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Danish language skills

In order to be granted for a permanent residence permit, it is a basic requirement that you must pass the Danish language test 2 (Prøve i Dansk 2) or a Danish language test of an equivalent or higher level.

To be granted a permanent residence permit, you must also meet 2 of 4 supplementary requirements in addition to the basic requirements. One of these requirements can be met by passing a Danish language test 3 (Prøve i Dansk 3) or a Danish language test of an equivalent or higher level. 

Basic requirement – Danish language test 2

In order to be granted a permanent residence permit you must pass the Danish language test 2 (Prøve i Dansk 2) or a Danish language test of an equivalent or higher level.

List of Danish language tests that are equivalent to or represent a higher level than the Danish language test 2:

  • Danish language test 2 (Prøve i Dansk 2) with a grade average of at least 6 (on the Danish 13 point grading scale) or 02 (on the Danish 7 point grading scale).
  • Passed FVU-reading level 2 or 3. 
  • The tests mentioned on the list below of Danish language tests with an equivalent or higher level than the Danish language test 3.

Supplementary requirement – Danish language test 3

You can meet 1 of 4 supplementary requirements if you have passed the Danish language test 3 (Prøve i Dansk 3) or a Danish language test of an equivalent or higher level.

List of Danish language tests that are equivalent to or represent a higher level than the Danish language test 3:

  • Danish language test 3 (Prøve i Dansk 3) with a grade average of at least 6 (on the Danish 13 point grading scale) or 02 (on the Danish 7 point grading scale).
  • The study test called studieprøven with a grade average of at least 6 (on the Danish 13 point grading scale) or 02 (on the Danish 7 point grading scale) in each of the four tests. 
  • 9th or 10th grade final exams with a grade average of at least 6 (on the Danish 13 point grading scale) or 02 (on the Danish 7 point grading scale) in the Danish disciplines, except for conduct.
  • Proof of passed Danish ‘gymnasium’ final exams (STX, HF, HHX, HTX) or a minimum requirement for entrance exam in connection with a vocational program (eux).
  • Proof of passed General Preparatory Examination (almen forberedelsesekamen – avu). 
  • Test diploma for passed single subjects in Danish or Danish as a second language with a passed test in at least one Danish discipline/subject area between the levels G-A and with a grade average of at least 6 (on the Danish 13 point grading scale) or 02 (on the Danish 7 point grading scale) from e.g. one of the following educations: stx, hf, hhx, htx, eux, eud or avu. 
  • Passed FVU-reading level 4.
  • Proof of passed International Baccalaureate (IB) with Danish on an A or B level. 
  • The Danish language test 3 at the study school in Copenhagen. 
  • Proof of following a higher educational program at a university, university college (e.g. business school, nursing college or teacher training college) etc., unless the program was not taken in Danish. 

Please note, that the tests on this list all have a higher level than the Danish language test 2. This means, that if you have passed one the tests on the list, you have met 1 of the supplementary requirements for being granted a permanent residence permit besides meeting the basic requirement of having passed the Danish language test 2 or a test of an equivalent or higher level.

Documentation

You must enclose documentation indicating that you have successfully completed the Danish language test when submitting the application. Please note, that individual module tests that are conducted throughout Danish language courses do not meet the application’s Danish language requirement. Approved Danish language tests are conducted as formal examinations.  

 



Last update: 1/10/2017
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