This ‘Settling’ section will give you a brief overview of how to get started when you arrive in Denmark. In general; check up on the links and follow the instructions given by the various authorities in question. This is not a definite checklist, but a way to get most of your bases covered without too much trouble.

Most of this will not be particularly exciting to read about, but it will be a great deal more exciting to study in Denmark, when you get these things fixed as early as possible upon arrival.



VISA & Residence Permit

Before even going to Denmark you need to make sure to know whether you need a VISA or a Residence permit… read more



When arriving in Copenhagen there are some important things you have to take care of before you can start enjoying the city life. The most important is to register with the authorities and get your CPR number as soon as possible.

You will need a CPR number to gain access to healthcare services, the authorities’ self-service online system, to open a bank account, to buy a phone, get a gym membership and much more… read more



Digital Denmark

NemID (“Easy ID”) is the Danish digital logon solution for both public self-service, online banking and more. Having one will make you able to handle a lot of interaction with the Danish authorities digitally, which is easier in the long run. So it’s generally worth the trouble to get it… read more



Emergency & Healthcare

The Danish healthcare system ensures universal access for all residents. When you are an international student and resident in Denmark, you will have access to free medical treatments except for a few things like dental care and physiotherapy. When you register for your CPR number, you will receive a national health insurance card… read more



Housing & Utilities

Finding a place to live is one of the more complicated parts of living as a student in Denmark…

House hunting is never a particular fun thing, but here are some tips to help you navigate the jungle of flatshares, dorms, sublets and dodgy landlords… read more



It is a good idea to open a Danish bank account if you have to study here. If you want to have a job or even get SU, you will definitely need one…

You are strongly adviced to make sure, you have proper insurance while studying in Denmark… read more



Communication & Media

To stay in touch with the world around you, you will probably need a phone plan, access to wifi & internet, postal services and maybe TV… read more




The easiest way to get around most Danish cities is on bike, by foot or by public transportation. Cars are expensive both to buy, insure, fuel and park in the bigger cities, so consider whether you need one, if you’re on a budget.
Public transportation is well functioning in all university cities and if you have a longer commute, you might be eligible for a student commuter card… read more



Family & Pets

If you have a residence permit as a student at a higher educational programme or at a PhD programme in Denmark, you will normally be able to bring your family with you to Denmark. Family in this context means spouse or partner plus kids… read more



Disabled students

Information regarding your possibilities and rights as an international student with a disability is hard to find. The Danish support system for mentally and physically impaired students is called SPS… read more