Student Guidance

Student Guidance & Mentor Counselling

The student guidance program at IPC provides the students with appropriate counselling regarding their further studies or doubts they might have entering the Danish educational system. We also provide the necessary tools for entering the  “Mentor Counselling Scheme Program” established by the Danish Ministry of Education.

Student Guidance

All students can set up an appointment with our resident counsellor. We cannot promise you that we will be able to answer all questions but we promise to provide competent guidance, support you with information, and if needed put you in contact with the relevant institutions throughout Denmark.

Felicity Markdal is the current student guidance counsellor at IPC and the project manager of a Study Counselling Project facilitated by IPC. The project’s main focus is to make a better overview of the study possibilities for foreigners in Denmark, and how they can enter the Danish education system. The project is carried out in 2015.



The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science has published an excellent guide to the possibilities for international students in Denmark. If you have questions please contact the agency directly here.

The Danish Ministry of Education
has also published an e-guide (in Danish). The e-guide offers valuable information on your study options, future job opportunities, and it provides easy-to-use guides on study techniques and the do’s and don’ts of studying. You can get free counselling over the phone or email. Check out the guide here.

Mentor Counseling

If you are a Danish Citizen, between 171/2 and 25 years, yet to complete a qualifying youth education (STX, HF, HTX or equivalent), and enlisted with Ungdommens Uddannelsevejledning (UU), then you might benefit from the Danish Ministry of Education’s program: “Mentor Counseling Scheme”. The purpose is to ensure that young people are familiar with all the rights and benefits of the educational system. If your counselor from UU agrees that a stay at IPC may enhance your chances for the enrolment at – and completion of a youth education, then you will have the opportunity to enjoy benefits from the Mentor Counseling Scheme.

The benefits include a qualified personal counselor, who will make sure that a written agreement between you, IPC, and UU is made. Further more (s)he will be able to guide you through social-, academic-, and personal issues. You will meet with your counselor on a regular basis. If it is needed the counselor will also help you with the transition from IPC to life afterwards. All counselors at the school are certified Mentor Counselors.

In order to qualify for this scheme an agreement has to be in place with your local UU counselor. If you are in doubt please do not hesitate to contact us at – we will do our best to help you with any questions you might have. Also remember that in order for you to be on the Mentor Counseling Scheme you need to complete at least a 12 week-course at the school. Read more about the courses here.

Check if you are eligible for the Mentor Counseling Scheme at your local UU-Center here.

Are you a counselor with a UU-Center and consider IPC you can find our general approach to students on the Mentor Counseling Scheme at IPC here.

If you are a non-Danish citizen you can also benefit from the Mentor Counseling Scheme – in this case, however, we recommend you contact the school beforehand to get all necessary information.

Our current Mentor Counselors are: Gertrud Tinning & Claus Staal.


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