Low Tuition Fees in Denmark plus Cost of Living for International Students

If you didn’t know, Denmark is one of the most popular study abroad study locations in Europe thanks to its affordable study costs, high-quality English-taught degree courses and world class teaching methods. The very good standard of living and diversified study subjects make Danish universities important contenders on the international higher education market.


  1. University tuition fees in Denmark

Tertiary education in Denmark is free for all Bachelor’s and Master’s students coming from the EU/EEA area and for students participating in an exchange programme in Denmark.

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Tuition fees at Danish universities

Students will not pay for tuition if they have either a permanent or a temporary residence permit or if one of their parents is from a non-EU/EEA country who is already working in Denmark.

Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students

  • Cheapest degrees: such  fees usually start from around 6,000 EUR/year.
  • Average annual tuition: around 12,000-15,000 EUR/year.
  • Highly specialised courses: can reach to over 35,000 EUR/year.


Tuition-free universities for EU/EEA students

Examples of free universities in Denmark for EU/EEA students:

  1. Roskilde University
  2. University College Zealand
  3. University of Southern Denmark
  4. Aalborg University


Tuition fees at top-ranked universities in Denmark

Here is a list of average tuition fees at the top-ranked Danish universities for international students(non-EU/EEA):

  1. Aarhus University– average tuition fees 10,000 EUR/year.
  2. University of Copenhagen– average tuition fees between 9,000 and 15,000 EUR/year.
  3. Technical University of Denmark– average tuition fees 13,500 EUR/year.
  4. Copenhagen Business School– average tuition fees 12,500 EUR/year.


  1. Student living costs in Denmark

Average living costs in Danish cities

Although Denmark’s no tuition fee policy is very attractive to EU students, living costs are generally higher than most places, well above the European average. To be able to meet these costs you will have to carefully budget your monthly expenses.

A rough estimate of your overall monthly living costs in Denmark would amount to 750 – 900 EUR monthly.

  • Living costs in Copenhagen: more expensive than in the smaller cities, may go as high up as 1,200 EUR/month.
  • Living costs in Aalborg: you can keep your costs lower at around 800 EUR/month.

Here is a detailed list of prices and more details about costs of living in Denmark.

Accommodation costs

Out of the total monthly expenses of EU students, they usually pay around 36% on accommodation. You will pay an average of 300 – 500 EUR/month for accommodation and utilities, and up to 800 EUR in Copenhagen.

If you start looking for housing early, you may be able to find places with 200 EUR/month in housing outside the city.

Main accommodation options for students in Denmark:

  • Students living alone – 436 EUR/month
  • Students living with partner/children – 458 EUR/month
  • Student halls of residence (kollegier) – 342 EUR/month

Getting student accommodation from the university is not always easy, as European statistics show that around 11% of students living in Denmark manage to get a place to live provided by the university. However, around 68% of students are really satisfied with the living conditions in university student halls, above the European average. Therefore, you might have to rent a place from a private land owner.

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