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We regularly update this page with general questions and answers.

The 5 initiatives regarding SU

  • Extra SU loan – for students receiving SU
  • Extra completion loan – for students who are at the end of their higher or private education
  • Increased allowed amount of earnings (fribeløb) – for students who participate in the COVID-19 alert
  • Extra SU loan/extra completion loan – for students at higher or private educations who are in paid internships
  • Extented period with completion loan – for students in a higher or private education who no longer have the option of SU and completion loan and are not yet entitled to ordinary completion loan

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Updates:

Extra loan option for May and June 2021

From Tuesday May, 4, you will be able to approve your loanplan in minSU regarding extra loans for May and June 2021. Please read COVID-19 and the possibility for extra loans for information about deadlines and disbursement.  

Please note that if you have applied for SU and SU loans or for changes to your SU and your application was not processed by Monday May, 3, 2021, you will not be able to see the extra loan for May and June at your loan plan in minSU yet. When your application has been processed, you will receive a notification (støttemeddelelse) in e-Boks, where you can see the extra loan for May and June 2021. You can then log on to minSU and approve your loan plan. We usually disburse your loan about a week after you approve your loan plan. To see the status of your application in minSU, select 'Se din SU'> 'Status på ansøgning'.

Q&A:

Will students receive SU when they are not participating in their study activities at the educational institutions?

Yes. SU is paid out to students in advance and on a monthly basis. Students are required to continue their studies at home if possible. However,  your SU payment may be delayed, as it is handled manually. If you  have any questions or have any doubt about your situation, please contact your educational institution.

What shall I do, if I am delayed in my higher education because of COVID-19?

We assume that you are studying actively at home to the extent, which is possible. The SU payment will therefore continue unchanged.

If you are delayed in your higher educational studies because of the COVID-19 situation, you can apply for additional SU (SU-klip) beyond the prescribed duration of your study period. Please see the rules regarding additional SU. (in danish) You will have to document a causality between COVID-19 and your delay and you application will be individually assessed. 

 

I  do not have any more SU or completion loan left and my only income is from my student job. My workplace has been closed due to COVID-19. Which options do I have? - Updated March 5, 2021

If you have run out of SU you may be entitled to a completion loan (slutlån) - find more information about completion loan here (in danish).

Check the webpage of your union for questions and answers about your rights as a student worker in regards to COVID-19.

The government and a broad majority in the Danish Parliament have on several occasions made it possible for students in higher or private education who have used all their SU and completion loans to take out more completion loans.

You can read more about how to apply for this completion loan on the page COVID-19 og SU (in danish).

I cannot work because of COVID-19. Can I keep my status as a worker under EU law? - Updated December 17, 2020

During certain periods of time the official recommendations from Danish authorities may result in a reduction of your working hours. We will take that into account in our ongoing assessment of your status as a worker under EU law.

You work in an industry that is still closed due to COVID-19

If you are employed in one of the industries that continues to be closed, you must submit a statement of truth from your employer. The statement must include:

  • a statement that confirms that COVID-19 is the reason why you cannot work 10–12 hours per week
  • your employer’s signature
  • CVR number
  • the company’s stamp
  • a clear indication of which period of time the statement is covering (the statement of truth can only cover the period of time that is in line with the current official recommendations from Danish authorities)

We always conduct a individual assessment of the submitted statement.

You work in an industry that is still highly affected by COVID-19

If you are employed in one of the industries that is not closed, but remains highly affected by the COVID-19 situation, you must submit a statement of truth from your employer. The statement must include:

  • a statement that confirms that your workplace cannot offer you your usual working hours due to COVID-19. The statement must also explain why there is a reduction in your working hours – e.g. fewer customers, reduced hours etc.
  • your employer’s signature
  • CVR number
  • the company’s stamp
  • a clear indication of which period of time the statement is covering (the statement of truth can only cover the period of time that is in line with the current official recommendations from Danish authorities)

We always conduct a specific assessment of the submitted statement.

If you are on holiday or terminated from work

Please note that you must submit documentation if you take holiday, regardless of your employment and whether you are covered by the temporary relief packages. You must submit the documentation through Changes to your circumstances.

If your contract is terminated, you can follow the instructions under "involuntarily unemployed" under Changes to your circumstances.

Please note that, as a rule, to maintain your status as a worker, it is a condition that you have status as a worker in the period leading up to your temporary reduction of working hours because of the recommendations from Danish authorities in connection with COVID-19. This is also the case if your contract is terminated and you become involuntarily unemployed. We always conduct a specific assessment of your case, your case and we expect that you as a minimum have worked 10–12 hours each week in a consecutive period of 10 weeks leading up to when you stop working.

Contact

If you have enquiries regarding your status as a worker under EU-law, and you did not find the answer online, you can inform us via Digital Post on borger.dk/from e-Boks.

Is there still a limit imposed on the "fribeløb" (the amount of money you are allowed to earn besides your SU), that I have to take into consideration when I participate in critical societal functions/with my work as a part of the emergency alert? - update March 15, 2021

On March 31, 2020 the Danish Parliament has decided that students who participate in critical societal functions in relation to the COVID-19 alert will be able to apply for an increased allowed amount of earnings (fribeløb) for 2020 and 2021. The possible increase corresponds to the salary earned during the alert work. As an example, this could be medical and nursing students for extra shifts (FADL-shifts) and social and healthcare students, who participate in the COVID-19 alert or if you are specifically hired to test for Covid. By alert in regards to COVID-19, we mean other students with a health professional or pedagogical background, who are asked to step in as extra assistance in critical societal functions, and for whom this work is not part of the their regular work.

You do not have to do anything now, if you participate in critical societal functions in relation to the COVID-19 alert. 

You can read more about how to apply for an increased allowed amount of earnings (fribeløb) for 2020 and 2021 on the page COVID-19 og SU (in danish) under "Forhøjet fribeløb".

 

Information on ufm.dk

See questions and answers about organization of education on ufm.dk (Ministry of Higher Education and Science).

If you did not find an answer above, see who you can contact under "Særligt for udenlandske studerende/foreign citizens" on this page.