Read more about how to apply for the first time
When you apply for SU for a study programme in Denmark you must:
- apply for SU in minSU, and
- complete the application for equal status for foreign citizens applying for equal status with Danish citizens. You can access the application for equal status by clicking on the receipt page you get when you have applied for SU in minSU. You can also access the application for equal status with Danish citizens under the section “Application for equal status (foreign citizens)” in minSU
You must complete the application for equal status three weeks at the latest after you have made your application for SU in minSU. Remember to attach the necessary documentation (the documentation you must attach is specified in the application).
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 for SU is accessible only from December 1 in minSU.
You should be aware that if you hand in the application for equal status later than three weeks after making your application for SU, 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 complete the application for equal status for foreign citizens at the start of your studies even though you are waiting for a residence permit from the immigration authorities.
Questions and answers about the application
Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the application:
The information from the CPR registry are incorrect (e.g. citizenship). What do I do?
If you believe, the information in CPR is lacking or incorrect, you should contact the municipality where you reside before you apply for equal status.
Where should I attach my residency permit or certificate of registration as an EU/EEA citizen from the Danish Immigration Service?
You do not have to attach your residency permit or certificate of registration as an EU/EEA citizen from the Danish Immigration Service unless you apply for equal status with Danish citizens because you fall within Section 2(2), (3) or (4) of the Act on Integration of Aliens in Denmark.
I believe I meet more than one rule to be granted equal status. Which one should I apply for?
You can apply for equal status under various rules. However, you only have to meet the requirements for one of the rules to be granted equal status to that of Danish citizens.
I do not have all documentation for my application. What do I do?
We kindly encourage you to make sure you have all the required documentation ready before you submit your application. However, if this is impossible in your specific case, you can state in the application that the remaining documentation will be send within 7 days. You must send the documentation as Digital Post via borger.dk/e-Boks
SU for a whole study programme abroad
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
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