Denmark Study Permit

Students looking for options to study abroad can choose Denmark. This country is a good choice for many reasons. Denmark has many top-ranked universities and offers scholarships and grants to deserving students. The housing and living costs are reasonable and students will get an opportunity to experience the unique culture, cuisine, and traditions of Denmark.

What are the requirements for students?

The requirements for studying in Denmark is dependent on your country of origin. If you are from any of the Nordic countries i.e. Norway, Sweden or Finland, you can study in the country without the need for any requirements. You will only need a personal identification number which will be given to you when you submit your passport or any other personal identification on arrival.

If you belong to the EU or EEA or Switzerland, you can stay in Denmark for up to three months if you have a valid passport. However, if you plan to stay for more than three months, you will need a Danish registration certificate. With this certificate you will get a personal identification number which is essential if you want to work in the country.

If you are not from the EU or EEA, you will require a permit to study in Denmark. The kind of permit will depend on the duration of your stay. If you are planning to stay here for less than three months, you will need a permit and for a longer stay of more than three months you will need a residence permit. Here are more details:

Permit for short term stay

You can submit for this permit at the Danish embassy or consulate in your country. This permit however does not allow you to work in Denmark.

Residence permit for long-term stay

If you must stay in Denmark for more than three months for your studies, then you will have to submit for a residence permit. You can make the form at the Danish embassy in your home country. With the residence permit, students can work in Denmark for 20 hours per week.

The residence permit will be valid for the duration of your program, so you need not bother about renewing it during your program. It is better to begin your process three months before you travel to Denmark.

  • A valid passport
  • Proof that you have the financial resources to support your stay during your course
  • Proof of proficiency in either English or Danish based on which language you are doing the course
  • Proof of travel insurance purchase
  • Proof of having planned for your accommodation during your stay

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