Permits: How to get residence permit and CPR number

If you are staying in Denmark for more than 3 months you will need a residence permit and a CPR number (personal identification number). Your CPR number enables you to get health insurance in Denmark.

Arrive in Denmark later than 6 weeks before study start

Every intake, we arrange an event so that you can apply for both your residence permit and your CPR number as part of the orientation days at the Academy.

You will receive further information about this directly from the Academy after you have got your final admission letter.

Arrive in Denmark earlier than 6 weeks before study start

If you arrive earlier than 6 weeks before study start or after our orientation days, you will need to go to the State Administration centre yourself for your residence permit, and then to Citizen Services in Aarhus for your CPR number.

Follow the links below for more information. 

For information about your EU/EEA residence permit, please see New to Denmark

When you have obtained your residence permit you must visit Citizen Services to obtain your Health Insurance Card and CPR number

Work permit

EU/EAA citizens automatically receive a work permit with their residency permit. We recommend that students work a maximum of 15 hours a week, in order to cope with the workload required for full-time studies. 

Nordic citizens are included under agreements between the Nordic countries that specify the right to enter and reside in Denmark without possession of a residence permit.

Citizens of Nordic countries do not need a residence and work permit, but they must bring along the Inter-Nordic Agreement for Change of Address and visit Citizen Services to obtain their Health Insurance Card and CPR number

Work permit

Nordic citizens are free to reside, study and work in Denmark without a permit.

Students who do not hold an EU/EEA passport must get a residence permit from the Danish authorities in their own country before coming to Denmark. 

As soon as you have been accepted for admission to the Academy, we will start this application process and then send you all the necessary information.

You will then need to complete your part of the application and apply for a visa at a Danish embassy or general consulate in your country. If there is no Danish embassy in your country, you may contact the embassy from one of the other Schengen countries which represent Denmark in your country. 

For further information on the rules applying for non-EU citizens, please see New to Denmark

Please note that you will be charged a processing fee to submit an application for a residence permit.

When you have obtained your residence permit and arrived ind Denmark you must visit Citizen Services to obtain your Health Insurance Card and CPR number

Work permit

If you are not a citizen of an EU/EEA country, Business Academy Aarhus will contact you and you will receive special guidance in what to do for your permits before and after you arrive in Denmark.

Non-EU citizens are limited to working no more than 20 hours a week, but full-time during the months of June, July and August. A work permit sticker will be placed in your passport.