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Cost of living

  • Costs directly related to the study such as books are around 200€ to 300€ per semester, however materials can be bought cheaper from students from higher classes, or borrowed or scanned from the library.
  • Estimated cost of living depends on the city, and of course on the individual person. Accommodation, transportation, food and leisure activities costs are about 450-550 euros per month. The average student wage is around 12-14 euros per hour.

Student Jobs

  • Typical student jobs are in bars, restaurants and hotels – you can help in the kitchen, be a waiter or a housekeeper. Moreover delivering newspapers is popular among students. That does not mean you can not find anything better – just keep learning the language and be persistent in your job search.
  • It is a great idea to start learning danish before you come to Denmark to improve your chances, remember that even elementary level shows the interest in being a great candidate. There is no minimum wage in Denmark, but students earn between 10 to 12€ per hour.
  • Some academic institutions have online job portals or career centers that can assist you in finding a student job. The official Danish website for international recruitment is www.workindenmark.dk and it offers information on how to find a relevant student job.
  • Other job portals in English

Accommodation

  • If you are interested in experiencing a ‘real university life style’, you can live in a Student Dormitory. This is a great opportunity to get to know students from other countries but from Denmark as well. The accommodation types are different – mostly in a single or double rooms with shared kitchen and the price goes from 220€ for a single room and 180€ for a shared one.
  • Another possibility is finding a Private Apartment and share it with your friends. This can be cheaper than dormitories and more comfortable. Please note, that at the beginning you might be asked to pay 2 or 3-months refundable rent deposit. This is for the landlord to ensure that you will not cause any damage.
  • In the most cases, accommodation is not guaranteed by the school, therefore we recommend you to start looking as soon as possible – even before you know if have been accepted by the university. Feel free to contact us for further information!
  • Accommodation prices also depend on the city you will be living in. Moreover, it is common that the apartments are not furnished so keep in mind in case you have to buy your own furniture.

Documents

  • Entering Denmark is possible with just a valid identity card or a passport, special entry visa is not required.
  • The Danish health care system is run on the principles of equality and accessibility. Students have access to free medical care and health insurance just like back home, mostly of a higher quality.
  • Personal identification number is a national identification number, which includes personal information stored in the civil registry. Every person living in Denmark for more than three months must have a CPR number. Together with a CPR number, the resident receives a “Yellow Card” with your name, address, CPR number on it.
  • Students in Denmark have the opportunity to attend Danish language course for 3 years free of cost. You need to have a residence permit in Denmark. Language courses for students are 2 times a week during the evening hours.
  • Danish Crown (DKK) is the official currency in Denmark, including the autonomous provinces of Greenland & the Faroe Islands.
  • One Euro is about 7.44 DKK