Residence Permit

Nordic, EU/EEA and Non-EU/EEA Citizens

Find information on the rules for residence permit in Denmark below. Please read the instruction carefully.
If you have any questions, please send an email to international@dkdm.dk.

 

Students from the Nordic countries

Students from a Nordic country are allowed to enter Denmark freely and study without an official registration from the Danish authorities.

To obtain a Danish CPR number and a Social Security Card, the student must apply online.

Read more about the Danish CPR number here.

NOTE: It may take up to several weeks to register with the Danish authorities, therefore we recommend you to start the process immediately after you arrive in Denmark.

 

Students from EU/EEA countries

After arriving in Denmark

Students from an EU/EEA country must register with the Regional State Authority named "Statsforvaltningen" and obtain an EU Registration Certificate when they arrive in Denmark.
Read more about the EU Residence Certificate here.

To obtain a Danish CPR number and a Social Security Card, the student must apply online.

Read more about the Danish CPR number here.

NOTE: It may take up to several weeks to register with the Danish authorities, therefore we recommend you to start the process immediately after you arrive in Denmark.

 

Students from Non-EU/EEA countries

Before arriving in Denmark

Students who hold a citizenship from a Non-EU/EEA country must apply for a residence permit before they begin their studies at RDAM. 
International Office will begin the residence permit application for admitted students.

Read more about the application process in the section Residence Permit Application.

Residence permit - Processing fee

Applicants must pay a processing fee to the Danish Immigration Service in order to apply for a residence permit.

Full degree students

The fee will be included in the invoice for 1st instalment of the tuition fee that the student receives after having confirmed RDAM's offer of admission.
Find RDAM's payment deadlines here.

Exchange students

Exchange students must pay the fee directly with the Danish Immigration Service. International Office will forward further instructions.

After arriving in Denmark

To obtain a Danish CPR number and a Social Security Card, the student must apply online.

Read more about the Danish CPR number here.

NOTE: It may take up to several weeks to register with the Danish authorities, therefore we recommend you to start the process immediately after you arrive in Denmark.

 

Residence Permit Application

Full degree students

Before International Office begin the student's residence permit application, the student must:

  • Pay the 1st instalment of the tuition fee for the first academic year
  • Return the Contract received by email
  • Check the expiry date of your passport.
    Note: The residence permit will be shortened if the student's passport expires within the period of residence permit, and the student must reapply for an extension.

Please check the passport requirements here.

Exchange students

International Office will begin the student's residence permit application after the student confirms the offer of admission.

  • Check the expiry date of your passport.
    Note: The residence permit will be shortened if the student's passport expires within the period of residence permit, and the student must reapply for an extension.

Please check the passport requirements here.

How to apply:

  •  RDAM's International Office creates a Case Order ID and completes first part of the online application. 
  • The student completes second part of the online application and submit it online. IMPORTANT: Save the receipt you get when you upload the application. You must bring it when you have your Biometric Features recorded at your local Danish Diplomatic Mission.
  • Within 14 days from submitting the application form, the applicant must have his/her biometric features recorded. Please check the rules for booking an appointment and the required documentation directly with the local Danish Diplomatic Representation. 
  • The application is processed by the Danish Immigration Service when the application, including all required documentation, is complete. The processing time is up to 60 days. Incomplete applications will take longer. 
  • The ruling letter will be sent to the applicant's address in his/her country. International Office will receive a copy.

Please check your email daily during this process, including your Spam Filter as it is important to meet the deadlines.

 

Visa Requirements - Advanced Postgraduate Applicants

Applicants to RDAM's Advance Postgraduate programmes who are invited to participate in a live audition may be required to apply for a visa. International Office will contact the applicant by email.

Read about the Danish visa requirements here.