Students

Danish residence cards must now contain biometrics (digital photograph & signature and fingerprints of 10 fingers) and all applications for a Danish residence permit must therefore be handed in in person at a VFS Office:
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VFS is the Embassy of Denmark's outsourcing partner for visas and residence permits. When you hand in your application, VFS will record your biometrics at the same time.

Children under 6 (age 6 minus 1 day) are not required to give fingerprints.

Please note the following

  • You will require a "Case Order ID" (obtainable online) and pay a fee (payable online) before submitting your application to the VFS Centre. The application fee is payable to the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment in addition to the service charge and fee charged by the Embassy. Please see the website of the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment for further information: Fees

Applications should normally be made in your home country or in the country where you are currently residing.

Please visit the website of the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment www.newtodenmark.dk  for general information on residence and work permits for students.

Further information about studying in Denmark is available from:

Please follow the guidelines below:

The application form is ST1 Application for a residence and work permit for students.  Accompanying family members should complete form FA8 Application for residence and work permit for family members of a foreign national who is to work or study in Denmark.

  • Please read the guidelines on the front of the form "How to apply" carefully before making an application (the application process must be started by the educational institution in Denmark before you apply through this Embassy), state your Case Order ID and provide refund information in the appropriate boxes on the form, enclose payment receipt with your application.
  • Please note that if you have not obtained a Case Order ID and made the payment online before you submit your application, the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment may reject your application.  

The following is required for an application:

If you are going to pay tuition fees or have been granted a Danish state scholarship (free tuition and covering of living expenses):

  1. 1 completed application form ST1 (please see guidelines on the front of the application form). Both forms must be identical. Please provide your UK contact details: address, mobile telephone number and e-mail address.
  2. Passport (copies of all passport pages are accepted).
  3. Non-refundable fee of £165.00 per applicant. Accompanying family members £165.00 per application (children under 18 included in the application are free of charge).
    Postal Orders made payable to Embassy of Denmark.

If you are not going to pay tuition fees and you have not been granted a Danish state scholarship (free tuition and covering of living expenses):

  1. 2 completed application forms ST1 (please see guidelines on the front of the application form). Both forms must be identical.
  2. Passport (copies of passport pages with your personal information and UK residence permit accepted).
  3. Proof (original documents) that you can support yourself financially during your stay in Denmark.
  4. Non-refundable fee of £165.00 per applicant. Accompanying family members £165.00 per application (children under 18 included in the application are free of charge).

Family members of EU/EEA nationals are free of charge (copy of EU/EEA national's passport and Marriage Certificate required).