Frequently asked questions
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Do I need to sit an entrance exam / admission test?
No. Once you have had a video chat with our admission team, you will be invited for a Preparatory Weekend, where you will have an enrolment interview with a teacher from DNS.
Do I need to speak English?
You need to speak English fairly well to start the DNS programme. However, you do not need any English certificate to start the DNS programme.
If you have the basics and are able to communicate, you can improve your skills during the saving up pre-course and during the programme, since English is the common language at the campus.
Can I get a scholarship?
Am I eligible to join DNS?
· Are you 18 years or above?
· Do you hold a passport of an EU member country, Norway, Iceland or Switzerland?
· Have you completed 12 years of school? (Do you have A’ level, matura, abitur, bac, HF, lukio or equivalent?)
· If you had taken heavy drugs or extensively used cannabis, have you been clean for at least 18 months?
If you can answer “YES” to all the above, you are eligible for DNS.
Can I come for a visit?
You are welcome for an informal visit if you wish, please contact us via to arrange that or book an appointment here for a video chat to agree about your visit.
Can I volunteer at DNS?
What is the recognition of the DNS programme?
What does it cost?
Earning money to pay for the education and for living expenses is an integral part of the DNS programme. This means that the tuition fee and living expenses for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th year are covered by programme elements, such as salaried teaching practice and Saving Up periods.
Students need to earn money to cover the expenses for the first year before the programme starts. Most students do this by joining the . Other students already have savings (or are supported by their parents), so they can pay tuition for the first year on their own.
The tuition fee for the first year is €8.000, which most prospective students can manage to save up in 10 – 12 months, depending on circumstances.
To enrol to DNS, you need to pay an enrolment fee of €1.000 which covers enrolment expenses.
I am only 16 but I really like the idea of DNS. What can I do?
There are scholarship opportunities at PTG, and you can also take HF exams which would qualify you to join DNS later.
Quite a few DNS students have attended PTG prior to joining DNS.
Yr 1: The International Field of Practice
… where your team travels to Africa in your own bus.
- Travel overland to Guinea Bissau
- Do field investigations
- Learn about globalization and capitalism
- Share your experiences back in Europe
Yr 2: The European Field of Practice
… where you experience & influence a local community.
- Live in a European city with your team
- Learn from the working class
- Create campaigns to promote sustainability, peace & education in your local community
Yr 3: The School Reality
… wherer you learn the trade of a Teacher.
- Teach in a school in Denmark
- Create projects with your students
- Learn about pedagogical theories
- Hone your skills to become Another Kind of Teacher
Yr 4: Specialisation Year
Develop social and educational projects with your team mates
Become an expert within your chosen field
Put your skills and knowledge into practice
- Implement your own project somewhere in Europe