STUDENT VISA PROCESS
Process to obtain
Danish Student Visa for international students
The international students being a foreign national
are required to have a residence permit to be eligible
to continue their education in any educational
institution of Denmark.
In order to be granted a residence permit student
That they have been
admitted to a higher educational program which has
been approved by a state authority or which
is offered by a publicly accredited institute of
can support themselves for the duration of their
stay in Denmark. If they are to pay a tuition fee,
they must document that they have paid the tuition
fee for the first semester or year, instead of
documenting that they can support themselves.
That student can speak
and understand the language of instruction and have
a working knowledge of Danish, Swedish, Norwegian,
English or German.
Studentís participation in the educational program
must have been arranged by a ministry or institution
of higher learning or the educational program must be
part of a post-secondary educational program which
they have already commenced in their country of
origin. In other words, they may be granted a
residence permit either in order to complete an entire
educational program or in order to follow part of a
program as a guest student.
Normally, student must have obtained a residence
permit before entering Denmark. They can submit their
application in their country of origin (or in the
country where they have resided permanently for the
past three months). Students are required to submit
their application at the Danish diplomatic mission
(embassy or consulate general) in their country of
Documents Required for Submitting Application
A copy of a valid
passport or other form of legitimate travel
documentation issued to them.
A passport photo. The
photo must be 35 mm x 45 mm (size of head 30-36 mm
from the bottom of the chin to the top of the
head). They must be facing the camera directly.
showing that they have been accepted at an
educational institution. Please note that the
original letter of acceptance must be attached to
the application - copies will not be accepted.
If they have been
accepted at a post-secondary educational program and
have to pay a tuition fee, they must attach
documentation that this has been paid for the first
semester or school year.
If student is at
a basic or youth education program, prerequisite
course, folk high school, or if you are a guest
student at a post-secondary educational program, or
any other study where they are not to pay a tuition
fee, they must attach documentation that they can
support themselves during their stay. The required
amount is DKK 4,200 per month, and the documentation
can be a bank statement, evidence of a grant or
scholarship, or similar. Please note that a bank
statement could come from a foreign bank, if they
submit a first-time application from abroad.
(However, if they are from Bangladesh, Benin,
Cameroun, Ghana, India, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan or
Togo, the bank statement must be from a Danish bank
or a bank in another EU country.) If student submit
a first-time application from Denmark, then the bank
statement must be from a Danish bank or a bank in
another EU country. The same applies if student
are applying for an extension of their residence
permit on the grounds that they have been accepted
for a new course of study.
If student is at a folk
high school or at a basic or youth education
program, they must attach documentation that
applicable student fees have been paid. If student
fees are to be paid in installments, subsequent to
arrival in Denmark, they must attach documentation
showing that they have the financial means to make
these payments for the current school year.
When the Immigration Service has received application
for a residence permit, it will evaluate it along with
the enclosed documentation. In addition, the
Immigration Service will check to find out if they
have been reported to the Schengen Information System
If the Immigration Service receives information that
does not correspond with the information they
provided, they will normally be asked to explain
discrepancies before the Immigration Service rules in
Once the Immigration Service has received all
necessary information relating to their application,
it will rule in the case.
Receive the Ruling
Immigration Service will send the ruling to the
diplomatic mission where student submitted their
application. The diplomatic mission will then
forward it to studentís home address, or request them
to pick it up in person.
In an average, it takes about 60 days for the
application to be processed.
Length of Residence Permits Granted
The duration of student residence permit depends on
whether they are going to complete an entire education
program, or only follow part of a program as a guest
If they are to complete an entire program, they will
be granted a residence permit for the duration of the
If, on the other hand, students are only to follow
part of a program, the residence permit will be
granted for at maximum of two years.
It is a condition for the residence permit
that students are active and enrolled in the
educational program. If this is not the case, the
Immigration Service can revoke their residence permit.
The educational institution is obliged to inform the
Immigration Service if they are not actively following
the educational program.
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