Who pays tuition fee?
Non-EU and non-EEA students are required to pay a tuition fee when studying in Denmark. That is, students from countries outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) are charged tuition fees. EU and EEA citizens are not required to pay a tuition fee when studying in Denmark.
How much is the tuition fee?
The tuition fees are payable by biannual installments in advance of each semester, i.e. DKK 50,000 (price per January 2020). Be aware that the tuition fee may change. Information on tuition fee is updated every January.
Demonstration of funds
The Danish Immigration Service will ask students from outside the EU/EEA countries to demonstrate funds before issuing a residence permit. Please find further information about residence permit on the web page of New to Denmark.
Exemptions from paying tuition fee
You may be exempted from paying a tuition fee if you have one of the following residence permits in Denmark:
- Permanent residence permit ("Permanent opholdstilladelse")
- Temporary residence permit with the possibility of achieving a permanent residence permit ("Midlertidig opholdstilladelse m.m.f. varigt ophold")
- Residence permit in Denmark as an accompanying child ("medfølgende barn")
- Residence permit as a convention refugee incl. family members ("Opholdstilladelse som konventionsflygning")
- Residence permit as a foreigner with protection status incl. family members ("Opholdstilladelse som udlændinge med beskyttelsesstatus"
- Residence permit as a foreigner with temporary protection status incl. family members ("Opholdstilladelse som udlændinge med midlertidig beskyttelsesstatus")
- If you hold a "Residence card of a family member of an Union citizen" ("Opholdskort for familiemedlem til en unionsborger")
Please note, holding a student visa does not exempt you from paying a tuition fee.
If you hold one of the exempted residence permits, you have to enclose submit documentation for this. We accept the following documentation:
- A scan of your residence permit letter
- A scan of your residence permit card (both front and back page)
- A scan of the page in your passport showing your residence permit
If you hold a ‘Residence card of a family member of an Union citizen’, you have to document that the family member lives in Denmark and has a job or is self-employed businessman. This must be documented by:
- Documentation for the Danish address from the National Register of Persons (‘Folkeregisteret’)
- An employment contract and the pay slip of the last month
Based on the documentation submitted, the Student Affairs and Programmes will grant or deny exemption.
Please note that no scholarships are available for BSc students at the IT University.