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About KVUC

Copenhagen Adult Education Centre

We are Copenhagen's largest and most flexible adult education centre.

We offer a range of educational opportunities for adults and young adults with different needs, plans and dreams for their future.


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Education in the city center of Copenhagen

In Denmark adult education programmes are provided by adult education centres called VUCs. VUC is short for 'Voksenuddannelsescenter' (which literally translates to adult education center). 

KVUC is one of the larger adult education centres in Denmark. Our two buildings are located 700 metres apart in the city center of Copenhagen – making KVUC a part of Copenhagen’s cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Several thousand students with different social, cultural and ethnical background participate in our programmes and courses every year.

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Our mission

A chance to start anew

KVUC's students are mostly adults, 18-30 years of age. Some need help to get back on the track of education or to meet the demands of the labour market. Others need to solidify or supplement their skills. What they all have in common is that a chance to start over is crucial for their future prospects.

KVUC's mission is to provide education that brings our students further in life. To accomplish this mission we continuously develop our system of programmes and courses and adopt new teaching strategies.

Kvindelig kursist med kaffe arbejder på sin pc i kantinen i S1
We offer

Accessible and flexible education

At KVUC we offer a great variety of programmes and courses. Many of KVUC's programmes are provided as both complete units and as single-subject courses/exams permitting students to piece together a full programme step-by-step.

Some programmes also offer a choice between regular classroom-based teaching and e-learning (or a combination of the two). This allows students an opportunity to study in their own home at their own pace, while taking advantage of full tutor support.

We focus on each student's individual needs

At KVUC our student counsellors assist students in designing individual study schedules to match their specific backgrounds, wishes and needs.

Programmes and courses

KVUC offers a wide range of educational programmes. The five types of educational programmes target people with different levels of education and different plans and dreams for their future.


Supplementary examination courses

GS provides courses at upper secondary level specially designed for those who need to supplement their upper secondary education with subjects/levels, required for admission to specific programmes of higher education.

Read more about GS (in Danish)

Preparatory education for adults

FVU provides courses in basic reading, writing, and mathematics. The purpose of FVU is to meet students’ individual needs to enhance their basic skills, and FVU courses can be combined with courses in any of the other programmes at KVUC.

Read more about FVU (in Danish)

Special courses for dyslectics

OBU provides free special courses for dyslectic students, who need help writing and reading.
The courses are customized to fit their special needs, and the teachers are educated in dyslectic teaching.

Read more about OBU (in Danish)

Higher Preparatory Examination

HF is a programme of upper secondary education, and the target group includes young as well as mature adults – e.g. drop-outs from upper secondary schools. At KVUC we offer both individual HF courses and a complete Higher Preparatory Examination. HF courses are both available as classroom-based teaching and e-learning. A complete Higher Preparatory Examination provides access to short, medium, as well as long-cycle higher education at universities or other institutions of higher education.

Read more about HF (in Danish)

General Adult Education

General Adult Education (AVU) is similar to, but not identical with, the municipal primary and lower secondary school (the Danish 'Folkeskole'). The target group of AVU is both young adult and adults, who have never completed their lower secondary education or have a need to improve or supplement their basic education. AVU examinations qualifies for admission to continued education on a par with the school-leaving certificates obtained after the 9th and 10th forms of the Danish 'Folkeskole'. KVUC offer AVU courses as both classroom-based teaching and e-learning.

Read more about AVU (in Danish)
Quote - former student

Studying at KVUC has meant, that I can go for my dream of reading psychology at the University. It's a step towards making my dream come true.

Martin, student at HF

Organisation and management

Since January 2007 KVUC (like every other VUC in Denmark) has been a self-governing institution financed by the Danish state via the taximeter system.

The Ministry of Education issues the rules according to which the adult educational centres work.

Each VUC is headed by a principal, who answers to a board. The board has the overall responsibility for running the institution and its activities, while the Principal manages the day-to-day operations.

The top management at KVUC is made up of the Principal, the Vice-principal and the Head of Ressources.

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Tilmelding til HF, AVU og FVU
HF - Gymnasial uddannelse
AVU - 9. og 10. klasse for voksne
FVU - Læse, skrive og regne
Tilmelding til GS
GSK - Gymnasiale suppleringskurser
SOF - Supplerende overbygningsforløb