Frequently Asked Questions
Q What should the fellow bring to Denmark?
A It may be a good idea to bring some special spices that are needed for cooking, as they might not be readily available in Denmark.
Q Shall I bring my own towels and bed linen?
A You should bring your own towels, but bed linen will be provided.
Q May my spouse accompany me to Denmark?
A Yes. you will, however, have to make all arrangements on your own and pay all expenses yourself i.e. if you stay at a hotel you have to pay for the extra person yourself. Please note that your spouse may only stay with you at your Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) accommodation for a maximum of two months. Please read more here.
Q May my child(ren) accompany me to Denmark?
A It is not advisable for your child(ren) to accompany you during your study stay in Denmark, as there are no child- care arrangements in the DFC programme. Shorter visits by unaccompanied children are not possible. Please read more here.
Q Can I obtain visa/residence permit for my spouse and child(ren)?
A You have to apply for the visa for your spouse and children yourself. DFC only helps with the visa for fellows coming for training.
Q Am I insured while in Denmark?
If you are in Denmark less than 90 days: You will receive a TRYG insurance certificate together with your air ticket and Letter of Acceptance. If you are in Denmark more than 90 days you are still insured by TRYG except for health insurance, as you will then be covered by the Danish National Health Insurance Scheme.
Q Is my guest insured while visiting me in Denmark?
A No. Your guest has to take out his/her own insurance before coming to Denmark. When you guest is applying for a visa the embassy will ask to see proof of the insurance cover.
Q Will I be met at Copenhagen Airport?
A Yes. If you have not received a message from DFC saying otherwise, then you will be met at Copenhagen Airport.
Q Do I need to enclose the certificate of proficiency in English with my application?
A You only need to be able to document your English proficiency, if you are from a country where English is not the administrative language. We only need a copy of the certificate for studies of an academic nature.