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Do I need to pay a tution fee?

Higher education in Denmark is free for students from the EU/EEA and Switzerland and for students who, according to EU law, are entitled to the same status as Danish citizens. Similarly, if you are participating in an exchange programme, you can study in Denmark for free.

Higher education is also free for students who, at the time of application

• have permanent residence
• have temporary residence with the possibility of obtaining permanent residence;
• have a residence permit in accordance with Section 1 §9 m of the Aliens Act as the accompanying child of a foreign national who has a residence permit on the basis of employment etc., see Section 1 §9 a of the Aliens Act. (Danish text) 

Convention refugees and protected persons under the Aliens Act, as well as relatives of such persons, are encouraged to contact the relevant higher education institution or university for guidance on payment (tuition fees).

All other students must pay tuition fees.

For more specific guidance or information on admission requirements etc., students must contact the relevant higher education institution or university, as it is the institution that makes decisions on matters such as admission and payment (tuition fees) on the basis of the information and documents received from applicants.

Annual tuition fees for full-degree students
USD 8,000-21,000 / Euro 6,000-16,000 (DKK 45,000-120,000).
Note: for exact fees you should contact the institution in question.

Application fee

Students from outside EU/EEA/Switzerland will be charged a fee when applying for a residence permit (visa) to study in Denmark.

Read more about residence permit application procedures for non-EU/EEA students


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