Scholarships & SU
If you are an EU citizen working in Denmark, you might be able to apply for SU. You have to work a certain minimum amount of hours at your job to be eligible to earn what Danes receive for SU. If you do get SU, then there is a limit to how much you are allowed to earn per year.
SU is the Danish student’s grant. All Danish students at a recognized university are eligible to receive SU.
It is only possible for EU & Nordic citizens to receive SU.
As an EU or Nordic citizen receiving SU, you are required to fulfil a list of criteria. One requirement, for example, is that you have a paid (legal) job for 10-12 hours per week.
If you fulfil the criteria, you still need to apply for the SU to get it. Go to the SU office at your school or check SU.dk.
If you receive SU, there is a limit to how much you can earn per year while getting the grant. If you earn more than that limit, you have to pay back some of your SU, so plan your working hours accordingly.
Eligible for SU
You are eligible if you are:
- an EU or EEA citizen
- work at least 10-12 hours a week
- are studying at a Danish university for a full degree (that is, not through an exchange programme)
Not Eligible for SU
You are not eligible if you are
- a non-EU or non-EEA citizen
- don’t have a job of 10-12 hours a week
- are an exchange student at a Danish university while doing a full degree at your home university
The present SU rate is DKK 5.753 (approximately EUR 750) per month (before tax) for students who do not live with their parents. Extra support is available for those who are also supporting their own children.