No second degrees for Danish graduates and students

The Danish government has introduced a law that prevents students from studying for a second university degree.

This means that those who already have one degree will not be able to study for a degree in a different subject. More crucially, however, those who have embarked upon a course and find it was the wrong choice will not be able to transfer to another subject.

The aim of the legislation is to save money which will instead be used to fund the country’s unemployment system.

One Danish news agency has reported that up to 2,200 students each year could be affected. However, the government says that around a third of those will be exempt from the ruling for either health reasons or because their first qualification has become obsolete.

Read more here from The Local

http://www.thelocal.dk/20161219/denmark-passes-education-cap-despite-protests

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