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Roskilde Technical College

A brief information in English

Roskilde Technical College is working focused to offer students to study abroad for a short or long period during their education



Roskilde Technical College offers several vocational education and training programmes (VET), HTX (Higher Technical Examination which is a Technical upper secondary education) and more advanced technical education. In addition to this the college offers further education for skilled workers, company-related courses and introductory courses for primary school pupils. 

Among our other activities are many developing activities within the Danish Vocational Education and Training System (VET). Furthermore the college participates in international activities, pilot projects and teacher/student exchanges.

Roskilde Technical College
 Postboks 132, Pulsen 10 • 4000 Roskilde • Denmark

 +45 46 300 400    rts@rts.dk
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Key Figures

  • Founded: 1840
  • Organisation: Decentralized
  • Facilities: 96,000 m ²
  • Employees: 410
  • Education programmes: 23
  • Introductory: 4,000 students
  • Labor market training: 5,000 persons
  • Workplacement abroad: 130
  • Characteristics: Broad
  • Principle: Strategy-orientated
  • Turnover: 328 million DKK
  • Students per year: 2,825
  • Courses/projects 600
  • Training placement at college: 110 students

Vocational education and training system (VET)

Vocational education and training consist of a basic programme divided into two basic courses and the main programme. VET-students enrolled directly after compulsory school will start on the first basic course, which older students can’t. They enroll directly in the second basis course. The length of each of the two basic courses is 20 weeks.

Main subject areas

At Roskilde Technical College we offer these two of four main subject areas of the Danish VET system:

  • Food, agriculture and hospitality
  • Technology, construction and transportation

Main programmes

The main programme of the Danish VET is based on the alternating principle typically organized as 4-5 periods of school-based education and training at the workplace. The students must therefore have a training agreement with an approved company which offers training. The main programme typically takes 3 to 3½ years, but can be shorter or longer for certain programmes. Main programmes are offered at EQF level 3 (1,5 years), at EQF level 4 (3 years) and some programmes at EQF level 5 ( 5 years).

Main programmes at Roskilde Technical College

Roskilde Technical College offers these vocational main programmes. The Danish name for each main programme is stated in parenthesis:

Food, agriculture and hospitality

Technology, construction and transportation


Certificate Supplements - Vocational education

Europass Certificate Supplement informs foreign employers what you are able to do with your education. More than 200 Vocational Education and Adult Vocational Training programmes have been described in English and Danish.
 Certificate Supplements - Vocational education 

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Educational and Vocational Guidance

Educational and Vocational Guidance

Roskilde Technical College has a number of student advisers employed to guide the students in regard to their studies, as well as in regard to personal and social matters related to the community. The student advisers also work together with advisers from other institutions and labour market organisations.
 Educational and Vocational Guidance (in Danish)


The college is working focused to offer students to study abroad for a short or long period during their education. We have student exchanges with most of the European countries and Australia. Roskilde Technical College doesn't offer foreign students to study at the college unless they've got comprehensive knowledge of the Danish language.
 Internalisation - work and study (in Danish)

Students going abroad

Two students and an instructor explain, why it is a good experience to work and study abroad. (Video: Roskilde Technical College - Vocational Education and Training)
Organisational Structure

Organisational Structure

Roskilde Technical College has a board of 12 members. The board is composed of representatives from both sides of the labour market organisations covering all the fields of education within the college, and one representative from Roskilde municipality. Below the board four directors constistute the executive management. A group of six Assistant Vice-principals who support the Heads of five Divisions in their daily management supplement this executive management.
 Board members (in Danish)
 Directors (in Danish)


The college is a self-governing institution financed by the government through the taximeter system, which is based on the number of enrolled students. The students are counted every fifth week and each student releases an amount of money for the college. It's then the college's responsibility to balance the budget.


Roskilde is situated centrally on the island of Zealand. Roskilde railway station is only a 25 minutes train ride from the Copenhagen central station and 45 minutes by train from the airport in Copenhagen. Roskilde is an ancient city with many historical buildings and monuments. Besides, the city is a unique education centre with a wide range of schools and education programmes from elementary school to university level. There are about 50.000 inhabitants in Roskilde at the time.
 Roskilde Kommune (in English)


Roskilde Technical College was founded in 1840 by the local master artisans. It's one of the oldest technical colleges in Denmark. At that time, the education took place in the evening an was based on theoretical training as geometrical, ornamental and free hand drawings.
 The history of Roskilde Tekniske Skole (in Danish)


Roskilde Technical College is today among the ten largest technical colleges in Denmark with 2825 full-time students per year. Roskilde Technical College has 410 employees of this approximately 280 are appointed teachers.
 Roskilde Tekniske Skole (in Danish)



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Roskilde Tekniske Skole
(postadresse og administration)
Postboks 132, Pulsen 10
4000 Roskilde

 46 300 400
 Mandag-torsdag kl. 8-15.30
 Fredag kl. 8-14


CVR-nr. 44053128
EAN-nr. 5798000556874