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Finance and Fees

Application Fees


You must pay the application fee if you are a NON EU citizen, unless you are family reunificated or you hold a residence permit with the possibility of a permanent residency. 

However, you are excempt from paying application fee if you have a Danish upper secondary school exam or a Danish Bachelor’s degree.


The application fee must be received by Aalborg University before the application deadline, otherwise your application for admission to a Master’s programme will not be processed.

Please note that a money transfer may take up to 14 days.


The application fee is 105 EUR + local bank transfer fee per applicant. One application fee covers all applications to Aalborg University.

IMPORTANT:  The payment must be in EUR (However, if you have a Danish bank,the payment (780DKK) can be in DKK). The fee must be transferred to:

Danske Bank – Algade 53 – 9000 Aalborg – Denmark
Reg. nr. 3201
Account number.: 0009189629
IBAN: DK6730000009189629

Payment reference: ‘MA application fee’ + your date of birth + your full name

The payment reference is important in order to identify your payment.

Please note that you must upload the payment receipt to your application at the application portal.

If your bank requests name and address of the beneficiary of the transfer order to complete it, please use the following:

The Admissions Office
Aalborg University
Fibigerstraede 10
9220 Aalborg East

We will refund the application fee if you are admitted and begin your studies at Aalborg University. 


Travel insurance

Aalborg University strongly recommends that you take out a travel insurance for the full period you plan to stay in Denmark prior to leaving your home country. A general travel insurance will cover you against expenses in connection with illness, injuries, medical and dental treatment and usually also in case of theft.

Health insurance before you obtain a residence permit

Aalborg University strongly recommends that you take out a health insurance covering the first 4 to 6 weeks you spend in Denmark, since you are not eligible to free medical treatment until you receive your CPR-number health card.

Health insurance after obtaining a residence permit

Once you have obtained a residence permit, i.e. if you are staying in Denmark for at least three months, you are automatically included in the Danish Health Insurance Scheme which gives you the right to free medical treatment by general practitioners and in hospitals – but not by dentists.

When you register at the Citizen Service Center you will receive a personal registration number, which also serves as your health insurance number. After your registration you will receive a health insurance card. Remember always to bring the card along when you see your doctor or your dentist. The name, address and phone number of your chosen doctor will be printed on the card.

If your stay in Denmark will last less than three months you are not automatically covered by the Danish Health Insurance Scheme. The rules applicable vary according to nationality. 

Accident insurance

Aalborg University also recommends that you take out a personal insurance to cover your stay in Denmark. Particularly students with laboratory work should ensure that they hold an insurance that covers accidents involving laboratory work. This insurance covers hospital and rehabilitation costs if you get injured in accidents – e.g. accidental fall or work/laboratory accidents.

Study and work permit

Students from NON-EU/EEA countries

Non-EU/EEA students must have obtained study and work permit prior to travelling to Denmark.

When you have paid the tuition fee and you are fully admitted, the Admissions Office will send you the application form for the study and work permit (an online ST1 form) via email. The Admissions Office has filled in part 1 of the form – you are required to fill in part 2. In the email from the Admissions Office, you will find your login and password in order to enter the application. You must use this information to login, continue and finish your application for your study and work permit. Please note that you must create the case order ID and pay the processing fee. You will receive detailed instructions in the email from the Admissions Office. 

Please note that you must submit all pages of your passport, when you apply for a study and work permit.

The application process regarding your study and work permit lasts two months if you are applying for a Master’s programme.

If you are granted a tuition waiver, the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration will require documentation for your ability to support yourself financially during your stay in Denmark.

Please note that other procedures may apply to Exchange students.

Students from EU/EEA countries

EU/EEA students staying in Denmark for more than three months must obtain residence documents at the State Administration upon arrival in Denmark. Bring your passport, two passport photos and your ‘letter of Admission’ when contacting the State Administration Office.

Please note that it may take several weeks for the State Administration to process your application and issue your residence documents. You must obtain your residence documents before you can register at the Citizen Service (Borgerservice).

Please find detailed information regarding opening days exclusively for EU/EEA students in the welcome package. You will receive the welcome package when attending the event ‘Arrival Day’.

Students from Nordic countries

Nordic students are not required to obtain a study and work permit. If you stay for more than 6 months you must register directly with Borgerservice.


Tuition fees

Students from outside EU/EEA are required to pay tuition fees in order to study at Aalborg University. Exchange students from partner universities outside EU/EEA will not be charged tuition fees.

EU citizens are nationals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus (applies to the Greek-Cypriot area only), the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

EEA citizens are citizens from Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland.

Citizens of Switzerland are covered by the same rules as EU and EEA citizens.

Tuition fee covers expenses related to lectures, guidance, supervision and exams. In case you do not pass a course you are eligible for two re-examinations

Payment instructions

Please find payment instructions in a separate letter sent immediately after your preliminary admission letter.

If your bank requires name and address of the beneficiary of the transfer order to complete it, please use the following:

The Admissions Office
Aalborg University
Fibigerstraede 10
9220 Aalborg East

Refund policy

If a student wishes to withdraw from Aalborg University prior to the commencement of studies the paid tuition fee will be refunded in full. If a student withdraws from Aalborg University within the first month of the semester, i.e. February in regards to the spring semester and September in regards to the autumn semester, only part of the tuition fee will be refunded. However, if the student withdraws from Aalborg University later than one month after the commencement of studies the student will not be eligible for a refund.


For each September intake, the faculties at Aalborg University grant tuition waivers to top Master’s degree students from non-EU/EEA countries based on the students’ academic achievements. A tuition waiver only covers the tuition fee - the waiver does not inlcude living expences.

All new non-EU/EEA Master’s degree students are automatically considered for the tuition waivers when the application is evaluated.

Thus, students cannot apply for the tuition waiver.

The faculties of Aalborg University granted approximately 50 tuition waivers for students admitted on 1 September 2017.

Bachelor’s degree students are not eligible for tuition waivers.

Rates - MASTER'S programmes




Mathematics 63,300 DKK
Techno Anthropology 63,300 DKK
All other Master's Programmes 92,500 DKK


All Master's programmes 92,500 DKK


All Master's programmes 63,300 DKK


All Master's programmes 44,100 DKK


Culture, Communication and Globalisation 44,100 DKK
Tourism 44,100 DKK
Information Studies 63,300 DKK
Information Architecture 92,500 DKK

The fees quoted above cover the academic year 2018 (two semesters). Aalborg University makes reservations concerning any adjustments that may arise in connection with the tuition fees. Fees are subject to change. If fees differ you will be required to pay the difference prior to your enrolment to Aalborg University.