The Danish Programme – Rules

The Danish Programme is provided for under the Act on Danish Language Education in Denmark.
In order to attend a Danish course, you must be over 18 years of age and hold a Danish CPR number.

If you are new to Denmark, you may be entitled to have your course fees covered by your local municipality.

If you have any questions about your opportunities to participate in a Danish course, you are very welcome to get in touch with our advisors.

INTEGRATING CITIZENS

You are a refugee or a reunited family member under the Danish Aliens Act.

  • You are entitled to free Danish tuition for up to five years.
  • You must attend the Danish course that you are directed to by your local municipality.
  • You must participate actively in the course and complete your homework assignments.

SELF-SUPPORTING CITIZENS

You are a foreign worker, a student, an accompanying spouse, a reunited family member under EU rules or an au pair.

  • You are entitled to free Danish tuition for up to 42 months (3½ years) within a five-year period.
  • You must attend your classes, participate actively and complete your homework assignments.
  • You will be given a set of vouchers and you will need to pay a deposit (learn more below)
  • As a newcomer to Denmark, you will receive a letter from your local municipality via e-Boks with further information within the first month after your registration. This letter will tell you about your right to free Danish tuition for five years effective from the date given in the letter.

 It is important that you contact us within no later than 30 days after you receive this letter from the municipality.

The 42-month period begins as soon as you receive the letter. If you do not want to begin your Danish tuition immediately, you will therefore need to defer your start HERE.

Learn more about the voucher system and the deposit

VOUCHER
You will receive a voucher including up to 6 units which sets the time frame within which you must complete a module.

  • Your voucher will be activated automatically unless you take action to postpone your start. The same applies if you do not show up to your classes.
  • Once a voucher is activated, you cannot stop it. This means the voucher will continue to run even if you choose to discontinue your studies halfway through a module.
  • When you pass a module test, the current voucher stops and the next one is activated automatically.
  • You can take breaks over the course of the five-year period, e.g. for holidays, maternity leave, etc., but you must take these breaks between modules; i.e. right after passing a module test.
  • If you don’t manage to pass the final Danish Exam before your last voucher expires, you will be entitled to take the test at the first subsequent exam period (either May/June or November/December)
  • You can keep track of your vouchers using our very own Sprogcenter Midt App.

DEPOSIT
You will need to pay a deposit of DKK 2,000 before you can start your Danish tuition. You do not need to pay a deposit if you are an au pair.
Your deposit is retained if you pass your module test within the given time frames. The time frames correspond to the voucher, except for modules 1 and 2, for which the time frame is 6 months.

Not entitled to free Danish tuition?

Contact our counsellors
and learn about your options