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Do you want to immigrate and work in Denmark as a civil engineer?  You have entered the right page. The Visa Library team will tell you how you can immigrate to Denmark as a civil engineer, what the requirements are, and the steps you have to follow.

What are the requirements to immigrate and work in Denmark as a civil engineer?

The requirements to immigrate and work in Denmark as a civil engineer somehow depends on your conditions. You have to get a Danish degree and then apply for a student visa. After completing your studies, you need a work permit.

This list explains the required items in your process.

Admission to a Danish university/college.

You must be admitted to a Danish university/college that offers a civil engineering course. It’s a must to get admission, and only after getting the admission letter can you apply for a student visa.

Determining the university requirements and trying to fulfill them. The competition is tough, and you compete with highly qualified applicants. You should work hard and improve your conditions to receive admission.

Have enough funds.

If you do not manage to get funds or scholarships from the university, you must have enough funds to cover your expenses. It includes your tuition and the cost of living.

Remember that you must show to have enough funds through documents. They include bank statements or bank balances or proof of paying tuition.

You can work part-time in Denmark, but it won’t cover your tuition. You can hope to cover part of your expenses.

A Denmark student visa.

After you get admission to a Danish university, you must get a student visa to enter the country. The process and supporting documents required to receive a student visa are explained in the below section.

Read the entire section carefully and determine if you qualify for a student visa or not. For instance, one of the supporting documents is a clean record certificate. You must be able to get this certificate from your home country or a foreign country if you have lived there for longer than 6 months.

If you have been arrested or in jail for a serious crime, it becomes complicated and hard to get a visa.

Denmark work permit.

After you complete your studies and get your civil engineering degree, you must find a job in Denmark. Your residence permit was a study permit that allowed you to study and work part-time. But in order to work full-time in your field, you need a work permit.

It’s a must to find a job as you and the employer must sign an employment contract. Then you have to apply for a work permit.

Look at the below section to know how you can apply for a work permit.

Note: depending on your conditions, you might need further requirements. Reading the entire process of immigration to Denmark as a civil engineer helps you get familiar with the requirements.

How to immigrate to Denmark as a civil engineer

Do you need a visa to immigrate and work in Denmark as a civil engineer? 

The answer depends on your nationality and the duration of your course. The EU nationals do not need a visa to study in Denmark. The duration of the course doesn’t matter to them.

Some non-EU countries are exempt from a short-stay visa, and they do not need a visa to stay for up to 90 days. Canada, the US, Japan, Israel, etc., are on this list. You can find a list of these countries in the Visa Library article.

But these countries need a visa if the course is longer than 90 days.

The countries that are not on the visa-waived list need a visa, and the duration of the course doesn’t matter to them.

How to immigrate and work in Denmark as a civil engineer?

The procedure you have to follow to immigrate and work in Denmark as a civil engineer comes in this section;

Find a university that offers civil engineering courses.

For the first step, find a university or college that offers a civil engineering program. There are so many universities that offer the course in the country. It’s up to you to find the one that is appropriate to your conditions;

This is a list of Danish universities that offer civil engineering courses;

  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Aalborg University
  • Aarhus University
  • University of Copenhagen
  • VIA University College

This is not an ultimate list, and you can find more centers with a civil engineering course.

It’s up to you to find the right college or university. Determine whether it’s right by your conditions or not. You must be able to pay the tuition and the admission requirements.

Determining the admission requirements.

One of the key steps is to find out whether you can apply for this Danish university or college. When you find a program in this Danish university, find out the admission requirements.

You have to determine whether you can fulfill the requirements or not. This is a sample of the admission requirements;

  • Latest educational degree (BA or MA).
  • Language requirement.
  • Transcripts.
  • SOP (statement of purpose) or a cover letter.
  • Sample of writing
  • Admission fee.
  • Whether you have to find a professor or not.
  • Etc.

Fulfill the requirements and apply to the center.

After you find out about the requirements, try to fulfill them. Denmark is one of the top destinations for international students. So you will compete with so many applicants.

Fulfill everything and apply to the university.

The point is that you have to read every line of the university website. Ensure everything, and if you do not understand a sentence, ask a friend or contact the university.

Then you have to wait for processing. It takes time until the admission department works on your application and decides whether to grant entrance or not.

If they agree and grant admission, they will send you an admission letter or Letter of Acceptance. You can apply for a Denmark student visa with this letter.

Apply for a Denmark student visa.

After you get your admission letter, you have to apply for a Denmark student visa. You are likely to need a visa to complete your studies in Denmark. Look at the above section to know if you need a visa or not. But only EU nationals are exempt from a visa for the long term.

If you want to find out how to apply for a Denmark student visa, look at the below section. It provides you with all the details you need to know.

Complete your education.

After you land in Denmark with a student visa, you have to complete your education and receive your degree. During your say, you have to obey the national law and commit nothing illegal.

EU countries are strict over rules and regulations.

While you are studying, try to get as much work experience and information as you can. Also, determine whether you need to register with an organization or pass a test to immigrate and work in Denmark as a civil engineer. 

This is an essential part that there is not much information about it on the internet. It’s your responsibility to find it out. Determine every step you have to follow and gather as much information as you can.

Apply for a work permit in Denmark.

After you complete your studies and pass the tests, if there are any, and get approval from the Danish government, you have to look for a job offer. Find an employer that needs your skills and is willing to hire you.

Hen, you have to sign an employment contract with the employer. After that, you have to apply for a work permit. There is no need to apply for a work visa as you are already in Denmark. If you are outside of Denmark at the time of your application, you need a work visa as well.

Look at the below section to learn how you can apply for a work permit.

Infographic How to immigrate to Denmark as a civil engineer

Denmark student visa application process.

You have to follow these steps to apply for and receive a Denmark student visa;

Get an admission letter.

For the first step, you have to get admission to a Danish university or college and get the admission letter. You have to fulfill the university requirements and apply to them and wait for a response.

After you get the admission letter, you can continue the rest of the process.

Gather the visa supporting documents.

At this stage, you have to collect the list of supporting documents. Here is the list you have to gather;

  1. Passport.

It must be valid over the date your course will end in Denmark for at least six months. If it’s not, you need to receive a new one.

  1. 2. Language proficiency certificate.

It’s up to the university and the course you apply for. Whether it is English or Danish is up to the course.

  1. 3. Proof of having enough funds.

You must prove to have enough funds to pay your tuition and cost of living. But how should you calculate it? Visit the university’s website and find out how much your course costs.  To live in Denmark, you also need about  800 – 1,200 EUR/month. Submit bank statements or bank balances that prove you have enough money to cover your expenses for the mentioned amount,

  1. 4. Photo

You need one or two photos of yourself in passport size. They must be new and taken in the latest three months.

  1. Travel Insurance

It must cover all of your expenses during the trip until you get to Denmark and your student insurance becomes available. According to the Schengen visa website, Europe Assistance and AXA  are the two companies you can purchase insurance for your trip. When you arrive in Denmark,  the Danish welfare system allows international students to receive free medical care during their studies in Denmark.

  1. Proof of accommodation.

Make it clear where you will stay while you are in Denmark. Dormitory or a rented place.

7 A study plan.

Write a letter and explain the details of your studies, the purpose of your visit, and why studying in Denmark will help your future.  You can search to find some samples.

  1. Translation.

If your documents are not in any of the following languages, have them translated:

  • English
  • Danish
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish

Note: The Danish embassy might ask for further documents. They will inform you if it’s so.

Complete the application form.

Now you need to visit the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) website.

When you enter the website, you have 3 options:

  1. Basic and Youth Study
  2. Higher education for Masters
  3. Ph.D. studies.

Enter the option that suits your conditions.  There is a list of common questions that you might have.

You might want to read them and get as much information as you want. Now, click on the part on How to apply and create a Case Order ID.  Complete the blanks with your information to create the case order ID.

Then is the time to pay the fees for visa processing. You can pay it on the SIRI website.  But you need your Case Order ID to pay the fees. Now you need to complete the application form.

You have 2 options. To complete the online or printed application form.

In the ST1 online application form, your educational institution must complete the first of the two parts of the form.  When your educational institution has completed its part, a reference number and password will be shown.

The educational institution must pass them on to you. Now You’re able to open the online application and complete your part.

Make sure you have all documents ready in digital form in order to attach them as you complete the application form. In the printable application form ST1, your educational institution must complete part 2 of the form.

When your educational institution has completed its part, you must complete your part.

Once parts 1 and 2 have been completed, they must be submitted together.

Submit biometrics.

Now you need to submit your biometrics to the Danish embassy or consulate in your home country. Remember that you have only 14 days to submit your biometrics.

You can find the list of them on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.

Let’s say there is no Danish embassy or consulate in your home country.

What should you do?

You can visit the Norwegian embassy or consulate.

The 2 countries have an agreement for visa processing and receiving biometrics.

In case you have completed the paper application form, you need to submit it to the embassy as well, along with the original copies of your documents.

Before you go to the embassy, visit their website.

Determine if they have additional requirements about;

  1. the payment of additional fees,
  2. Additional passport photos
  3. Copies of the application.

Let’s say you can’t book a meeting with the embassy to submit your biometrics.

What should you do now?

You can inform the  Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration by email to avoid getting your application rejected.

How to immigrate and work in Denmark as a civil engineer if you are in Denmark?

Now, what if you are in Denmark at the time of application?

You can apply for a study permit if you are residing in Denmark.

But, you must have a valid visa, and a valid residence permit or are exempt from a visa.

If you’re staying legally in Denmark, you may not apply for a student visa.

You can have your biometric features recorded in one of SIRI’s branch offices.

Your application is complete when you have:

  1. created a case order ID
  2. paid the fee
  3. submitted the application
  4. had your biometric features recorded

Now you need to wait for visa processing by the SIRI.

It’s up to the country you live in and whether the Danish officials require further documents./

Processing.

The processing time could take up to 3 months ins some cases.

You’d better apply as early as possible.

SIRI will inform you of the final decision.

If the officials have rejected your visa,

they will send you a letter that explains the reason for the rejection.

Here you can remove the obstacles and apply again or take the case to court and appeal.

When the embassy approves the visa, they’ll notify you to pick the visa up. You need to visit the embassy in person to pick up the visa stick to your passport or send the passport to the embassy to do it so.

The way is up to the embassy.

Your visa will be valid to complete your education.

If not, you can extend it to the local immigration officials in the city you live in.

After you enter Denmark.

When you enter Denmark under a student visa, you need to register your address with the local municipality officials of the city you live in.

You need to bring some of the documents that you used to apply, and the authorities will grant you a Danish CPR number or Personal Registration Number. You need to have the CPR number. Otherwise, your residence won’t be legal.

You can open a bank account, use the library or get a membership card for your gym by the CPR number.

Can you work while studying in Denmark?

Yes. You are allowed to work in Denmark 20 hours a week from September to May and 37 hours a week from June to August. Nordic, EU/EEA or Swiss citizens can work in Denmark with no restriction on the number of hours.

What is the success rate of a Denmark student visa?

No one can say for sure the success rate of your student visa.

But you can increase the chance by working on your application:

  1. Provide a full list of supporting documents
  2. Make the supporting documents according to the detailed instructions.
  3. Apply for a relevant course of study to your background
  4. Prove that you are going to return to your home country after finishing your studies.

This is how you can improve your success rate.

Note;

In case you want to bring your family, You need to visit the SIRI website and go through the family section.

How to apply for a Denmark work visa?

The way you have to apply for a Denmark visa is as follows.

The first step is to find a job offer as a civil engineer. If you are in Denmark after completing your education, it’s a bit easier to find a job;

  • You know the country and job market,
  • speak Danish fluently,
  • Have a Danish certificate
  • Are familiar with rules and regulations.
  • Know companies
  • Etc.

It’s a must to find a job as you and the employer have to sign an employment contract. You’d better work on the contract and read every line a few times to understand terms, responsibilities, obligations, and everything.

Then you must visit the SIRI website to create a case order ID. You have to pick the right work visa type and enter the section to create a case order ID. Also, you need a verified email address to that you access its password.

Then you have to gather the list of supporting documents. You have to submit them to the Danish authorities; You can visit the Denmark work visa article or the video we have prepared on our YouTube channel to learn about these supporting documents.

You also need to complete the application form on the SIRI website after creating a Case order ID. You need the scanned form of some documents as well. The website has instructions on how to complete the application form. If you can not complete the online application form, you can complete the paper application form and submit it to the Danish embassy in your home country. The SIRI website has the links to download the paper application.

Moreover, you have to submit your biometrics to the Danish embassy. You pick a center in your application to submit your digital photo and fingerprints.

The Danish authorities will inform you of the results and how to get your visa to enter Denmark.

Is it easy to immigrate and work in Denmark as a civil engineer?

The answer depends on your conditions and whether you manage to get admitted to a Danish university or not. There are so many people who want to study in Denmark, and you will have to compete with them.

If you manage to get admission to a Danish university, one of the hard parts is over. Then, you have to find a job after completing your studies. This is the second difficult stage. You have to persuade an employer to hire you. Your skills, abilities, and knowledge must be high enough to convince the employer. After you manage to get the job offer, the work permit application is not that hard.

Do you need language proficiency to immigrate and work as a civil engineer in Denmark?

The language proficiency requirement is with the Danish university or college that you want to apply for. You have to figure it out from their website and fulfill it. Whether it’s English or Danish is with the university admission department.

After you finish your studies, you might be able to get a job in English, but you would better work on your Danish language and learn it. The more, the merrier.

Let’s sum up…

You will learn how to immigrate and work in Denmark as a civil engineer through this page of the Visa Library. The requirements and the application process are explained.

Also, you will find answers to some of your questions.

If you have further questions, write them down in the comment section. The Visa Library team will answer them.

Frequently asked questions about immigration and working in Denmark as a civil engineer.

Yes, If you manage to get admitted to a Danish university.

This requirement is with the university. Determine it from their website.

You are likely to need a student visa if you are not an EU national.

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