Residence Permit and Visa

As a foreigner you need a residence permit to study at the European Film College for the 8,5 months course. This does not, however, apply to citizens of the other Scandinavian countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland).

We strongly recommend that you do not start the residence permit process before your arrival at the European Film College in September. First of all, it will be cheaper for you as some of the fees are not applicable in Denmark, and secondly we have many years experience and will be able to guide you through the application process. We will coordinate the application process for all our foreign students and will be able to advise you if you have any questions. You should, however, be aware that you cannot obtain a Danish National Health card before you have your residence permit/EU residence document. Therefore you must bring with you your blue EU health card, alternatively make sure you are covered by private health insurance.

If you are citizen of one of the countries where a visa is required before entry into Denmark, the situation is different. Here you must apply for and obtain a visa and residence permit prior to your entry into Denmark. You will also have to pay a fee to the Danish Immigration Service. You are very welcome to contact us on for questions regarding residence permit and visa rules.

Application deadline for applicants from countries where a full visa is required before entering Denmark is FEBRUARY 1st.

On you can read more about rules regarding your stay in Denmark. You will also be able to see a list of countries where a visa is required before entry into Denmark.
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