Tuition fees

Applicants with citizenship from countries outside of the EU/EEA or Non-Nordic Countries must pay tuition fees. Applicants with a permanent residence permit in Denmark – or permit with a possibility of permanent residence in Denmark – are excepted from this rule.

Tuition fees are in the range of EUR 10,000 to 17,000 per academic year, depending on the programme.

Fees are paid either annually or biannually depending on the programme. Along with an offer of admission, students will receive information on how and when to pay tuition, as well as term of payment. For September admission, the first rate is due in April-May.

Please consult the specific Master’s degree programme for further information about its tuition fees.

Exemptions from payment of application fee

Please note that you are exempted from paying the application 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 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 or section 8(1) or (2)
  • have been granted a temporary residence permit cf. section 9B(1) of the Danish Aliens Act
  • have been granted a residence permit pursuant to Section 9M (previously 9C) of the Danish Aliens Act as a consequence of your parents having been granted residence permits pursuant to Section 9A of the Danish Aliens Act
  • hold dual citizenship (EU/EEA + non-EU/EEA) and decide to enter Denmark as an EU/EEA citizen.

Applicants with a temporary work permit in Denmark (e.g. Green Card) have to pay the application fee.

If you are unsure whether you must pay the application fee, please contact the master’s degree programme before the application deadline.