Visa Info for Nigerian Students Going to a University in Denmark

  • 2 Months Start applying
  • 2110 DKK Visa fee
  • Not required Proof of language

Residence Permit

If you're a student from Nigeria, you'll need the Residence Permit to study in Denmark. This visa is made specifically for students like you who are ready to begin their study abroad adventure in Denmark. Find out the best information about the process of getting the Residence Permit to decide if studying abroad in Denmark is right for you.

How much time will it take to get my visa?

Be sure to allow extra time for your visa application. Immediately after you've been accepted to and enrolled in the university of your choice, you can already start your application for the Danish Residence Permit. You should apply at least 2 months before your university degree programme starts.

After you've applied, you can expect that you'll wait about 120 to 180 days for the decision.

Main steps to take for the Danish student visa

Here is what Nigerian students have to do to get a student visa that will allow them to study in Denmark:

Apply online and attend a scheduled meeting at the Danish embassy or consulate closest to where you live. You and your educational institution are each required to complete a part of the form for the Residence Permit.

Nigerian students maybe have to provide biometrics during the visa application process. Your biometrics are, basically, extra identification (e.g. fingerprinting and pictures) that countries use for security purposes.

You will have to attend a visa interview during the application process.

The Residence Permit from Denmark is valid for up to duration of the course. So that you can stay during your entire degree programme, you may need to renew your visa every year. If you want to stay in Denmark after your degree is over, you will have to apply for a different visa, or a visa renewal through the immigration office.

How much will I have to pay for the student visa?

To apply for the Danish Residence Permit, you will also have to pay a fee of 2110 DKK. Depending on your situation, Danish authorities will allow you to pay this fee online, on location at a visa application centre in Nigeria, or through a bank transfer.

Nigerian students won't need to get health insurance for the Danish visa.

Service fee and courier fee, if applying in Lagos 430 DKK.

What documents will I need to get for my student visa?

When you apply for your visa, one of the most important things you need to prove is that you can support yourself during your study programme. For Denmark, they require you to prove that you paid the tuition fee for the first semester or that you have available 6090 DKK/per month either from an external source, or already in your bank account.

Nigerian students won't have to prove they speak English well enough to study in an international university in Denmark. These language skills ensure that you can succeed in your classes and manage your way around Denmark.

Nigerian students won't need to take a medical test before arriving in Denmark.

Nigerian students won't need to set up a Restricted Bank Account. This type of bank account restricts the amount of money you can withdraw every month, and only allows you to access it when you arrive in Denmark.

Look at the Denmark immigration website for more detailed visa information.


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