Support for vocational studies in the Nordic region
What are considered vocational studies?
You may, for example, receive support for business studies in Denmark, vocational studies (YH) or municipal adult education (komvux) in Sweden.
All students receive basic support and some also receive additional loans for school fees.
Most students receive two different types of loans for studies in the Nordic region. Basic support, as well as an additional loan for school fees if you have to pay tuition fees.
All students can receive basic support, which is what most people call a student loan. Basic support is a loan, not a grant, but up to 40 per cent of this may be converted to a grant if you live away from your parents, complete your programme of education and have income and assets below the set limits.
If you have to pay tuition fees to your school, you may be eligible for a loan to cover these fees, up to a maximum amount.
You must apply for support each year
You must apply for study support each year. If something happens during your studies, such as dropping out before your examinations or wanting to change your programme of education, you will need to log in and let us know.
You must have a study place before applying, and you may apply no earlier then mid-May. The final deadline for applying is
- 15 November for the entire year or just the autumn semester
- 15 March for the spring semester
You must submit documentation when you have completed your studies
Because we do not receive information about examinations passed or confirmation of how much you have paid in tuition fees from foreign educational institutions, you will need to submit this information. This means that you need to submit grade transcripts or degree certificates when you complete your studies, as well as confirmation of the tuition fees you have paid.
We will let you know when and how to submit such documentation. You must document academic progression in order for parts of your loan to be converted to a grant.