Tuition fee and payment
If you hold a citizenship from outside EU/EEA/Switzerland, you are covered by the rules of tuition fee.
Tuition fee for the MSc in Economics per academic year:
Exemptions from payment of tuition fee
Please note that you are exempted from paying tuition fee if you:
- hold a permanent residence permit in Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands)
- hold a temporary residence permit “with a view to” or “with the possibility of” permanent residency in Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands) and your permit states: “mhp. varigt ophold” or “mmf. varigt ophold”
- hold a permanent residence permit 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 you maintain your official residence in that country while enrolled at the University of Copenhagen*
- have become an EU citizen or enjoy equality of treatment with an EU citizen pursuant to the Executive Order on Residence in Denmark for Aliens Falling within the Rules of the European Union (EU Residence Order)
- have been granted a temporary residence permit cf. section 7 and section 8 (1) or 8 (2) of the Danish Aliens Act
- have been granted a temporary residence permit on the grounds of family reunification, cf. section 9 (1) or 9 c (1) of the Danish Aliens Act as a consequence of a familial relationship to a foreigner with a residence permit pursuant to section 7 or section 8 (1) or (2)**
- have been granted a temporary residence permit cf. section 9 b (1) of the Danish Aliens Act
- have been granted a residence permit pursuant to Section 9 m (previously 9 c) of the Danish Aliens Act as a consequence of your parents having been granted residence permits pursuant to Section 9 a of the Danish Aliens Act.
- have a dual citizenship (EU/EEA + non EU/EEA) and decide to enter Denmark as an EU/EEA citizen (using both citizenships to enter Denmark is not possible).
- have been granted a residence permit under the Danish Act on Temporary Residence Permit for Persons who Have Assisted Danish Authorities, etc. in Afghanistan, cf. Danish Ministerial Order no. 1957 of 15 October 2021 as amended by Danish Ministerial Order no. 2141 of 24 November 2021.
- have been granted a residence permit under the Danish Act on Temporary Residence Permit for Displaced Persons from Ukraine; cf. Danish Act no. 324 of 16 March 2022.
If based on your residence permit, you are exempted from paying tuition fee, you are obligated to inform the Faculty of any and all changes in relation to your residence permit, e.g if your residence permit is revoked or become invalid, or you are awarded a different type of residence permit than the one based on which you have been exempted from paying tuition, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Faculty will then consider anew whether or not you are able to be exempted from having to pay tuition for the remainder of your studies on the degree programme.
If your residence permit exempts you from having to pay application and tuition fees, you must document this by submitting a copy of your residence permit as well as a copy of your residence card when you apply for admission.
*NOTE: the country, which issued your permanent residence permit, may revoke your permit if you leave the country to live somewhere else. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of your relocation to Denmark. If your permanent residence permit is revoked you will have to pay tuition fees like all other non-EU/EEA citizens.
**NOTE: The status as 'accompanying spouse' is not the same as family reunification. An applicant with the status 'accompanying spouse' must pay application fee as well as tuition fee.
Applicants with a temporary work permit in Denmark (e.g. Green Card) have to pay the tuition fee.
If you are unsure whether you must pay the tuition fee, please contact the MSc Admission Team at email@example.com before the application deadline.
Payment policy and deadlines
As per the February 2020 intake, the Faculty will amend its payment policy and students at the Faculty of Social Sciences will as a consequence only be charged tuition fee for one semester at a time.
Payment deadlines are as follows:Entry 1 September
- First semester: You will receive an e-mail indicating the terms and deadline for payment of tuition around mid-May.
- Second semester: 31 January
- Third semester: 31 August
- Fourth semester: 31 January
Entry 1 February
- First semester: You will receive an e-mail indicating the terms and deadline for payment of tuition around start-October.
- Second semester: 31 August
- Third semester: 31 January
- Fourth semester: 31 August
Tuition refund policy
The deadline for getting a full tuition refund is 1 August (September intake) and 1 January (February intake). After the deadline, only the following will result in a full tuition refund:
- a failed visa application.
- failure to meet one or more conditions of the admission
Scholarships and loans
We have collected information about your opportunities concerning funding for your studies.
Applicants with citizenship from outside EU/EEA or Switzerland are required to pay an application fee of 750 DKK (approx. 100 EUR) when applying for one or more Master’s degree programmes. Click here for exemptions and further information. The fee will be deducted from the tuition fee if the application is successful.
Does your residence permit exempt you from paying tuition?
Not only is the type of your residence permit decisive for whether you must pay application and tuition fees. It is also decisive for when you can or must apply for admission.
You must apply within the deadline for non-EU citizens, if your Danish residence permit does not exempt you from having to pay application and tuition fees.
However, you are able to apply within both the deadline for applications from non-EU citizens as well as the deadline for applications from EU citizens, if your residence permit exempts you from having to pay application and tuition fees.
If in doubt whether you are able to apply within the EU-deadline, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including a copy of your current residence permit.