Rules for DU-Danish

Special rules apply to DU-Danish which is governed by the Danish Education Act.

To receive Danish education you must be over 18 years and have a Danish CPR no.

If you have any questions concerning the rules and how they affect you, please do not hesitate to contact our counsellors.

FOR INTEGRATION CITIZENS

You are:

  • a refugee
  • a family reunited under the Aliens Act

Dette gælder for dig: 

  • you are entitled to up to 5 years of Danish education
  • the Danish education is free of charge
  • you MUST attend the Danish education that you municipality has instructed

FOR SELV-SUPPORTING CITIZENS

You are:

  • an international employee or student
  • an accompanying spouse
  • a family reunited according to EU rules
  • an au pair

This applies to you:

You are entitled to attend a Danish language programme for up to 42 months, equivalent to 3½ years, within a 5 years maximum time period.

You must pay a deposit and module fees, and you will receive a voucher to attend a Danish programme.

If newly arrived in Denmark, you will receive a letter (in your online digital e-Boks) from the local municipality. This happens within the first month of your registration. The letter explains your right to attend Danish education within a period of 5 years, counting from the date of the letter.

It is important that you contact us within 30 days of receiving the letter from the municipality.

The 42 months period begins when you receive the letter. Therefore, if you do not start Danish classes right away, you should be careful to postpone your start.

Postpone Start

You may postpone your start of Danish education in order to avoid losing your right to attend 42 months of Danish classes. Please use the form in Self Service, or send us an email informing us of when you expect to start Danish education. You must inform us not later than 30 days after you have received the letter from the municipality.


The voucher

If newly arrived in Denmark, you will receive a voucher to attend a Danish language programme. The voucher sets the time frame within which you must complete a module.

The voucher is valid for 5 years and allows you a maximum of 3½ years to complete a Danish language programme. The voucher includes up to 6 ‘units’. Each ‘unit’ corresponds to a programme module and has a maximum time frame, please see the illustration.

If you do not start Danish classes right away, you should be careful to postpone your start. Please read more under “Postpone Start”.

How does the voucher scheme work?

  • Your voucher is activated automatically if you do not request a postponement of your start in a Danish programme. This also applies once you sign up for a class at the language school, whether or not you attend the class.
  • Once a unit in your voucher is activated, you cannot stop it.
  • Once you have passed a module test, the ‘unit’ stops, and the next ‘unit’ is automatically activated. You cannot transfer time left in one ‘unit’ to the next module.
  • You can monitor your voucher with our Sprogcenter Midt app. You can also ask your teacher or counsellor how much time you have left in a ‘unit’, or how many ‘units’ you have left in your voucher.

What if I do not pass a module test on one ‘unit’?

  • If you do not pass a module test within the time frame of a ‘unit’, then the next ‘unit’ in the voucher will be activated. This means you will be missing a ‘unit’ to be able to finish the last module of the Danish Programme.
  • If you do not pass the final exam in Danish within the final ‘unit’, you may sit the exam in the next test term (May/June or November/December).

Can I pause the voucher?

  • During your 5-year period for attending a Danish programme, you may decide to make a pause for holiday, maternity, etc., but you can only make a pause between two modules, i.e. immediately after you have passed a module test.
  • If you choose to make a pause between two modules, you must inform your counsellor of this, preferably BEFORE the test, or at the latest one week after the test.
  • If you choose to pause during a module, the ‘unit’ continues, and you cannot stop it.

It is important that you familiarize yourself well with the rules of the voucher scheme. Do not hesitate to ask our counsellors if you have any doubts or questions.


Deposit

You must pay a deposit of DKK 1,250 before you can start your Danish education. If you are an au pair, you do not pay a deposit.

Refund of deposit

Your deposit is automatically transferred to the next module once you have passed a module test.
Your deposit will be refunded
a) if you wish to leave the Danish programme after having passed a module test
b) when you finish the final exam in Danish
c) if you choose to continue with FVU

To request a deposit refund, you must send an email to depositum@sprogcentermidt.dk. In the mail, you must explain why you request the refund, and you must state your name, date of birth, address, phone number, and your (international) bank details. We will contact you to confirm your request.


Module fee

The module fee for DU-Danish is DKK 2,000 (in accordance with new legislation on user payment for Danish education which came into force on 1 July 2018).

This means that if you are an international employee or student, you must pay a module fee before you can start your Danish lessons.

Module fees are payable via Self Service.