You came to Denmark with your parents

You can apply for equal status with Danish citizens if you came to Denmark together with your parents

If you wish to apply for equal status with Danish citizens on the basis of having moved to Denmark together with your parents, you must have moved to the country before your 20th birthday. It is a condition that the family continues to reside in Denmark and that you and your parents have permanent residence in Denmark.

This is what we do

When we investigate whether you and your parents have permanent residence in Denmark, we use the information about you and your parents contained in the national register. If you think that the information in the national register is inadequate or incorrect, you must approach the national register in the municipality you live in.

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again if you have lived outside of Denmark for a continuous period of more than two years, as your equal status is no longer valid after this period.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