Denmark 2015/16 - student fees and grants

Country: Denmark
Date of publication: 2016
Fees - first cycle (euro): min 268 - max 12000
Fees - second cycle (euro): min 20101 - max 53000
Fees - note: No fees for full-time students
Grants - note: Approximately 88 % of full-time students receive grants
Need-based grant (euro): min 1473 - max 9493
Merit-based grant (euro): -

National student fee

No fees for national and EU full-time students.

All students studying in part-time courses pay fees set by higher education institutions, with a minimum of EUR 268.

International students pay fees set by higher education institutions.

Student grants

State grants are available to all full-time Danish citizens in recognised educational programmes if they fulfil certain requirements. International students (EU and outside EU) must fulfil some special conditions to be placed on an equal footing with Danish citizens and receive state education support. The maximum amount is DKK 5 903 per month for 12 months each year for students living independently. Extra grants are available for students who become parents when they live with another recipient of education support (DKK 2 358) and for single parents (DKK 5 903). Additional grants of DKK 8 394 per month are available for students with a disability when the disabled is not able to work alongside the education. The amounts shown are for the year 2015. The fees are regulated yearly on a calendar basis so new fees will apply for 1 January 2016. All grants are taxable.


State loans of DKK 3 020 per month are available to all full-time students who are entitled to a state grant. Supplementary student loans for students who are parents: DKK 1 511 per month. 'End-loan' for students who have used all their state grants and who have no more than 12 or 24 months left of their educational programme: DKK 7 791 per month. During the period of study, a 4 % annual interest rate applies. Students must start paying back no later than one year after the end of the year in which they graduate. The loan must be repaid within 15 years. About half of all students make use of state loans. No family allowances and no tax benefits for parents.

Tax benefit for student's parents

There are no tax benefits for students' parents or family allowances.

Family allowances

There are no tax benefits for students' parents or family allowances.

Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
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