You are entitled to Danish education if:

– You are registered at the national registration office (Folkeregisteret) in the municipality you live in
– You have a Danish civil registration number (CPR)
– You are a foreign national

You have a limited time to complete your Danish education. The rules are regulated and shown by the “klippekort” (see purple box below).

If you are under the age of 18, you need an approval letter from your local municipality to attend Danish education.

If you are not entitled to Danish education, you can pay for your Danish language courses yourself. It costs DKK 116 per lesson.

Danish Education and the "Klippekort"

If you are a self-supporting student, i.e. working, studying or working as au pair, you are entitled to Danish classes under the conditions of the “klippekort” (a time-unit system). The “klippekort” is a system of units regulating the amount of time available for you to complete each module and your Danish education. The number of units that you are entitled to depends on which level (module) you are placed when you start your Danish education. You can get a maximum of 6 units. This corresponds to 42 months or 3½ years of Danish education. The klippekort is valid for 5 years. It counts from the date in which you are referred to Danish classes.

Read more about the klippekort rules.

If you are under the Act of Integration, receive unemployment benefits or integration benefits, you are not subjected to the klippekort rules. As a rule, you are entitled to free Danish classes for a period of 5 years.