Fees and Finances

Students at VIA can apply for scholarships to cover some of their living expenses, including insurance.

About fees and finances

Tuition fees
The annual tuition fee vary from programme to programme.

Chinese citizens who enroll as a full degree and exchange students at VIA is required to pay tuition for the programme in which they enroll. 

See the tuition fee at the relevant programme

The annual tuition fee for each programme is listed on the programme’s own web page. Further costs may also apply, and these costs vary from programme to programme. 

Students coming to VIA through a bilateral or exchange agreement are exempt from tuition fees.

As a student at VIA you can apply for scholarships and grants from both VIA and from publicly-funded schemes.

Scholarships for highly qualified international students 

VIA offers scholarships for highly qualified international students. The scholarships are offered by VIA as well as the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science Scholarship Scheme and the listed criteria in the below document applies to both types of scholarships. 

The scholarships can be applied for twice a year, and the application form will be available from 1 February 2017 to 15 March 2017 and from 15 August 2017 to 30 September 2017. 

Read more and download the application form at our English website

Applications received before or after these dates will not be considered. 

The number of scholarships are limited and it is therefore not certain that all students meeting the criteria will be awarded a scholarship. Yet, we guarantee that at least 20% of the qualified students will receive a tuition free scholarship. 

Find more information here about the scholarship such as eligibility criteria (In English) (pdf).


Please be aware of adequate insurance under your stay in Denmark.

In general Denmark is a safe country to live in. Still we recommend that you take out adequate insurance while studying in Denmark.

Health insurance 

Students who have a Danish residence permit and are registered with the municipal civil registration office will be covered by the Danish health insurance scheme 6-8 weeks after their arrival in Denmark. 

It is strongly recommended that you arrange for health insurance to cover any incidental medical bills for the first 8 weeks of your stay. 

The Danish health insurance scheme covers free medical care at a general practitioner or, if necessary, at a hospital. 

Accident insurance 

Covering the financial consequences of an accident.  

Third-party liability insurance

Covering expenses if you have to pay compensation to a third party. 

Home insurance

For your personal belongings. 

Read more about health and safety at Study in Denmark (in English).


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