Study in 
Kolding

Why study in Denmark?

As an international student in Denmark you can expect world-class education in areas such as design, engineering, life sciences, social sciences and IT. You will also be studying in a safe, friendly and innovation-driven environment.

Global challenges demand innovative solutions
In Denmark, higher education is focused on bringing about solutions for the real-world. Thus, traditional lectures are combined with industrial collaborations and teaching methods that promote students' ability to use what they have learned and to turn new knowledge into innovative solutions. This way of studying requires a high degree of personal initiaitve and indenpendent thinking. Thus, for some studying in Denmark can be challenging and different from what they are used to. We feel confident that it will inspire you and help you succeed in whatever you decide to do in life.

Design By Kolding

Kolding is a design city. And not in name only. Kolding is a city that really wants design. With the motto "We Design Life" the city is literally putting design on the map - with Design School Kolding at the centre.

Kolding is a city and a village rolled into one. It has more than 87,000 inhabitants and is conveniently located in the heart of Denmark with easy access to the capitals of Europe.

The city is known for its beautiful countryside, its rich and varied cultural life and for putting design on the map!

Literally Kolding is filled with design institutions ranging from educational institutions, design museums and innovation houses to the international branding effort, Danish Design and Architecture Initiative, and not least a local government that wants design.

Kolding is both a university city and a commercial centre with easy access to the motorway and train and bus services, and Billund Airport is only half an hour's drive away.

University city Kolding

Kolding is a university city with lots of students and lots of student activities. It houses a number of educational institutions: University of Southern Denmark, University College Syd and IBA (International Business Academy).

Live in Kolding

Many students choose to complete their studies in Kolding and there are a lot of educations to choose from. Finding accommodation near the educational institutions is relatively easy and the city has a lot to offer in terms of cultural and student activities.

The Student Council

The Student Council (De Studerendes Råd, DSR) is a student union that strives to create the best conditions for Design School Kolding students. This can mean many things and that is exactly what the Council does. They focus on anything from educational politics on a national scale to improving the workshop conditions.

All of the DSR board members are students at the school and each class has a council representative. If you have an idea or if their is something you miss or feel dissatisfied about, please contact your class representative or the chairman or vice chairman of DSR.

The Study Board

Along with Head of Education and Head of the Studies, the Study Board discusses and agrees on the formalities regarding the content, planning and completion of the educational programmes. The Study Board supervises the professional level of the teaching and contributes to the quality assurance and quality development of the programmes and the teaching, including:

  • processing applications regarding qualifications and exemtions
  • recommendations regarding quality assurance and quality development of the programmes and the teaching
  •  providing statements regarding follow-up on education and teaching evaluations
  •  approving suggested curriculum changes
  •  approving new and significantly revised course descriptions
  • ensuring and cultivating the study environment
  • qualifying the organisation of the programmes

The Study Board comprises four representatives from Design School Kolding’s scientific personnel and four student representatives; eight members in total. The members are elected by and among the scientific personnel and the students, respectively. Scientific personnel are elected for two years. Each year, two of the four student representatives are up for election. One employee from the Study Administration functions as board secretary. Head of Student Intake, Facilities and Career Start along with Head of Studies participate in the meetings with no right to vote.

The Study Board holds three meetings per semester. The meetings are scheduled for one adademic year at a time.

Applications for the Study Board must be received by the Study Administration no later than one week prior to the meeting.

Evaluations

Feedback from students is essential in order for us to continue to develop the quality of our programmes. Therefore we complete evaluation surveys on an ongoing basis. 

The evaluation surveys you will meet as a student and newly graduated designer are:

  • Course evaluation surveys
  • Study start evaluation survey
  • Study evaluation survey
  • Graduate evaluation survey

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