Danish universities the least popular among international students in the Nordics

University of Copenhagen lagging behind the DTU and regional counterparts

Most international students tend to be pretty satisfied with their studies in Denmark, but apparently it could be better – they could be in Norway, Finland or Sweden.

Last in Nordics
According to this year’s International Student Satisfaction Awards, Norway has overtaken Ireland as the best country to study in Europe.

And while Finland (4th best) and Sweden (7th) only finished marginally ahead of Denmark (8th), they have considerably more universities that are adjudged to be ‘outstanding’ or ‘excellent’: six and five compared to Denmark’s two.

Copenhagen could do better
Denmark will be most concerned that its flagship, the University of Copenhagen, could only score a ‘very good’ rating.

Denmark’s only outstanding university was the Technical University of Denmark, a distinction also earned by Lund University in southern Sweden.

English courses important
Based on 15,965 reviews carried out by StudyPortals, the study found that students like the Nordics due to their wide range of English-language courses, diverse landscape, friendly and helpful fellow students, and skilled professors.

However, some were critical of the cold temperatures and lack of daylight during winter.