The government announced its plans to grant green cards modifying scheme to put in place in 2008, which allowed non-EU nationals who fulfilled certain educational and work experience requirements to come here to find work.
It needs highly skilled, well educated, and experienced people who are specialists. Such persons will be given green cards. To obtain a green card, applicants have to pay 6,100 kroner fee and total 100 points based on their education level and language skills. This will result in granting the right to spend three years in Denmark looking for work.
Getting used to the culture, transitioning into Danish social structure and easy integration can help the students in a big way. The Danish Green Card Association, comprising green card holders is set to play a dominating role in this.
The students need to have a specially formatted CV. A green card opens many doors and the government must support it.
International students can apply for a residence permit for their higher educational programs in Denmark.
Below are the requirements to get a residence permit:
Student should get an offer letter from an accredited University and the course they are going to pursue should be duly approved by a state authority.
They should be able to speak (and understand) the language of instruction and have a working knowledge of Danish or English.
He/she should support through own means for the duration of the stay in Denmark.
If the study period is for one year, there should be documentary evidence that you have DKK 50,000 amount or equivalent.
If the study in Denmark is for less than one year, DKK 4,200 multiplied by the number of months is required.
The duration of residence permit depends on completion of the whole educational program, or only part of a program. Whole or part of program residence permit will be granted depending upon the duration.
Active enrollment in the educational program is a condition for the residence permit.
Green card scheme
In case of a residence permit given to complete a higher educational program in Denmark, the same will be valid for an additional six months subsequent to the completion of the program. This facilitates one to look for work in Denmark.
In case of grant of residence permit for a higher educational program, the holder can bring certain family members.