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New student at SDU

Read this guide carefully - it´s about your SU

New Student

MinSU is the name of the self-service at SU.dk.

Here you can apply for the State Education Grant and Loan Scheme (in Denmark known by its acronym ‘SU’) for your new course of study, view information about your SU and make any necessary changes. To use the system, you must use NemID.

At minSU you can, among other things:

  • Apply for and deselect SU and student loans (‘SU loans’)
  • Get an overview of your SU, end date etc.
  • Extend your course of study
  • Follow your study progress
  • Apply for extra monthly grants due to childbirth
  • Apply for the addition of monthly grants

When you start your education in February, you must first apply for your SU from February onwards – this can be done after 1 January.  You must be admitted and have accepted a student place before applying for SU.

To apply, please go to ‘minSU’ – ‘Apply for SU’ – ‘Apply for SU’ (Danish: ‘minSU’ – ‘Søg SU’ – ‘Søg SU)’.

When receiving SU, it is your own responsibility to make yourself familiar with and comply with the SU rules.
You can read more about the conditions for receiving SU on the SU website.


When you start your education in September, you must first apply for SU from September onwards – this can be done after 1 August. You must be admitted and have accepted a student place before applying for SU.

To apply, please go to ‘minSU’ – ‘Apply for SU’ – ‘Apply for SU’ (Danish: ‘minSU’ – ‘Søg SU’ – ‘Søg SU)’.

When receiving SU, it is your own responsibility to make yourself familiar with and comply with the SU rules.
You can read more about the conditions for receiving SU on the SU website.


When determining whether you are eligible for SU and the grant rate should reflect whether you live with your parents or on your own, the decisive factor is your place of residence on the first day of the month.
We receive address changes directly from the Civil Registration System, so your SU will therefore be adjusted within 14 days from your moving date – cf. the link on residence and SU rates
Therefore, you need to make sure that your details recorded in the National Register of Persons are correct.
To be eligible for SU, you must be actively studying on an ongoing basis. We carry out activity checks twice a year in March and September.
You must not be delayed by more than 30 ECTS credits (calculated as the difference between the number of monthly grants paid out to you and the number of ECTS credits earned. To check your study progress, please go to MinSU – View your SU – Study progress (Danish: MinSU – Se din SU – Studiefremdrift).

The SU Office at SDU automatically receives notification of your tax matters.
If you want to change which tax card SU uses, you must change it on minSU – Change your SU – TAX (in Danish: minSU – Ret din SU – SKAT).

Please always direct any questions regarding your tax matters to SKAT.

If you receive SU, the agency and your possible employer(s) may retrieve and use your primary tax card from SKAT simultaneously. Your employer(s) should therefore never experience any problems requisitioning your tax card – even if the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science is registered as the user. In the event that you are informed that the Agency is ‘holding on to your primary tax card’, it is your employer(s) and SKAT who must sort out the problem among themselves. Everything happens digitally, and we can neither ‘hold on to’ nor ‘release’ a tax card.


You can apply for a discount for transport between your place of residence and place of study at www.ungdomskort.dk. You can apply when your enrolment is visible. It will only become visible 1-2 days after you have accepted your study place.

The production time for a card is at least 14 days, so make sure to order yours well in advance. A quicker option is to receive your card in a DSB app.

In some cases, you may apply for mileage allowance instead of an Ungdomskort. For more information, please see the eligibility conditions for mileage allowance.

SU-Office on SDU

Contact the SU-office at SDU via www.spoc.sdu.dk. Or call us Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 10 - 12 on 65501053.

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Last Updated 07.05.2021