Recognition of foreign qualifications in Denmark

Hello everyone,

Were your professional qualifications recognised in Denmark? What country did you complete your qualifications in? What profession are you in?

Did you have to go through any formalities to get your qualifications recognised, such as to have them translated?

If your qualifications weren't recognised, were there any additional tests or exams you had to complete before you were able to practice your profession in Denmark or continue with your studies?

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.


I am very happy; they accept my qualification through assessment the higher education agency in Copenhagen. Usually, the foreigner they send to them. Therefore, the agency will process the further assessment with 3 months. But normally they do prefer for translation in English or Danish.
However, they give me as normal equivalence letter for my degree. In addition to that there is no fee, it’s free of charge. 
Finally, I will encourage the entire foreigner those who have a higher qualification they must contact the higher education agency in Denmark. All the contact information you can find in your local municipality

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When I came here 21 years ago, there wasn't that much fuss about qualifications.  In addition, I was under a 2 year contract to a research institution that hired primarily people from outside Denmark, since we were affiliated with UNEP and much of our work was done in developing countries.  Later on, when I switched to the official pay scale, there were some murmurings about my qualifications (BA, MA and MF from the US and a Ph.D from Holland, and 30 years of experience in my field), but the Foreign Ministry intervened and made those concerns go away.

Now, things are tougher, but our relationship to UNEP and the Foreign Ministry lessens these concerns, although we are functionally a part of DTU

But I know it's difficult in many other cases and the rules seem to be applied without much discretion.


Same here for me as Abdurazik. 2014 they accepted my qualification through assessment the higher education agency in Copenhagen.

I moved here when I was 30, coming directly from my military career with years of training and experience working as a cook in both functionary and leadership roles. I also had certifications in computer repair and maintenance (not that that was an active part of my professional life). When I came up here, I was told NOTHING could be used -not my military experience, not my civilian experience... nothing  :| . At the time, this was a pretty big deal, I had gotten my residency visa, but didn't have any career possibilities. I figured there was only one thing to do...go back to school, and that's exactly what I did. I worked at McDonalds for nearly three years starting my first year in country, once I felt my danish was ok-ish enough, I applied to Århus Teknisk Skole with a study course in Teknisk Design. It wasn't easy, actually it was hard, but with a little help from my friends  :top:  I was able to successfully complete the school and finish with a 10 on my final exam. This gave me the tools I needed to get a career going, and 3 months after graduation, I had gotten a job at Crisplant designing baggage handling systems. That was 11 years ago, now Crisplant is called Beumer and things couldn't be better professionally. So if you come to Denmark and can't use your study/work history, it isn't necessarily a deal breaker, as long as you are willing to work and do what is necessary to contribute to society while furthering your own interest. The important thing is to be productive, work a crap job if necessary, working long hours with little prestige. You have to be willing to start at the bottom, lay a foundation, and then move forward. Be true to yourself, your family and Denmark, the rest will come in time.

I currently live in Pakistan and  waiting for my degree assesment for past 21 months. I am a dentist and sent my documents in oct 2015 to the DPSA for evaluation. this is a painful procedure and costs a great deal, means its not free if you apply from outside denmark. there is a large sum of fee to be paid. I m still waiting for my assessment report, expected in this month as we were last informed May 2017.


Hi ? Am Nurse from Ethiopia & my acadamical qualification is certified as equvalent to Denish
Education and got permission to work in Denimark but i couldn't able to find sponsor employeer & i am supposed to learn Danish .
So i couldn't move & practice . I currently live & work in Ethioppia.

Hi Mimi are you still in Addis?

Hi mimmi33,

Are you in Denmark now? I also got Danish assessment and got positive assessment. What is next procedure?


Kind regards


Hi Dr quarrilim,

I got my assessment report and it was positive. Please help me. What is next procedure to come to Denmark for language course?


Kind regards


I am from Sri Lanka,
My wife is Doctor and we are planning to move to Denmark.
Is there any Doctor here who could advice us on finding the way for a Doctor to work there,


The next step is get employeer.
In my case I couldn't get employeer coz language requirements complicated from where i am from.

Good luck


Is it really difficult to find a part time job to find the living until be fluent in language ?

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