You belong to the Danish minority in Southern Slesvig

You can apply for equal status with Danish citizens if you belong to the Danish minority in Southern Slesvig

If you wish to apply for equal status with Danish citizens in accordance with this rule, you must be a German citizen but belong to the Danish minority in Southern Slesvig. You must be able to document your affiliation to Denmark, for example by documenting that you have attended one of the Danish schools under the Dansk Skoleforening for Sydslesvig (Danish School Association for Southern Slesvig) , or if you have been a member of Sydslesvigsk Forening (SSF) (Southern Slesvig Association) for a lengthy period of time.

This is what we do

We use the documentation you send to us in assessing whether you can be granted equal status with Danish citizens because you belong to the Danish minority in Southern Slesvig. You must attach the documentation together with the application for equal status for foreign citizens. You can for example document that you belong to the Danish minority in Southern Slesvig by attaching a copy of your diploma from Duborg-Skolen in Flensborg, A.P. Møller Skolen in Slesvig or one of the other schools under the Dansk Skoleforening.
In addition, previously we have granted equal status to applicants who have sent us documentation of membership of Sydslesvigsk Forening for five or more years.

Equal status can be discontinued

If you apply for SU for a new study programme and previously have been granted equal status with Danish citizens according to the Danish rules, you do not have to apply for equal status again.

However, please note that you must apply for equal status again if you have lived outside of Denmark for a continuous period of more than two years, as your equal status is no longer valid after this period.

Facts - danish rules

If you have been granted equal status according to Danish rules, you cannot receive SU for a whole study programme abroad.