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Lillebaelt Academy, University of Applied Sciences, Denmark.

Name of the University: Lillebaelt Academy, University of Applied Sciences, Denmark.

Nature of the Collaboration: Student Exchange


General Guidelines:

Once all  documents are compiled they are to be submitted to the “Office of the Study Abroad JGBS (OSAJ)” through your programme director (documents to be mailed as a zip file to

Lillebaelt Academy University of Applied Sciences is happy to invite you as an exchange student at our institution. We feel certain that your stay with us will be an experience of a lifetime. Studying abroad can be seen as one of the greatest culture and character building opportunities that you can have. We will definitely do our best to make sure that you have the time of your life. We are the third largest academy in Denmark, and the largest one in Southern Denmark. We offer several study programmes in English within six faculties. That gives you a great opportunity to find a programme that matches your field of education. We take pride in offering academic programmes of the highest quality, and you will study in an international environment together with our Danish and international students. Our programmes are based on a combination of theory and practice, and having a close cooperation with industry and commerce is of great importance to us. Therefore, throughout your studies you will enjoy close cooperation with the business world through e.g. company visits and guest lectures.


Our Grading System:

The grading scale, where you have the Danish grade on the left, looks as follows:




 EXCELLENT: outstanding performance with only minor errors




 VERY GOOD: above the average standard but with some errors




 GOOD: generally sound work with a number of notable errors




 SATISFACTORY: fair but with significant shortcomings




 SUFFICIENT: performance meets the minimum criteria (= just passed )




 FAIL: more work is required before the credit can be awarded 




 FAIL: considerable further work is required


Application Process:

Step 1:

First, you need to apply for exchange studies at office of the study abroad JGBS. You do that by contacting the study abroad office at your JGBS. Your home institution will then help and guide you with further information about the steps you need to take in order for you to go abroad.

Step 2:

Secondly, before starting the application process with us, you need to be accepted/nominated by your home institution. This is important since your home institution is responsible for making sure that the semester you would like to join matches your current study programme and that the ECTS can be transferred. If you have not been nominated to Lillebaelt Academy by your home institution, you cannot apply for an exchange semester with us.

Step 3:

When your home institution has nominated you, you can start to fill out our online application form. You will find the application form further down on this page. In this form you will also apply for accommodation*. If you have your learning agreement* ready at this point you can send it with the application (preferably in pdf-format). For online application visit :

English Requirements:

As an exchange student you must have a high level of English. The study programmes, which you can choose between, are taught in English, and we do not offer additional lessons in English. We do not demand an official language test, but we expect applicants to have a level equivalent to for instance Oxford placement B2 or IELTS 6,0 (overall band) or TOFL 550/213/79-80.

A recommendation from your English teacher or a proven stay in an English speaking country can also support your application.


 Important Dates & Deadlines:

The study abroad coordinator of the JGBS nominates exchange students through an online nomination system (details will be sent to all study abroad coordinators in due time).

Nomination deadlines for Exchange Students:

  • 1 May for autumn semester (study start in September)
  • 1 November for spring semester (study start in February)

However, we strongly recommend you to send your application to us as soon as possible, and we suggest minimum one month before application deadline, because you need a residence permit approved before studying with us and that takes approximately three months.


Visa related information:

It takes approximately three months to receive a resident permit. You cannot enter Denmark or study with us if you do not have a residence permit.

As a NON-EU/OVERSEAS citizen, you must apply for and get a residence permit before coming to Denmark. Please be aware that it takes approximately three months to receive a residence permit. When you have received it, you are welcome to enter Denmark two weeks before the study start of your semester and stay in the country two weeks after your semester has finished. Upon arrival, you must register at the National Register ('Folkeregisteret') in order to get your cpr-number. When you register at the national register, you will be prompted to choose a practitioner. Your yellow health insurance card will be send to you within 2 weeks after the registration


Housing/Residence and Food Info:

You will apply for accommodation when filling out the online application form. 

You are required to pay a 400 EURO booking deposit (standard in Denmark). The booking deposit covers our loss, if you e.g. cancel your application for accommodation too late, or if the dormitory company charges you for extra cleaning, damaged items etc., when you leave your accommodation at the end of your stay. Please note, that you cannot expect to get the full amount back and you might be requested to pay an additional fee if the accommodation does not meet standard requirements when you vacate.

If you cancel your application later than six weeks prior to study start, the booking deposit will not be refunded.

We find accommodation in dormitories for almost all exchange students, and we assist the few remaining ones in finding accommodation for them. 

  • It is a furnished room
  • You may borrow kitchen utensils from us
  • You may borrow books from us

More details regarding your accommodation will be sent to you as soon as possible after the application deadline by the International Office.


Health Insurance:

Non-EU nationals are entitled to free medical care after six weeks in Denmark. You apply for your Health Insurance Certificate upon arrival to Denmark. As mentioned, the certificate is valid six weeks after you have registered with the local civil registration office.

It is therefore strongly recommended that you arrange for health insurance to cover any incidental medical bills for the first eight weeks of your stay. Please also be aware that the Danish Health Insurance does not cover the costs of patient transport back to your home country.

When you register at the National Register you will be asked to choose a general practitioner, and it may be a good idea to ask your mentor or a Danish friend to recommend one. The personal registration number which you receive also serves as your health insurance number.

After your registration you will receive a yellow health insurance card. Remember always to bring the card when you see your doctor or your dentist. The name, address and phone number of your doctor will be printed on the card.


All international students must be aware that the Danish Health Insurance Scheme does NOT cover full dental expenses or costs of patient transport back to the student's home country. Neither does the insurance cover liability and loss of personal belongings.

Please make insurance arrangements before departure from your home country.

Estimated Cost of Attendance;

If you are coming as an exchange student (studying for free), the Immigration Authorities will demand documentation for an amount of equivalent to 6000 DKK / month.

For Airport pick up services:

To make your first steps in your new hometown a bit easier, we offer a pickup service, which is free of charge for all our new exchange students.

When you arrive in Odense or Vejle our friendly student-staff will meet you at the train station and take you to your accommodation and provide you with all the practical information you need. They will e.g. help you with information about getting a Danish mobile simcard, where to buy food, and which buses to take. The student-staff will contact you via mail prior to your arrival and arrange your pick-up.

Student Support Services:

Here are some links which could be useful for you if you are to live and study in Denmark: