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1. Study Options Introduction Degree Programmes Undergraduates Academy Profession degree Bachelor’s degrees Postgraduate Study PhD Exchange programmes Short-term programmes and summer schools Admission Requirements Introduction Undergraduate programmes Postgraduate Programmes Candidatus/Master's programmes PhD Application deadlines Undergraduates Postgraduates Tuition fees and scholarships Introduction Tuition Scholarships and Grants Danish Government Scholarships The Danish State Educational Support – SU Erasmus Mundus Fulbright Commission Ploteus database The Researcher’s Mobility Portal Nordplus & Tempus Domestic scholarships and grants The Danish Way of Teaching Wa Teaching 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 9 9 9 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 16
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Introduction The Danish grading system 5. Accreditation and Quality Assurance Assurance Introduction Accreditation and Quality Assurance Your guarantee of a quality experience
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Permits, Visas and Red Tape Tape 20 Introduction 20 Residence permits for non-EU citizens 20 FAQs 21 Registration certificate for EU/EEA citizens 22 Nordic citizens 22 Visas 22 The Civil Registration System 23 To obtain a civil registry number on the basis of residence you must meet all the following conditions... 23 Recommended steps to register in Denmark for students coming to study in Denmark for one semester or longer 24 Health and Safety Introduction Healthcare Staying in Denmark without registering with the Civil Registration System Students from EU/EEA or Switzerland Residing in Denmark when registering with the Civil Registration System Emergencies Safety Emergency contacts Insurance Culture shock Housing in Denmark Introduction Finding a place to live Types of accommodation Student halls of residence (‘kollegier’) Private housing (‘privat værelse’) Housing culture How to find accommodation Housing links Copenhagen Århus Aalborg Odense Esbjerg Sønderborg Housing benefit (‘Boligsikring’) FAQs Learning Danish Introduction Language courses Online learning 26 26 26 26 26 26 27 27 27 28 28 30 30 30 30 30 30 31 31 31 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 33 34 34 34 34
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Working in Denmark Introduction Hours and Legalities Student Jobs Taxes How do I pay tax in Denmark? What is a tax card? How do I get a tax card? Leaving Denmark After graduation Lifestyle Introduction Money Budget Example Sample prices: Table Tuition fees Scholarships and grants In order to be eligible for a scholarship you must be... You are not eligible for a scholarship if... The Danish State Educational Support – SU Erasmus Mundus Fulbright Commission Ploteus database The Researcher’s Mobility Portal Nordplus & Tempus Domestic scholarships and grants Public libraries Clubs and associations Leisure time Travel Travel Introduction Gateway to Europe Around Denmark Arriving from abroad Arriving in eastern Denmark Bicycle culture
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Your perspective. insurance and learning Danish? In this guide you will find the answers to these and other questions.dk Page 5 of 47 .studyindenmark. If you are thinking about studying in Denmark.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics Your study. Enjoy :) www. you will have some basic questions: • • • • • • Which programmes are available in English? What is the teaching like? Do I need a visa? Can I work during my studies? How much money will I need to live on? And what about accommodation.
You can choose between several types of programmes taught entirely in English: – Degree programmes – Exchange programmes – Short-term programmes and summer schoolsac The scope of our offering is vast. ACADEMIES OF PROFESSIONAL PROFESSIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION EDUCATION (Erhvervsakademier) UNIVERSITY COLLEGES (Professionshøjskoler) (Professionshøjskoler) UNIVERSITIES 3-YEAR BACHELOR'S PROGRAMMES BA PROGRAMMES The university Bachelor’s programme is research-based and provides students with a broad academic foundation as well as specialised knowledge. Study Options All programmes taught in English at Danish higher education institutions Introduction Danish higher education institutions offer a range of opportunities for international students. INSTITUTIONS INSTITUTIONS ACADEMIES OF PROFESSIONAL PROFESSIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION EDUCATION (Erhvervsakademier) UNIVERSITY COLLEGES (Professionshøjskoler) (Professionshøjskoler) 3-4 1/2 YEAR PROFESSIONAL BACHELOR'S PROFESSIONAL BA PROGRAMMES PROGRAMMES The Professional Bachelor’s programmes combine theoretical study with practical application in a range of subject areas such as business. you must meet both the academic and language requirements. etc. tourism. What’s more. IT. including business.dk Page 6 of 47 . etc. food industry. We have the right course for you. whether you are interested in a research-oriented programme or more hands-on vocational training.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics 1.studyindenmark. Work placements are always included in the programmes. The UNIVERSITIES www. The programmes are available in a range of disciplines. multimedia. social work. Thanks to credit transfer opportunities. nursing. To gain admission. which prepare students to enter specific professions. You can choose between three types of Danish educational institutions. IT. engineering. education. All programmes are internationally recognised and of the highest quality. More than 500 programmes are taught in English. STUDY PROGRAMME TUDY PROGRAMME 2-YEAR ACADEMY PROFESSION (AP) PROGRAMMES ACADEMY PROFESSION PROGRAMMES The Academy Profession programmes combine theory with practice and are suited for employment in business and industry. our system is flexible. you will sometimes be able to move between institutions. technology.
you first need to decide on the purpose of your studies. 3-YEAR PHD PROGRAMMES PROGRAMMES The PhD programme is research-based and contains independent research. What is your ultimate goal? Do you want a professional qualification that will lead to a specific career? Then you might wish to consider one of the Academy Profession or Professional Bachelor’s programmes. students can enter the labour market or undertake further studies (PhD). Upon completion of the programme. The PhD programme holds various opportunities for financial support. You will learn to identify. 2-YEAR CANDIDATUS/MASTER'S PROGRAMMES CANDIDATUS/MASTER'S PROGRAMMES The Candidatus/Master’s programme is research-based and gives students a theoretical knowledge combined with the ability to apply this practically. group activities and project work. They are offered at academies of professional higher education (‘Erhvervsakademier’). UNIVERSITIES All Topics UNIVERSITIES Degree Programmes International students can choose from more than 500 degree programmes. In addition to attending lectures. design and www. You will also complete work placements in Danish or overseas companies – giving you the chance to apply your skills and knowledge in practice.studyindenmark. if you are focused on academic achievement. Academy Profession degree An Academy Profession (AP) degree programme is for you if you seek employment in business and industry. select and analyse data and information from a variety of sources. An AP programme normally lasts two years. they offer a niche set of programmes and tend to be smaller than universities. This ensures that the skills you’ll acquire will be as current and advanced as possible. They offer more time for independent study. participation in research networks and often placements at other. These tend to be fairly structured. Facilitating close contact between students and local companies. teaching. Some examples of AP programmes taught in English are: communications.dk Page 7 of 47 . primarily foreign. with each year divided into two semesters. computer science. research institutions. with periods of compulsory work placement. Undergraduates Before choosing your programme. However.STUDY IN DENMARK programmes qualify students to enter the labour market and to pursue post-graduate studies. AP degree programmes are developed in close collaboration with representatives from their respective professional sector. you may prefer a more research-based Bachelor’s degree. These can be found all over Denmark. AP students often undertake project work in small or larger groups. Combining theory and practice.
Main characteristics (Prof. project work and group activities. It will give you exceptional theoretical knowledge. Main characteristics (AP) characteristics Two years (120 Europe Credit and Transfer Accumulation System credits) Focus on applied learning and professional skills Collaboration with business and industry Work placements Bachelor’s degrees There are two kinds of Bachelor’s degrees offered by Danish higher education institutions: a Professional Bachelor’s degree and a University Bachelor’s degree.studyindenmark. combined with the ability to apply it practically. Teaching is research-based.BA) 3 to 4½ years (180-270 ECTS credits) Oriented towards specific professions Theory and practice in one programme The University Bachelor ’s degree is awarded after the completion of a three-year Bachelor’ undergraduate programme.dk Page 8 of 47 . With a great selection of subject areas to choose from. To complete the programme successfully. research-based course that takes two years. In addition to attending lectures. journ alism and social education. The theoretical foundation is also applied practically through work placements. A broad range of interdisciplinary programmes have been developed to meet the needs of a www. marketing management and multimedia design. students must submit a final project.BA) characteristics (Prof. in certain subjects. The programme qualifies you to either enter the labour market or to pursue postgraduate studies. Main characteristics (University Bachelor) characteristics Three years (180 ECTS credits) Research-based education Predominantly theoretical Preparation for postgraduate study Postgraduate Study Candidatus/Master ’s degree Candidatus/Master’ A Candidatus/Master’s degree is an advanced. students participate in seminars. It is Bachelor’ awarded after three to four and a half years of study. health and nutrition. nursing. Most programmes give access to further study at the postgraduate level.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics technology. Towards the end of the programme you are required to submit a final project. These institutions have strong links to businesses and universities. as well as specialised knowledge. normally undertaken within one or two subject areas. including engineering. It includes a final dissertation (normally 30-60 ECTS credits) or. Professional Bachelor’s degrees are offered at university colleges (‘Professionshøjskoler’). teacher training. as well as other research institutes within their region. a more practical project. IT management. A Professional Bachelor ’s degree qualifies you to enter a specific profession. It provides students with a broad academic foundation. university colleges offer you a unique opportunity to undertake a career-oriented education programme. hospitality and tourism management.
PhD students are often encouraged to participate in research networks.dk Page 9 of 47 .STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics globalised. including placements at overseas research institutions. These educational establishments all offer excellent research. However. if you don’t find any helpful information there.europa. Teaching and completion of a dissertation are both integral to the programme. Main characteristics (Master's degree) characteristics Two years (120 ECTS credits) Research-based Career oriented PhD A Danish PhD usually lasts three years. library and laboratory facilities. you will be able to enter the labour market or undertake further studies (e. knowledge-based society. please contact the international office of the Danish institution where you wish to study. They are offered at research institutions and universities that have established a PhD school. Short-term programmes and summer schools International students have many options in terms of short-term study programmes or summer schools in English.eu/euraxess/ Exchange programmes If you want to study in Denmark as an exchange student. A range of funding opportunities are available. Usually. Main characteristics (PhD) characteristics Three years (180 ECTS credits) Research Teaching required Opportunities for financial support] Useful links Researchers Mobility Portal http://ec. They also provide a unique chance to work with Danish and other international students. a PhD). Both give you the opportunity to increase your skills and knowledge. We advise you to contact your own educational establishment first to find out more.studyindenmark.studyindenmark. Upon completion of the programme. you must already be enrolled at a higher education institution. such students come to Denmark through an agreement like Erasmus or a governmental bilateral agreement. Useful links: Visit the Danish higher education Institutions and see the short-term programmes and summer schools on offer http://www. please visit Researchers Mobility Portal for more information.dk/study-in-denmark/danish-higher-educationinstitutions www.g. They typically last between four to six weeks. If you are considering studying in Denmark. within and outside your field of study. a summer school is a great introduction. You will be able to conduct in-depth research under expert supervision and with access to the latest equipment and information.
dk Page 10 of 47 .STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics Studyindenmark. All higher education courses taught in English are listed here.dk's database will help you find the study programme you are looking for. Please use the search function or select one of the course categories.studyindenmark.studyindenmark.dk/study-in-denmark/find-your-international-studyprogramme www. http://www.
However. All programmes require a high standard of English. Requirements vary from programme to programme. each institution is responsible for its own admissions. you also have to prove that you are proficient in Danish. Certain study programmes have additional admission requirements.an internationally recognised Bachelor's degree of good standard or equivalent . To prove a satisfactory proficiency in English.studyindenmark. please contact the institution you are interested in for specific admission requirements. you generally need to have a Master's/Candidatus degree or equivalent.iu.dk Page 11 of 47 .proof of proficiency in English . To check whether or not this is the case. You will be required to take a test called ‘Danish as a Foreign Language’ (‘Studieprøven i dansk som andetsprog’) or ‘Danish Test 2’ (‘Danskprøve 2’). the Danish Agency for International Education also provides general information on the assessment of foreign qualifications. In some areas. such as previous study of a specific subject area or practical work experience. the language tests TOEFL or IELTS are often used.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics 2. For admission to programmes in Danish. www. a four-year PhD programme is offered to students who have completed a Bachelor’s qualification and one year of study at postgraduate level. For more information on foreign qualifications and entry to Danish higher education.dk/entry Postgraduate Programmes Candidatus/Master's programmes Admission requirements for Candidatus/Master's programmes are: . Some programmes may require you to have passed ‘Danish Test 3’ (‘Danskprøve 3’). additional tests and potential credit transfers can be obtained from the institutions' admissions offices.iu. Please visit en. please click http://en. Admission Requirements Admission requirements and assessment of your academic qualifications Introduction In Denmark. Further information about entrance qualifications. if the programme is taught in Danish PhD To embark on a PhD.dk (Assessment and recognition) Undergraduate programmes You can apply for an undergraduate programme if you hold a qualification comparable to a Danish qualifying examination.proof of proficiency in Danish.
the deadline is 1 September. deadlines can vary.dk Page 12 of 47 . We advise you to contact the relevant institution directly for more details. Postgraduates For postgraduate studies. the admission deadline is 15 March for courses starting in August or September. www. The application forms are available from the institutions approximately two months before the deadline.studyindenmark. For those courses.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics Application deadlines Undergraduates For undergraduate studies. A few institutions have additional intakes in January or February.
Similarly. your studies are free of charge. your studies are free. Tuition fees and scholarships Tuition. In order to be eligible for a scholarship you must be: • a citizen of a country outside the EU and the European Economic Area • enrolled in a full degree higher education programme • granted a time-limited residence permit in Denmark due to education You are not eligible for a scholarship: • if you are studying in Denmark on the grounds of a bilateral exchange agreement • if you have a legal claim to the rights of Danish citizens • if you have been granted a residence permit at the time of admission by the Danish Aliens Consolidations Act §9c. Similarly.000 Euros. Danish Government Scholarships Danish higher education institutions receive a limited number of government scholarships each year to fund highly qualified full-degree students from non-EU/ EEA countries.studyindenmark.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics 3. if you are participating in an exchange programme. and who is a citizen of a country that is not acceded to the EU or covered by the EEA agreement www. Annual tuition fees for full-time degree students range from 6. Scholarships and Grants Denmark offers scholarships and grants to nationals from countries inside and outside the EU.000 to 16.dk Page 13 of 47 . scholarships and grants Introduction Students from the European Union and the wider European Economic Area don’t pay tuition fees for higher education in Denmark. as the child of a foreign citizen who has been granted a residence permit in accordance with the Danish Aliens Consolidations Act §9a. subsection 1. Tuition Students from the European Union or the wider European Economic Area don’t pay tuition fees for higher education in Denmark. You also don’t pay for tuition if you have a: • permanent residence permit (‘Permanent opholdstilladelse’) • temporary residence permit that can be upgraded to a permanent one (‘Midlertidig opholdstilladelse mmf varigt ophold’) • parent from a non-EU/EEA country who is already working in Denmark All other students have to pay tuition fees. if you are participating in an exchange programme.
www. For further information about Erasmus Mundus. However.dk/English/Sider/equalstatuseurules. As an international student you may.su.su.dk/English/Sider/equalstatusdanishrules. These are offered jointly by a Danish institution and another European university or college. Fulbright Commission American students may. who individually decide which students are selected to receive a scholarship.dk Page 14 of 47 .aspx or according to • Rules of EU law: http://www. for example. be eligible to apply for a Fulbright scholarship. visit the website of the Danish Education Support Agency at http://www. however. as the scholarships are administered by the individual institution.dk/English/Sider/foreign. Ploteus database Several scholarship programmes for students from inside and outside the EU are listed at the EU-database Ploteus. For further information about the governement scholarship.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics • if you are a student who is eligible for a grant in accordance with Danish Law regarding the State Education Fund The scholarships are administered by the higher education institutions. Students studying in a European country participating in the Erasmus programme can apply for exchange and mobility grants.studyindenmark. it is also possible to apply for a scholarship to undertake specific Master's degree programmes. You may be granted equal status according to: • Danish rules: http://www. apply for equal status in so far as the state educational support is concerned. The Danish State Educational Support – SU The Danish state educational support (SU) is generally only awarded to Danish citizens. The Researcher’s Mobility Portal PhD students and researchers should look at The Researcher's Mobility Portal. please consult the higher education institution’s admission details.su. Further information is available at the Denmark-American Foundation and the Fulbright Commission website. you should enquire about further details at the higher education institution of your choice.aspx Erasmus Mundus Through the Erasmus Mundus scheme.aspx For details about how to apply. Please note: the government scholarship consists of two parts and can be given as full or partial tuition fee waivers and/or grants towards covering your living costs. please click here: Erasmus Mundus in Denmark .
iu.htm Ploteus http://ec.studyindenmark. can apply for grants through the Nordplus and Tempus programmes.europa. Domestic scholarships and grants If you are studying through an exchange agreement or as a visiting student.STUDY IN DENMARK Nordplus & Tempus All Topics Students in Nordic countries. then the possibility of obtaining financial assistance will depend on your home institution.dk/grants-and-scholarships/erasmus-mundus Fulbright Comission http://www. and certain European countries outside the EU.europa. There are several options.org/ Tempus http://ec.eu/euraxess/ www.eu/ploteus/ Researchers Mobility Portal http://ec.eu/education/external-relation-programmes/doc70_en. If you are currently studying in a country outside the EU/EEA.dk/grants-and-scholarships/cultural-agreements Erasmus Mundus in Denmark http://en.wemakeithappen.iu.dk Page 15 of 47 . Useful links: Danish Cultural Agreement Programmes http://en. we advise you to seek information about grants and scholarships there.nordplusonline.europa.dk/ Nordplus http://www.
problem based learning and social interaction is an integral part of your education at all levels. Evaluation will be an ongoing process. you will find that open discussion. An international student describes it this way: “When you work with others. The Danish Way of Teaching The Danish educational system and way of teaching Introduction As a student in Denmark. China Danish professors often have experience as working professionals. many Danish educational institutions are partnered with local companies and public organisations for research purposes. many Danish educational institutions are partnered with local companies and public organisations for research purposes.on your own and with your fellow students. Thus. study independently. several programmes include the opportunity to gain vital work experience. Thus.” . In addition to attending traditional lectures. Moreover. As a student here. offering students an invaluable practical perspective.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics 4. several programmes include the opportunity to gain vital work experience. In short. The Danish Way of Teaching Wa Teaching Danish higher education is renowned for its innovative approach to teaching. They will often be undertaken with a group of your fellow students. you will achieve an excellent foundation for your future career.Tao Ni. You will attend lectures. debate with your teachers and hone your analytical and creative skills through practical problem solving. promoting your ability to communicate and combine different ideas. Danish professors often have experience as working professionals. You will be encouraged to openly express your views. These projects will challenge you to use your initiative and think freely. you will undertake projects . through oral and written exams. Moreover. you find that people have different skills and ways of thinking. www. project work will give you the opportunity to apply theory to real life cases. Evaluation will be an ongoing process through oral and written exams. So it’s not only a matter of applying new knowledge but also of communicating and incorporating different ideas to better solve complex problems. Wind Energy.studyindenmark. participate in discussions and undertake projects – both on your own and with your fellow students. you will be playing an active role in your own learning process. These projects will challenge you to think freely and communicate your ideas clearly as you investigate a chosen topic in depth. offering students an invaluable practical perspective. Working with new knowledge In addition to attending traditional lectures.dk Page 16 of 47 . These key features of Danish education will promote your ability to think for yourself and contribute innovatively as part of a group.
is followed by nine years of compulsory education in primary and lower secondary school.studyindenmark.Adult learning Before they start school. For more information about grading.STUDY IN DENMARK A Danish education provides you with: . instead of the seven-point grading scale. it is easily comparable to the EU’s European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System.An international profile . please visit the Ministry of Education Order www.cycle higher education institutions offering Academy Profession and joint Bachelor's degree programmes. There is an optional tenth form.dk Page 17 of 47 . like nurseries and kindergarten. please see the website of the Danish Ministry of Education www.the opportunities for lifelong learning in terms of adult education are many. Academic programmes allow students to apply for entry to higher education. • Adult education .Pre-school .dk. a simple pass or fail can be given. The Danish grading system Throughout our education system.uvm. A grade of 02 is the minimum grade for passing an exam. Vocational programmes are aimed at direct entry to the labour market. Pre-school. The higher education sector includes: • Universities (research-based undergraduate and postgraduate programmes) • University Colleges (Professional Bachelor's programmes) • Academies of Professional Higher Education (short.Primary and lower secondary education .An excellent foundation for your future career All Topics The Danish Education System System The Danish education system offers high quality education and training at all levels.Upper secondary education . It is also possible to follow individual courses offered under the Act on Open Education.The ability to work independently and in groups . Technology and Innovation http://videnskabsministeriet. Useful links: For further information.Strong analytical and communicative skills . either at college or university. the grading system is the same. Your performance will be assessed according to academic targets set for the specific subject or course. Here is an overview of how it progresses for Danes: . The upper secondary education system includes a range of opportunities for young people. They are offered at all levels. which is optional.Higher education . most children are in day care.Vocational education and training . On a sevenpoint scale.dk or the Danish Ministry of Science. Sometimes.
pdf www. short to medium-cycle higher education and Ministry of Science Order on the Grading Scale and Other Forms of Assessment – university education. Useful Sources Ministry of Education Order on the Grading Scale and Other Forms of Assessment – primary and secondary school.iu.pdf Ministry of Science Order on the Grading Scale and Other Forms of Assessment – university education (PDF) http://en. short to medium-cycle higher education (PDF) http://en.dk/education-in-denmark/detailed-information/grading-systems/ Ministry_of_Education_order_262_2007_Grading_Scale.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics on the Grading Scale and Other Forms of Assessment – primary and secondary school.iu.studyindenmark.dk/education-in-denmark/detailed-information/grading-systems/ Karakterbekendtgoerelse_VTU_EN.dk Page 18 of 47 .
All institutions of higher education in Denmark use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics 5.dk/da/infoeng. Download the Code of Conduct for all Danish Universities http://dkuni. which facilitates international credit transfer. many institutions have obtained international accreditation for their programmes. Furthermore.dk/faq/ Your guarantee of a quality experience All higher education institutions in Denmark have agreed to a set of guidelines. For further information on ECTS and Diploma Supplements please visit: www. If you complete a full degree or a diploma programme.studyindenmark. Accreditation and Quality Assurance Accreditation and quality assurance of higher education in Denmark Introduction Higher education in Denmark is regulated by the state. guidance and treatment as an international student in Denmark. Like all public institutions. Furthermore. An ongoing approval and evaluation process ensures that all programmes are of the highest quality and relevance. a code of conduct. This is your guarantee that you will receive proper information.dk Page 19 of 47 . You will receive certificates or other types of official documentation for all completed courses. but they are required to follow national regulations – in terms of teacher qualifications. many programmes are internationally accredited Accreditation and Quality Assurance Higher education in Denmark is regulated by the state. it is subject to an ongoing approval and evaluation process. you’ll receive a Diploma Supplement in English. This ensures that all students obtain an education of the highest quality and relevance. degree structures and examination processes. Educational institutions have a high degree of autonomy.uc-dk.studyindenmark.dk/internationalt/retningslinjer/ Download the Code of Conduct for all Danish University Colleges and Academies of Professional Higher Education: http://www.html www.
they should not prove too complicated.nyidanmark.) You have paid for at least the first semester of your course in advance. Be careful when filling out your application.600 DKK. college or institute that has been approved by the Danish government.dk Page 20 of 47 . First. Permits.studyindenmark. The fee for student applications – including PhD students – is 1. You can speak and understand at least one of the following languages: Danish. you can be granted a residence permit to study in Denmark. It will then be sent to the Danish Immigration Service for processing. Norwegian. a representative of the educational establishment in Denmark should complete section two and attach the required documents. Swedish. please go to http://www. As with all things Danish.dk/en-us/ coming_to_dk/fee/fee.htm www. you complete section one and attach your own supporting documents. The process is as follows. we want to make it easy for you to experience our beautiful country and internationally acclaimed education system. If you make a false claim for such assistance. Hopefully. To do so. It is up to you to submit the application in its entirety. (Please note: foreign students do not usually receive state benefit payments in Denmark. your residence permit may be revoked.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics 6. our bureaucracy is straightforward Residence permits for non-EU citizens As a non-EU citizen. You are either: completing an entire educational programme arranged by a Danish institution of higher learning or a guest student following part of a programme that you have already commenced in your country of origin You can support yourself for the duration of your stay. Please note: From 1 January 2011 onwards. An incorrectly completed form could jeopardise your chances of success. if you are paying tuition fees. there are some forms to be filled out. Then. Visas and Red Tape Visa requirements and other important regulations Introduction As an international student. But. you must prove in writing that: You have been accepted as a student to a higher education course at a university. a processing fee will normally be charged when applying for a residence permit or an extension of a residence permit. obviously. English or German. You can do so at your nearest Danish embassy or consulate general in your home country. For further information about fees.
if you are a Nordic.nyidanmark.dk Page 21 of 47 .dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/studies/post_secondary_education/ post_secondary_education.htm Important information about residence permit extensions: if you want to extend your residence permit. If you wish to bring your spouse. EU/EEA and Swiss citizens must apply for a work permit. EU/EEA or Swiss stay citizen. there are no restrictions to the number of hours you can work in Denmark while you study. Please note: It is important to note that if you work illegally in Denmark – for example by working more than 15 hours in a week as a non-EU/EEA student – the www. you can submit your application for a student residence permit in Denmark. you still have to meet all the same criteria as for your original application. If you have children under the age of 18. registered partner or cohabiting partner. FAQs Are there any additional application fees? Yes.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/studies/how_to_apply.studyindenmark. Also. July and August. if you are already staying legally in Denmark on another kind of residence permit. you can apply for it at the Danish Immigration Service.htm Can I apply once I have arrived in Denmark? No.nyidanmark. You will then have to leave the country and apply for a residence permit from your home country. Students from the rest of the world may work in Denmark for up to 15 hours a week. which can be done when applying for a registration certificate (Link to registration certificate). http://www.htm How long does it take to get a residence permit? The Danish Immigration Service take has a service goal of two months for student applicants. For details of the application process please click here. be signed correctly and include all supporting documentation. as well as full-time during the months of June. information about them can be included in your spouse or partner's application. Can I work during my stay as a student? Yes.nyidanmark. you must obtain a residence permit before entering the country. However. the processing time is calculated from the date a fully completed application form is submitted. However. Nordic citizens can work in Denmark without a permit. it requires a work permit sticker in your passport. If you apply after your original permit has expired. It needs to contain all the required information.STUDY IN DENMARK Related links All Topics http://www. you will normally have to pay a fee.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/studies/how_to_apply. country. it is crucial that you apply for an extension before your original permit expires – but no sooner than two months before this deadline. For more details please click here. Can I bring my family? Yes. It varies from country to country. then he/she must submit his/her own application as an accompanying family member. you can if you have been accepted into a higher educational programme in Denmark and granted a residence permit. However. your application will be rejected because you will be residing illegally in Denmark. If you were not granted a work permit when you received your permission to study in Denmark. Read about how to apply. You can find out the cost on the website of your local Danish embassy or consulate before submitting your application. http://www. if you submit your application to a any Danish diplomatic mission abroad (an embassy or consulate general).
dk/ forside/dk/forside. the wider European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. apply to the Regional State Administration (‘Statsforvaltning’) within three months of arriving in Denmark. you need either a registration certificate (for EU citizens or EEA nationals) or a residence card (for Swiss nationals).statsforvaltning.nyidanmark. Visa requirements control who can enter Denmark – and the other 25 countries within the Schengen area of Europe.dk/site. http://www. If you work while you are here.aspx?p=6394 Related links http://www. Iceland.aspx http://www.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics Danish Immigration Service will revoke your residence permit or refuse to extend it.statsforvaltning. you may stay in Denmark for up to three months without a permit. Click here to learn how to apply for your registration certificate or residence card. Your driver's licence or credit card is sufficient. you should be able to identify yourself and prove your nationality to the Danish police. Don’t be put off by this bureaucracy.dk Page 22 of 47 . please click here http://www. if you are staying in a hotel or at a campsite. both you and your employer could be imprisoned or fined. Unlike a residence permit issued under the Danish Aliens Act.studyindenmark. Norway and Sweden are free to reside.hallonorden. For more information. Registration certificate for EU/EEA citizens If you are a citizen of the European Union (EU). Also. To obtain your certificate or card. study and work in Denmark. you must be able to identify yourself if required – for example. Hallo Norden is the Nordic Council of Ministers' official information service. www. residence permit or work permit. And don’t forget your passport or ID card.aspx?p=6394 Visas Citizens of certain countries will need to apply for a visa before coming to Denmark for a short stay of less than three months. Like everyone else. please click here: http://www. political and security issues. You risk deportation.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/visa/need_visa/ who_needs_visa.dk/site. You do not need a visa.aspx?p=6394 Nordic citizens Citizens of Finland. For a full list of these nations. However.dk/site.dk/forside/dk/forside.hallonorden. jobseekers or people who wish to move to another Nordic country. But if you want to stay longer. you can stay up to six months. these documents are merely proof of your existing rights under EU rules on the free movement of people and services.statsforvaltning. It is particularly relevant to students.htm. The Schengen countries decide together which nationalities need visas – based on immigration. To find out more. You can even enter Denmark without a passport.aspx Related links: http://www.
studyindenmark. Persons immigrating from other Nordic countries.nyidanmark. you will need to apply for a residence permit. whatever their nationality. this means a residence permit) Notification of arrival must be made to the local municipality within five days after the conditions mentioned in sections 2 and 3 are fulfilled.nyidanmark. You have acquired a residence or a fixed place of abode in Denmark 3. nationals of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland (and their family members from third-countries) may be in the country for up to six months before having to notify immigration authorities of their arrival 2. addresses. birth registration place and other basic information is registered.htm and wish to stay in Denmark for more than three months. To obtain a civil registry number on the basis of residence you must meet all the following conditions. for instance to avoid duplicate registration and errors in respect of a person's identity.htm The Civil Registration System The Civil Registration System is a central register containing information on persons living in Denmark.dk Page 23 of 47 . Persons registered in the system are allocated a civil registry number. In the Civil Registration System information concerning names. The civil registry number is a personal identification number.nyidanmark. 1. The requisite documentation shall be presented for the information being registered in the CPR as well as documentation for the entitlement to stay in the www. those who are otherwise taxpayers or those who are for other reasons obliged to registration.um. You are legally entitled to stay in the country (in terms of documentation.dk/ en-us/coming_to_dk/visa/need_visa/who_needs_visa.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/visa/how-to/ http://www.dk/en/menu/ConsularServices/ShortStayVisas/ http://www.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/visa/need_visa/ who_needs_visa. The identity number is unique to the person and thus functions as identification of each individual. See the list of countries whose citizens need a visa to enter Denmark Related links: http://www.. Your stay in Denmark must last more than three months. marital status.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics Please note that if you are a citizen of one of these countries www. The private sector will often asked for a civil registry number for instance when you want to open a bank account.. Information in CPR is conveyed expediently to public authorities and private individuals with a justified interest in the same. Almost the entire public administration uses the identification number.
Go to the nearest Citizen Service Centre to apply. As a citizen of an EU/ EEA country or of Switzerland. Go to the nearest State Administration to apply.dk Page 24 of 47 . When you have received your registration certificate. 1. A registration certificate is your documentation that you have the right to reside in Denmark. we recommend you register in the Civil Registration System (CPR) as soon as possible. for example a driver’s license or passport. The local municipality can require any person covered by a report about immigration to report in person prior to registration. Similarly. www. study and work in Denmark. Go to the nearest Citizen Service Centre to apply and remember to bring your residence permit. if you leave Denmark. As a Nordic citizen you have the right to live. When you have arrived in Denmark. If you move or relocate after you have been registered in the system you are obliged to report this to your (new) municipality. 2. When you have received your CPR number. you must have a residence permit from the Danish Immigration Service before coming to Denmark. you have the right to live. where you live. Recommended steps to register in Denmark for students coming to study in Denmark for one semester or longer 2 steps to registering in Denmark – from a Nordic country 3 steps to registering in Denmark – from an EU/ EEA country 3 steps to registering in Denmark – from a country outside the EU/EEA 1. and therefore are not nationally registered in Denmark on the grounds of relocation from abroad. 2. Just remember to bring along identity papers with a photo. you are fully registered and can use the CPR number card to for example open a bank account. If you study in Denmark but do not live here. study and work in Denmark. we recommend you apply for a registration certificate as soon as possible. 2. You can submit your application for residence permit through a Danish representative office (embassy or general consulate) in your home country as soon as you have received your admission letter from your Danish educational institution. you are required to report the move to the municipality. use the library or get a membership card to your local dvd store. you should register in the Civil Registration System (CPR) as soon as possible. the EU/EEA or Switzerland. As a citizen of a country outside of the Nordic region.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics country. before departure. you need one for the purpose of having tax affairs handled in Denmark.studyindenmark. you are allocated a civil registry number if according to the tax authorities[pm1] . Go to the nearest Citizen Service Centre to apply. After arrival in Denmark you should register in the Civil Registration System (CPR) as soon as possible. When you have arrived in Denmark. 1.
Related links www. use the library or get a membership card to your local dvd store.dk Page 25 of 47 .cpr.foreignersindenmark.dk http://www.studyindenmark.aspx?p=34 www.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics 3. use the library or get a membership card to your local dvd store. you are fully registered and can use the CPR number card to for example open a bank account. When you have received your CPR number. 3. When you have received your CPR number.dk/cpr/site. you are fully registered and can use the CPR number card to for example open a bank account.
Our crime rates are low. Health and Safety Health and safety for international students in Denmark Introduction Denmark frequently makes the list of the world’s safest countries. but in Denmark they tend to be slightly lower than elsewhere. hospitals and medical centres use the latest techniques and medicines. Residing in Denmark when registering with the Civil Registration System When registering in the Civil Registration System you must chose if you want to be insured in Group 1 or 2. Please note that Danish health insurance does not cover transportation to your home country in case of illness. There are always risks in life. Doctors’ surgeries.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics 7. Staying in Denmark without registering with the Civil Registration System According to the Danish Health Act you are entitled to necessary hospital care free of charge in case of accident. And you will receive a high level of care. The benefits will be given on the same conditions as to Danish insured persons and to the expense of your statutory health insurance that issued the EHIC. Read on to see how you are covered during your studies in Denmark Healthcare As a resident in Denmark.dk Page 26 of 47 . Persons in Group 2 are not connected to a certain GP and may choose any GP or specialist as desired. If you are going to stay in Denmark more than 3 months you should register as soon as possible. Most examinations and treatments except for example dental care and physiotherapy are free of charge. All other health care must be paid for by you or your insurance. Care by GPs and specialists are free of charge. sudden illness or birth or sudden aggravation of a chronic disease. Persons in Group 1 must choose a GP (general practitioner) who must refer to specialists when necessary. However only at part of the costs www.studyindenmark. we offer a highly-evolved public healthcare system. Plus. you will benefit from our renowned healthcare system. Students from EU/EEA or Switzerland If you are from the EU/EEA or Switzerland and are going to stay in Denmark for less than 3 months and you are insured in the statutory health insurance in another EU-state you can use your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and have any health care benefit that becomes medically necessary during the stay in Denmark. Students from Nordic countries do not need to show the EHIC and students from UK need only show their UK-passport. It is run on principles of equality and universal accessibility.
Roughly 98 % of Danish resident are insured in Group 1. on a public holiday or after 4 pm on weekdays.sundhed.cfm/cms/sprog=1/grp=4/menu=1/ www.studyindenmark. You can also click here: www. www.dk Page 27 of 47 .aspx Healthcare in Denmark Staying in Denmark. a Portable Document S1 or a valid EHIC issued by your statutory health insurance to the municipality when applying for registration in the Civil Registration System. But this doesn’t mean that you should leave your common sense at home.sundhed. address and personal identification number. Compared to many other economically-advanced countries.dk/frame. We value peace and stability. It must be presented at all visits to doctors and hospitals. The Danish police are approachable and helpful. Emergencies If you need a doctor during weekends. It also provides healthcare coverage for up to one month on holiday trips in the EU/EEA and Switzerland . you must show either a form E106. How do you get help in case of illness? (Leaflet on the use of the European Health Insurance Card in Denmark) Safety Our culture is based on tolerance and mutual respect. Emergency contacts The main emergency is number 112 – if you need an ambulance.dk or http://www.laegevagten. The number can be found in your local telephone directory or at your local council’s website.dk http://www. Don’t hesitate to contact them for assistance if you need to. our crime rates are low. the police or fire service. If you are from the EU/EEA or Switzerland and plan to stay in Denmark for more than three months. All Topics You will receive a national health insurance card (‘sundhedskort’).dk/forside/dk/forside. you must call the emergency doctor service. When you dial the emergency call centre. you will be asked for your name. you should be careful with your valuables and vigilant when walking about deserted areas late at night.dk/frame. It is your proof that you are entitled to all public health care services. and you are insured in the statutory health insurance in your home state.hallonorden. Like anywhere. The card states your name.cfm/cms/ sprog=1/grp=4/menu=1/ In case of acute need of hospital care call 112 Related links: http://www. as well as the name and address of your doctor. Students from the Nordic countries need not show any of these documents.STUDY IN DENMARK for treatment of persons in Group 2 is reimbursed.laegevagten.
at some point you may ask yourself why you left home. The following insurance is recommended: Third-party liability insurance (‘ansvarsforsikring’) – covering expenses if you have to pay compensation to another person. If you keep an open mind. It takes time to adapt to a new culture. try contacting some of the larger insurance companies. Remember: you are not alone in experiencing these feelings. The call centre will then make sure that appropriate help is sent immediately.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics address and the phone number from which you are calling. explore your social opportunities and try to learn Danish. When this happens.studyindenmark. you will ultimately return home with greater self-confidence and the ability to succeed in a multicultural environment. Accident insurance (‘ulykkesforsikring’) – covering the financial consequences of an accident Home insurance (‘indboforsikring’) – for your personal belongings. They have websites in English. Car insurance (‘bilforsikring’) – If you bring a car with you. So keep active. it is important for you to remember that you are going through a learning process. Your host institution should be able to refer you to specific ones. you will need some time to settle in. Educational institutions in Denmark cannot be held responsible in cases of theft or any other loss of property. If you accept this brief period as one of transition. If you decide to take out the insurance in Denmark. Here are some tips on easing yourself into a new culture: Accept that you cannot know everything about your new country and language Keep an open mind Try to do things that you did at home Stay in touch with family and friends at home Talk to other students about how you feel www. Talking about them is the best way of getting rid of them. The reaction may be both physical and psychological. In an emergency always call emergency number 112 always Insurance We strongly recommend that you take out adequate insurance while studying here.dk Page 28 of 47 . While Denmark is well-organised and people here will be eager to make you feel comfortable. Like many of your fellow students. Culture shock Coming to a new country can shake you up. you will soon be drawn into the many activities on offer. You can feel disoriented as you leave a familiar place and arrive somewhere quite different. This is called culture shock and it’s very common. please make sure it is properly insured.
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We advise you to read your contract carefully.studyindenmark. Types of accommodation Student halls of residence (‘kollegier’) Student halls of residence offer accommodation in a communal environment. Others rent a flat or a house. Private housing (‘privat værelse’) This kind of accommodation is usually a (furnished) room rented from a private landlord or landlady.dk Page 30 of 47 . But as most students have a bike. Please be aware that it can be especially difficult to find housing in the bigger cities during August and September. Most students live together in residences situated some distance from campus. This kind of living may be particularly suitable for international students who have just arrived and don’t know anyone yet. the rent for a room is typically cheaper than that of a private room. this is not considered a problem. Besides. Some international students prefer to let or sub-let a room from a Danish student or landlord. The public transport system also functions well. Whether you choose to live in a residence. www. We advise against travelling to Denmark at this time without reserving a room first. so we strongly advise you to contact your Danish host institution for information about housing as soon as you have been accepted into a study-programme. Alternatively. your host institution might also be able to refer you to specific landlords. you’ll have to cater for yourself. Finally.casaswap. You can usually travel easily between your residence.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics 8. which they share with friends. You may find it by yourself. flat or house. campus and the city centre Finding a place to live Finding a place to live often takes time. Please note: the standard of facilities in private rooms may vary. although sharing a room with another student might seem like a good idea – as accommodation in Denmark can be expensive – it is not usually possible. Housing in Denmark Housing and accommodation for international students in Denmark Introduction Denmark does not have a tradition for on-campus housing. So don’t forget your recipe book! Cleaning (both your private room and the common facilities) and doing your laundry are also your own responsibility. for example by looking on this free website listing accommodation offers: www.com.
dk/en/lejebolig/soeg_leje_bolig. it is important to realise that everyone plays a part in creating a pleasant and functional living environment. how frequently you invite them and how long they stay.aspx (Danish) http://www. Danish students usually have certain expectations in terms of how many people you invite over. like catering and cleaning. They refer to a specific code of interaction. Usually.dk Page 31 of 47 .dk/?page=english http://www. but it is possible to place your own ad in English. How to find accommodation The first step is to visit the website of your host institution to find out what kind of housing service or advice is on offer.bolighit. like kitchens and bathrooms.dk/Default.dk/lejebolig/soeg-lejebolig1.boliger. And they are not only for students in their first year. In general.dk/lejebolig. http://www. where you can post a message about what kind of housing you are looking for. We strongly advise you to follow any recommendations that you find there. Housing links The following are websites. There is a common culture to this type of living. The best way to avoid any misunderstanding is to ask questions.dk/ (Danish) http://www. Moreover.aspx http://www. First and foremost. certain aspects of it might not be obvious to international students. as it can be very difficult to find accommodation right before the semester begins. it is much harder to find suitable housing in big cities like Copenhagen and Aarhus. Most of the websites are in Danish. mainly based on common sense.dk/ http://www. They are accustomed to managing daily domestic tasks from early on. Every student is responsible for cleaning his/her own room and has to help maintain the common areas. For Danish students this is quite normal. most of the house rules are unspoken.casaswap. where individuals or agencies offer a room or an apartment for rent. However. There are no built-in services. like a cleaning schedule. Danes often move away from home at a young age. It’s like online marketplaces. Students right through their 20s and into their early 30s live in them. in terms of entertaining guests. you should start to look for accommodation months before you arrive. there are specific rules and regulations for each residence. Student residences are seldom linked to an educational institution.php http://lejebolig. However. For example. They offer a vibrant social life and are a great place to meet new people and make friends.ledige-lejligheder. The availability of accommodation varies greatly around the country and local advice is always best.boligportal.studyindenmark.bolig1.aspx (Danish) www.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics Housing culture Many Danish students live in student residences or shared apartments.
dk/ Kollegieboligselskabet also offer rooms at various student residence halls: http://kollegieboligselskabet.google.studenthousingaarhus.dk/ default.com/ Aalborg AKU-Aalborg assigns rooms/apartments in Aalborg: http://translate.dk/ translate?u=http%3A//www. www.dk/ &hl=da&langpair=auto|en&tbb=1&ie=UTF-8 Odense Studiebolig Odense is a collaboration of 7 student residence houses in Odense: http://www.boligstedet.dk/cms/lejeboliger. are not available.and Youth Accommodation Office Copenhagen (KKIK) administers application procedures and distribution of rooms for 18 different student-houses in. However. like housing loans and deposits. For details on the requirements and how to apply please contact your local council. If you do apply.dk/exchange-students Esbjerg Information on student housing in Esbjerg: http://www. it may result in your residence permit being revoked.studyindenmark.php?id=364&L=2 Sønderborg Information on student housing in Sønderborg: http://www.STUDY IN DENMARK http://www.aku-aalborg.kk.html# (Danish) All Topics There are also local websites.dk/ pages/id100.aspx?&lang=GB Århus Student Housing Aarhus offers more than 8000 accomodations exclusively for students in Aarhus and the surrounding areas: http://www. and around Copenhagen: https://www.kollegie6400.dk Page 32 of 47 .dk/ index.e-k-f. other subsidies.studiebolig-odense.asp Housing benefit (‘Boligsikring’) EU/EEA citizens can receive housing benefit (‘Boligsikring’) – a subsidy for rent from the local council. Please note: non-EU/EEA citizens cannot apply for or receive housing benefit. which cover student housing within a specific city: Copenhagen Student.kollegierneskontor.
You need to mention this when applying or ask your host institution for advice.studyindenmark. However. Can I get a room without carpets? It is certainly possible to find housing that accommodates this type of special needs. You should expect it to take a little longer to find. I have allergies. than just a single room. www. Most student residences and apartments have regulations concerning domestic animals. Can I bring my family? As a student it is possible to apply for a bigger student residence if you have a family.dk Page 33 of 47 .STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics FAQs Can I bring my dog? It is not easy to find housing that allows you to bring any kind of pet. Alternatively. however. you can explore the possibilities by asking your host institution for advice. you could look for private housing that suits your needs.
click here: http://www. It means you can participate in conversations and meetings.dk/ Prior to your course at a language centre.dedanskesprogcentre. This ensures that you get enrolled in the course best suited to your needs.nyidanmark. which you can locate on a map here: http://www.dk/ http://www.dk/en-us/Integration/online_danish/ learning_danish_online-practised_users.nyidanmark. being able to speak some Danish is of great benefit.dedanskesprogcentre. For more information.dk/en/netdansk/ Related links: http://www. an advisor will assess your Danish language skills. you can take Danish language courses for free? know. each of which ends with a state-controlled test in line with the Common European Framework for Languages Did you know.dk/en http://www. Danes will be proud and pleased that somebody is willing to learn their language. Students can use them to reach a good level of linguistic proficiency. you have the opportunity to take Danish language lessons free of cost. Every city has a language centre. The courses are divided into six modules.laerdansk.laerdansk.dk Page 34 of 47 . You just need your Danish CPR number to sign up.dk/en/netdansk/ www. Learning Danish Danish language courses and online learning Introduction Even though nearly everyone in Denmark speaks English. These web-based courses are targeted at both beginners and those who already have some knowledge of the language. About half of the language students are working or studying.htm http://www. and therefore the centre offers both day and evening courses. Plus. They will gladly help you improve Language courses As an employee or student in Denmark.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics 9.studyindenmark. take Online learning Online Danish courses are available.htm http://www. They make it possible to learn some of the language before arriving in Denmark.dk/en-us/Integration/online_danish/ learning_the_danish_language_online.laerdansk. Danish language courses are organised by a network of private and public language centres.
Working in Denmark Working in Denmark as an international student Introduction Many students in Denmark have a part-time job.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/studies/how_to_apply. you are only eligible for a work permit if you have a written offer or contract for a specific position. The employer must also confirm to the Danish Immigration Service that he or she upholds workplace environment legislation. as well as full-time during the months of June. work in telemarketing or get jobs where certain language skills are required. If you are under 18. you too will have the right to work while you are living here.dk www. there are no restrictions to the number of hours you can work in Denmark while you study. However. it requires a work permit sticker in your passport. July and August. Please enquire at your host institution. you can apply for it at the Danish Immigration Service. It is not always easy to find a student job in Denmark if you don’t speak Danish. Related links: http://www.nyidanmark.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics 10.htm Student Jobs Some international students find work in bars or restaurants.dk Page 35 of 47 . If you were not granted a work permit when you received your permission to study in Denmark. Please note that if you work illegally in Denmark – for example by working more than 15 hours a week as a non-EU/EEA student – the Danish Immigration Service will revoke your residence permit or refuse to extend it. Students from the rest of the world may work in Denmark for up to 15 hours a week. As an international student in Denmark. You will also have the opportunity to look for full-time employment when you have completed your studies Hours and Legalities If you are a Nordic. Certain academic institutions have online job banks or a careers centre that can assist you in finding a student job. both you and your employer could be imprisoned or fined. please visit these websites: www.workindenmark. Also. You should not. count on obtaining a part-time job nor plan your finances accordingly. EU/EEA or Swiss citizen. Others distribute newspapers. A few find employment relevant to their studies.studyindenmark. You risk deportation. Read about how to apply. For more information and tips on finding a student job in Denmark. however.
But such an extensive public sector requires a lot of taxes to fund it.dk www.dk/getFile.skat.STUDY IN DENMARK www. However.aspx?Id=77954 (Danish/Polish version) www.: +45 72 22 18 18 or find the address of your nearest tax centre at www.063”. This means that many things that people in other countries pay for are free. The amount of tax will depend on your annual income and status of tax liability.aspx?Id=77662 (Danish/German version) http://www.skat.skat.workindenmark. What is a tax card? If you have an income in Denmark.nyidanmark. you must apply for a tax card from your local tax centre. you must contact SKAT (Danish Tax and Customs Administration) and inform them how much you expect to earn for the year in question. Not everybody pays the same amount of tax. The higher your income.dk Related links: www. like healthcare.dk In order to obtain your tax card you must complete a special form called “04. Note: contact SKAT on tel. the system is progressive. As a result.studyindenmark. the more you pay.projektzone.dk/getFile. You can download the form here: http://www.projektzone. How do I pay tax in Denmark? All residents and everyone earning salary in Denmark are liable for Danish taxation. As a rule you must pay tax on all your earnings in Denmark – and on those you would potentially earn abroad. How do I get a tax card? Once you have received your civil registration number (CPR-number). the tax rate in Denmark is one of the highest in the world.skat.dk Page 36 of 47 . A tax card is an official document which indicates how much tax you have to pay.aspx?Id=77649 (Danish/English version) http://www.dk http://www.dk/getFile.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/studies/ post_secondary_education.htm All Topics Taxes Denmark has a well-developed welfare state.
the Czech Republic. You do not need a visa or residence or work permit.dk/getFile. The application must be submitted within three months of entering Denmark. EU/EEA/Swiss citizens do not need to apply for a work permit either. After all.skat. If you are from a country in the rest of the world your residence permit should remain valid for an additional six months after you graduate so you can look for a job. Your employer will obtain your tax card digitally from SKAT.dk/enus/coming_to_dk/studies/post_secondary_education/ post_secondary_education. When you leave Denmark. you must complete a special form. Estonia. all international students have the opportunity to stay on after their studies to seek a job. Romania. You may EU/EEA/Swiss stay in Denmark under the EU rules on free movement of people and services. reside. You can download the form here.skat.aspx?Id=41956&newwindow=true Useful links For more information on the Danish tax system.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics The completed form must be sent to the local tax center in the region in which you work. please go to: http://www. Here’s how different nationalities can go about this post-graduation job-hunt: Nordic citizens of Finland. Your tax is then automatically deducted at source from your wages by your employer before you receive your pay.nyidanmark. http://www. we know you will thrive in our innovative workplaces. Poland. Norway and Sweden are free to enter. Iceland. But if you want to stay for more than three months.dk Page 37 of 47 .studyindenmark. and send it to your local tax center. Please note: the special interim arrangement concerning employees from Bulgaria. your taxability has to be determined. you must apply for a registration certificate under EU rules.dk/skat.htm www.029E. Leaving Denmark If you leave Denmark. 04. For more information on how to extend your residence permit. Greenland/Faroe Islands). Slovakia and Slovenia ended on 1 May 2009. The Danish Tax and Customs Administration will then generate your tax card. If you haven’t previously been granted this extra six months. once you have been through our free-thinking education system. please visit: http://www. Lithuania.aspx?oId=141226&vId=201006 After graduation In Denmark. Therefore you must remember to inform SKAT before you're moving abroad (incl. you can apply for an extension to your permit. study and work in Denmark. Hungary. Latvia.
studyindenmark. This is a valuable source of information about job opportunities and networking.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics In terms of finding work.htm www.dk/enus/coming_to_dk/studies/ post_secondary_education/post_secondary_education.nyidanmark. some educational institutions offer alumni networks to their graduates. Related links: http://www.dk/en-us/coming_to_dk/work/work.htm http://www.dk Page 38 of 47 . You can find out more on your host institution’s website.nyidanmark.
This is a public payment system that enables the authorities to make payments to you – like wages. before you open your account. if you are paid wages by a Danish employer. Scandinavia’s largest carnival and a spectacular Christmas.500 . Talk to your Danish bank about the possibility of converting your current account to a Nemkonto. it is possible to have them transferred from a Danish bank to a bank account abroad. Make sure you can use your credit card in Denmark. you get what you pay for. All international students are advised to open a Danish bank account. Check your cash withdrawal limit. you must first obtain a CPR number.4. Just take your passport or ID card and CPR number card to a branch. Also. In terms of living expenses. you can enjoy a wide range of creative. student life and why we love to bike Introduction Denmark offers a culturally vibrant. From huge music festivals. For further information. You will need to bring enough money or a credit card for the first few weeks. Viking Moots. here is a rough budget: Budget Example Rent: varies from 2. If you bank with a large international bank.dk Page 39 of 47 . you should soon be able to transfer money directly from your account at home to your Danish bank account.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics 11.000 DKK (utilities are usually included) Insurance: approximately 200 DKK TV licence: 100 DKK Books and supplies: 150 DKK www. tax rebates or maintenance payments. On a daily basis.studyindenmark. It may take a couple of days and some banks charge a fee. please contact the individual bank. eco-friendly and high-tech lifestyle. When choosing a bank here. And if you are sensible and follow local customs – like cycling and eating seasonal food – it should not blow your budget. For example. you will need to have a ‘Nemkonto’ or ‘easy account’. it is obviously difficult to predict how much money you will need. but our standard of living is among the best in the world. To give you an idea of average monthly expenses. Lifestyle The Danish lifestyle. Opening an account is simple. As the saying goes. you will require enough cash to pay rent and deposits – as well as to buy items for your new room. social and sporting activities Money Life in Denmark is not cheap. the Danish calendar is populated with amazing events. we suggest that you ask your fellow students for a recommendation. In Denmark. To do so.
dk Page 40 of 47 .000 DKK Transport: 300DKK Other personal expenses: 1.dk/Find%20information/Til%20arbejdstagere/ Livet%20i%20Danmark/Leveomkostninger. around 250 DKK. Other students exempt from paying tuition fees are: www.com/currency/converter https://www.oanda.workindenmark.5 kroner 1 US dollar is approximately 5 kroner 1 UK pound sterling is approximately 9 kroner Please find a currency converter here: http://www.asp Tuition fees There are no tuition fees for students from the EU/EEA/Switzerland or anyone participating in an exchange programme.workindenmark.oanda. 1 euro is approximately 7.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics Mobile phone: 150 DKK (internet.dk/wo/1025930.studyindenmark.aspx The Danish currency is called the kroner (DKK): Table 1 krone is divided into 100 øre.aspx http://www.nemkonto.000 DKK Cinema ticket: 80 DKK Dining out: 200DKK Nightclub entrance: 0 – 100 DKK Beer or a soft drink at a bar/café: 30 – 50 DKK Beer or a soft drink at the supermarket: 5 – 15 DKK Latte at a café: 25 – 40 DKK For more information on living expenses in Denmark. please see https://www.dk/Find%20information/Til%20arbejdstagere/ Livet%20i%20Danmark/Leveomkostninger.500-2.com/currency/converter Related links: http://www.000 DKK Sample prices: Used bike: 250 – 1. may be included in your rent) Food: 1.
a citizen of a country outside the EU and the European Economic Area . please consult the higher education institution’s admission details..studyindenmark. Danish Government Scholarships Danish higher education institutions receive a limited number of government scholarships each year to fund highly qualified full-degree students from non-EU/ EEA countries. you should enquire about further details at the higher education institution of your choice. as the child of a foreign citizen who has been granted a residence permit in accordance with the Danish Aliens Consolidations Act §9a. In order to be eligible for a scholarship you must be. and who is a citizen of a country that is not acceded to the EU or covered by the EEA agreement .you have been granted a residence permit at the time of admission by the Danish Aliens Consolidations Act §9c.dk Page 41 of 47 .granted a time-limited residence permit in Denmark due to education You are not eligible for a scholarship if.you have a legal claim to the rights of Danish citizens .STUDY IN DENMARK Those with a permanent residence permit in Denmark (‘Permanent opholdstilladelse’) All Topics Those with a special temporary residence permit in Denmark that can be upgraded to a permanent one (‘Midlertidig opholdstilladelse mmf varigt ophold’). . However. .000 to 16.000 Euros. For full-time degree students. who individually decide which students are selected to receive a scholarship. these range from 6. Concomitant children of parents from non-EU/EEA countries who has residence permit on basis of work in Denmark All other students have to pay tuition fees.you are a student who is eligible for a grant in accordance with Danish Law regarding the State Education Fund The scholarships are administered by the higher education institutions. Please note: the government scholarship consists of two parts and can be given as full or partial tuition fee waivers and/or grants towards covering your living costs... subsection 1.. as the scholarships are administered by the individual institution.you are studying in Denmark on the grounds of a bilateral exchange agreement . www.enrolled in a full degree higher education programme . For further information about the governement scholarship. Scholarships and grants Denmark offers scholarships and grants to nationals from countries inside and outside the EU.
it is also possible to apply for a scholarship to undertake specific Master's degree programmes.su.dk Page 42 of 47 . Nordplus & Tempus Students in Nordic countries. visit the website of the Danish Education Support Agency at http://www. Erasmus Mundus in Denmark . please click here. apply for equal status in so far as the state educational support is concerned.Rules of EU law: http://www. You may be granted equal status according to: .su. we advise you to seek information about grants and scholarships there.dk/English/Sider/foreign. however.STUDY IN DENMARK The Danish State Educational Support – SU All Topics The Danish state educational support (SU) is generally only awarded to Danish citizens. Ploteus database Several scholarship programmes for students from inside and outside the EU are listed at the EU-database Ploteus. As an international student you may.su.dk/English/Sider/equalstatusdanishrules. be eligible to apply for a Fulbright scholarship. Students studying in a European country participating in the Erasmus programme can apply for exchange and mobility grants. For further information. Fulbright Commission American students may. Useful links: www.studyindenmark. These are offered jointly by a Danish institution and another European university or college.dk/English/Sider/equalstatuseurules.aspx or according to . can apply for grants through the Nordplus and Tempus programmes. and certain European countries outside the EU.aspx For details about how to apply. There are several options. for example.aspx Erasmus Mundus Through the Erasmus Mundus scheme. If you are currently studying in a country outside the EU/EEA. Domestic scholarships and grants If you are studying through an exchange agreement or as a visiting student.Danish rules: http://www. The Researcher’s Mobility Portal PhD students and researchers should look at The Researcher's Mobility Portal. Further information is available at the Denmark-American Foundation and the Fulbright Commission website. then the possibility of obtaining financial assistance will depend on your home institution.
It includes. they can be ordered for you. local cultural information and the details of nationality laws.dk. Related link: www.nordplusonline.eu/ploteus/ Researchers Mobility Portal http://ec. If you want to know more about Danish society or find out what is happening in your local community. among many other topics. organise children's theatre performances and invite guest speakers.iu.org/ Tempus http://ec. Useful pamphlets about local organisations and public authorities are readily available.studyindenmark.eu/education/external-relation-programmes/doc70_en. DVDs and computer games. You can borrow books. Some associations exist to www. Many also offer homework assistance for primary school students.dk Page 43 of 47 .iu. housing. language learning activities and various fun social events. Sporting. political.europa. ethnic and religious associations are common – as are those for followers of a special hobby.dk/ Nordplus http://www. libraries are free.htm Ploteus http://ec. Expert librarians can help you obtain specific information or materials. You can also get help to find books and journals in different languages. news from all over the world.dk/grants-and-scholarships/cultural-agreements Erasmus Mundus in Denmark http://en. FINFO is an online introduction to Danish society for foreigners. musical. Many libraries have clubs for young people. artistic. You can also access the Internet and read the day's newspapers.europa. organisations and clubs. music.dk/?lingo=eng Clubs and associations Denmark is one of the few countries in the world where the majority of its citizens are members of an association. they are a good place to start.finfo. screen films. If the texts you want are not available. The country consequently has innumerable associations. you may look at www.finfo.dk/grants-and-scholarships/erasmus-mundus Fulbright Comission http://www.wemakeithappen.eu/euraxess/ All Topics Public libraries In Denmark. For more information.STUDY IN DENMARK Danish Cultural Agreement Programmes http://en. arrange exhibitions.europa.dk http://bibliotek.
If you work in Denmark. opera. You can also join an independent sports club. As a new resident in Denmark. For example. You should also write down the association's rules on who can join. We believe that time out socially or to explore other interests – be they creative. There are also typically a few parties during the year that all colleagues attend. At the cinema. you will discover that there are often social events with colleagues outside of the workplace and normal working hours. There are also community meeting places – usually linked to a specific residential area – where people play cards. We prize a healthy work-life balance. They champion things like human rights. Danish society is friendly and informal. There are numerous options. It is how you can get close to Danes. membership to these is often more expensive. Denmark offers an exciting range of leisure activities: theatre. concerts and festivals. There are cutting-edge night clubs and bars in the cities and quaint.dk Page 44 of 47 . films are usually shown in their original language. work and play are interlinked. Some educational institutions have their own sports facilities – as do certain halls of residence. For further information.studyindenmark. please contact your local council. pursue a leisure interest or listen to talks and lectures. www. it is standard to celebrate employees’ birthdays with a group breakfast. the number of members and the timing of annual meetings. hold debates. it is a good idea to participate in the social life where you work or study. socio-political ambitions. However.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics safeguard the interests of vulnerable groups – like the disabled or the elderly. All you need to do is hold a meeting and decide on its aims. Restaurants vary from finedining to cheap and cheerful. Participating in different sporting activities is a great way to get to know people in Denmark. establish ties and meet new friends. cultural or sporting – is essential to personal fulfilment. It is also important that you are attentive to your fellow students or co-workers and perceive them as friends – not just as people that you study or work with. the environment or animal welfare. museums. It is socially acceptable to ask about people’s lives and families. with Danish subtitles. traditional inns in our unspoilt countryside. And some have global. Everyone has the right to start an association in Denmark. Leisure time For Danes.
studyindenmark.htm Related links: www. London and Paris can be reached in less than two hours. You can travel to most cities by train. you will find it easy to get around. Around Denmark Denmark has an excellent internal transport network – making it easy for you to explore its charming landscapes and remote wildernesses in your free time and holidays. A good ferry service covers routes to the Danish islands. North of Germany. The airports of Copenhagen and Billund provide a variety of domestic connections. Travel How to get around in Denmark and explore the rest of Europe Introduction As an international student in Denmark.dk/uk/engb/menu/turist/kort/kort/map-of-denmark. you can use the superefficient new subway.dk/ For travel information in Denmark. Numerous bridges ensure that you are not at risk of getting your feet wet! The two largest and most densely populated islands are Zealand and Funen. The public transport is super efficient. you can find out more information: Online map and addresses http://www. connects the two neighbouring countries. There is a bridge connecting Jutland and Funen.dk Public transportation route planner http://www. Denmark is an island kingdom.dk Page 45 of 47 . The Oresund Bridge. between Denmark and Sweden. bus.visitdenmark.dsb. south of Norway and south-east of Sweden. By clicking on the links below.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics 12. called the Great Belt Bridge. The railway network totals 2.667 km of track. It acts as the bridge between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. called the Metro. please click http://www. Berlin is just an hour’s flight.krak. It consists of the peninsula of Jutland and 406 islands. Rome. This geographic position makes it a great jumping-off point for international students keen to explore the continent. And one of the longest bridges in the world. The motorway network now covers 1. In Copenhagen. or ferry.dk http://www.rejseplanen. the Little Belt Bridge. Public transport uses a common pricing and zoning system. And Denmark´s geographic position makes it a great jumping-off point for international students keen to explore the European continent Gateway to Europe Denmark is located in the northern part of Europe. Barcelona.111 km. connects Funen with Zealand. Vienna and Prague are all just a few hours away.
76 E and 96 N and Gråhundbus line 999 all Bus: stop at the airport. The E20 motorway goes right by Car: the airport. There are also high-speed trains to the Swedish capital. the largest airport in Scandinavia. It is situated 36km from the city of Aarhus.dk Page 46 of 47 .org/wiki/Billund_Airport Arriving from abroad Arriving in eastern Denmark You will most likely fly in to Copenhagen Airport. the express to Jutland. The fare is taxi: around 300 DKK (€41) and takes approximately 30 minutes. Handling around 9. Metro Line M2 of the Copenhagen Metro links the airport with the city Metro: centre. The fare is taxi: around X DKK (€X) and takes approximately X minutes. 16. Stockholm.dk/uk/en-gb/menu/turist/kort/kort/map-of-denmark.dk http://en.691.visitdenmark. The ride axi: takes around 15-20 minutes. depending on traffic conditions. From the airport.studyindenmark. It is located just 2km outside of the city of Billund in Central Jutland (Denmark's main land mass).dsb. Aarhus Airport is located in north-east Jutland. the major airport is Billund.000 passengers each year.dk/Om-DSB/In-English/ http://www.krak. 36.org/wiki/Copenhagen_Airport http://en. and 17 are the best exits. Arriving in western Denmark: For the west of the country. 8 km south-east of the city centre. 75 E.htm http://www.STUDY IN DENMARK All Topics http://www. bus: Alternatively. the city centre can be accessed in various ways: By taxi There are taxis available outside the terminal building. it is located at Kastrup. Bus 888. www. Bus Movia buses 5A. By bus There is an airport bus service. the city centre can be accessed in various ways: Train: There is a train station under terminal three. 35. There are long-distance buses to Sweden. Junctions 15. Car The airport has 8.dk/ http://www.rejseplanen.00 (€27).wikipedia. Taxi A taxi fare to the city centre costs around DKK 200.wikipedia. From the airport. It is served by commuter Train trains.600 parking spaces. also stops at the airport.dk http://www. From the airport. Movia bus 2A stops near the airport. the city centre and other major cities in Jutland can be accessed in various ways: By taxi There are taxis available outside the terminal building.dsb.
dk/CPH/UK/MAIN/ http://www. Easy. All Topics Ferries provide services from Denmark to Germany.visitdenmark.cph.asp?id=87 http://www.dk http://www. In Copenhagen alone: Cyclists pedal a total of 1.STUDY IN DENMARK By bus There is an airport bus service 24 hours a day. Related links: http://sustainablecities. Also.dk/en/city-projects/cases/copenhagen-the-worlds-best-cityfor-cyclists www. please visit: www. Norway and the UK.1 million kilometres – every day! That is the equivalent of a couple of brisk trips to the moon and back.legoland. This is the entire length of Jutland. route 212 bus: between Ebeltoft and Randers stops at the airport. Sweden.org/wiki/Kastrup Bicycle culture Almost all Danes own a bicycle. In both small towns and large cities. cheap and eco-friendly.visitdenmark.dk/en/ http://en. For more information on travel to Denmark. And you will certainly be getting into the Danish way of life if you pedal yourself about. There are 350km of cycle tracks and 40km of green cycle routes.billund-airport. One out of three people go to work or school by bike every day. Billede: cykler I DK The facts are impressive.aar.com/ http://www.wikipedia. it makes an excellent alternative to driving.studyindenmark.dk/default. cycling is the most common means of transport.dk Page 47 of 47 .dk Related links: www.
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