Information and guidance on SU - the Danish state educational support.
EU citizens can apply for SU according to the conditions below.
If you wish to apply for SU you must:
Note: In order to get employment in Denmark, you must have a valid residence permit, a CPR number, a NemID, a NemKonto (an official bank account), and a tax card.
Note: The SU authority make an ongoing assessment of your status as worker under EU law. SU receive information from the tax authorities. If you are unable to document that you have worked minimum 10-12 hours per week - every week - your SU will be stopped, and you will be asked to pay back any SU that you have wrongly received.
If you are receiving SU according to EU law (see SU for EU citizens), you must be aware that if you go abroad for your unpaid internship, you are no longer entitled to receive SU. This happen because you cannot fulfill the conditions of working at least 10-12 hours weekly in Denmark.
It is very important that you choose NOT to receive SU during your internship period. You do that on minSU - Ret din SU - Fravælg SU - From (første måned med fravalg) example 'October' - to (sidste måned med fravalg). You have to do so by the 15th the month before.
If you stop your employment before internship, you have to stop your SU for the rest of your education.
When you return to Denmark, and IF you find a new job, you must apply for SU again according to the original application procedure.
If you have forgotten to cancel your SU during internship abroad, you will be asked to pay back the amount that you have worngly received.
If you are receiving SU according to EU law (see SU for EU citizens), you must be aware that you still have to work weekly between at least 10-12 hours. Internship is not considered a job, because it is part of your education.
For those of you, who are entitled to receive SU -State educational support:
For foreign student who have graduated in June, from an AP Degree giving you direct access to a Bachelor, you are entitled to receive SU from July(same graduation year), if you fulfil the current rules and regulations regarding SU for foreign citizens.
If your application for SU is approved, you can also apply for a Youth Card that gives discount on transport between home and study address. For more information - see www.ungdomskort.dk, and you must use NemID to log on. You can apply for the Youth Card 1 month study start.
If you have any questions you are welcome to contact one of our SU Counsellors.
If you need to contact the Danish Agency for Higher Educational Support you can call this phone number: +45 7231 7900
Avoid missing important messages from the SU administration
Call this number about TAX (SKAT): +45 722 2795
You can get counselling either by visiting the office in person, call SU-Hotline or create a case
and upload documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to Covid-19, it is not possible to visit the office in person. Instead you can create a case at email@example.com and enclose documentation.