Scandinavian and other EU/EEA students
International students from countries in Scandinavia and the EU/EEA apply for their EU/EEA residence certificate (residence permit) upon arrival in Denmark. Application for the residence certificate must be submitted to the regional state administration. (Danish: Statsforvaltningen).
Upon arrival EU/EEA students will receive information on how to apply and where to submit your application.
Non EU/EEA students
International students from countries outside Scandinavia and the EU/EEA must apply for a residence permit before leaving for Denmark. Application for a residence permit must be submitted to the Danish Embassy or Consulate in the student’s home country as soon as the applicant has received the Admission Notice from the College. Please note that it takes between 60 – 90 days to obtain your residence permit.
The applicant must apply in person and will normally be called in for a personal interview at the Embassy or Consulate as part of the application process. We recommend you to visit the Danish Embassy’s local website in your home country for more detailed information and if booking an appointment is required for filing your application for residence permit.
When you apply for your residence permit you are required to present the following documents from the Academy:
- Final Admission notice from Zealand – this must be the original notice, not a copy
- Receipt and confirmation of full payment of the required tuition fee deposit (please refer to you Admission Notice for details on this). Danish Immigration regulations require the student to pre-pay the tuition fee as a deposit before the student can apply for the residence permit with the Embassy or Consulate.
- Application form for residence permit stamped and certified by the Academy. The application form will be sent to you when we have received the required tuition fee deposit. When you file your application you must use this forwarded original application form. A copy will not be accepted by Danish Immigration.
Students who are admitted to higher educational programmes in Denmark are not required to present any financial documentation showing that they have the financial means to support their stay in Denmark.
When you apply with the Danish Embassy or Consulate you must expect to pay a processing fee. Further, Danish Immigration requires you to create and pay a Case Order ID for the processing of your application. IMPORTANT: The Case Order ID must be created and paid for before you submit the application. Make sure you note the ID in the appropriate field on the application form.
When you apply with the Danish Embassy or Consulate you must expect to pay a processing fee. Further, Danish Immigration requires you to pay a fee for the processing of your application.
Further information on immigration rules and procedures may be found on the website of your local Danish Embassy on www.um.dk/en or on the website of the Danish Immigration Service www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us.