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Exemptions from paying tuition fee

You are exempted from payment of tuition fees if you:

  • are on a bilateral exchange agreement.
  • are holding a permanent residence permit in Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands).
  • holding a temporary residence permit “with a view to” or “with the possibility of” permanent residency in Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands), cf. Ministerial Order no. 1272 of 12 November 2018 on funding and auditing at the universities (up to and including 30 June 2019). 
  • are 'permanently resident' in one of the other Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland), cf. Article 1 of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Order No 54 of 17 June 1999 between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden regarding access to further education, provided they maintain their official, permanent residence in that country while enrolled at Aarhus University, which means they cannot actually move to Denmark while studying. Before the commencement of each semester, applicants and students must provide documentation of the continued official residence in the other Nordic country e.g. by submitting documentation of their tax liability in that country.
  • have been granted a temporary residence permit cf. section 7(1) and section 8(1) of the Danish Aliens Act (convention refugees); or section 7(2) and section 8(2) (foreigners with protection status); or section 7(3) (foreigners with temporary protection status), cf. executive order no. 2021 of 24 June 2020 on funding and auditing at Danish universities, including amendments and explanatory notes.
  • have been granted a temporary residence permit cf. section 9b(1) of the Danish Aliens Act (foreigners with humanitarian protection status).
  • have a residence permit granted on the grounds of family reunification, cf. section 9(1) or 9c(1) of the Danish Aliens Act as a consequence of a familial relationship to a foreigner with a residence permit pursuant to section 7(1) or 7(2) or 7(3); or section 8(1) or (2), cf. executive order no. 2021 of 24 June 2020 on funding and auditing at Danish universities, including amendments and explanatory notes.
  • have become EU citizens pursuant to the Executive Order on Residence in Denmark for Aliens Falling within the Rules of the European Union (EU Residence Order).
  • having been granted a full scholarship pursuant to the Ministerial Order on Scholarships with Grants to Cover Living Costs Incurred at Universities (Scholarship and Grant Order);
  • are a child of workers from non-EU/EEA countries having been granted a residence permit pursuant to Section 9M (previously 9C) of the Danish Aliens Act and whose parents have been granted residence permits pursuant to Section 9A of the Danish Aliens Act.
  • have a dual citizenship (EU/EEA + non EU/EEA) who decide to enter Denmark as an EU/EEA citizen (using both citizenships to enter Denmark is not possible).