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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

  • Application fee for full degree programmes

    Citizens from outside the EU/EEA are required to pay an application fee when applying for one of VIA’s full degree programmes.

    If you are a citizen from outside the EU/EEA and do not hold a valid permanent Danish residence permit, you are required to pay a 100 euro application fee before your application can be processed.

    Please note that the application fee is required for all our full degree programmes.

    When is the fee to be paid?

    The application fee is to be paid at the time of application for one or more programmes at VIA University College in order to cover the expenses associated with processing your application. You only pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes you apply for.

    Payment deadlines follow application deadlines, otherwise the application will be rejected. See all full degree programmes 

    How do you pay?

    You pay the fee online by following the link below. Please note that your application will not be processed until you have paid the application fee in full and the fee has been registered correctly. 

    Please note also that the online payment form is only accessible within the application deadline.  

    Go to the online payment form

    Will the fee be reimbursed?

    Your application fee will be deducted from your tuition fee for the 1st semester if you accept an offer of admission from VIA University College. 

    If you decide to refuse an offer of admission or if you are not offered admission, your application fee will not be reimbursed.

    If you decide to cancel your application at any time, the application fee will not be reimbursed.

  • Tuition fees

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

    Who is eligible for free tuition?

    • An applicant of a country that is a full member of the EU
    • An applicant of Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein (EEA countries)
    • An applicant living in Denmark with either a permanent residence permit issued in Denmark or a residence permit with the possibility for permanent residence - noted as “MMF. varigt ophold” on the back of the residence card
    • An applicant with a residence permit granted on the grounds of family reunification (accompanying child)

    When do you have to pay for tuition?

    • When you are a foreign applicant, living in Denmark with a temporary residence permit (with no possibility for permanent residence - noted as “MMF. midlertidigt ophold” on the back of the residence card)
    • When you are, a foreign applicant with residence outside of Denmark and need a Danish residence permit based on study

    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 

    Each year VIA offers a limited number of scholarships for highly qualified international students. 

    The scholarship is awarded based on a list of carefully selected criteria. Please read more about the scholarship in the information sheet (pdf)

    How to apply for a scholarship

    Currently closed for applications. Next application round will be in the spring of 2020 and the application form will be available on this page. 

    For questions please contact:


  • 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 student counsellor at the programme for which you have applied or consider to apply. 

  • 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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