Language Test

To work in the Danish healthcare system, you will be required to demonstrate proficiency in the Danish language. This means you must have the ability to understand, speak, read, and write Danish at a certain level.

Danish 3 Exam

To demonstrate your Danish language proficiency, you need to pass the language test called "Prøve i dansk 3" (Danish 3 Exam). This test consists of both written and oral sections that assess 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 obtain a minimum score of 7 in each.

The Danish exam can be taken at various language centers in Denmark. It is held twice a year, in May/June and November/December. Contact your municipality to learn more about where you can take Danish classes.

You can pass the Danish exam before submitting your application and formal qualification documentation. However, you must have passed the exam within the last 12 months prior to applying for authorization, unless you can prove continuous residency in Denmark since passing the language test.

Other Options

You do not have to pass the aforementioned language test if:

  • You have previously passed the Danish 3 Exam and obtained the minimum scores within the past 12 months.
  • You have lived 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, earning a diploma:
    • Higher preparatory examination (enkeltfag) in oral and written Danish or Danish as a second language, achieving 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, obtaining 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), achieving 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 submit documentation of your Danish language skills to the Danish Patient Safety Authority. You can send either a certified copy or the original documents by post. Alternatively, you can hand in your documentation at the reception desk of the Danish Patient Safety Authority. Please refer to the contact information and opening hours.


Your original diploma/documentation will be returned to you by registered mail.

Once your Danish authorization application has been approved, you will receive a confirmation either through your Danish "e-Boks" or via email. This confirmation will provide instructions on how to register for the medical tests and the Danish health legislation course. If you change your email address, please inform us. Please note that you can only register for the medical tests and the course in Danish health legislation once you have received our confirmation by email.

Please allow up to 14 days after submitting your documentation of Danish language skills before receiving a letter in your "e-Boks" or an email with instructions on how to register for the tests. (Please check your junk email folder, as our emails sometimes end up there).

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