Study in Denmark for International Students is always an attractive option. Denmark is one of the most popular international study locations in Europe thanks to its low study costs, high-quality English-taught degree courses and innovative teaching methods. The very good standard of living and diversified study subjects make Danish universities important contenders on the international higher education market.
Denmark is located in northern Europe and is part of Scandinavia. Denmark consists of the Jutland peninsula, the larger islands of Zealand, Funen, and Lolland-Falster and 429 other named islands between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, 72 of which are inhabited.
Danish higher education institutions of a range of English taught programs. Currently, there are almost more 700 degree programs and 1300 course entirely taught in English language for the ease of international students. SO happy news, one can also study in Denmark without knowledge of Danish language.
Danish higher education institutions offer a range of degree programs such as:
-Master’s, Bachelor’s & Academy Profession Degrees
Master degrees are of 2 years (120 ECTS credits) duration in Denmark. Some programs are also there which are of 1 year (60 ECTS credits) of duration. Bachelor degrees are of 3 years (180 ECTS credits) generally and occasionally 4 years (240 ECTS credits).
-PhD & research
-Summer schools in Denmark
Education in Denmark for the nationals of European union but the other Non-EU international students will have to pay annual tuition fees for full-degree students this ranges from USD 8,000-21,000 / Euro 6,000-16,000 (DKK 45,000-120,000). Anyhow, all universities charge different fee level for different programs.
As an international student, you are allowed to work 20 hours per week. During June, July and August, you are allowed to work full-time. Please do remember in Denmark, at work places, Danish language is spoken and used. However, German and English are widely used as medium of communication. Knowledge of Danish does give you extra edge to get a part-time job easily.
There are certain dates and deadlines you will have to follow in order to get admission timely. So make sure to timely apply for admission. For undergraduate studies, the admission deadline is 15 March for courses starting in August or September. A few institutions have additional intakes in January or February. For those courses, the deadline is 1 September. The application forms are available from the institutions approximately two months prior to the deadline.
As a student for higher education, you can carry your spouse and children under 18 with you. You will have to apply a separate visa application for them. They must prove that they have financial means to live with you for example an amount of DKK 6090 for each month if they are going to stay with you less than a year. If they will be staying with you for more than a year, they can show one time fixed amount of DKK 73080. The processing time is 2 months and it cost DKK 1645. Holding a permit as an accompanying family member to a student grants you the right to work in Denmark. Therefore, you do not need to apply for a separate work permit if you get a job. You are also allowed to run your own business. Your children under 18 years of age can also study an education program in school.
You will be provided by a full course duration residence permit. After completing your education, you will be given 6 months to find a job and then apply for a work permit. During this six months period, you can still work part time (20 hours per weak). If you fail the program, your visa can be extended to a maximum of one year.
For applying Danish residence permit for studies, there are of certain steps that you will have to take in order to be a successful applicant. Follow these following steps for a complete visa application:
Make sure that you hold a required qualification in order to study in Denmark. For each country, there are separate requirements to fulfill. For some countries, there are requirements to hold 13 years.
Choose a specific educational institution
You will have to choose a proper higher education institution in Denmark. As there are many types of institutions in Denmark set aside for specific type of education for example universities, artistic higher education Institutions, university colleges, and schools of maritime education & training (you will find the complete list of educational institutions in Denmark).
Get the admission letter
After choosing the university, you will have to fulfill the requirements to get final admission letter. Pay the tuition fees a semester or for a complete year (it depends on your chosen university or college that how much they ask you to pay for getting final admission letter).
Create Case Order ID
You will have to create a case order ID that is a type of reference number that will be used for identifying your visa application for references and identification. Major role of this ID is to pay the visa fees. If you feel uncomfortable, you can also ask your chosen college or university to creat it for you.
Pay the Visa Fees to SIRI
After creating your case order ID, you will have to pay the visa fee. Please not that visa fees changes every year on 1st January, so check this online before paying. Currently it is DKK 2110. This fees can only be paid though a credit card. Once again, your chosen educational institution can also pay this on your behalf and then can charge you this along with tuition fees.
Gather the Documents
You must gather all of your required documents before applying for the visa. In student visa application case, here are major requirements, you must fulfill:
And all other supporting documents.
Fill in Visa Application Form
It is very important to know about filling in visa application form. This form is called ST1 form. You can fill in online or download it and fill it separately. If you fill it online, out of its 2 parts, first part must be filled in by your educational institution, then they will pass on the username and password to you to fill in the second part and submit it. You will have to upload many of your documents in scanned forms.
Alternatively, you can download the visa application ST1 form, and fill in by yourself. For this form too, same procedure applies. Part one must be filled in by educational institution and part must be filled in by you.
Get the Appointment from Danish Embassy
Before submitting the application to Royal Danish embassy, you will have to get appointment in most of the countries. You can find here where to apply for visa or residence permit to Denmark.
Submit the Visa Application
After completing above mentioned steps, you will have to submit the visa application to the Royal Danish Embassy in your country of origin. Please be informed that if you have filled in the visa application form ST1 form online, then your application is already submitted and now you will have to give your bio metrics and interview to the embassy. If you are applying by filling in paper based, you will submit all your documents along with your ST1 visa application form.
Attend the Interview
You may have to attend at the Danish embassy. You will be informed about it. In most of the cases, you will have to attend the interview, at the time of submitting the visa application.
Get the Visa
Once all done, you will be sent a letter by the Danish embassy about success of your residence permit application. A letter is sent to your educational institution too about the result of your visa application. You will then be called once again to the embassy to submit the passport and get the visa sticker on your passport.