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Danish Student Visa

Are you an international student looking to study in Denmark, and you are wondering how you will go about obtaining the Danish Student Visa?

Danish higher academic institutions are renowned for being leaders in terms of novelty and they are strong on investing in first-class research facilities. And why anyone not want to study here? Denmark is the happiest destination to school abroad, so think about putting it in your top 3, if not in the first place.

Before commencing your study abroad in Denmark, you will have to be granted admission and obtain a Danish Student Visa. Here is what you should know to apply for the Danish Student Visa:

Apply to a Danish university and Obtain your Admission letter

If you don’t know where to start, you should check out these schools:

  • Roskilde University
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • University of Southern Denmark
  • Aalborg University
  • University of Copenhagen

The following are some of the most famous fields in Denmark:

  • Economics in Denmark 
  • IT in Denmark 
  • Biology in Denmark 

Once you make a decision on the university and subject, you are free to put in to a degree in Denmark and then concentrate on securing the visa.

Discover what visa you need to study in Denmark

The document that permits foreign nationals to school in Denmark is referred to as “residence permit” rather than “student visa”. Bear this in mind even if we make use of the terms interchangeably in this publication. Now, who needs a Danish Student Visa/Resident Permit?

  • EU/EEA and Switzerland nationals are required to put in for an EU residence document, not a residence permit
  • Non-EU/EEA and Switzerland nationals are required to apply for the residence permit

When and where to apply for the Danish Student Visa?

You can submit application for the residence permit through the official New to Denmark website.

The best time to begin putting in for your residence permit is three months before your arrival date. Due to the fact that some credentials need to be signed, sealed, delivered, or biometrics needs to be captured, the overall length and processing times may vary based on your country.

For example, it may take 60 days for your details to be processed if you are from:

  • India
  • the U.S.
  • Canada
  • Iran
  • Indonesia
  • Egypt
  • Bangladesh
  • Philippines

On the other hand, some candidates might have to wait for up to 6 months if they’re from:

  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Kenya
  • Ghana

Also, speaking of durations, be aware that your Danish Student Visa is valid for the length of your program, so there won’t be surprised visits to the city hall.

Documents Required for the Danish Student Visa

These are some of the credentials you have to hand in during the application for a residence permit:

  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Residence permit fee payment evidence (255 EUR)
  • Evidence that you possess enough funds for your stay in Denmark (about 1,000 EUR per month)
  • Admission letter from your university
  • A signed and filled-in application form
  • A valid passport or travel document
  • A passport photo
  • Travel insurance
  • Comprehensive information about your study program
  • Evidence of accommodation arrangement during your program

Getting a registration certificate

Go to the Regional State Administration (Statsforvaltningen) within 3 months following your arrival in Denmark. You will have to present:

  • your passport
  • two passport-type photos
  • the admission letter from the university.

All non-EU/EEA nationals over 18 are required to have their photograph, fingerprints and signature captured digitally when they hand in their application for a Danish residence permit.

Requirements you have to fulfil to be granted a residence permit

  • Be granted admission for a higher academic study programme, which is approved by a state authority or provided by a publicly accredited academic institution.
  • Documents specifying you (or a sponsor) can fund your financial costs for the length of your stay in Denmark.
  • The residence permit will be awarded for the length of the study program, and you can extend your permit for one year.

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