The purpose of this statistic is to give a description of Danish students' study visits abroad and foreign students' study visits in Denmark within the field of higher ordinary education.
The statistics related to exchange students give an annual counting of the number of student exchange programs at ISCED 2011-level 5-6 and 7 educational programs. The statistics is divided by the length of the exchange period, education, geographical area and the exchange students' gender.
Data are sent in electronically format to Statistics Denmark. Various control procedures are applied to assure correctness in the data. If necessary the educational institutions are contacted to clarify. In all cases the data are total counts.
The statistics of exchange students is used e.g. by ministries, researchers, politicians, educational institutions, offices of the educational institutions and other interested parties. The purposes are related to planning (public and private) research, education, measuring of internationalization and debate.
The Statistic is, in general, very precise. There are a limited number of uncertainties but their influence on the final result is minimal. The statistic is published with all known information available and no revisions are usually needed.
Data for the statistic about exchange students are reported from the educational establishments during January and February. The results are published during spring that year. In general the statistic is published according to the announced time. Due to Covid-19 there have been minor delays of the statistic.
The Statistical unit of the Universities also publish statistics on exchange students. This statistics counts students being registered at the institutions and not finished stays as Statistics Denmark. For further details refer to The Statistical Services of the Universities - table H - Internalization. Danish students will, in general, have the same registered education in Demark and on their exchange trip. However there can be differences which is usually because of one of two cases: 1. It has been assessed that there are many similarities between the education in Denmark and the one on the exchange trip. In practice it has to hold that the two educations have the same classification according to Denmarks Statistics classification Disced 2015. 2. Some students are on exchange on a bachelor or masters education, while registered on a PH.D. in Denmark, this is possible because some students begin a PH.D. before ending their bachelor/masters degree.
The statistics are published in Nyt fra Danmarks Statistik. In the StatBank Denmark the statistics is published under the subject International students. For more information please check the statistic's subject page.