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Denmark Student Visa

Students who wish to study in Denmark can choose from the country’s many top-ranked universities and offers scholarships and grants to deserving students.

Visa requirements for Denmark student visa

The conditions for obtaining a Denmark student visa vary depending on your country of origin. You can study in the country without any visa if you are from one of the Nordic nations, such as Norway, Sweden, or Finland. You will only need a personal identification number, which you will receive when you present your passport or other form of identification upon arrival.

If you have a valid passport and are a member of the EU, EEA, or Switzerland, you can stay in Denmark for up to three months. You will, however, need a Danish registration certificate if you intend to remain longer than three months. You will receive a personal identification number with this certificate, which is required if you wish to work in the country.

You will need a permit to study in Denmark if you are not from the EU or EEA. The type of permit you need will be determined by the length of your stay. You would need a visa if you intend to stay for less than three months, and a residence permit if you plan to stay for more than three months.

Visa for short term stay

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

Residence permit for long-term stay

You may need to apply for a residency permit if you need to remain in Denmark for more than three months for your studies. The application can be submitted at the Danish embassy in your home country. Students with a residence permit can work in Denmark for up to 20 hours per week.

You will not need to renew your residency permit during your program because it will be valid for the length of your program. It is preferable to start the application process three months prior to your trip to Denmark.

Documents required
  • 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
Application process

Open an account on the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ ApplyVisa website.

Fill out the online visa application form for Denmark.

Then, depending on the type of visa, pay the necessary fees.

Schedule an appointment at one of the approved Visa Application Centers in Denmark (VAC). You can do so by visiting the website of the VAC in your region.

You can then visit the VAC with the cover letter that you received via e-mail and submit your biometrics there.

FAQ
How much IELTS score is required for Canada Student Visa?

The Basic and Youth Study program under Student Visa takes two months on average to process. If you are enrolled in a course at a folk high school in Denmark, you can obtain a permit to stay there.

How long can you stay on a student visa?

Candidates with a Denmark Student Visa can remain in the country for the duration of their course. Students enrolled in higher education courses will be given a visa that is valid for the duration of the program, while those enrolled in basic or youth study programs will be able to stay in the country for a maximum of one year.

Can the student visa be extended?

If students wish to secure employment after completing higher education in Denmark, they may apply for a residence permit. A Danish residence permit allows them to stay in the country for an additional six months if they find a job in the country.

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