Saving Up Pre-Course – a solution for you?
To earn the 1st year tuition fee of € 9.500, our students can join the Saving Up Pre-Course, that starts a year prior to a new team starts. Since the tuition fee for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th years is covered by the so-called “common economy”, this means that you only need to have €1.000 for the enrolment fee to join DNS. We offer this because we believe money should not determine who can study at DNS. Besides that, we have many partners that love having DNS students work for them.
Who can join?
Anyone can apply to join the Saving Up Pre-Course team. Though to secure that DNS can offer this solution to those that most need it, each applicant will be contacted to evaluate if they have other options of saving up the money. When you join the Saving Up Pre-course you need to be flexible and up for trying out whatever work you can get, and responsible in taking care of the job you get.
What kind of jobs can I get?
DNS has cooperated with employers in Denmark for a number of years. Depending on your skills and previous experience – and what needs the employers have at the moment – the teachers at DNS will work with you to find a fitting position. Here are some examples of jobs DNS’ers have had in the last few years:
- Care worker / assistant at care home
- Building / construction work
- Cooking / cleaning
- Farm work / gardening
- English teacher
When does it start?
The Saving Up Pre-Course starts every year in September, to allow participants a year to save up the tuition fee. If you already have some funds to pay for tuition, you can start later. Though the earlier you join, the better opportunities you will have to get “more interesting” jobs.
At the beginning of your Saving Up period, you will have a week’s introduction at DNS, to familiarize yourself with the teachers and the college.
Will I be alone?
No, you will not be alone. Once you join the Saving Up Pre-course, you will join DNS and the other members of your team that is saving up. The participants on the Saving Up Pre-Course meet for a study weekend at DNS once a month. At the study weekend you will have activities with your team and other DNS teams, such as sports and music. Your teacher will give introductory courses to relevant topics, and there is time to talk about challenges and reflections.
What are the benefits?
Apart from securing funding for your education, here are some added benefits of joining the Saving Up pre-course:
- Build your team
- Improve your English
- Learn Danish
- Gain valuable experience
Have the chance to have affordable education abroad!
Now it is possible to join the Saving Up Pre-course and earn money for your tuition together with you team.
I learned so much from my saving up job, where I worked with young people with challenging behaviour. I had the opportunity to see things from their perspective, which was a first for me.
Without a doubt I can use this experience in my future work as a teacher.
– Inés, DNS 2017
Since I had previous experience with construction work, I had the opportunity to work on different redecorating projects….
A lot of plastering and painting but also mounting ceiling panels.