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Upper secondary education in Esbjerg Municipality

Esbjerg offers many various specialisations and types of upper secondary education

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An upper secondary education is a way to prepare yourself for working life, or maybe a higher education and university, while you start specialising in particular areas of interest ranging from vocational training to business or science.

The upper secondary schools in Esbjerg Municipality offer high-quality education, modern facilities, and an attractive and vibrant study environment.

Upper secondary education

Upper secondary schools prepare the students for the labour market or a continued and higher education. Esbjerg offers a wide range of choices for upper secondary education.

In Ribe and in Esbjerg, there are upper secondary schools – gymnasium or HF (Higher Preparatory Examination) – and business-focused schools. In Esbjerg, there are business, technical, and international upper secondary schools, as well as one vocational school.

New international diploma programme

A big step for Esbjerg

Since 2015, Esbjerg Gymnasium has offered an international diploma programme (IB). The programme has been created in collaboration with companies in Esbjerg, Esbjerg Municipality, Business Esbjerg, Esbjerg International School, and Esbjerg Gymnasium & HF.

On a national scale, there are more than 200 Danish gymnasiums (upper secondary schools or high schools), however, only 13 of those are approved IB schools. The international diploma programme in Esbjerg is an essential step in Esbjerg’s strategy for growth towards 2020. With the rapid growth in the energy and offshore sector, Esbjerg has evolved into an international city with the need for both Danish and international employees, and its ability to offer an international diploma programme makes it possible to accommodate the needs of international students and families.

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High-performance sports and education

If your dream is to become a professional athlete and compete on a high-performance level, you have the opportunity to combine your education with high-performance sports. This sports programme is offered at elementary school, secondary school, technical school, or if you attend a higher education programme.

The programme offers:

  • Absence granted for the purpose of training or matches/competitions
  • Supplementary teaching as compensation for missed classes
  • Athletes are granted a personal mentor
  • Athletes are given the opportunity to participate in a “buddy system.”

The Esbjerg Model

In Esbjerg, you have the opportunity to go on a special Team Denmark line for young sports talents.This means that there are flexible conditions for elite athletes, who want to take an academic education.

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