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Capital: Copenhagen
Population: 5,843,347
Language(s): Danish
Currency: Danish krone (kr/DKK)
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Learn how to participate in national and European Parliament elections while studying abroad as a citizen from Denmark. Check out the table below for document requirements, registration procedures, and useful links.

  • Voting is not mandatory
  • Minimum age required to vote: 18

How can I vote from abroad?

by proxy

This voting mode is not available.


This voting mode is not available.

by post

This voting mode is available.

  • Upfront registration required
  • Required documents:

    Only applies for special circumstances, needed is the confirmation of current military service abroad or being a traveler on the ships or boats during the election period.

  • Digital request allowed

from the embassy

This voting mode is available.

  • Upfront registration required
  • Required documents:
    • Proof of identity (valid passport, driver's license or the yellow health insurance)


    More info at this link.

  • Digital request allowed

European Parliament elections

Danish citizens living abroad or temporarily abroad may cast their vote in at any Danish diplomatic or consula mission. Advance voting abroad (by-post voting) can also take place with a vote receiver appinted for particular purposes by the Ministry of the Interior and Health (this possibility is mainly used to serve Danish military personnel abroad and Danish passengers on ships).

  • Upfront registration required
  • Registration deadline:
  • Minimum age required to vote in the EU elections: 18

Cost of living

a room in a 3 bedrooms shared flat in the city centre 4020kr/month
a meal 130kr
a cappuccino 36.33kr

These are average costs of living for Denmark. Costs can differ accross cities and locations. For more details, you can check numbeo website.


Rank Value
Rainbow Index 9 64.06

Rainbow Europe, 2021.

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Rainbow Europe

Rainbow Europe by ILGA-Europe illustrates the legal and policy situation of LGBTI people in Europe. It ranks all 49 European countries on a scale between 0% (gross violations of human rights, discrimination) and 100% (respect of human rights, full equality), on the basis of laws and policies that have a direct impact on the LGBTI people’s human rights in under 6 categories: equality and non-discrimination; family; hate crime and hate speech; legal gender recognition and bodily integrity; civil society space; and asylum.


The is the European platform about inclusion and support services offered by higher education institutions, national agencies, and ministries for education to international students. In its current version, the platform aims to provide to students with disabilities all the information they need to study abroad.

Quality of life

Rank Value
Human Development Index 10 0.940
World Press Freedom Index 4 8.57

HDI, 2019.
WPFI, 2021.

Human Development Index

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. A country scores a higher HDI when the lifespan is higher, the education level is higher, and the gross national income GNI (PPP) per capita is higher.

World Press Freedom Index

The World Press Freedom Index is an important advocacy tool based on the principle of emulation between states, published every year by Reporters Without Borders. It is a snapshot of the media freedom situation based on an evaluation of pluralism, independence of the media, quality of legislative framework and safety of journalists in each country.

ESN sections supporting international students

  • ESN Aarhus
  • ESN Copenhagen
  • ESN Haderslev
  • ESN Kolding
  • ESN Odense

Higher education institutions

  • Aalborg Universitet (Aalborg)
  • Professionshojskolen University College Nordjylland (Aalborg)
  • Aarhus Universitet (Aarhus)
  • Arkitektskolen i Aarhus (Aarhus)
  • Det Jyske Musikkonservatorium (Aarhus)
  • Danmarks Medie-Og Journalisthojskole (Aarhus)
  • The Jutland Art Academy (Aarhus)
  • Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering (Aarhus)
  • Via University College (Aarhus)
  • Erhvervsakademi Aarhus (Viby)
  • Erhvervsakademi Sydvest (Esbjerg)
  • University College Syddanmark (Esbjerg)
  • Erhvervsakademi Midtvest (Herning)
  • Kobenhavns Universitet (København | Copenhagen)
  • Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium (København | Copenhagen)
  • It-Universitetet i Kobenhavn (København | Copenhagen)
  • Kobenhavns Professionshojskole (København | Copenhagen)
  • Copenhagen Business Academy (København | Copenhagen)
  • Kobenhavns Erhvervsakademi (København | Copenhagen)
  • Den Danske Scenekunstskole (København | Copenhagen)
  • Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi Billedkunstskolerne (København | Copenhagen)
  • Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler for Arkitektur, Design Og Konservering. (København | Copenhagen)
  • Copenhagen Business School (Frederiksberg)
  • Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium (Frederiksberg)
  • Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler For Arkitektur, Design Og Konservering. (København / Copenhagen)
  • Zealand Sjaellands Erhvervsakademi S/I (Koge)
  • Designkolen Kolding (Kolding)
  • Erhvervsakademi Kolding (Kolding)
  • Erhvervsakademi Kolding (Kolding)
  • Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Kgs Lyngby)
  • Syddansk Universitet (Odense)
  • Funen Art Academy (Odense)
  • Ucl Erhvervsakademi & Professionshojskole Si (Odense)
  • Syddansk Musikkonservatorium - Danish National Academy of Music (Odense C.)
  • Erhvervsakademi Dania (Randers)
  • Roskilde Universitet (Roskilde)
  • Professionshojskolen Absalon S/I (Slagelse)
  • Svendborg International Maritime Academy (Svendborg)

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