Denmark is a land of ancient kings and ancient traditions dating back to the first Vikings, who ruled the lands long ago. Here you will find a diverse culture, deeply rooted in Nordic customs.
Prospective students will also find advanced universities and unique student life. Danish students thrive in their studies and participate in many festivals and social events to celebrate their lifestyle.
Tuition fees: how much does it cost to study in Denmark?
Getting a university education in Denmark is free for EU/EEA students or permanent residents. For all other international students, fees can range from €6,000 to €18,000 per year, depending on the program.
The cheapest universities charge between €6,000 and €9,000 per year, but this will depend on the type of program. Bachelor’s degrees tend to be cheaper than master’s degrees.
Although a member of the EU, Denmark has not adopted the euro; its currency is the Danish krone (DKK). It is pegged to the euro at a fixed rate of 7.46 Danish kroner per euro.
Let’s take a look at the international tuition fees at some of the most popular universities in Denmark:
|University||Tuition fees p.a. for non-EU/EEA international students|
|Aalborg University||ca. €14,000 for both Bachelors and Masters|
|Aarhus University||ca. €8,000 to €15,000|
|Aarhus University School for Business and Social Sciences||€8,500 for Bachelors and €10,000 for Masters|
|Copenhagen Business School||ca. €15,000 for Masters|
|IT University of Copenhagen||ca. €13,500|
|Roskilde University||ca. €9,000 to €18,000|
|Technical University of Denmark||ca. €6,500 to €17,000|
|University of Southern Denmark (SDU)||ca. €15,000 for Bachelors and Masters|
|University of Copenhagen||ca. €7,000 to €13,000 for Masters|
|VIA University College||ca. €7,000 to €8,000 for Bachelors|
EU/EEA students will not have to pay any fees when applying to universities in Denmark, but non-EU/EEA students generally pay an application fee of DKK 750 / €100.
If you are required to pay this fee, it will be billed separately for each Danish university to which you apply; but it can cover several applications in the same institution. For example, at Aarhus University, the application fee covers up to three applications.
What is the monthly cost of living as a student in Denmark?
Denmark is not a cheap country and the local cost of living is higher than in many other European countries. However, keep in mind that as an international student, your expenses will depend on your choices and lifestyle.
You can find rooms to rent for less than €500 a month, but especially in the capital, Copenhagen, prices tend to be higher. Consider around €200/€300 for groceries, maybe less if you’re looking for deals at discount supermarkets.
As for shipping, it can cost about €50 per month. But this is an easy expense to avoid because bicycles are very popular in Denmark and a used bicycle should not cost more than €150.
In general, you should spend between €750 and €900 per month and up to €1,200 in Copenhagen. This level of monthly expenses is also roughly reflected in the budget you will need to show you can afford if you need to apply for a Danish student visa.