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VIA University College

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  • Earn a degree after a BTS or DUT
  • Practical courses with compulsory internships
  • Free studies for european students

Founded in 1889, VIA University College is one of the finest higher education institutions in Danemark. Many of its courses are taught in english, and studies are free. DUT and BTS holders can also join directly in the third year of a degree programme…

Campus Horsens (in English)

Student Mark Wallis from London, England guides you around the VIA Campus in Horsens.

Universities in Denmark and in Scandinavia in general are renowned for the exceptional quality of their teaching. VIA College offers degrees, professional qualifications, and masters. In these courses, professors teach students the latest methods and theories from their fields. Students take part in research and innovation activities, and get experience with practical projects.

Class sizes are much smaller than in France. Academic staff are accessible and can be contacted for any questions students may have.

VIA College has eight campuses in the central region of Denmark. The university consists of four faculties : Education and Social Sciences ; Health Sciences ; Business, technology and Creative Industries ; and Lifelong Learning.

In total, there are 41 courses of which 17 are taught in english, and 18 500 students of which 2500 are internationals. Famous for its research, the college also houses 21 research and development centres.

For several years, VIA has been considered one of the most entrepeneurial universities in Denmark. Whatever the programme, the university goes to great lengths to trasmit this ethos to its students. Research is also a cornerstone of VIA College. The university has several centres in which practical, multidisciplinary, and international projects take place.

Get a degree in Denmark after your BTS/DUT

VIA University College has created certain pathways with the french educational system that allows holders of a BTS or a DUT to join a degree programme directly in 3rd year. It’s a fantastic opportunity to earn an internationally recognized diploma and to broaden your horizons by exploring a new location. VIA College courses are taught in english. And studies are free for european students !

Courses and Specialties : Arts, Design, and Media…in english !

VIA University College is one of the best schools for animation (film, 2D and 3D). Their Animation Workshop is an industry leading facility. The centre offers specializations in education, culture, communications and business. There is a graphical storytelling course ; a character animation course ; a graphical arts course ; and a digital art course. VIA is very highly regarded for its Arts, Design and Media courses.

Also famous for its education science and nursing studies programmes. Beyond these specialties, VIA offers very original programmes : social entrepreneurship ; Nature, Health, and Democracy ; Global Nutrition and Health ; and Relaxation and psychomotricity.

VIA also offers a Masters in engineering in european construction which was jointly designed with multiple universities, for example l’ESITC Caen. In the same faculty, VIA also offers a information technology and communication engineering course.

And lastly, for those who are still nervous at the idea of launching themselves into several years of study, VIA also has summer school programmes ; classes during the summer that allow you to earn ECTS credits.

Living and studying in Danemark

Did you know that the danish are the happiest people in the world ? Those were the findinds of the World Happiness report published in 2014. It’s also one of the safest countries in the world, and one of the least corrupt. Danemark is also heavily invested in environmental protection. 9 out of ever 10 danes owns a bike ; 36% of adults commute by bike and 45% of children cycle to school (according to the Danish Cycling Embassy).


VIA University College is an ideal study destination. Whether you have a baccalaureat, a BTS, or a DUT, there is a programme for you. The quality of the teaching and the absence of tuition fees make it a very attractive proposition. For more information on the courses and how to apply, get in touch with a Study Experience team member.

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