The Danish Ministry of Higher Education will reduce the number of students on English language programmes to prevent so many leaving the country after completing their studies.
The target is to cut one in four places on English language vocational courses, meaning that there will be 1,600 fewer places in 2017 compared to 2015.
Currently, one in five graduates from these courses remains in Denmark two years after they qualified.
Education Minister Søren Pind said of the situation: “We can see that the number of foreign students that come here to get an education paid for by Danish taxpayers has increased sharply in recent years. But there are far too few staying and contributing to Denmark afterwards. So we need to make a reduction in admissions.”
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