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. The registration for the 2023-24 programme will open on October 4th at 10am.

REGISTRATION CRITERIA

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.

Other than that, it is first in, first served.

Immediately after your registration, you will get a confirmation that we received your registration. But due to our legal requirement to have at least 50% Danish students, and due to our gender policy, you will have to wait until spring 2023 to know for certain whether there was a spot for you.

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.

You sign up here.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES

DANISH CITIZENS

Our registration form for the 2023-24 programme will open on October 4th at 10am, and you should register as soon as possible after that date. In the spring, you will get an answer as to whether there was a spot open for you. If you do not get a spot, we recommend that you sign up for our waiting list, as we always get cancellations.

NON-DANISH CITIZENS

Our registration form for the 2023-24 programme will open on October 4th at 10am, and you should register as soon as possible after that date. In the spring, you will get an answer as to whether there was a spot open for you. If you do not get a spot, we recommend that you sign up for our waiting list, as we always get cancellations.

VISA STUDENTS

If you come from a country, where a full visa is required in order to enter Denmark, you should also register as soon as possible after we open the form (October 4th), but no later than February 1st 2023. This is due to long processing times at the Danish Immigration Service. See below whether you need a full visa to enter Denmark.

AFTER SIGNING UP

We will send out answers during the spring of 2023.

If you get a spot, you will need to make a pre-payment by May 20th 2023 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).

CANCELLATION

Please note that if you cancel your spot after July 10th 2023, you lose your prepayment.

DATES AND PRICES

Information about the costs for our 1-year film foundation programme and dates for the next programme. Please note that we have prolonged the programme from 34 to 36 weeks. The registration form for the 2023-24 programme will open on October 4th at 10am.

Price for the 2023-24 programme

DKK 105,768 (2,938 per week in 36 weeks)
+ Material account DKK 5,000 
+ Deposit DKK 2,000 

TOTAL AMOUNT: DKK 112,768

(approximately €15,100)

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 2022-23: DKK 2,700
Hereof tuition: DKK 1,838.70
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 325 per week, amounting to a total of DKK 11,700 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.

Deposit

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.

Dates 

(please note the prolongation of the 1-year programme)

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

The next 1-year film foundation programme will be:

August 14, 2023 - May 11, 2024

There is a Christmas holiday from December 17th 2023 to January 7th 2024, where the school is closed. There is also no mandatory teaching during the Easter Holiday (the school is open, though).

Course fee deadlines

Danish students: Monthly payments.

Students from countries with no Visa requirements: 50% of the fee to be paid before 31 July 2023 - remainder to be paid before 31 October 2023.

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 2023 (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 as soon as possible and no later than February 1st 2023, 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.