Information about the Danish Education voucher system: Klippekortet

You are entitled to free Danish Education for up to five years. Within these five years, you are entitled to up to three and a half years of Danish lessons. These three and a half years are divided into six vouchers, corresponding to the six modules of Danish Education.

 

Studieskolen has a variety of courses and you can choose the type of course that suits you best. Even if you choose the longest courses, you can easily complete your Danish Education within the framework of the vouchers.

 

Who needs vouchers to study Danish?

  • Foreigners who are in Denmark to study or work
  • Foreigners in Denmark following family reunification with a Danish citizen pursuant to EU regulations
  • Au pair people

 

Who does not need vouchers to study Danish?

  • Foreigners with a residence permit as a refugee
  • Foreigners in Denmark following family reunification with a Danish citizen pursuant to The Immigration Act

 

When does the voucher system start?

  • If you have just arrived in Denmark, your council of residence will send you a letter with information about your right to Danish Education. Immediately after that, the five-year period of Danish Education begins.
  • If you have already started your Danish Education, the voucher system starts when you start a new module.

 

How do the vouchers work?

  • When you start your first module, you simultaneously activate a voucher, whether or not you come to class.
  • Once you have activated a voucher, you cannot stop it again.
  • After you have passed a module test, the voucher runs out and the next voucher is automatically activated. You cannot transfer time from one voucher to the next.
    Studieskolen administrates your vouchers. You can always ask the office or your teacher how many vouchers you have used and how many you have left.

 

What happens if you do not finish a module within the timeframe of a voucher?

  • If you do not pass your module test during the timeframe of the voucher, then you activate the next voucher. This means that you will lack a voucher at the end of your Danish Education.

 

Breaks

  • Extra time has been incorporated into the five years of Danish Education, in case you need to take a break e.g. for holidays, maternity leave, etc. It is best to take a break between modules, i.e. when you have passed a module test.
  • If you choose to take a break between two modules, you need to inform Studieskolen in writing so that we can postpone the starting date of your next voucher.
  • If you choose to take a break in the middle of a module, then the voucher remains activated and you cannot stop it.