The Active Citizen Exam

In order to be granted a permanent residence permit you must meet two of four supplementary requirements in addition to the basic requirements. One of these requirements can be met by passing an active citizen exam.
The exam contains questions about Danish society, culture and history.
Read more about the requirements for obtaining permanent residency here.

The exam is held two times a year.

Winter 2017
Registration deadline: 26 October
Test date: 30 November: 11:00-11:30
Registration for the winter exam is no longer possible.
Registration for the summer 2018 exam will open on 1 December.


Summer 2018
Registration deadline: 2 May
Test date: 6 June: 11:00-11:30

Winter 2018
Registration deadline: 31 October
Test date: 28 November:11:00-11:30

Please register at the bottom of this page or at Studieskolen's office.

If you have registered for the test, you will receive an email two weeks before the test with information about the location and timing of the test.

Cancellation of the exam can take place until one week before the exam. The examination fee cannot be refunded after this. There will be a cancellation fee of 50 kr

Test overview
The active citizen exam is designed as a multiple-choice exam and contains questions about everyday life and citizenship in Denmark. The test consists 25 questions.
The questions are prepared separately for each test and are multiple choice.
To pass the test, you must correctly answer at least 20 out of the 25 questions. You have 30 minutes to answer the questions.

Preparing for the test
Please read the Ministry's information about the test here.
The Active Citizen Exam is a 25 question multiple choice test. All questions are related to the study material.
The study material for the test is available on Udlændinge-, Integrations- og Boligministeriet's website where you can also see previous tests. Please access the study material here.
If you want a printed version of the material, please pick it up at Studieskolen's office.