Scholarship & Educational Expense in Denmark

By Mahjabeen Malik

Denmark is an educational hub, famous for the high quality of Education in Europe. Danish University in Denmark offers scholarships for the aspirant to continuing with the higher study. In Denmark, Danish University is one of the best universities in Denmark where International students are offered to get enrolled luckily. 

We will help you how to get admission in abroad Denmark University, what are tuition fees, books, and living expenditure etc. We shall mention here in detail, the information about tuition fees, accommodation costs and expenses for food, transportation and extra study materials for students planning to take a degree abroad in Denmark is below.

Correlate Bachelor’s degrees in Denmark

1. University tuition fees in Denmark

 The Higher education is free for all Bachelors and Master’s students especially from EU/EEA or for the students who have been participating in other activities, performing a leading role in Denmark.

Average tuition fees of Danish universities

The students enrolled in Danish Universities do not pay for tuition fee whether they are permanent or a temporary residence. It grants support if one of your parents is from a non-EU/EEA country who is already working in Denmark.

Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students:

  • Cheapest degrees: fees start from around 6,000 EUR/year.
  • Average annual tuition: around 13,000-15,000 EUR/year.
  • Highly specialized courses: can reach to over 35,000 EUR/year.

 You can check out more details about tuition fees in Danish universities on the internet.

Tuition-free universities for EU/EEA students

Roskilde University, University College Zealand, The University of Southern Denmark and Aalborg University are awarding fully free support to the international students from EU/EEA.

Tuition fees at top-ranked universities in Denmark

 For international students (non-EU/EEA), a list of average tuition fees at the top-ranked Danish universities is given below.

Average tuition fee Of Aarhus University is 11,000 EUR/year.

  • An average tuition fee of University of Copenhagen is between 10,000 and 15,000 EUR/year.
  • An average tuition fee of the Technical University of Denmark is 13,500 EUR/year.
  • An average tuition fees of Copenhagen University is 12,500 EUR/year.

  Other living expenditure in Denmark

Average living costs in Danish cities

Although students are lucky enough availing their fully funded education by Denmark, they have to spend money on other living things such as food, medicines, residency and travelling etc. Here the living expenses are more costly than other places in European countries. That is the reason, students need to live a careful life controlling monthly budget.

Estimated monthly living costs in Denmark is 900 to 1,100 EUR monthly. But living costs in Copenhagen is most costly than smaller cities. Students must check out the rate list  prior to set their monthly budget.

Accommodation costs

European students have to  pay around 35% of total expense for accommodation. So You will have to pay between 450 – 550EUR/monthly for accommodation and utilities, and up to 700 EUR in Copenhagen.

A rental house can be get on 250 EUR/monthly.

Main accommodation options for students in Denmark:

  • Students living alone – 400 EUR/month
  • Students living with family– 500 EUR/month
  • Student halls of residence (Colleges) –cost is 300-350 EUR/month

Getting student accommodation from the university is not always easy, as European statistics show that around 12% of students living in Denmark manage to get a place to live provided by the university. Around 70 % of students are satisfied with the living facilities in university student halls. Therefore, you might have to get rental house.

Food expenditures

One can easily maintain food expenses in Denmark. Its cost is about 250 – 270 EUR/month but it depends upon your habit as well how you spend. If you go for your shopping to the discount supermarket, you can save a lot on food.

Transportation expenditures

 One very healthy thing about Denmark is that almost 50% of students use bikes to get to their university, while 30% use public transport.

 The government of Denmark issues a monthly public transport pass on the bus, metro or train amounts to 50 EUR/month.

Denmark is considered the heaven of bikes where people can get about freely by bicycle. Bicycles are available on rent 70starting from 15 EUR for half a day.

  How to control Extra costs or expenses?

The students only have to spend some money on books and other study materials, around 35 EUR/month.

 Health expenses of the students are also covered by a standard health care insurance would cost around 26 EUR/month.

The students usually do not spend more than 175 EUR/month on other social activities.

With the help of an international youth travel card, you can receive major discounts to visit sights around Denmark.

 Through the Scholarships and grants, you can easily save your money and control your expenses during you study tenure in Denmark.

Danish government scholarships 

The students from EU/EEA receive financial support from the most honourable educational institute, Danish University for International students. The students who are active labour force in a Danish university, get special benefit of scholarship almost 80% of the unemployment benefit according to the standard settled in Denmark.

The criteria of applicants must meet the prerequisites, for example, the minimum age must be 25 years old, and have a minimum work experience of at least 6 months and they cannot receive other benefits from any other institute or foundation at the same time.  

 The Scholarships Programs by Erasmus Mundus in Denmark are awarded to the students without any nationality discrimination, whether they are from EU/ EEA or not. The scholarships are offered jointly by a Danish institution and another European university to the applicants of master’s degree programme. Students should check out the list of partner universities in Denmark and scholarships offered to students in Denmark.

Visa fee 

Keep it in mind if you don’t belong to EU/EEA you will have to apply for student’s visa and its cost is around 310 EUR.

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