How to sign up

How to register for our 1-year film programme

Below is all the information you need in order to sign up. But please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. EFC has one annual 1-year programme, starting end August and running until early May.


There are only one formal criteria for acceptance at European Film College: you must be at least 17,5 years when the programme starts.

We are, however, also bound by the Danish folk high school law to always have at least 50% Danish students at all times. We also aim to have an even distribution of gender in order to support gender diversity at EFC as well as in the film business, and we encourage everyone over 17,5 years to register, regardless of gender identity and sexual orientation.

Due to our legal obligation to have a certain amount of Danish students, we have a registration window with a deadline - and about 6 weeks after the deadline, you will know if there is a spot open for you (mid May).

IMPORTANT: we receive between 170 and 200 registrations each year and only have 120 spots - so, the sooner you register after we open the form (early October), the better your chances are.



Our registration form for the 2022-23 programme will open on October 4th, and the deadline for registering is April 1st 2022, if you wish to be in the registration group that will get an answer in mid May (you can still register after April 1st, but it may be for the waiting list).


Our registration form for the 2022-23 programme will open on October 4th, and the deadline for registering is April 1st 2022, if you wish to be in the registration group that will get an answer in mid May (you can still register after April 1st, but it may be for the waiting list).


If you come from a country, where a full visa is required in order to enter Denmark, the deadline for registering is February 1st 2022. This is due to long processing times at the Danish Immigration Service. See below whether you need a full visa to enter Denmark.


Everyone signing up before the deadline will receive an answer by mid May 2022.

If you get a spot, you will need to make a pre-payment by June 8th 2022 in order to keep your spot:

DKK 5,000 (pre-payment)
DKK 100 (administration fee)
TOTAL DKK 5,100  

If you keep your spot, the DKK5000 will be deducted from your total payment when you enter the school (see tuition fees below).


Please note that if you cancel your spot after July 10th 2022, you lose your prepayment.


Information about the costs for our 1-year film foundation programme and dates for the next programme.

Price for the 2022-23 programme

DKK 91,800 (2,700 per week in 34 weeks)
+ Material account DKK 5,000 
+ Deposit DKK 2,000 


(approximately €13,300)

The total amount above covers all teaching, accommodation in shared double room, food, most film production costs (except for extra curricular films) and a student trip to a film festival. It also covers a small amount of pocket money (see under 'Material account')

Information for 'Norske Lånekassen

Weekly price 2021-22: DKK 2,700

Hereof tuition: DKK 1,817.59

Equalling: 68,1%

Single room

We have a limited number of single rooms, that you can apply for in your registration. If you manage to get a single room, there is a supplement of DKK 300 per week, amounting to a total of DKK 10.200 per year.

Material account 

Will be used to pre-pay for student trip, teaching materials etc. 

The remaining amount (app. DKK 2000) can be used to buy washing cards, postage, harddrives, equipment, merchandise etc. - and you can take out cash for pocket money. 

You will be able to access your personal material account on weekdays during office hour (1pm-2pm). You can also deposit extra money on your material account, if you run out.


All students pay a deposit of DKK 2,000. We will refund the deposit to you after you've left (minus your bank's transfer fees), if your room is found in good condition, your material account is balanced etc.


European Film College has one annual film foundation programme, running from end of August to early May. 

The next 1-year film foundation programme will be:

August 21, 2022 - May 2, 2023.

There is only one holiday; a Christmas holiday from December 17th 2022 to January 4th 2023.

Course fee deadlines

Danish students: Monthly payments.

Students from countries with no Visa requirements: 50% of the fee to be paid before 31 July 2022 - remainder to be paid before 31 October 2022.

Students who are citizens in countries where Visa is required in order to enter Denmark: The total fee has to be paid before 31 March 2022 (se below whether you might need a visa to enter Denmark).

Permit and Visa

European Film College accepts film students from all over the world. There are, however, different requirements, depending on your citizenship. Please note that we will guide you, but YOU are the one responsible for applying correctly for a visa.

Scandinavian citizenship

You do not need a visa to study at European Film College. You just need to be registered at the municipality, which we will help you to do after you arrive at European Film College.

Citizens within the European Union

You will need a residence permit to study at European Film College, but not until 3 months after your entry into Denmark.

If you are accepted at European Film College, the office will get in contact with you after your arrival and guide you through the procedures.

Citizens from outside the EU

As a rule, most citizens outside the European Union will need a full visa before they enter Denmark. If that is the case, you need to apply for our film foundation programme by February 1st, so you have time to process your visa and residence permit. We will guide you through the procedures.

HOWEVER, there are quite a few exceptions to this rule, so If you are in any doubt as to whether you need a visa, don't hesitate to contact our Admissions Manager, Susanne Brandt by e-mail.

Please note that if you do need a residence permit before entering Denmark, there is an additional cost for the Danish Immgration Service (app. DKK2000).

National Danish Health Insurance

When your residence permit/registration is final (this can take up to a few months after your arrival at the college), you will receive a Danish health insurance card and are hereafter covered by the Danish National Health Insurance up until your departure.

However, you are not covered until your residence permit is confirmed. If you are a EU citizen, you will therefore need to bring your blue EU health insurance card, and if you are not a EU citizen, you will need to make sure to take out a private health insurance to make sure that you are covered in case of illness until your residence permit is final. If you do not do this, you will have to pay for any contact you may have with the Danish health care system.