How to apply for a residence permit

Nordic Citizens

Students from Nordic countries need no residence permit.

EU/EEA residents

Students from EU/EEA countries need a residence permit if your stay exceeds three months. During the introduction week State Administrators will visit DTU. To this session you must bring a copy of your DTU admission letter, a copy of your passport and one photographs of yourself. If you cannot attend this session you can also apply for a residence permit at Stadsforvalningen.

Stadsforvaltningen Hovedstaden
Borups Allé 177
2400 København NV
Phone nr: 72 56 70 00


Non-EU/EEA residents – exchange students

You must apply and obtain a Danish residence permit before coming to Denmark.

After you are admitted, DTU will initiate the process of residence permit (ST1). You will receive a reference no. and an access code to enable you to start the process for application for the residence permit. This will give you access to the main ST1 application form for residence permit. You will have to log on and complete part 2 of the form, pay the fees, attach the required documentation and state your Case Order ID. You can find more information on the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration's website. 

Please be aware that the required fee to make an application must be paid to the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment before you apply for a residence permit. The current fee is DKK 1,750 (approx. € 235). It is important that you make sure to include any bank fees in the transaction. If the amount received by the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment is less than the required amount, this will delay your application. In addition to this fee, you might be asked to pay a submission fee when handing in your application at the Danish diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate general).  

According to our information, the normal processing time with the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration is 60 days for a complete application. However, if the application is not complete the processing time can be more.

Further information on how to make the payment can be found on the website of the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration.

It is your own responsibility that you apply for a residence permit in time and that you follow the rules of the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration. Please note, that the application must be completed and submitted within 30 days after you have received your reference no. and access code from DTU. All necessary information is available on www.newtodenmark.dk.

You can contact the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration yourself at telephone no.: 0045 3396 3626 or e-mail: study@star.dk. The office hours are Mondays to Fridays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

As a non-EU/EEA resident you must register with the local municipality within 5-8 days of arriving to Denmark.


Non-EU/EEA residents – full degree students

You must apply and obtain a Danish residence permit before coming to Denmark.

After your first tuition fee payment has been registered by DTU, DTU will initiate the process of residence permit (ST1). You will receive a reference no. and an access code to enable you to start the process for application for the residence permit. This will give you access to the main ST1 application form for residence permit. You will have to log on and complete part 2 of the form, pay the fees, attach the required documentation and state your Case Order ID. You can find more information on the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration's website. 
 

Please be aware that the required fee to make an application must be paid to the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment before you apply for a residence permit. The current fee is DKK 1,750 (approx. € 235). It is important that you make sure to include any bank fees in the transaction. If the amount received by the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment is less than the required amount, this will delay your application. In addition to this fee, you might be asked to pay a submission fee when handing in your application at the Danish diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate general). 

 

According to our information, the normal processing time with the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration is 60 days for a complete application. However, if the application is not complete the processing time can be more.

 

Further information on how to make the payment can be found on the website of the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration.
  

It is your own responsibility that you apply for a residence permit in time and that you follow the rules of the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration. Please note, that the application must be completed and submitted within 30 days after you have received your reference no. and access code from DTU. All necessary information is available on www.newtodenmark.dk.

You can contact the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration yourself at telephone no.: 0045 3396 3626 or e-mail: study@star.dk. The office hours are Mondays to Fridays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

As a non-EU/EEA resident you must register with the local municipality within 5-8 days of arriving to Denmark.

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