Medborgerskabsprøven - Active citizen exam

Medborgerskabsprøven is a test about Danish democracy, everyday life in Denmark, Danish culture and Danish history.

Medborgerskabsprøven is a test about Danish democracy, everyday life in Denmark, Danish culture and Danish history. If you want a permanent residence permit in Denmark, you are usually required to pass Medborgerskabsprøven.  It takes place twice a year (summer and winter).

Medborgerskabsprøven consists of 25 written questions. You get 30 minutes to answer all 25 questions.

The questions are multiple-choice. That means that for every question, you get several options to choose between. Select the answer that you think is correct.

Each question only has one correct answer, so you can only select one option.

In order to pass the test, you must answer at least 20 out of the 25 questions correctly.

Next test

The next time Medborgerskabsprøven will be held is on 27 November 2024 at 11:00-11:30.

Deadline for sign: 23 October 2024 

Location: Frederiksberghallerne, Jens Jessens Vej 20, 2000 Frederiksberg.

When you register for the test at Studieskolen, the test is held in Copenhagen. If you don't live in Copenhagen, you can register for the test at a school near you. See the list of scools here.

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Prepare for the test

You prepare for Medborgerskabsprøven by studying the teaching material and following Danish news media. You can also review previous tests.
Click here to learn more about how to prepare for Indfødsretsprøven.

IMPORTANT! You must show photo ID

You must show valid photo ID at the test. Click here to see the rules for photo ID.

If you do not have one of the valid forms of identification, you may in some cases be allowed to use another form of identification. You must apply for this with the Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) no later than 4 weeks before the exam.
Applications can be submitted via Digital Post (e.g., from e-Boks,, or via the Digital Post app). Select Styrelsen for International Rekruttering og Integration as the recipient. In the subject field, you should write "Att.:".

When you receive a reply on your application, you must forward the reply to Studieskolen at

Dispensation to take the test under special conditions

The exam is generally conducted without the use of aids. If you suffer from a physical or mental disability or similar condition (e.g., if you are blind or dyslexic), you can apply for permission to take the exam with special aids or under special conditions. This could be in the form of a technical aid, an assistant, extended time, or similar.

You must register for the test before you can apply for dispensation.

You apply for an exemption by sending an email to Attach documentation of the disability (dyslexia test or medical certificate). You must send your application as soon as possible and no later than 30 October.

Test fee

The test costs 874 DKK.

Refund policy

  • If you cancel your registration before registration deadline: we will refund 100 % of the exam fee. We will deduct an administrative fee DKK 100.
  • If you cancel your registration after registration deadline and no later than two weeks before the test: we will refund 50 % of the exam fee.
  • If you cancel your registration later than two weeks before the test: We are not able to refund the exam fee.

Next test in 2025

Medborgerskabsprøven will be held next time in 2025. The date has not yet been announced.