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If you are a foreign citizen, you can apply for equal status with Danish citizens according to EU law and apply for SU for a study programme in Denmark and abroad

You can apply for equal status with Danish citizens on the basis of EU law if you are either a citizen of an EU/EEA country or are related to a citizen of an EU/EEA country.

You are a citizen of an EU/EEA country

If you are a citizen of an EU Member State, an EEA country (Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway) or Switzerland, you must meet some specfic conditions to be granted equal status with Danish citizens.

Choose the situation which applies to you:

You are a British citizen

If you are a British citizen who lived in Denmark in accordance with the EU rules on free movement before 31 December 2020 and still reside in Denmark, you are covered by the Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and the EU. Therefore, you can continue to reside in Denmark after this date on terms, which overall correspond to the current terms under EU rules on free movement.

Consequently, if you moved to Denmark before 31 December 2020 and still reside in Denmark, you can apply for equal status with Danish citizens and SU on terms, which overall correspond to the current terms under EU rules on free movement, for instance as a worker under EU law.

Be aware that if you have resided in Denmark before 31 December 2020, you have to submit an application for new residence status under the Withdrawal Agreement to The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration before 31 December 2021. You will receive more information directly from The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration.

As a rule, if you moved to Denmark after 1 January 2021 or later, you cannot apply for equal status with Danish citizens and SU on terms, which overall correspond to the current terms under EU rules on free movement.

Visit ufm.dk for more information on Brexit.

You are related to a citizen of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland

If you are related to a citizen of an EU Member State, an EEA country (Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway) or Switzerland, you can apply for equal status according to EU law. You can meet this condition irrespective of which country you are a citizen of.

If you are related to a Danish citizen, the Danish citizen must have exercised his/her right to free movement under EU law before you can fulfill the condition of receiving SU as a family member to an EU/EEA citizen.

Choose the situation which applies to you:

You are related to a British citizen

If you are related to a British citizen who lived in Denmark in accordance with the EU rules on free movement before 31 December 2020 and still reside in Denmark, your family member is covered by the Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and the EU. Therefore, you can reside in Denmark after this date on terms, which overall correspond to the current terms for family members under EU rules on free movement.

Consequently, if your family member, who is a British citizen, moved to Denmark before 31 December 2020 and still resides in Denmark, you can apply for equal status with Danish citizens and SU on terms, which overall correspond to the current terms for family members under EU rules on free movement.

Be aware that if you wish to apply for residency in Denmark in accordance with the EU rules on free movement because your family member is covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, you have to submit an application for residence status under the Withdrawal Agreement to The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration. Contact The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration for more information.

As a rule, if your family member, who is a British citizen, moved to Denmark after 1 January 2021 or later, you cannot apply for equal status and SU on terms, which overall correspond to the current terms for family members under EU rules on free movement.

Visit ufm.dk for more information on Brexit.