Denmark is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.
Denmark, is one of the power houses in Education. A study in Denmark can be a fascinating moment.
There’re interesting fields to study in Denmark, one of its kind is clinical medicine. The best universities for clinical medicine have shown strength in producing research related to a variety of medical and biomedical topics. These include anesthesia, cardiology, general and internal medicine, gastroenterology, obstetrics, ophthalmology, radiology and surgery.
For study-purpose, these lists on my page ranks as the top universities in Denmark for clinical medicine, based on their reputation and research in the field.
University of Copenhagen- The University of Copenhagen is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479 as a studium generale, it is the second oldest institution for higher education in Scandinavia after Uppsala University
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, houses 13 departments, 24 centres, four schools, three hospitals, and three libraries.
The Faculty educates students in the areas of Human Health and Medical Sciences, Oral Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science.
The University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is a part of the University of Copenhagen and is among the largest faculties for health and medical sciences in Europe.
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences received its current name when the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the veterinary part of the Faculty of Life Sciences were merged in 2012.
How to Apply
Students interested in a placement must be enrolled as guest students at the University of Copenhagen before the clinical placement begins.
Tuition fees are calculated on the basis of academic area, credits (ECTS points) and the citizenship of the applicant (EU/EAA citizens or Non- EU/EAA citizens). You can find more information about the fees in the course description (please note that some courses link to the faculties’ information about fees where you may have to calculate the fee yourself).
Aarhus University– Aarhus University is a public research university located in Aarhus, Denmark
Aarhus University Medical School. AU, offers programs including medicine, dentistry, physical education and public health.
Aarhus Faculty of Health Sciences, or simply Health, is one of four faculties at Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark.
Academic teaching in medicine began with the foundation of Aarhus University in 1933 and the Faculty of Health was created in 1992, when the Aarhus College of Dentistry merged. On 1 January 2011, large structural reforms and expansions came into effect at Aarhus University and the faculty was renamed Health. The faculty has worked closely with the Aarhus University Hospital since 1936.
How to Apply: Application guide
All applications have to be submitted through our online form. You find the application form at the page open calls.
The online form has to be filled out in one session. It cannot be saved and completed on a later date. It will however stay open for filling out as long as the browser window is open.
Below you can find some information on what you need to be aware of before you apply and how you fill in the form.
If you are an international applicant you should also consult this page before you apply.
University of Southern Denmark Medical School
Medical studies at the University of Southern Denmark is unique, because theory and practice are combined in a patient-oriented exam format.
How to become a doctor at the University of Southern Denmark
In order to become a doctor you need to complete the training, consisting of a:
- Bachelor’s degree of three years, where, upon graduating you’ll receive the title of Bachelor
- Master’s degree in Health Science, Medicine of three years, where, upon graduating you’ll receive the title of Cand.Med.
- Following that it is possible to complete a 3-year doctoral programme (Ph.D.)
The Faculty of Health Sciences offers courses in public health at master level taught in English at Esbjerg campus.
The study of medicine is entirely taught in Danish. It is therefore a prerequisite that medicine students have a good command of Danish to follow courses. You can find information on courses (in Danish) at:
As a student of medicine, you can apply for 3-4 months of internships. You rotate between 3-4 sections, spending up to 4 weeks in each. It is not possible to do 3-4 months in only one section. The number of internships is limited. Students get placed on a first come, first serve principle. Exchange students from partner universities have priority over other guest students applying to do an internship. A command of Danish is required.
Please note that medical students in Denmark complete compulsory hospital service after their master exam. The details of this service are arranged by the National Board of Health and not by the universities. Thus, we are not able to help in this matter.
If you wish to do laboratory work, it’s important that you describe what you wish to work on for the relevant professor to assess it and accept you.
If you wish to apply for an internship at a hospital you must upload a statement specifying your learning objectives; i.e. are you required to have practical or observational experience, etc
Medical students both Domestic and International students are opened to finantial aids.
Scholarships and grants
There are several ways of covering your expenses while studying in Denmark:
The Danish government offers financial support to EU/EEA students that are active in the Danish workforce. Students receive the equivalent of 80 % of the maximum unemployment benefit rate standard set in Denmark.
Applicants should meet certain requirements such as: have at least 25 years old, must not receive other forms of public funding and have a minimum of 26 weeks of work experience.
- Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Programs in Denmark – both EU/EEA and non-EU/EAA students who apply to a Master’s degree that is offered jointly by a Danish institution and another European university are eligible for a scholarship. Check the list of partner universities in Denmark.
Check out other scholarships offered to students in Denmark