What is FVU?

FVU is a free Danish course for adults who wish to become better at Danish, mathematics, IT or English.

Many students choose a course in FVU to become better at Danish. If you want to improve your Danish skills, please read about the subjects FVU Start and FVU Danish. In addition, we offer the courses FVU Mathematics and FVU Digital.

You can take a test in FVU. The final exams in FVU Danish and FVU Mathematics provide access to the vocational educations. Furthermore, you can use FVU Danish step test 2 and 3 in an application for a permanent residence permit. You can use FVU Danish step test 4 in an application for Danish citizenship.

FVU is not for beginners. You must have some knowledge of Danish in advance – this also applies to FVU Mathematics and FVU Digital.

FVU is short for Forberedende VoksenUndervisning (Preparatory education for adults)

FVU Start

FVU Start is a course for bilinguals. Students often start with this course. You will expand your vocabulary, and you will become better at speaking and understanding the Danish language. At FVU Start, the focus is on your spoken language. Once you have completed FVU Start you can continue with the other FVU subjects.

FVU Danish

FVU Danish is designed for you who want to improve your writing in Danish. We give you the tools you need to become better at reading and writing. We work on writing, spelling, reading and grammar.

FVU Danish is divided into 4 steps. Step 1 is the lowest and step 4 is the highest. Each step concludes with a written step test (trintest).

You can use step test 4 in FVU Danish to apply for a vocational education. You can also use step test 4 as documentation for your Danish skills if you are applying for Danish citizenship. Step test 4 corresponds to a 9th grade final examination. Step test 2 and 3 you can use if you want to apply for a permanent residence permit.

You can combine FVU with the Danish Language Course. That might be a good idea if you want to become proficient in especially the written disciplines. But FVU is also for you who have completed one of the Danish Language Courses or you who are no longer entitled to the free Danish Language Course.

FVU Mathematics

FVU Mathematics is designed for you who want to get better at mathematics. We work with the mathematical problems you encounter in your everyday life. Mathematics is useful at work and when you manage your personal finances. You will strengthen your understanding of numbers and become better at calculating.

FVU Mathematics is divided into two steps. Step test 2 in FVU Mathematics corresponds to the 9th grade final examination in mathematics. It provides access to the vocational educations.

FVU English

FVU English is a new course. Please, call us if you want to hear more about it. 

FVU Digital

FVU Digital is designed for you who want to get better at IT. You will become familiar with digital tools, and you will learn to solve tasks on PC, mobile and iPad.

FVU digital consists of 3 steps. You do not need to have any prerequisites in IT to start at step 1. After step 3, you have the option to conclude with a written test.

Get started


Before you start, you will be invited to a screening where we will figure out your level. A screening consists of a test and an interview and takes about one and a half hours. Once we know your level, we will find you a class that fits into your everyday life.

Time and place

Classes take place at our language schools in Glostrup, Ballerup and on Amager.

Most classes meet twice a week. We have morning classes, afternoon classes and evening classes.

In Glostrup, we have a full-time class. You have classes five days a week – four days FVU Danish and one day FVU Mathematics.