Schools and education

In Denmark, children usually start their first year of school in August in the year in which they turn 6 years old. From there, they receive 10 years of compulsory education.

Most children attend public basic schools which are free of charge.

There is also the option to attend private basic schools. Both options have an after school programme, where children do their homework and play together.

Youth education programmes

When a pupil has completed the 9th or 10th grade of primary and lower secondary school, there are many opportunities to continue a youth education programme in Lolland Municipality. There are vocational and upper secondary education programmes, Adult Education Centre (VUC) and preparatory basic education programmes.

We believe that education provides quality of life, and therefore, we want as many people as possible to receive a youth education.

The youth education programmes in the municipality offer exciting, professional challenges, inclusive teaching, attractive study environments and, not least, strong communities.

Higher education

If you want to take a higher education, there are several options in Nykøbing Falster, which is the area’s largest town.

Furthermore, many universities have various forms of remote learning where you can take all or part of an education programme online.

Lolland International School

Lolland International School is a free school offer for students aged between 6 and 15 years old.

The international school runs a high quality, bilingual program where students will have half of their lessons taught in English and the other half is taught in Danish using a combination of both the Cambridge International Curriculum and the Danish curriculum.

Priority is be given to students of foreigners who work in Denmark, however, the school will also offer places to Danish families if spaces are available.

You can read more about the international school on its website Lolland International School and if you have any questions or would like to know more please write to: