Denmark 2016/17 - grants and loans
Date of publication: 2017
Grants - note: 85 % of full-time students receive grants
Need-based grant (euro): min 1486 - max 9575
Merit-based grant (euro): -
Student grantsState grants are available to all full-time Danish students who are active in recognised educational programmes,
and whose income does not exceed a defined amount (DKK 11 922 in 2016) in the month where the student
receives the grant. The minimum amount is DKK 922 per month for 12 months awarded to students who live with
their parents. The maximum amount is DKK 5 941 per month for 12 months each year for students living
independently. 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.
Extra grants are available for students who become parents when they live with another recipient of education
support (DKK 2 373) and for single parents (DKK 5 941). Additional grants of DKK 8 449 per month are available
for students with a disability when the disabled is not able to work while studying. The amounts shown are for the
year 2016. The fees are annually regulated, new amounts will apply for 1 January 2017. All grants are taxable, the
payable amount depends on individual circumstances.
LoansState loans of DKK 3 040 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 1 521 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 7 842 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 calendar year in which they graduate. The loan must be repaid
within 15 years. 38 % of students make use of state loans.
Part-time students are not eligible for state support.
Source: Eurydice, National Student Fee and Support Systems 2013/2014, 2015/2016, 2016/2017