (the Danish liberation day of World War 2) and those who fought for liberation.
The 4th of May Hall of Residence is situated in the centre of Horsens next to the park Caroline Amalie Lund. 41 students live at the 4th of May Hall of Residence. It is a 4 story building with shared facilities on the ground and on the 3rd floor, and student rooms on the ground, 1st and 2nd floor. Each floor shares bath and toilet facilities. The size of the rooms is 11 m2. All rooms are fully furnished and equipped with washbasin and Internet. Shared facilities: TV lounge, assembly hall, laundrette, gym.
Teknisk Kollegium Horsens
The Teknisk Kollegium Hall of Residence is an independent institution – originally built for students attending technical study programmes – today it is for all kinds of students. It is situated only a few minutes’ walk from VIA University College, close to Horsens Fjord.
The hall of residence consists of 6 blocks in total. 4 blocks house 247 rooms and 2 blocks are divided into 16 apartments. Drosselbo has rooms at its disposal in block A and B. In the A and B block, all rooms are 19 m2. Each room is equipped with kitchenette, private bath and toilet.
Shared facilities: Laundrette
The Egekollegiet Hall of Residence is situated outside Horsens in the town of Gedved (close to a branch of VIA University College, Faculty of Education and Social Studies). Gedved is a 14 minutes' car ride away from VIA University College, School of Technology and Business. About 100 students live there.
The Egekollegiet is an independent institution established in 1968 in 13 one-plane cluster-houses in green surroundings. Each house is for 4 students who share kitchen and bathroom facilities. The rooms are 14.5 m2 and are fully furnished, equipped with a washbasin and Internet connection. Shared facilities: Lounge with football and billiard tables, assembly hall, laundrette
Most Danish students supplement their income by working alongside their studies as Denmark is relatively expensive country. However, student jobs pay very well. The minimum wage per hour in Denmark is approximately 12 Euro.
EU/EEA nationals apply for the work permit from the Danish authorities upon arrival in Denmark. Finding work may be somewhat difficult if you don’t speak Danish, however there are many possible student jobs (cleaning jobs, restaurants and cafes etc). The golden rule is that if you really need and want a job, you will find one. If you have special skills, such as computer programming, it may be easier to find a job.
Jobs can be found through local newspaper ads, through special agencies or through other students who already have a job or who have been studying there for some time. It is not recommended for you to work more than 15 hours per week - otherwise you may neglect your studies. You may work full time during the summer holidays. You should keep in mind to have at least 4 month’s money before arrival as it may take time to find a job. If you don’t then it’s advisable to work for a year and then start your studies.
The Danish Employment Services provide information on living and working conditions and job opportunities for foreigners at: "www.eures.dk." http://www.eures.dk
Another possibility is the website "www.workindenmark.dk" http://www.workindenmark.dk where you can find in-depth information about Denmark, the Danish society as well as the conditions and possibilities for working in Denmark. The site also contains a job database.