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Study in Denmark: Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Interested in studying abroad in Denmark? Our Study in Denmark guide will outline tuition fees and scholarships information, as well as information about the Danish higher education system.

Apr 5, 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tuition Fees - Bachelor’s and Master’s programs

If you are a student from the EU/EEA or Switzerland, you do not have to pay tuition fees - higher education in Denmark is free for you. Students participating in an exchange program can also study for free in Denmark.

You do not pay tuition fees in Denmark if you have a permanent residence permit (despite your country of origin), or if you have a parent who holds a residence permit.

For all other students, fees can range from EUR 6,000 to 16,000 per year depending on the institution and the program of study.

Less expensive degrees, such as social sciences, start from about EUR 6,000 per year, while specialist degrees like medicine can cost up to EUR 35,000 per year. The average cost of a degree in Denmark is around EUR 12,000 to 15,000 per year. 

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Tuition Fees - PhD programs

Many Danish PhD programs are developed as partnerships between universities and private companies, research institutions and business enterprises and are therefore fully funded. Self-financed PhD programs usually cost between EUR 10,000 and 16,000 per year.

Scholarships and Grants

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Several national and European programs offer scholarships for international students who wish to study in Denmark, as in the case of the following:


If you are enrolled at a university in a Nordic or Baltic country, Nordplus offers the opportunity to undertake a part of your studies in another Nordic or Baltic country. 

Erasmus/Erasmus Mundus

The Erasmus program allows EU/EEA students to study abroad as part of their home country degree for between 2 and 12 months.

The Eramus Mundus (Joint Master Degree) is open to both EU/EEA and non-EU/EAA students – the scheme offers Master’s students the chance to study courses offered jointly by a Danish university and a partner European university. Students should contact individual Erasmus Mundus courses to see if they are eligible.

Scholarships for non-EU/EAA students

There are several scholarships available for non-EU/EEA students provided by the Danish government under the Cultural Agreements. These are aimed at highly qualified students and young researchers wishing to immerse themselves in fields of study associated with Denmark. 

Non-EU/EEA students can also apply for a limited number of scholarships provided by the government to Danish universities to fund highly qualified full-degree students from non-EU/EEA countries.

Study in Denmark - Overview

Over 30,000 international students choose Denmark as their study abroad destination every year. Click here to learn why.

Education System

Want to learn about how the higher education system works in Denmark?Denmark is a popular destination for a variety of students, given its diverse programs and high quality education. Take a minute to find out more about the structure of the education system in Denmark!

Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Denmark to study? Learn more about the student visa process, and what you need to enter the country, depending on your citizen status. You will also be required to bring certain documents with you to passport control at the airport, which we cover as well.

Housing & Living Costs

No matter where you study abroad, it’s important to create a budget in advance so that you’re prepared. Therefore, we’ve detailed average living and housing costs so that you can get a better idea of what you would be paying as a student in Denmark.

Language & Culture

Denmark is a country rich in history and culture. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, and more!

Application Process

All countries have specific admissions requirements for students to gain acceptance into a university. Learn more about the ins and outs of admission to programs in Denmark, and what you need to apply, depending on your citizenship.


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