Denmark Education

Denmark is one of the most popular international study destinations in Europe thanks to its low study costs, high-quality English-taught Master's degrees and the innovative teaching methods. International students also choose Denmark due to its great standard of living and the large variety of study subjects available at Danish universities.

If you’re thinking about studying abroad in Denmark, finding out detailed information about tuition and living costs will help you make an informed decision for your future. Keep reading to find out estimates of tuition fees, accommodation costs and expenses for food, transportation and extra study materials.

University tuition fees in Denmark
Higher education in Denmark is free for all Bachelor’s and Master’s students coming from the EU/EEA area and Switzerland, as well as for students participating in an exchange programme.

You can also study for free in Denmark if:

You already have either a permanent or a temporary residence permit
One of your parents is from a non-EU/EEA country and works in Denmark
For non-EU/EEA citizens, tuition costs range between 6,000 – 16,000 EUR/academic year. Some specialised programmes might cost more, that’s why we recommend that you check the university page to see what tuition applies to you.

Check out more details about tuition fees in Danish universities.

Average living costs in Danish cities
Denmark's no tuition fee policy is very attractive to EU/EEA students, but the high quality of life also means living costs and average prices are generally higher than in other places. To be able to cover these costs, you will have to budget your monthly expenses carefully.

As a rough estimate, international students need between 800 – 1,200 EUR/month to live in Denmark. These costs can go up or down based on your habits: how much you spend on shopping and going out, how much you travel, and so on. You should also expect to pay more if you decide to study in Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen.

Accommodation costs
Accommodation represents around one third of your monthly living costs in Denmark. You should expect to pay between 400 – 670 EUR in most cities and around 800 – 900 EUR in Copenhagen.

If you start looking for housing early, you may be able to find places for 250 EUR/month in housing outside the city.

Main accommodation options for students in Denmark:

Students living alone – 450 EUR/month
Students living with their partner/a colleague – 500 EUR/month
Student halls of residence (kollegier) – between 250 - 300 EUR/month
You might find it very difficult to find accommodation right before the semester begins. That’s why you should start exploring your options months before you move to Denmark. This allows you to compare different locations and prices and not make a rushed decision. Another benefit of choosing a place earlier is that you won’t have to deal with the stress of not knowing where you’ll live.

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