The International Honours Degree in Teaching

Do you want to become a teacher with an international profile?

University College Zealand (UCZ) offers an international honor’s degree as part of the Professional Bachelor’s Degree in Teacher Education.

The increased number of international schools worldwide is creating a high demand for teachers with intercultural competences. As a response to this demand, UCZ has developed an honor’s degree with an international focus.

Your opportunities:

All students must apply to the Danish Teacher Education program that authorizes you to teach in the Danish primary and lower secondary schools. Once you are enrolled, you have two options for pursuing an international profile:

  1.  You can take individual modules in English from the honor’s degree. It will be noted on your diploma that you have obtained intercultural competences from these modules. The rest of your classes will be in Danish.
  2. You can apply to complete the full honor’s degree as part of your Danish Teacher Education degree.

In order to graduate with honors you must:

  1. Take the three modules “English as an additional language”
  2. Take the module “General Education (KLM)” (a special course comprising 20 ECTS points)
  3. Spend one semester studying abroad or have a teaching experience abroad
  4. Take one teaching subject taught in English, which contains additional international competences.
  5. Collect and select material during the programme for a portfolio and subsequent presentation/test in 7


Language of instruction
English and Danish

8 semesters
(4 years)

Application deadline
15 march (International student)

Vacant study places will be publish after 30th of July.

Instructions on how to apply for late admission will also be published on the same date.

Workload per week
Full time - 37 hours

Minimum 240

Entry Requirements

Danish or foreign upper secondary exam (corresponding to a Danish Studentereksamen) with:

  • A grade average of 7.0 (equivalent to ECTS grade C)
  • If your grade average is below 7.0 or have a foreign or international degree, you must apply by 15 March and attend an interview (face-to-face or Skype)
  • English: intermediate level, corre-sponding to Danish B-level ( ITEls 6.5 / TOEFL 79-93 )


Please note that in order for you to follow the honor’s degree program or follow individual modules from the honor’s degree program, you must speak English at intermediate level, corresponding to a Danish B-level.

University College Zealand
Faculty of Teacher Education
Kuskevej 1B
4760 Vordingborg

Vordingborg is located one hour by train from Copenhagen, 2 hours from Malmö in Sweden and 3 hours from
Berlin in Germany.

For more information about the programme, admission requirements or application procedure please contact our teacher education in Vordingborg:

Moving to Denmark?

Moving to a new country is an exciting and challenging experience. If you would like to know more about life as a student in Denmark, please visit, where you will also find useful information about accommodation.

If you would like to sign up for on-campus student housing in one our dormitories, please send a request to our Facility Services Department (addressed to Karina Thers Nielsen Andersen, including: your name, the title of your course (the International Teacher Education) and desired move-in date.

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