If you are a self-supporting course participant

As an employee, a student, accompanying family member, cross-border commuter, au pair, etc. you will be offered the official Danish Education if you have turned 18 years, and:

  1. Live in Denmark and have a CPR (central person registration) number, or
  2. Live in Denmark and exercise your right to free movement based on EU regulations, or
  3. Are a cross-border commuter from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, or
  4. Are a citizen from the Nordic countries, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. You will in some cases be entitled to the education if Aarhus Municipality considers it necessary.

There are no requirements concerning your previous knowledge of the Danish language before you start taking the lessons.

To participate in the official Danish Education, you will have to contact and register at a language school. In the City of Aarhus, we refer to our collaborator, Clavis. If you would like to make use of this offer, you must contact Aarhus Municipality or Clavis at the latest two (2) months after receiving a letter from Jobcenter Aarhus in your digital postbox.

You are entitled to up to three and a half (3½) years of Danish language lessons within a five (5) year period.

In order to start your Danish education, you are required to pay a deposit of DKK 2,000. The deposit is to be paid directly to your chosen language school. In general, you will get a reimbursement if you complete the various modules within the allocated time frame.

The course itself is free of charge. If you are in Denmark as an au-pair, you do not have to pay the deposit.

Clavis can provide you with further information regarding the payment and reimbursement of the deposit.

If you are comprised by the Integration Act

The following guidelines apply to you if you are:

  • A refugee
  • If you have been family reunified from a country outside of the EU/EEA or Switzerland
  • If you are self-supporting and attend a program as a part of the Integration Act

You will be offered the official Danish Education from Clavis, free of charge. If you have any questions, please contact Clavis at their webpage or contact The Danish Team at Jobcenter Aarhus.