Frequently Asked Questions

Prices & Payment

I have a CPR number & an official address in Denmark. Do I have to pay for Danish lessons?

As a foreign citizen in Denmark, you normally have the right to have your Danish lessons paid for during the first 4 ½ years you live here.  You have to complete 250 lessons within 18 months to be able to continue your Danish lessons.

Your council of residence will pay for your lessons. It is also your council which decides how much Danish Education you are entitled to receive.
We apply for payment once you are accepted to join classes at Studieskolen.

I don't have a CPR number (yet), how much do lessons cost?

I do not have a CPR number, but I really want to learn Danish. What do I do?

Then you have to pay for the Danish classes yourself.
The price is 100 DKK per lesson (45 minutes) and you have to pay for a six week course at a time. This means that the price depends on the number of lessons on your course.

See price examples for day and evening classes as well as the prices for our courses in written skills and our online Danish here at our website.

How do I receive a CPR number?

To receive a CPR number you must live and/or work in Denmark.

If you live in Copenhagen or in one of these 31 other councils (click here to see them), you will need to apply for your CPR number online. You can fill in the application wherever you please – as long as you have received your EU registration certificate / residence permit.


This is what you need to do:

  1. Fill in the application form online
  2. Book an appointment at International House Copenhagen
  3. Pick up your CPR number in person (remember to bring all relevant documents)


If you live outside one of the above mentioned councils, you can find out more about how to apply for a CPR number as well as the conditions you will need to meet on these websites: 

Can I pay for the class myself to start with, and then get my money back when my CPR number comes through?

No. To be entitled to subsidised classes you must have a CPR number before the course starts. But all subsequent courses will be subsidised.

I pay tax in Denmark, can I get subsidised Danish lessons?

If you are from an EU/EEA member state, live in Sweden but work and pay taxes in Copenhagen, you are entitled to subsidised Danish classes.
You can be required to send a copy of your letter of employment to Copenhagen Council

I do not have a CPR number because I am a diplomat. Can I receive free Danish lessons anyway?

Unfortunately not. No one is eligible for subsidised lessons without a CPR number and official address in Denmark.

Can I receive subsidised Danish lessons if I live in Sweden?

If you are from an EU/EEA member state, live in Sweden but work and pay taxes in Copenhagen, you are entitled to subsidised Danish classes. You can be required to send a copy of your letter of employment to Copenhagen Council.

For subsidised lessons for other participants, you must have a cpr. number as well as an official address in Denmark.

Am I entitled to unlimited subsidised lessons?

No. According to the Danish education law, you normally have the right to have your Danish lessons paid for during the first 4 ½ years you are here.

The only officially valid reasons to take leave are illness, pregnancy, maternity/paternity leave or adoption.
If you need to take a break from your Danish lessons, please inform your council and your school. If you wish to extend your eligibility period, you have to apply for an extension while you are on leave and before you resume your Danish lessons. If you live in Copenhagen, please contact the International House.

Do I have to pay for the course materials seperately?

No. Textbooks and other materials are included in the price of the course. You are responsible for bringing your own pen and paper to class, however.


How do I enrol at Studieskolen?

If you do not speak Danish, you have to fill in an application for beginners. You can fill it in online here.
You can also come in to our office at Borgergade 12, 1300 Copenhagen K, to fill in the application form. We will help you with the registration paperwork and any questions you may have,

If you already speak some Danish, you will need to take a placement test with one of our student advisors. It is important that you take the test so we can make sure that you are placed in the right class for your level. Please click here for information about the placement test.

Can I apply to more than one school?

No, unfortunately you cannot.
You can only attend one module at one school at a time. If you are applying for several schools at a time,  you run the risk that the municipality refuses to pay for your tuition.

When should I apply?

We recommend that you apply for Studieskolen about four weeks before a course start.
We have waiting lists. And it often takes a long time to get answers from local authorities, when we apply for payment for your Danish lessons.

When can I expect to hear from you once I am approved as a beginner?

Once approved by our student advisor, you will be put on a waiting list until we can send you an offer. We begin to send out offers by email to applicants on the waiting list three weeks before the courses begin. If we’re not able to offer you a class for the first course start, you will receive an offer for the next course start.

When can I expect to hear from you once I have done the placement test?

Once approved by our student advisor, you will be put on a waiting list. If we have a class for you, we will send you an offer by email the week before the courses start.
First we reenroll our current students. And once we know which classes are available from module 1.2 and above, we will send the offers following the waiting list.

I should be getting my CPR number soon! Can I sign up now?

We cannot sign you up for subsidised Danish classes until you have a CPR number and an official address in Denmark.
We understand how frustrating it is, because of course you want to start learning Danish, and we respect this, but there is nothing we can do. You are welcome to pay for the lessons yourself if you want to start as fast as possible, but if you want them subsidised, you will have to wait until you have your CPR number.

When do you have placement tests?

We have tests four times a week at Borgergade 12, 1300 Copenhagen K.
See days and hours here.

Can I make a reservation?

No, unfortunately you cannot.
We understand if you want the same teacher or exactly the same time of course, but we can not reserve a space.
When you are enrolled in a new team or have had a break, you always get offered where we have seats.

I wish to speak with a student advisor

Our Danish Department has two student advisors. Our advisors can help you with questions about starting and completing your Danish education.
See how to contact them.

The class I want is full. Can I be put on a waiting list?

No. If a  class is full, you cannot be put on a waiting list for the class.
It is only possible to join a class from the beginning, since the progression is so fast.  It is important that you follow the class from the beginning, so you can catch up.

I already speak some Danish; how do I know which level I should start at?

If you are not a beginner, please come into the office for a level placement test. At the test you will be asked to write a short text on a given subject followed by an interview with the student advisor who will then assess your starting level
Please click here for more information about our tests.

How do I re-enrol after a break from Studieskolen?

If you have had a break in your Danish lessons for more than six weeks, you need to take a level placement test with one of our advisors before you can start again.
Please click here for more information about placement tests.
Open testing is done four times a week without an appointment. It is not possible to make a reservation for the open test. We can test 10 people per day on a first-come, first-served basis.

I speak fluently Swedish/Norwegian. Which course is right for me?

We offer a special programme for Swedish and Norwegian speakers that specifically targets their needs. We call it 'Danish for scandinavians' and the programme consists of three courses each lasting six weeks. We start new courses every 6 weeks except during the summer.
Please find more information about the courses here.


How do I switch schools?

If you are registered at another Danish language school, you must complete your current module before transferring to a new school. This means that you must pass the module test and NOT sign anything saying that you want to continue at that school. It is a good idea to inform your current school that you intend to transfer.
When you have your module certificate, you must take a placement test with our student advisor before enrolling in Studieskolen.
Please click here for more information about out placement tests.

I started learning Danish a long time ago. Is that a problem?

If you have started your Danish education but are prevented from attending for a period of time, you should examine whether you are entitled to a prolongation of the period. If you live in Copenhagen, you can contact International House Copenhagen.
If you live in a different municipality, please contact them.

Admission requirements

What are the admission requirements for Studieskolen?

We offer Danish Education 3 - it is the highest level of the Danish Education system.


The pace is fast and you learn a lot in a short time. Therefore you must fulfill certain admission requirements to gain admission to Studieskolen:


  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must have at least 12 years of education.
  • You must have taken, be taking or planning to take an education.
  • You need to have a good knowledge of languages and grammar.
  • You need to be fluent in English.
  • If English is your native language, you need to have learned another foreign language.



Is there an age limit to attend Danish at Studieskolen?

You must be at least 18 years old to attend Studieskolen.
The Council of Copenhagen has a Youth School that offers Danish lessons to people under 18. Please see their website for more information:
If you live in a different council, contact them for information.

I am a Danish citizen. Can I attend classes at Studieskolen?

Generally speaking, no. If you are a Danish citizen who has always lived here, or if you have taken Danish citizenship after living here for many years, you are ineligible for subsidised Danish language education at a language school. The Danish language education is for foreigners, and Danish citizens are, by definition, not foreigners, no matter how inadequate their Danish language skills are. VUC offers courses for Danish citizens who need to work on their language skills.
If Danish is your native language, and you need help with writing skills, Studieskolen's Business department has courses in Danish for Danes. Find more information.


There are exceptions for Danish citizens who have lived most of their life abroad and did not have the opportunity to attend Danish schools when they were young. (For example, you have a Danish parent but grew up in another country and have only just come to Denmark.) Danish citizens from Greenland and the Faroe Islands are also exceptions to this rule.

I don’t live in Copenhagen. Can I attend Studieskolen?

Yes, self-supporting students are free to choose the Danish language school they prefer, as long as they meet the admission requirements.
Contact your local council for details.

Our courses

When do the courses start?

We start new Danish courses eight times a year.
Please cllick here to see our start dates.

Which teaching methods are used at Studieskolen?

We mainly teach in the classroom. We practice all four language skills in all modules: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
In the beginning we focus a lot on listening comprehension and speaking skills. Later on we focus more on writing. We place great emphasis on practicing correct pronunciation.
The courses are intensive and the progression very fast. So our students must expect to spend a lot of time on homework.

How long is each module at Studieskolen?

It depends on which module it is, whether you are taking day or evening classes, how many extra classes you take (e.g. extra writing classes), and if you have to repeat a class or not. You can see the expected duration of each module on our module chart. Click here.

Do you offer intensive courses?

All our courses are intensive and  with very fast development.
If you want to have a lot of Danish lessons, then you should attend a day class. In a day class you have classes three to four times a week.

Are you fluent in Swedish or Norwegian?

We have a special programme which specifically targets your needs. The programme consists of three courses each lasting six weeks.
Find more information about Danish for Scandinavians.

Do you want to improve your written Danish?

If you are a student in one of our Danish courses and want to attend a course focused on written skills, please talk to your teacher.
You must be enrolled in module 4 or 5 to participate.

If you are not a student in one of our Danish courses?
Then you need to contact our student advisor.
The advisor will test your Danish level to assess whether a writing course will suit your needs.
Please see how to get in touch with the student advisor here.

Have you already finished your Danish education and have taken The Danish 3 Examination or The Higher Education Examination?
Our Business Department can offer courses focused on writing correct and professional Danish.
This course is for both foreigners and Danes.
Please see more about the course and prices here.

I need to work on my pronunciation.

Pronunciation courses for students at Studieskolen.
We offer courses focused on pronunciation.
Pronunciation classes are extra tuition for students who need to improve their Danish pronunciation. You can only participate on these courses if you are already an active participant in one of our Danish classes. If you want to attend a pronunciation class, please talk to your teacher. Your teacher will assess whether you need a pronunciation class.

If you are not a student in one of our Danish classes?
Our Business department offers pronunciation courses.
Read more about the courses and prices here.

Are you interested in online Danish?

Is it difficult for you to get to Danish lessons twice a week? Then you should choose our online Danish programme. Our online Danish courses are conducted as blended learning. This means that you only have to attend class once a week and the rest of the work is done online.
Click here for more information.


Which exams can I take at Studieskolen?

At Studieskolen you can take the Danish 3 Examination, the Higher Education Examination, the Active Citizen Exam and the Citizenship test.
You can find more information about the exams here.

How do I register for an exam?

You can register for the exams here on our website. Payment is due with registration.
You can also register at our office at Borgergade 12, 1300 Copenhagen K.


How much does it cost to take one of the official Danish exams?

If you are not enrolled at Studieskolen, you must pay for the exam when you sign up. Everyone has to pay for The Citizenship test.
You can find the price of the Danish exams on the page for each exam.

If you wish to cancel?
Cancellation of the exam can take place until the last weekday before the exam, at 12:00.
The examination fee cannot be refunded after this. There will be a cancellation fee of 50 kr.

I want to take one of the official Danish exams. Do I need to be a student at Studieskolen?

No - you don't have to be a student. You can take the examination as an independent student. You just need to pay the fee yourself.
You pay once you register for the exam.

What is Almenprøve 2 and Danskprøve 2?

Danskprøve 2 is now called Higher Education Examination (Studieprøven). This is the exam that the universities and many other higher educations require as proof of sufficient Danish proficiency.

Almenprøve 2 is now called Danish 3 Examination (Prøve i Dansk 3). This exam completes module 5 of Danish Education 3.

Danish Education

Are there different Danish Educations?

Yes, here are three levels of Danish Education: Danish Education 1, Danish Education 2 and Danish Education 3.
Your school background determines which Danish education is right for you.
At Studieskolen we have specialized in Danish Education 3. If you want to attend Danish Education 1 or 2, please contact a different school.
Find more information here.

What is Danish Education 3?

Danish Education 3 is the highest level of the three Danish educations. Danish Education 3 is for students who have a minimum of 12 years of education and can follow a fast pace.
You will conclude Danish Education 3 with the Danish 3 Examination. You can use this exam if you wish to apply for Danish citizenship. The Danish 3 Exam Certificate is also useful in educational and work situations.
See our admission requirements here.

What is a module?

Module is a way to devide the Danish Education in, in different steps.
A module is a unit of Danish education, as determined by the The Ministry of Education. The official Danish Language Education 3 consists of 5 modules.
At Studieskolen we offer Danish education 3, it consists of six modules. Find more information about the module system here.

Practical Information

When is the office open?

Monday-Wednesday 10.00-16.00
Thursday 10.00-18.00 (10-16 during school holidays)
Friday 10.00-14.00

Where do lessons take place?

Most of our classes takes place at Studieskolen, located on the corner of Borgergade and Gothersgade. We have an entrance at Borgergade 12 as well as at Gothersgade 14
Our administration is located on the ground floor at Borgergade 12.
Some classes are held in nearby locations at Vognmagergade and a few at Copenhagen University, Amager.
Once you are registed in a course, please check where your lessons are held.

Can I switch class?

If you want to switch class, for example, from a day class to an evening class, then you have to speak with your teacher.

Which days do you have classes?

We teach Monday to Friday, we do not have lessons on weekends.
All afternoon or evening classes are twice a week, either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday.
Our day classes are three to four times a week.

I wish to have a break from my Danish classes - what should I do?

If you wish to take a break from your Danish Education, you must inform both your teacher and the administration.
We recommend that you pause when you have finished a six week course.
If you pause for more than six weeks, you have to take a placement test. Find more information about our placement test here.

What time do classes take place?

You can attend Danish lessons either during the day or in the evening. All you have to do is choose what suits you best.
Our day classes are three to four times a week, usually from 09.00 to 12.30 or sometimes also 12.00 to 15.30.
An evening class is two times a week, usually from 16.15 to 18.50, from 17.30 to 21.00 or from 19.00 to 21.35.
Please the course programme .

How many students are there in the class?

Maximum 18 students in each class.

Do I have to buy the textbook?

No, you will receive the material in class. You just need to bring pen and paper.

How do I get in contact with my teacher?

We cannot inform you your teacher's email or phone number.
However, you are welcome to send an email to Att: your teacher's name, and we will forward it.

once you are registered in a class, you can contact the teacher through Moodle.

Can I get a certificate for my Danish classes?

Yes, you can get a certificate, which contains information about the courses you have attended. You can also get a module certificate once you have passed a module.
You just need to contact the administration at and remember to include your CPR number.