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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
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Why should I study here?

Lillebaelt Academy was established 1 January 2009 by the merging of branches of higher education formerly under the auspices of Tietgen Business College, SDE College, Kold College and Vejle Business College. This merging has provided a new and strong institution with a very large and diverse pool of competence and development potential.

What are the admissions criteria?

While each school has its own set of requirements, there are certain minimum requirements for admission. An IB diploma meets their requirements, as does one year of college credit.  US students can meet the requirement with 3 AP scores of 3+. International requirements can be found here.  Students from non-anglophone countries must demonstrate English proficiency through IELTS or TOEFL scores and all applicants must submit a copy of their passport. The Danish application is called the Coordinated Enrollment System or "KOT". Students can apply to up to 8 programs or apply for all the schools in the country. You rank the schools in order of preference when you apply. If you qualify for more than one, you get your highest choice pick. You won’t be accepted at more than one. The application deadline is March 15th for non-EU students. You should hear back by June 1st.   The deadline for winter admissions is October 15th.

What is student life like?

Lillebaelt Academy has campuses in the two cities Odense and Vejle, located in the region of Southern Denmark.2,500 students will be gathered at the new campus in Odense, and with the placement in the centre of Odense, the study environment will be fantastic. The contact with the local businesses will be strengthened, and the academy and the new campus will influence and shape the surroundings and life in Odense. Lillebaelt Academy in Vejle is placed in the centre of the education environment of Vejle. The new campus makes it easier to foster a great study environment, and the students have better opportunities to interact and work across the different study programmes. We do not offer sports facilities on campus, however, the cities of Odense and Vejle offer many sports possibilities such as gyms and sports clubs. We know that there is more to life than lectures and exams, which is why we find it important that you have a good social environment. Social activities such as an introductory week, team building, events, parties etc. are just some of the things that you can expect as a student at Lillebaelt Academy. Party committees, Friday bar committees, or perhaps sports committees can be appointed under the responsibility of the two different councils. Being at eye level with the students is a central value. This is why student democracy is an important part of the organisation. The overall purpose is to make sure that there is an ongoing dialogue between the management and the students to secure an involving study environment and quality of our study programmes. At Lillebaelt Academy the students are represented on several levels and with different focuses. The study council is closely related to the study programmes and consists of representatives from all study programmes and the head of the department. The student council consists of representatives from the study councils and the principal. DSR deals with different themes of concern to the entire academy.

Scholarships & Funding

There are a limited number of scholarships for non-EU students.  These scholarships are awarded as tuition waivers (partial or full) or a monthly stipend for living expenses

Housing options.

You are responsible for searching for and finding accommodation. There are many possibilities and until now we have managed to assist most international full-degree students to find accommodation. The monthly living costs including rent are approximately 5,000-6,000 DKK (corresponds to approximately 670-800 Euro). In Denmark, it is common to pay a deposit before moving in. The deposit usually corresponds to two-three months' rent and you also pay the first month’s rent in advance. Nordic and EU Citizens are guaranteed accommodation by the city of Odense. Our student helpers are also happy to assist you.

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Additional notes.

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