About Denmark

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Why study in Denmark

Denmark is a beautiful country that not many international students have discovered yet. It is part of the Schengen countries that consist of northern and Western Europe. However, according to QS Top Universities website which ranks its Best Student Cities, Copenhagen has been steadily climbing the chart and is now within the top 50 cities in the world.

Universities & College
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • University of Southem Denmark
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Aarhus University
  • IT University of Copenhagen
  • Royal Danish Academy of Music
  • Royal School of library and Information science
  • VIA University College
  • KEA Copenhagen School Of Design and Technology
  • Jutland Art Academy
  • Odensa University
  • International Business School of Scandinavia
  • Kaospilots
  • West Jutland University College
  • University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law
  • University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Student Visa Requirements

Please note that the following essentials must be met by all applicants submitting their applications for visa.

  • Passport should have been issued within the previous 10 years.
  • Passport should have at least two blank pages.
  • Passport should have at least three months validity from the date of arrival back in India
  • Applications are only accepted within 3 months of the requested date of arrival
  • Relevant Forms & Photograph: Fully completed application form appropriate to the type of visa and supplementary form requested with two original passport-size photographs [NB: digital photographs not acceptable]
  • Application will be accepted only until 5 days (excluding VFS handling time) before the date of travel.
  • As part of the worldwide introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS), All Schengen consulates worldwide will be connected to VIS by the end of November 2015. For detailed Information

For Prospective Applicants

Applicants who wish to apply for a Tourist, Transit, Business Schengen Visa and Long term visa, kindly read the information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the chances of your application being delayed or declined due to inadequate or incorrect submission of documents.

Please note that you may be required to appear before a Visa Officer at The Embassy of Denmark prior to a decision being taken on your application. The Visa application centre shall help you to take an appointment for the same.

Application procedure

The VFS Danish Visa Application Centers will accept visa applications from all nationals, who wish to travel to Denmark, Greenland, Faroe Islands or Iceland. VFS will submit all such visa applications to The Embassy of Denmark located in New Delhi. Timing for submission of application in Delhi is 09:00 – 16:30 (tokens will be distributed from 09:00 – 15:30 ) on all working days from Monday to Friday except on holidays observed by the Royal Danish embassy.

Timings for travel agents submitting more than 4 applications: 09:00 to 11:00.

Important note to agents: Please keep in mind that all applications should be handed in minimum 15 days ahead of the intended travel date, unless extraordinary circumstances are demonstrated and approved by the Embassy. Failure to comply with the application procedures will be met by a warning. Repeated misconduct may result in cancellation of an agent’s authorization.

Note: In case of travel to more than one Schengen country, please submit your application to the Embassy / Consulate where you will be staying for the maximum number of days. In case of equal stay, one has to apply at the Schengen country which is the first port of entry.
Submission of Visa application and collection of passports can be done by the following:

  • Applicant himself.
  • Representative/ Travel Agent with an authority letter from the applicant and Company/ Travel Agency in the name of the representative / Travel agent, a government ID proof and Company ID Card (for Co. representatives and Travel agents).

“The Schengen visa application form as well as other supporting documents (e.g. authorization letters) have to be completed dated and signed by the applicant. Please note that if the documents are not signed by the visa applicant, or in case of any other discrepancies, the Danish Embassy may seek sanctions against the accredited travel agent and consider the application to be non-bona fide.”

Processing time will be approximate 16 days (including day of submission at VFS). Applications accepted at The Danish visa application centre will be submitted on the next working day to the Embassy. In case an application needs to be referred to The Danish Immigration Service, processing time can take up to 8 weeks. If necessary DIS (Denmark Immigration Services) holds the right to prolong processing time.

Collection of the processed passports from the VFS Danish Visa Application Centre can be done between 9:00-12:00 Monday-Friday (For collection of passports received from the Embassy the previous day) & 13.00-16.30 Monday-Friday (For collection of passports received from the Embassy the same day).Applicants can instantly track the status of their application online by clicking on Track your Application or by sending and SMS to VISA (space) DK (space) passport number to 57333. There will be no need to follow up with the Embassy or the call centre to ascertain when the passport will be returned.

Status of the submitted cases: If you wish to make an enquiry regarding the status of an application which has extended the 15-day processing time, please contact DIS ( Danish Immigration Service) in Copenhagen under the following telephone number: +45 3530 8490

Guidance concerning appeals: If you wish to lodge an appeal against a decision or have any enquiries regarding a visa which has not been granted, Please contact Danish Immigration Service in Copenhagen under the following telephone number: +45 3530 8490.