SU - The Danish students' Grants and Loans Scheme
Every Dane over the age of 18 is entitled to public support for his or her further education - regardless of social standing.
The state grant and loan
The support is awarded by the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme ("SU" and "SU-lån"), a system managed by the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science (Uddannelses- og Forskningsstyrelsen) in collaboration with the educational institutions and under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
The State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme
If you are a foreign citizen, you must fulfil specific conditions in order to be granted equal status with Danish citizens and receive SU.
Rules and application procedure
When you haven been granted the equal right status
You should always contact the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science when certain changes happens.
The Danish state educational support (SU) can be awarded for a study period abroad if the Danish educational institution accepts the study period abroad as part of the current Danish study programme.
Rules regarding employment and private earnings
There are certain rules when you have a student job and at the same time receive SU. You can only earn a fixed amount per year. The set amount is called "fribeløb".
SU and Tax
You have to pay tax when you receive SU. The tax is automatically taken from your payment every month.Tax cards and income