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When you apply for SU for a study programme in Denmark you must:

  • apply for SU in minSU, and
  • complete a special information form for foreign citizens applying for equal status with Danish citizens. You can access the information form for foreign citizens by clicking on the receipt page you get when you have applied for SU in minSU.

You must print the form, complete it and hand it in to your place of education three weeks at the latest after you have made your application in minSU. Remember to enclose the necessary documentation (the documentation you must enclose is specified on the form).

If you are going to receive SU from the month of January, the earliest date for applying for SU is December 1 the year before, as the application form is accessible only from December 1 in minSU.

You should be aware that if you hand in the form later than three weeks after making your application, the date of delivery counts as the date of application.

In some cases it can take a long time for the immigration authorities to process your case. As you may not receive SU retrospectively, you must apply for SU in minSU and hand in the form to your place of education at the start of your studies even though you are waiting for a residence permit from the immigration authorities.

SU for a whole study programme abroad

If you are an EU/EAA citizen and apply for SU for a whole study programme in an EU/EEA country outside Denmark, you must be aware of the special regulations about connection to Denmark (please note that the site is in Danish).

If you apply for SU for a whole study programme abroad, you must apply for SU in minSU as well as submit the forms for equal status and connection to Denmark to the agency (please note that the forms are in Danish).

New study programme = new application

If you have been granted equal status according to the rules of EU law and later apply for SU for a new study programme, you will have to make a new application in minSU and complete the information form for foreign citizens.

If you have been granted equal status according to Danish rules and later apply for SU for a new study programme, you must make a new application in minSU. However, you do not have to complete the special information form again unless you have been away from Denmark for a continuous period of more than two years.

Educational support from your home country

In some situations you cannot receive Danish SU irrespective of whether you otherwise fulfil the conditions for being granted equal status with Danish students:

  • If you receive educational support from your home country.
  • If you can receive educational support from your home country. This does not, however, apply to citizens of EU Member States or EEA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).

Getting a NemID

Foreign citizens can not order NemID online, but have to enquire in person with e.g. the tax centre in Tønder or the municipal citizens' service centre in Aabenraa or Copenhagen. You can find a list of citizens' service centres that issue NemID on the NemID website. You must bring picture identification (preferably your foreign passport) and documentation of your Danish civil registration number.

Read mere on nemid.nu

You live and study in Denmark but do not have a civil registration number

You must have a Danish civil registration number to access minSU. If you are a foreign citizen, live and study in Denmark but do not have a Danish civil registration number, you should apply to the municipality in which you are living, where you can get a civil registration number.

You live abroad, study in Denmark and do not have a Danish civil registration number

If you do not have a Danish civil registration number, you must complete an application for a Danish civil registration number before you can apply for SU in minSU. You must submit the completed form at your place of education together with a copy of your passport. You will then receive a letter from the Agency with your new Danish civil registration number. You can then get NemID by enquiring in person with the municipal citizens’ service centre. When you have NemID, you can apply for SU in minSU.

Form: For the use of handling an application for SU and/or Ungdomskort