Are you bringing your family to Denmark? Then you need to make decisions about your child's school. We are here to help you make the right one.

You have a free choice of school within the public schools. In other words, you can enrol your child in the local primary or secondary school in the school district in which you live. Or, if you prefer, you can apply for your child to attend a school (0-10th grade) in a different school district within the municipality.

At what age do children start school?

In Denmark, children start school the year they turn 6 years old. Some schools offer up six different dates over the school year in which children can start their schooling. You select the date closest to your child’s 6th birthday when enrolling your child online.

Online enrolment 

Enrolment takes place in January and you enrol your child online (this requires a NemID).  You will receive a personal invitation from the school in your district during the month of enrolment. Should you fail to receive this invitation, you must contact the school before the end of January.


Schools in Vejle 

Vejle Municipality offers both municipal and private schools. Danish schools value inclusion and community, so extra effort is made to ensure that children with special needs are well looked after.

The website offers much more information about education and schooling. The website is in Danish, but automated translations are available by clicking the button at the top of the page.


How will my child learn Danish? 

As a general rule it is the public district schools that are responsible for the teaching of  children living in the district, who are eligible for basic Danish as a second language or extra Danish as a second language – this is what we consider a proximity offer.

The proximity offer does not apply in the regular form for a few public schools - you can contact us to know which. 

The basic Danish as a second language teaching takes place outside the class the child is part of. Additionally the child follows the class’ regular schedule.

The extra Danish as a second language teaching takes place in the class and is taken into account in the regular teaching of the class.

If the child is 14+ (age) the teaching takes place at UngdomsCenterVejle (UCV)

A child can be taught basic Danish as a second language for up to two years. After this, the child will be taught extra Danish as a second language.

It is an individual evaluation how many hours the child will be taught Danish as a second language.  

NOTE: If you choose a private school for your child, you have to check with the school what offer they have. 



If your child goes to a public school, the communication system used is called Aula. 

Aula has made a "how to" guide available in English - you can download it at

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If you have any questions about your child's schooling feel free to contact me: 

Louise Nielsen Bosætningsguide Newcomer Service
Send e-mail mobil 21 81 04 36
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