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Learn about fees and finances

Fees and finances

Students at VIA can apply for scholarships to cover some of their living expenses, including insurance.

About fees and finances

  • Tuition fees

    Full degree and exchange students from the EU and EEA countries study for free at VIA.

    Citizens of EU and EEA countries as well as citizens of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein are exempt from tuition fee payments whether they are full degree or exchange students.

    Refugees or immigrants living in Denmark with a permanent residence permit are also exempt. 

    Anyone else who enrolls as a full degree and exchange student at VIA is required to pay tuition for the programme in which they enroll. 

    See tuition fee at the relevant programme

    The annual tuition fee for each programme is listed on the programme’s own web page. Further costs may also apply, and these costs vary from programme to programme.

    Deadline for payment of tuition fee is:

    • Summer intake: 15 May
      Winter intake: 1 November

    Students coming to VIA through a bilateral or exchange agreement are exempt from tuition fees.

  • Scholarships

    As a student at VIA you can apply for scholarships and grants from both VIA and from publicly-funded schemes.

    Scholarships for highly qualified international students 

    VIA offers scholarships for highly qualified international students. The scholarships are offered by VIA as well as the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science Scholarship Scheme and the listed criteria in the below document apply to both types of scholarships. 

    The scholarships can be applied for twice a year, and the application form will be available below from 1 February 2017 to 15 March 2017 and from 15 August 2017 to 30 September 2017. 

    Applications received before or after these dates will not be considered. 

    The number of scholarships are limited and it is therefore not certain that all students meeting the criteria will be awarded a scholarship. Yet, we guarantee that at least 20% of the qualified students will receive a tuition free scholarship. 

    How to apply for a scholarship

  • The Danish Students' Grants and Loans Scheme (SU)

    If you are not a Danish citizen, you must fulfil some special conditions to receive state education support (SU).

    You may apply for economic support (SU) if:

    • You are a Danish citizen
    • You are citizen of an EU country and have either lived in Denmark for the past five years or have been or are working in Denmark.  

    For further details on the rules and conditions as well as information on how to apply for the scheme, please visit the website of the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Educational Support

    All programmes at VIA have SU counsellors. Contact them for further information. 

    Disability support (SPS)

    If you are disabled and are eligible for the student grants and loan scheme (SU), you can apply for special disability support. 

    This support will cover expenses for any special needs that your particular disability requires, such as computer programmes, special chairs or lamps, or other study-related materials. 

    For further information, please contact the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Educational Support

    You are also welcome to contact an SPS counsellor at the programme for which you have applied.

  • Insurance

    Please be aware of adequate insurance under your stay in Denmark.

    We recommend that you take out adequate insurance while studying in Denmark.

    Health insurance 

    Students who have a Danish residence permit and are registered with the municipal civil registration office will be covered by the Danish health insurance scheme 6-8 weeks after their arrival in Denmark. 

    It is strongly recommended that you arrange for health insurance to cover any incidental medical bills for the first 8 weeks of your stay. 

    The Danish health insurance scheme covers free medical care at a general practitioner or, if necessary, at a hospital. 

    Accident insurance 

    Covering the financial consequences of an accident.  

    Third-party liability insurance

    Covering expenses if you have to pay compensation to a third party. 

    Home insurance

    For your personal belongings. 

    Car insurance 

    If you bring a car with you, please make sure it is properly insured. Read about bringing af vehicle with foreign number plates to Denmark.

    Read more about health and safety at Study in Denmark.

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