If you have been granted equal status according to Danish rules, you cannot receive SU for a whole study programme abroad.
Equal status according to Danish rules
If you are a foreign citizen, you can be granted equal status according to Danish rules and apply for SU for a study programme in Denmark
There are different Danish rules according to which you may apply for equal status with Danish citizens so that you can receive SU. There are different conditions you must fulfil depending on the rules under which you apply for equal status.
Read more about the conditions for being granted equal status.
Equal status can be discontinued
If you apply for SU for a new study programme and previously have been granted equal status with Danish citizens according to the Danish rules, you do not have to apply for equal status again.
However, please note that you must apply for equal status again if you have lived outside of Denmark for a continuous period of more than two years, as your equal status is no longer valid after this period.
You can lose your right to reside
If you are a third-country national (i.e. a citizen of a country outside the Nordic countries or the EU/EEA) and you hold a residence permit in Denmark as a student, you may not receive public assistance / benefit payments, including state educational grant (SU). It may have consequences for your right to stay in Denmark, if you receive SU (which is public assistance / benefit payments). It is your responsibility to make sure that you keep to the rules, which apply for your right to stay in Denmark. If you have questions regarding the rules of your stay in Denmark, you must contact the immigration authorities – please see https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-US/.