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Student residence permit in Denmark

  • Residence permit in Norway for non-EU students

    Quick guide

    • Apply online.
    • Processing fee: 235 EUR.
    • Processing time: up to 2 months.
    • Financial resources: 5903 DKK / month.

    If you intend to stay in Denmark for less than 3 months

    You may have to apply for a Schengen Visa (if you intend to stay up to 90 days) or a visa type D (if you wish to stay more than 90 days but less than 180 days) at your local Danish embassy or consulate.

    Students form certain countries do not require a visa to enter Denmark.

    [List of countries whose citizens don't require a visa to enter Europe].

    If you intend to stay in Denmark for more than 3 months

    Students wishing to stay in Denmark for a period of time longer than 3 months are required to apply for a student residence permit.

    How to apply for your student residence permit in Denmark

    Even though you are able to submit your application in paper format, it is advisable to do it online since it is the fastest and most convenient way.

    When requesting a student residence permit in Denmark, it is your higher education institution in Denmark the one that will start the application process. Once your institution has completed their part, you will receive a password and a reference number. You may use both to log in to the system to finish your application.

    [Online application for residence permit in Denmark].

    Students who don't require a visa to enter Denmark

    If you don't require a visa to enter Denmark, you may apply for your student residence permit from abroad or when you arrive in Denmark during your visa-free stay.

    Students who require a visa to enter Denmark

    You will have to apply before you come to study in Denmark at the Danish embassy or consulate in your country.

    Documents required to apply for your student residence permit in Denmark

    Along with your application, you are required to submit the documents as listed below:

    • A copy of your passport, including the front page. Make sure your passport is valid throughout the entire period of your stay in Denmark.
    • Proof of payment of your tuition fees (if applicable).
    • A proof of sufficient financial means or copy of your grant/scholarship stating you can support yourself financially throughout your time as a student in Denmark.

    Please, check with your local Danish embassy or consulate in your country if you need to provide additional documentation.

    If your documents were not originally issued in Danish, English, German, Norwegian, or Swedish, you are required to have them translated to either English or Danish.

    The cost of the application is 235 EUR and the usual processing time is up to 2 months.

    In order for your student residence permit in Denmark to be granted, you will need to prove you have, at least, 5903 DKK per month to support yourself financially.

    Source: The Danish Immigration Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

  • Residence permit in Denmark for EU students

    Quick guide

    • EU students have the right to reside in Denmark without applying for a residence permit. However, you need to obtain a registration certificate at your local State Administration office in Denmark.
    • Application form for a certificate of registration in Denmark.
    • Financial resources: 5903 DKK / month.
    • Make sure you have your European Health Insurance Card.

    EU students have the right to study, work and live in Denmark without the need for a permit. However, EU students are requested to inform the authorities they are residing in Denmark if they intend to stay for a period of time longer than 3 months. EU students must submit a filled-in form in person at the nearest regional State Administration office (Statsforvaltningerne). Upon approval, Statsforvaltning will issue a certificate of registration.

    [Click here to download the application form for a certificate of registration in Denmark].

    [Click here to locate your nearest regional State Administration office].

    Source: The Danish Immigration Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.