IMPORTANT: Your application must be sent to (and if you are sending it from your e-boks you must select ‘Hvidovre Gymnasium & HF’). You may not come to the school without an appointment. Please contact student counsellor Annike Kjær Hansen to arrange a time for a personal interview.


At Hvidovre Gymnasium & HF you can take a one-year Danish high school integration course which is aimed at students who have a language other than Danish as their mother tongue.  This course has been created especially for immigrants and refugees.

In everyday language the package is known as ‘GIF’, and it is a one-year Danish high school integration program for refugees and immigrants who have a Danish residence permit.

Successful completion of the course allows students to apply for higher education in Denmark: with a GIF exam certificate you can apply for most higher education courses on an equal footing with applicants who have the Danish high school General Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate – ‘The Gymnasium’ (Stx) and ‘The Higher Preparatory Examination’ (HF).

You can apply for enrollment right up until the beginning of the course in August, but it will be an advantage if you submit your application during March-April so we have plenty of time to process it.

Application form for GIF 2022

Read about admission requirements for GIF

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about GIF here