The Danish Summer School

Sommerskole - børn der leger på mark

Learn Danish and Make Friends All Over the World

The Summer School – officially known as Den Danske Sommerskole – is a unique experience for Danish children and teens living outside Denmark. Summer School 2023 is scheduled for 5-21 of July 2023.
Danes Worldwide and The Danish Summer School have offices at the same address but are two separate legal entities: The Summer School is an industrial foundation was established in 1981, and Danes Worldwide is a non-profit association established in 1919.

At the annual Summer School, we offer instruction in the Danish language and the culture of Denmark to Danish students aged 10-17 who live outside Denmark. Summer School is a unique opportunity to strengthen one’s knowledge of Denmark and the Danish language and to build networks with other expat Danish children. Summer School offers 75 lessons in the Danish language and the culture of Denmark.

Summer School takes place in Denmark. Since 1981, it has been a meeting point for young global Danes.

  • 70% of students return in a subsequent year
  • Opportunity to take the Grade 9 Graduation Test (for those taking Grade 9 School Level at the online Danish course)
  • Members of Danes Worldwide save DKK 3,000
  • Activities, adventures, and a playful approach to learning
  • Global competencies are a key objective
  • Insights and knowledge for entry into the educational system in Denmark

About the Instruction

Summer School is not a summer camp but rather an educational opportunity. Professional teachers of Danish expect the students to work hard. Students gain insight into educational practices in Denmark that rely heavily on group projects and collaboration.

Students taking the online School Level Danish in Grade 9 may take the Grade 9 Graduation Exam (FP9) during Summer School.

In addition to classes in Danish and several excursions, many other activities are offered, e.g. sports, outdoor events, drama, and creative workshops.

Which school department is right for my child?

The summer school will have two or three departments in 2023. We will negotiate with the schools during the autumn. Age division and departments come later.

What class is right for my child?

Students are grouped into three levels – Beginners, Basic, and School Level. Those aged 14-15 may select the church confirmation track, and those aged 15-17 may select the Returning to Denmark track.

Find out more about the various levels here.

What is the Fee for Summer School 2023?

Fee per studentDKK 20,500DKK 23,500

If the student is registered at the member rate, the membership must be valid for the duration of Summer School.

An English-language receipt for the Summer School fee may be purchased here.

The fee covers instruction, activities, room and board, excursions, possible entry fees and DKK200 to use at the school’s food kiosk.

Pocket money

The price includes the opportunity to choose between, for example, fruit, sweets and soft drinks to a value of DKK 200 / student in the school’s cashless kiosk.

For the 2023 Summer School, therefore, no pocket money must be paid separately.

How do I Sign Up?

Register and (if relevant) pay for your membership in our webshop.

Please note, that registration for the Summer School 2023 is only possible from August 1st 2022

Please note: Members of Danes Worldwide must log in with the membership number before making the payment for Summer School. Otherwise, difficulties will arise later in the process.

A registration fee in the amount of DKK 1,500 must be paid for reserving a space in Summer School. This fee is part of the fee for Summer School. In the case of bank transfers please note that the student is accepted only when the payment has been received.

All students are placed on the reservation list.

Installment payments for the Summer School fee may be made only when the student has been accepted for 2023. The installment payment must take place no later than 14 days after registration has been confirmed.

Be aware that it is no longer possible to pay via bank transfer, which means that the payment has to be by using credit card.


Cancellations should be made as soon as possible in order to free up space for other students. If you cancel after 31 January 2023, the fee will be refunded only if your space can be assigned to another student.

The reservation list fee of DKK 1500 for 2023 must be paid to validate the registration. This fee is not refunded if you cancel. If the student is not accepted right away, he or she is automatically placed on the reservation list.

Questions about the Summer School?

Go to our FAQs for Summer School.

If you have additional questions, you are more than welcome to contact us:

Summer School (Den Danske Sommerskole, “The Danish Summer School”) is a separate legal entity (an industrial foundation). Danes Worldwide provides administrative services to the foundation.