From Copenhagen Airport a metro train will take you to Copenhagen Central Station. The price for a metro ticket is around 25 Kroner. From the central station there will be trains going to Gråsten, ticket price is around 350 Kroner. From Gråsten you take bus no. 10 and from here it is a 15 minute bus ride to the school.
You can also fly to Sønderborg. Sometimes it can actually cheaper to fly. From Sønderborg you take the same bus no. 10 to Rønshoved.
You can also book a taxi by requesting one by phone, +45 70 10 78 00 or +45 74 65 09 14, but it’s an expensive alternative.
As an international student in Denmark, if you get a residence permit and register with the municipal registration office upon your arrival, you will be covered by the Danish national healthcare within approximately six to eight weeks.
Therefore, it is advisable to purchase an insurance policy for at least the first eight weeks of your stay, when you will not yet be covered by Danish national health insurance. In addition, you may want to consider purchasing a private plan for the duration of your stay which could provide coverage such as repatriation coverage, to cover you on the trip to and from Denmark and any other trips, and for the additional protections a private plan provides.
You are advised to insure yourself privately. The school takes no responsibility for lost or stolen articles. The school has a safe where you can keep money, flight tickets, passport and other small valuables you might bring with you.
Money and banks
Denmark has its own currency, the Krone. It is most often written with the symbol DKK in international money markets.
One Krone is divided into 100 øre. There are 50 øre, one Krone, two Kroner, five Kroner, 10 Kroner and 20 Kroner coins. Notes come in denominations of 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Kroner.
The Krone is pegged to the Euro, so its value relative to other currencies fluctuates with that of its neighbours to the south.
Most banks in Denmark have automated teller machines (ATMs) that give cash advances on Visa and MasterCard credit cards, as well as Cirrus and Plus bank cards. Although ATMs are accessible outside normal banking hours, not all are open 24 hours.
Typically you’ll get a good rate when withdrawing money directly from a Danish ATM, but keep in mind that your home bank may charge you a fee for international transactions or for using another bank’s ATM – check before you leave.
You can withdraw money from the school’s ATM. We take Visa, MasterCard, and pretty much all types of plastic cards.
The school is situated close to the German boarder and many grocery stores, cafés, shops, etc. allow you to pay in Euros.
Credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted in Denmark, although don’t expect to use anything other than a Danish domestic card at supermarkets. American Express and Diners Club are also accepted, but not as often.
What do I need to bring?
- Towels and bed linen (if you want to rent towels and bed linen you will be charged 150 Kroners per month)
- Pencils, ring binder and other typical school accessories.
- Laptop, if you have your own laptop, bring it. We have computers at the school, but only a few.
- If you play an instrument, you are more than welcome to bring it. Except if it’s a banjo...!
- washing is 15 Kroner and drying is 10 Kroner
- A limited assortment of goods.
- We have a small library with mostly Danish literature
- We have around 15 bicycles that you can use for excursions and for private use at the weekends.
We have a fully equipped music room at your disposal