How to Work and Study in Denmark for International Students

Denmark is a beautiful European country with a modest list of low/affordable tuition universities for International students. There are roughly 31 universities of higher learning. EU and exchange students will enjoy Denmark’s free tuition policy if their admission is successful. Additionally, Danish universities also award scholarships/funds and other forms of financial assistance for students who can’t afford the tuition fee. The aim is to admit the best students from all over the world to study in Denmark. It might interest you to know that well over 22000 international students went down to Denmark in 2009 for various academic pursuits.

Application Process

Application to academic programs in Denmark is not as cumbersome you think. For this process, all you have to do Is to create an account on, where you will input your personal information, previous academic information as well as a list of study programs you are interested in. Note that is an electronic joint application system created by the Danish Ministry of Education. Even if you don’t have a Danish CPR number, you can still register and apply for the study programs of your choice. However, If you are a graduate student seeking admissions in Denmark, you will need to contact your institution directly for information on the admission criteria.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees in Denmark are a bit modest. Depending on the course of study, you should expect to pay EUR 10000 per year as an international student.

Working in Denmark

-Nordic, EU/EA or Swiss Citizens are allowed to work in Denmark regarding the free movement of people and services without any restriction on the number of hours.

-Non EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens can work in Denmark upto 20 hours plus full time during June and August. However, they will need to have a work permit sticker on their passports.If you fail to apply for a work permit when applying for a residence permit to study in Denmark, you can still do so at the Danish Immigration Office.

Types of Student Jobs

Some academic institutions have an online job portal that can assist you in searching for a job.Do reach out to your institution for assistance on this. Some international students find jobs in bars and restaurants.Others work in telemarketing or get jobs where foreign language skills are required.

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  1. Hello, I’m a Nigerian hoping to apply for Msc in Denmark next year. Please how can i legally remain in Denmark after graduation? Thank you.

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