If you are a foreign citizen, you must fulfil specific conditions in order to be granted equal status with Danish citizens and receive state educational grant (SU)
Normally, you must be a Danish citizen to be entitled to SU. If you are a foreign citizen, however, you have the possibility of applying for equal status with Danish citizens and thus being approved to receive SU.
Danish rules or EU law
There are, in general, two sets of rules according to which you can apply for equal status: Danish rules or the rules of EU law. Depending on the rules under which you apply, there are different conditions that you must fulfil:
How to apply for the first time
When you know the conditions for the specific rules and you are ready to apply, you can read more about how to apply for the first time.
Enquiries regarding equal status
If you have questions regarding equal status with Danish citizens, and you cannot find an answer online, you can enquire about it via phone or Digital Post.
If you want to study abroad, please find more information here: Studies abroad.
How to complain
If you disagree with a decision made by the Agency regarding your SU, you can file a complaint. Please send your complaint to the Agency via Digital Post on www.borger.dk and write "Klage til Ankenævnet for Statens Uddannelsesstøtteordninger" in the subject field. We must have received the complaint no later than four weeks from the day you received our decision.
Decisions made by Ankenævnet for Statens Uddannelsesstøtteordninger (the Danish Educational Support Appeal Board) are final and cannot be appealed. Read more about the Appeal Board at their website.