Danish 3 Exam
To demonstrate your Danish language proficiency, you are required to pass the "Prøve i dansk 3" (Danish 3 Exam). This test consists of written and oral components, covering reading comprehension, written communication, and oral communication. You must pass the oral communication test and achieve a minimum score of 10. In the reading comprehension and written communication tests, you must achieve a minimum score of 7 in each.
The exam can be taken at various language centers in Denmark. It is held twice a year in May/June and November/December. To find out where you can take Danish classes, please contact your municipality.
You can pass the Danish exam before submitting your application and documentation of formal qualifications. However, the exam must have been passed within the last 12 months prior to applying for authorization, unless you can provide evidence of continuous residency in Denmark since passing the language test.
You are not required to pass the above language test if:
- You have already passed the Danish 3 Exam and obtained the minimum scores within the 12 months preceding the receipt of your medical qualifications.
- You have resided in Denmark since passing the exam and obtaining the minimum scores.
- You have completed a Danish upper secondary education.
- You have completed and passed one of the following exams, obtaining a diploma:
- Higher preparatory examination (enkeltfag) in oral and written Danish or Danish as a second language with a minimum score of 02 (on the 7-point grading scale) or 6 (on the 13-point grading scale) at A-level within STX, HF, HHX, and EUX (= upper secondary education).
- GIF (Gymnasiale indslusningsforløb for flygtninge og indvandrere) (A-level) in oral and written Danish with a minimum score of 02 (on the 7-point grading scale) or 6 (on the 13-point grading scale).
- International Baccalaureate (IB) in Danish (A-level) with a minimum score of 02 (on the 7-point grading scale) or 6 (on the 13-point grading scale) in oral and written Danish.
- Further education in Denmark at universities, business schools, nursing schools, etc., unless the training programs were conducted in a language other than Danish.
- Studieprøven from language centers (providers of Danish courses) (until 2002, Danskprøve 2).
Documentation of Language Skills
You need to send documentation of your Danish language skills to the Danish Patient Safety Authority by post. The documentation can be either a certified copy or the original. You can also submit your documentation in person at the reception desk of the Danish Patient Safety Authority. For contact information and opening hours, please refer to the Contact page.
Your original diploma/documentation will be returned to you by registered mail.
Upon receiving a positive decision on your Danish authorization application, you will receive a confirmation via your Danish "e-Boks" or by email. The confirmation will provide information on how to register for the dental tests and the course in Danish health legislation. If you change your email address, please inform us. Please note that you can only register for the dental tests and the course in Danish health legislation after receiving our confirmation by email.
Please allow up to 14 days from the receipt of your Danish language skills documentation to receive a letter in your "e-Boks" or an email with instructions on how to register forthe tests. Please remember to check your junk email folder as sometimes our emails are delivered there.