Denmark is a member of the European Union.
The population stands ~5,511 million, and the population density is c. 126.4 per square kilometre. Foreign immigrants and their descendants amount ~ 498,000.
The language is everywhere Danish.
85% of the population lives in towns.
Greater Copenhagen accounts for c. 1,16 million inhabitants.
The second city is Århus (237,551 inhabitants).
If you are planning to study in Denmark you need a student visa.
Student visa must be obtained before entering Denmark
Where to apply?
To apply for a student visa for Denmark please contact:
The Danish Consulate General
Some required documents are...
Completely filled and signed ST1 visa application form
Recently taken three copies of passport photos
A valid passport with validity of at least 3 months beyond date of applied visa expiration
Letter of enrollment into a Danish institution
Proof of sufficient funds to support education and live in Denmark
Fund must be around Danish Krone (DKK) 60,000
These are general requirements for Danish study visa and may vary depending upon the country of residence of an applicant.
Living in Denmark
Due to a strong trade union movement, wages in Denmark are generally higher than in the United States. Negotiated minimum wage is approximately /hour.
Income tax in Denmark, however, is high by international standards, and ranges from 45% to a high 64%.
The flat-rate VAT in Denmark is 25%. Major exemptions from VAT are rents, medicine and newspapers.
The cost of living in Denmark is considerably higher than in the United States. Copenhagen is among the five most expensive cities in the world.