Denmark Student Visa Requirements
The important documents required to travel and study in Denmark varies and changes, depending on the students’ home country. EU/EEA and Nordic nationals do not need any visa to be admissible into the country, however, foreign nationals from regions outside these mentioned areas require a visa and a student residence permit to be able to live and study in Denmark.
Citizens and people who hold residents in countries in the peninsula like Norway, Sweden, or Finland can come and study and even gain employment in Denmark for short or extended periods without any paperwork or documents asides their travel passport or ID. They are only required to register and obtain a Danish personal ID which is presented to them upon entering into the country.
Individuals from the EU and from Switzerland can stay up to 90 days in Denmark without any visas or permits other than their passports or ID. Those students planning to study more than three months up to a year(s) must now register for a Danish certificate of registration. This certificate can be gotten at the Regional State Administration within the initial 90 days given. This is done so they can be assigned a Danish personal ID number which they can use to seek employment amongst other things in the country.
Students from other foreign countries outside the EU/EEA area require a visa and a student resident permit on the basis of the length of their study in Denmark.
Short programs like exchange programs and summer courses just need an entry visa to be able to come into the country.
While longer study periods need a student residence permit to be able to stay in the longer periods. Renewal of this permit is contingent that the student remains enrolled in a university program.
Visas and permits are awarded at Denmark’s embassy or consulate in their country of origin.
Some other documents or requirements usually requested but not limited to include;
- Letter of acceptance into a Danish recognized institution
- English language skill(s) certificate (Danish as well for those that would be taking classes in the language).
- Travel insurance
- Accommodation details or information
- Proof of financial support for the duration of the study ( showing €1,000 monthly)
- Valid passport or travel document
- Visa fee.