Learning Danish

Take advantage of the free language courses for internationals.

Learning Danish is key to integrating into Danish society and will also help you on the job market. Luckily, as an international, you have the opportunity to take Danish lessons free of charge.

The Language Centre - Lærdansk

Lærdansk Odense, in agreement with City of Odense, gives free language courses to adult internationals in Odense and in a number of other municipalities on Funen. You need to have a CPR number in order to be referred to a course. For more information about the courses on offer, visit Lærdansk Odense.   




It is free to join a Danish course – but for international students, employees and spouses a deposit of 1.250 DKK is required before starting. The deposit is money that you temporarily give to Lærdansk according to legislation. When you finish your course, you will get your money back. Danish education is still free of charge for you. It is paid for by the municipality. Please find more information here.

Apply for Danish language courses


Once you have registered in Odense and received your CPR number, you will receive a referral from the municipality.

Please contact Lærdansk Odense no later than 30 days from receiving the referral from the municipality. Fail to do so and the first voucher will automatically be activated and time will start counting.


Should you wish to postpone your Danish education you must request a pause, after receiving the referral from the municipality, and before receiving the offer from Lærdansk. The request must be written and state when you wish to begin your course.


For further information, please contact Lærdansk Odense  +45 63 13 63 13 or by e-mail odense@adm.laerdansk.dk.



Courses at Tietgen Kompetencecenter

Tietgen Kompetencecenter offers various Danish languages courses for internationals in Odense.

Find more information about FVU start, FVU start for accompanying partners and intensive language course on Tietgen Kompetencecenter website.