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Early Childhood Education and Daycare (exchange programme)

Short-term programme of Early Childhood Education and Daycare in Denmark, 30 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Teacher's training

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Randers
Duration 1 semester


Would you like to study social education focused on children aged 0-6 years in a different and innovative way? Join Early Childhood Education and Daycare based on a Danish pedagogical approach and learning style. We combine theory and methods with real life practice.

Students go through three learning modules - 1. Professional judgement, knowledge and ethics, 2. Childhood, culture and learning, 3. Relation and communication.
As part of the course, you will participate in internship in Danish daycare institutions. This combination of theory and practice is crucial to Danish social education.

In Early Childhood Education & Daycare you will get a thorough introduction to the Danish pedagogical daycare practice; a pedagogy known for its recognition of the child and the creative approach, respecting the individual needs of the child concerning wellbeing, development and learning.

Study start early February and late August - precise dates will be announced at least 3 months in advance.

Read more about the exchange programme here!


The minimum requirement to apply for the course is to have passed the first two semesters at bachelor’s level at your relevant university or another institute of higher education.

With regards to language proficiency, it is required to have an English level, spoken and written, equivalent to B2, according to the Common European Framework.

Any student, from a partner university, is welcome to apply, but the programme is designed for students of social education, teaching and/or social work. If you do not know whether your home institution is among VIA's partners, please contact the international office at your home institution.


Exchange students do not pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at
You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition
About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Spring 2023

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 01

Campus Randers


Campus Randers is a modern campus with room for both academic immersion and social activities. It is located in downtown Randers, near the bus station, cafes and shopping.
Campus Randers offers full degree programmes within psychomotor, pedagogy and nursing in Danish. It is also possible to do an exchange semester in the Psychomotor Therapy Exchange Programme, where you will be assigned a "buddy" among the other students, who will help with the translation, as the programme is only offered in Danish.

  • Students: 800
  • International students: 47
  • Employees: 60+
Read more about Campus Randers here.
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