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Denmark: Annual report on recognition

Denmark: Annual report on recognition

Assessment figures continued to increase in 2014.

The total number of assessments of foreign qualifications made by the Danish Agency for Higher Education increased to 5,853 in 2014.

The agency issued 1,908 ordinary assessment reports in 2014 (up 7 % from the previous year).

While qualifications at all levels are assessed, 73 % of ordinary assessments indicate a level within higher education.

The average net processing time for ordinary assessments in 2014 was 31.7 calendar days. 92.7 % of the ordinary assessments were issued within 2 months, 99.3 % within 3 months.

In addition to ordinary assessments, the agency provided 3,182 assessments for the immigration service in connection with the Danish greencard scheme (a 6 % increase). In most of these cases, the qualification holders were from Iran, India or Pakistan.

Furthermore, the agency provided advice in response to 540 enquiries from higher education institutions about foreign entrance qualifications, and 74 % of these replies were given on the same day.

The figures are part of the annual report presented to the Danish Parliament (Folketing) by the Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science.

The report covers statistics as well as qualitative developments concerning:

  • Assessment and other recognition activities carried out by the Danish ENIC/NARIC office
  • Appeals concerning credit transfer brought before the Qualifications Board
  • Professional recognition carried out by the authorities responsible for the regulated professions.

You can download the report (in Danish) at

Key figures are available in English at