If you are a student or a business apprentice from one of the following countries, you may be entitled to a deduction for foreign students:

  • Brazil
  • Faroe Islands
  • Greenland
  • India
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Morocco
  • Montenegro
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia

The deduction amounts to a maximum of DKK 46,700 in 2021 (DKK 46,500 in 2020), corresponding to the personal allowance. The deduction can only be used for reducing taxes on your salary and not for reducing taxes on any state education grants.

Read more about how to claim the deduction under 'Foreign students - tax deductions' at Coming to to study.

For more specific information in Danish about the rules and the countries.  

Please see our legal guide (in Danish) for further legal information.