Education System – An Overview
In Denmark, secondary education is compulsory for all. Upper secondary school prepares students for higher education whereas vocational training and education prepares students for a career in trade. Almost half of the Danish population goes in for higher education. The Danish education system is known for its high academic standards, interdisciplinary studies and project-based activities. Their educational institutes benefit from co-operation with businesses, industries and research institutes, making a rich and vibrant atmosphere for students.
The higher education institutions offer a large range of opportunities for international students. A large number of programs are also taught in English. A study shows that 78% of international students in Denmark would recommend it as a study destination and 98% consider it a safe nation. They are encouraged to play active roles in discussions, and to develop their analytical and critical skills.
Student Visa – What How and Where.
1.How to Apply
To begin with, you must log onto an online form using a NemID. The educational institute you have applied to will complete part 1 of the form, attaches the required documentation and signs its with a NemID.
The educational institution will then give you a access code so that you can complete Part 2 of the form. You can complete the form, pay the fee and attach the required documents and state a Case Order ID.
This ID connects your application to the fee. The application then is signed using a NemID ( to get one you must have a Danish CPR number , a social security given to Danish residents) or by a copy of your signature. Then you may submit the form.
You can save your application as a draft if you need to upload more documentation. However, you should submit your application within 30 days.
2.Fees for submitting and Application
You have to pay a processing fees to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment if you submit your application to an embassy or consulate also you will have to pay a fees.
3.Where to submit your Application
You must have a residence permit before entering Denmark. So your application can be submitted from your country of origin, and under rare circumstances, from Denmark itself.
4.Submitting your application from your country of origin
You can submit your application at a Danish diplomatic mission. Check the requirements on the Internet before hand. They will further submit it to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration. However, if you have been living in a country for more than 3 months, you can submit your application from that country or if your country of origin does not have a Danish diplomatic mission, you will be allowed to submit your application from another country.
5.If you submit your Application in Denmark
If you are living in Denmark on the grounds of another residence permit, visa, or under EU regulation, you will be allowed to submit your application in Denmark itself.
If you are staying illegally in Denmark, your application will not be processed.
If your application is processed, you must stay in Denmark during the entire processing.
If not, you must go to your country of origin and submit an application again.
6.Where to submit your Application in Denmark
You must submit your application at the Citizen Centre if you live in Copenhagen area. Else you can acquire it from a local police station.
7.Processing of Application
The agency will check if you have been reported to the Schengen Information System(SIS).
If your documents are incomplete or have any discrepancy, your application may be rejected.
a. Download the application form, fill it completely and with sincerity. You can also fill the Denmark Schengen Visa application form electronically and then print a hard-copy.
b. 2 photos must be attached; the photo should be of passport format – a recent whole-face capture with a light background. Learn more about photo requirements and specifications for a Danish Visa.
c. Your passport and copies of your previous visas – valid for at least 3 months beyond return date – are required. Your passport must have at least two blank pages.
d. A copy of your return-ticket reservation. It is not recommended to purchase the ticket before obtaining the visa – if not otherwise required
e. Travel health insurance confirmation of minimum 30,000 € coverage within Denmark and the entire Schengen area
f. A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Denmark and itinerary
g. Hotel and flight ticket reservations (if applicable)
h. Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)
i. Means of subsistence – Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay.
j. Proof of enrollment
k. No-objection certificate from school or university.
English : You may undergo TOEFL/ IELTS and Cambridge ESOL examinations and submit your score.
Danish : Unless you are from a Nordic country you must prove you are proficient in Danish.
You will be asked personal questions about your whereabouts, trip and details. Be sure of your answers and be firm
11.Time taken :
This depends on which Diplomatic mission your application has been sent to. May range from 15 to 60 days.
12.If the Visa is rejected :
You may appeal against the Member State. They shall indicate references to national law and procedure relating to the right of appeal.
Denmark is keen to attract foreign students.