University College Zealand

Vordingborg, Denmark
University College Zealand is the regional university college in the Danish region of Zealand offering ten bachelor degree programmes, 2 of which are taught in English. We have 10,000 students and 600 staff at four campuses: Campus Næstved, Campus Roskilde, Campus Slagelse and Campus Storstrøm.
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Why should I study here at University College Zealand?

  • Short term study programmes on BSC level, opportunity to study in denmark for one or two semesters as part of your bachelor programme.
  • Most of the study programmes have the possibility for upgrade to MSC level at other universities in DK and Europe (for further and exact information please contact UCSJ).
  • International internships in different parts of the world, all UCSJ campusses within close proximity to Copenhagen.
  • No tuition fee for EU/EAA Nationals. Citizens from EU/EEA Countries follow the same entrance procedure as regular Danish students.

About University College Zealand

University College Zealand is providing bachelor degree programmes in 10 different fields:

  • Teaching and International Tecaher Education
  • Social Education and Social Work
  • Leisure Management
  • Health
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Medical Laboratory
  • Public Administartion

Two programmes are taught in English:

  • International Teacher Education (4 years programme in cooperation with Stenden in Holland and HBO in Norway) and
  • Leisure Management (3½ years programme)

We also offer different short term modules, taught in English, allowing us to recruit an increasing number of international students in all our fields of study. The majority comes to study our renowned international modules for one semester (30 ECTS), or they come for the practical / clinical practice.

Accreditations of University College Zealand

University College Sealand holds a state accreditation from the Danish Government, ACE Denmark Executive order no 684, 27 June 2008, and the Erasmus Extended University Charter for 2008-2013: 244935-IC-1-2008-1-DK-ERASMUS-EUCX-1 DK SORO02.


Our institutions operate with fairly small classrooms up to a max. of about 30 students per class (often less). Only on rare occasions will students take lectures in large auditoriums.

Work forms change between presentations, plenum discussions and quite a lot of group work. Teaching methods vary and project work prevails. The teaching in Denmark is student centered and focuses on dialogue. The learning environment is democratic.

The students are responsible for their own learning, and they are expected to respond critically to problems posed in class. The students are expected to search for knowledge themselves and to be reflective.

Most Danish students are very independent because they move out of home at a fairly early age. Even though a lot of Danish students are eligible for student grants, they often work as well.

You may find the social conventions very informal and without clear roles, because the conduct is very free and easy and there is freedom of speech in the classroom. The lecturers operate an open door policy and appear chummy with the students.

Respect is gained by participating actively including asking questions and by being friendly and acting as an equal.

Social intercourse is very important and the student café is often the centre for spending time together with fellow students.

Student life at University College Zealand

Facts about Denmark

Approximately 5.3 million people live in Denmark. The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen with around 1.7 million people living in the Copenhagen metropolitan area. Denmark is one of the smallest countries in Europe, however, great diversity and short distances being the main characteristics of the Danish countryside. The main cities besides Copenhagen are Århus, Odense and Ålborg.

Denmark is a constitutional monarchy, with the current Queen Margrethe II as the head of state. A popularly elected parliament governs the country with a prime minister as the nation's chief political officer. Denmark is part of the EU since 1973.

Watch a presentation film about Denmark, the Danish education system and labour market. The film is made by the Danish Ministry of Education.

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Short Courses at University College Zealand

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Modules and Courses in English

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Short Course at University College Zealand!

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