Study In Denmark - Requirements,Tuition Fees,Cost of Living & Universities

This is a comprehensive guide on studying in Denmark as an international student. This detailed post will give you all the necessary information you will need about studying in Denmark as an international student. It will answer most frequently asked questions such as


How to study in Denmark

Why study in Denmark

Cost of studying in Denmark

Universities in Denmark for international students

Cost of living in dash for international students

How to get a visa to study in Denmark

How to apply and study in Denmark

Tuition fees to study in Denmark

Applying to study in Denmark


Applications to study in Denmark should be made directly to each Danish university you’re interested in. Various online resources are available, to help you find out what your secondary qualifications equate to in the Danish system. Depending on your country of origin and grades, a supplementary year of study may be required.

You’ll need to prove you are fluent in the language of tuition, with the level depending on the course and university to which you are applying – as ever, check with the institution.

Applying to universities in Denmark


Selecting Universities:

Selecting universities is a very time consuming and important process not only from the admission point of view but also because applying to universities is very expensive. Hence it has to be restricted to around 6 or 8 universities which are best matched for your requirements.

The best university for you may not be the famous ones, but those that offer you your field of study as well as meet the other criteria important to you.

Requesting Application Forms:

There are two ways to get application forms:

1. Requesting Application Forms via email : You can request application forms from the universities website. Most universities have a form on their website which can be completed online to request application material.

2. Downloading from the university website : Many universities have a downloadable and ready to print versions of their application forms on the net. These can be used for applying just as regular forms.

Application Requirements:

Once you start receiving application forms and material, go through the material in detail and check the application deadline, minimum scores required in the standardized tests, recommendation letters needed and other such information.

Tabulate all these requirements and compare them with your objectives and group the universities under three categories :

1. Schools that seem to match your requirements

2. Schools that are not suited to your needs

3. Schools that do not completely fit in any of the above two categories

Recommendation letters:

Many universities have their own format and questions that have to be answered by the person who is giving the letter of recommendation on your behalf. Letters, which do not give enough information, can jeopardize a candidate’s chances of selection.

School records/Academic transcript:

The transcripts of your academic record are absolutely essential to the evaluation of your academic abilities. Your official transcript or academic record is the objective part of your application. Academic records greatly vary from one education system to the other. Systems of evaluation or grading and the formats used to present this information also differ widely.

Undergraduate : Students who are applying for a Bachelor program or any other undergraduate course would be required to submit a secondary school report and transcripts (report cards) of the final exams. The report form should be filled out by a school official like the principal, counselor or headmaster. This form should introduce you in the context of your whole school experience in relationship to the other students in your class. Admission committees will be interested in learning how you have performed in your own educational system. The school report should talk about your accomplishments and provide a statement of your chances for success in university-level studies.

Graduate : Students applying for Graduate courses (MBA, MS etc) are required to submit an official transcript from each college or university that they have attended after secondary school with complete details of the subjects, credits involved and other details like correspondence courses, diplomas etc. Most universities ask for the transcript to be sealed in an envelope and signed and attested across the seal by the registrar. This procedure is to be done for each and every college that you have attended. Some universities may ask for more than one transcripts but most require only one.


Tuition and cost of studying in Estonia for international students


The cost of studying in Estonia actually depends on the specific school you attend. All the universities and colleges in Estonia have different tuition fees.


Tuition fees at universities in Estonia vary considerably and depend on the course you wish to study and the university in question. Generally, tuition fees are between US$1,140-8,500.

 Medical degrees are very costly at about US$12,500 per year, and degrees in law, business administration and social sciences are usually at the higher end of the fees range.

All Doctoral degrees are free of charge for EU students.

There are many financial aids and scholarships for international students, most of which are at master’s and PhD level, though there are some for bachelor’s degrees.


The average cost of living should be about US$400-600 per month to cover accommodation and other living expenses.


Cost of living in Denmark according to expatistan



            Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district       kr121

            Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar)           kr70

            500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast         kr37

            1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk kr8

            12 eggs, large  kr36

            1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes           kr20

            500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese kr56

            1 kg (2 lb.) of apples   kr18

            1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes kr12

            0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket            kr12

            1 bottle of red table wine, good quality           kr83

            2 liters of Coca-Cola   kr21

            Bread for 2 people for 1 day   kr14


            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area  kr13,428

            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area      kr9,620

            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat           kr1,393

            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area  kr7,721

            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area       kr5,648

            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio            kr1,194

            Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)       kr168

            40” flat screen TV       kr3,821

            Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)        kr1,055

            Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)       kr70

            Hourly rate for cleaning help   kr150


            1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)   kr820

            1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)         kr311

            1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)      kr896

            1 pair of men’s leather business shoes kr1,171


            Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new         kr303,267

            1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas         kr10

            Monthly ticket public transport            kr491

Personal Care 

            Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)            kr31

            1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) kr60

            Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)        kr500

            1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)           kr38

            Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)    kr31

            Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)           kr29

            4 rolls of toilet paper    kr13

            Tube of toothpaste       kr18

            Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city           kr261


Visa to study in Denmark


To study in Denmark as an international student, you require a visa. Below are the requirements and process of getting a Denmark visa.


General conditions for granting a visa

           Your passport or other form of valid travel document must be valid for three months past the visa expiration date. Moreover, the passport or travel document must have been issued within the past 10 years.

           You must have the necessary means to pay for your stay and return trip. What will be considered as necessary funds will be determined by the Danish diplomatic mission and depends on the length of your stay, and whether you will stay at a hotel or with friends or family. As a general rule, you must have at your disposal approx. DKK 350 per day. A smaller amount may be accepted if you are staying in a private home and your host will cover all costs. If you are staying at a hotel, the amount must be greater, approx. DKK 500 per day.

           You must hold a travel insurance policy to cover possible expenses in connection with a return for health reasons or death, indispensable medical treatment or acute hospitalisation during your stay. The insurance policy must cover all Schengen countries, and the minimum policy coverage is €30,000. The insurance policy must be valid for the same period as the visa. The validity of the visa may be shortened if the insurance policy does not cover the entire period.

           You may not be registered as an undesirable in the Schengen Information System (SIS).You may not have been deported from Denmark and given an entry ban.

           You may not be listed on UN or EU sanction lists.

Tips for the applicant

           Bring the invitation from your Danish host, either in the form of a printed invitation or an invitation ID, if the host submitted an online invitation

           Bring proof that you have travel insurance covering the entire Schengen area which is valid for the expected duration of your stay. The minimum coverage must be 30,000 €

           Bring a valid passport or other form of travel document

           Check the embassy's website to find out whether there are any country-specific requirements, and which documentation you need to bring

Time required to issue visa:

The overwhelming majority of visa applications are processed and decided on by Danish diplomatic missions abroad. These cases will usually be decided within a few days. Some cases, however, may take 10-12 days. Decisions about visa applications must normally be made within 15 days. In some cases applications will require further enquiry. Other applications will take longer time to process because they have been submitted at a third country's diplomatic mission. In these situations, the maximum processing time is 30 days. In some cases further documentation is required. In these cases the processing time can be up to 60 days.

What does a visa entitle you to?

A visa normally grants you the right to stay in the entire Schengen region. The Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.A visa grants you the right to spend a maximum of 90 days in any 180-day period in the Schengen region.


List and ranking of all universities in Denmark



Rank    University        Location

1          Københavns Universitet


2          Aarhus Universitet


3          Danmarks Tekniske Universitet

Kongens Lyngby

4          Aalborg Universitet

Aalborg ...

5          Syddansk Universitet

Odense ...

6          Handelshøjskolen i København


7          Roskilde Universitet


8          IT-Universitetet i København


9          Informationsvidenskabelige Akademi

Copenhagen ...

10        Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis, Skoler for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering


11        Danmarks Medie- og Journalisthøjskole

Copenhagen ...

12        Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium


13        Arkitektskolen Aarhus


14        Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Billedkunstskolerne


15        Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium

Aarhus ...

16        Syddansk Musikkonservatorium

Odense ...

17        Den Danske Scenekunstskole



Courses you can study at universities in Dernmark


Accounting and Finance

Aeronautical engineering

Manufacturing engineering






Art and Design

Oral science


Biological sciences


Business management

Chemical engineering


Civil engineering

Ancient history

Mass communication

Computer science


Creative writing






Electrical engineering


Film making

Food science


General engineering






Material technology


Mechanical engineering

Medical technology












Veterinary medicine


Items to pack while going to study in Denmark


In your carry-on bag

           Cell phone and charger

           Boarding pass(es)

           Cash (bring American dollars and the currency of your host location or money you can exchange for it—enough to use in case of an emergency, but not more money than you can afford to lose)

           Copy of birth certificate

           Copy of Social Security card

           Credit card (notify your bank that you’ll be abroad before you leave to avoid your account being frozen)

           Debit card


           E-reader or book

           Emergency contact list

           Face wipes


           Hand sanitizer


           Health insurance card


           Prescription medication(s) you usually take (make sure you bring enough refills to last your entire trip—but future prescriptions can go in your checked luggage)

           School ID

           Spare outfit (in case your luggage gets lost or delayed)

           State ID

           Student visa

           Travel itinerary

           Travel pillow

           Travel tickets (if you’re taking a train or other transport after your plane lands)



           Acne medication/cream

           Face lotion/moisturizer


           Mini shampoo & conditioner (until you get the chance to get full-sized bottles in your new country)

           Mouthwash (small)

           Soap (mini bottle if you're using body wash)





           Bobby pins


           Contacts, solution and case (again, make sure you have all the contacts you'll need for your time abroad)

           Glasses and glasses case

           Hair ties



           Nail clipper




           Tampons and pads



You will likely have the opportunity to do laundry on your trip, and you'll be able to purchase detergent in your host country.

           Downy Wrinkle Release spray

           Linens/towels (if your housing doesn’t have them)

           Portable stain remover pen

           Travel sheet (for hostels)


           Athletic sneakers (1)

           Bathing suits (1-2)

           Boots (1-2)

           Bras (2 sports bras, 2 regular bras, 1 strapless/convertible bras)

           Casual dresses (2)

           Everyday comfortable shoes (1-2)

           Flats (1)

           Flip-flops (1)

           Formal outfit (1-2)

           Gloves (1, if weather appropriate)

           Going-out outfit (3-5)

           Hat (1)

           Heavier coat for colder climates (1)

           Heels (1-2)

           Jacket (2; a light one and one for colder weather, if applicable)

           Jeans (2, one black & one blue)

           Jewelry (remember that bringing jewelry to another country is always a risk; don’t bring anything too valuable!)

           Leggings (1-3)

           Long-sleeve shirts (3-5)

           Pajamas (2-3)

           Pants (1-2 nice pairs)

           Purse (1-2)

           Raincoat (1)

           Scarf (1)

           Short-sleeve shirts (5-7)

           Shorts (2-4, if weather appropriate)

           Skirts (1-2)

           Socks (14)

           Sweaters (3-5)

           Sweatshirt (2)

           T-shirts (3-5)

           Tank tops (3-5)

           Underwear (14)

           Watch (1)

           Workout clothes (2-5)


Remember that most of your electronic items will need an outlet converter in order to work!

           Camera (remember your case and USB cords)

           Cell phone (keep in mind that you’ll be able to buy an international phone when you arrive at your destination)

           Chargers (laptop, phone, camera, e-reader, etc.)

           Flash drive



           Laptop case

           Outlet adapters (2-3)

           USB cable


           Adhesive bandages

           Allergy medicine

           Birth control

           Cold and flu medicine

           Eye drops

           Motion sickness medicine

           Over-the-counter pain medicine



           Backpack (small)

           Gift for your host family (bring something that they couldn’t get in their own country, like memorabilia from your hometown)


           Language dictionary


           Playing cards

           Travel guide

           Umbrella (small)


Benefits of studying abroad in Denmark or any other study abroad destination


1. See the World

The biggest reason you should consider a study abroad program is the opportunity to see the world . By studying abroad, you will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. The benefits of studying abroad include the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of your host nation.

2. Education

Another reason you might consider studying abroad is for the chance to experience different styles of education. By enrolling in a study abroad program, you’ll have the chance to see a side of your major that you may not have been exposed to at home.

You’ll find that completely immersing yourself in the education system of your host country is a great way to really experience and understand the people, its traditions, and its culture. Education is the centerpiece of any study abroad trip—it is, after all, a study abroad program—and choosing the right school is a very important factor.

3. Take in a New Culture

Many students who choose to study abroad are leaving their home for the first time. When they arrive in their new host country, they are fascinated by the distinct cultural perspectives. When you study abroad you will find incredible new foods, customs, traditions, and social atmospheres.

You will find that you have a better understanding and appreciation for the nation’s people and history. You will have the opportunity to witness a completely new way of life.

4. Hone Your Language Skills

Chances are if you’re planning on studying abroad, one of the major draws is the opportunity to study a foreign language. Studying abroad grants you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new language, and there is no better way to learn than to dive right in.

In addition to the considerable language practice you will get just in day to day life, your host university will likely offer language courses to provide you with a more formal education. Immerse yourself in a new culture and go beyond a purely academic experience

5. Career Opportunities

When you finish your study abroad program and return home, you will return with a new perspective on culture, language skills, a great education, and a willingness to learn. Needless to say, all of these are very attractive to future employers.

Many students find that they love their host country so much that they decide to seek work there. If you can relate, you will find that a local education will be very valuable when searching for a potential job in that country

6. Find New Interests

If you are still questioning why to study abroad, you should know that studying in a different country offers many new activities and interests that you may never have discovered if you’d stayed at home. You might find that you have an as-yet undiscovered talent for hiking, water sports, snow skiing, golf, or various other new sports you may never have tried back home.

You’ll also have the chance to discover other new and exciting forms of entertainment. Plays, movies, dancing, nightclubs, and concerts are just a few activities that you can enjoy.

7. Make Lifelong Friends

One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to meet new lifelong friends from different backgrounds. While studying abroad, you will attend school and live with students from your host country. This gives you the opportunity to really get to know and create lasting relationships with your fellow students.

After the study abroad program ends, make an effort stay in contact with your international friends. In addition to rewarding personal relationships, these friends can also be important networking tools later down the road.

8. Personal Development

There is nothing quite like being on your own in a foreign country. You might find that studying abroad really brings out your independent nature. Students who study abroad become explorers of their new nation and really discover the curiosity and excitement that they harbor.

A benefit to studying abroad is the opportunity to discover yourself while gaining an understanding of a different culture. Being in a new place by yourself can be overwhelming at times, and it tests your ability to adapt to diverse situations while being able to problem solve.

9. Graduate School Admissions

Like future employers, graduate school admissions boards look very highly on study abroad experiences. Students that study abroad display diversity and show that they aren’t afraid to seek out new challenges or put themselves in difficult situations.

Most importantly, students who have studied abroad show just how committed they are to their education. Graduate schools regularly look for candidates who will bring a unique aspect to their university. Students who have studied abroad have shown that they have the curiosity and educational acumen to be a leader in graduate school.

10. Life Experience

Why study abroad? For most students, this time may be the only opportunity they ever get to travel abroad for a long period of time. Eventually you will find a job and career, and the opportunity to study abroad may turn out to be a once in a life time opportunity.

Hope this post was helpful


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