How African Students can Successfully Apply for a Danish Study Visa

Denmark is a Scandinavian country comprising the Jutland Peninsula and numerous islands. It is linked to nearby Sweden via the Öresund bridge. Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is home to royal palaces and colourful Nyhavn harbour, plus the Tivoli amusement park and the iconic “Little Mermaid” statue. Odense is writer Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown, with a medieval core of cobbled streets and half-timbered houses. Denmark is the happiest place to study abroad, undoubtedly it provides a conducive learning environment for international students so join the train and learn all you can about the Danish Study Visa for Gabonese.

Danish universities are known for being leaders in terms of innovation, as they are keen on investing in world-class research facilities. Considering great universities, happy people, and cold weather in Denmark, there is no wonder that many students choose to apply for the Danish student visa for Gabonese over the rest.

The best time to start applying for your residence permit is three months prior to your arrival date. Normal Visa processing takes two months. If your application is missing information or is otherwise incomplete, the Embassy of Denmark in Gabon has the right to reject it.

Visa Type

This type of visa is a Short Stay Visa. A visa is only intended to allow a foreign national to visit Denmark and/or the other Schengen countries for a limited period of time. If you wish to reside in Denmark for an extended period of time, you need to apply for a residence permit. If the immigration authorities suspect that you intend to seek permanent or long-term residency in Denmark or another Schengen country without legal grounds, your visa application will be turned down.

 Visa Requirements

It is important to take the following into consideration when applying for the Danish Study Visa for Gabonese.

  • All applicants, no matter their status or degree, will need to send these documents, translated into English: An internationally recognized Bachelor’s degree of good standard or equivalent; proof of proficiency in English; and proof of proficiency in Danish (if the programme is taught in Danish).
  • Your passport/travel document must be valid for at least three months after your planned departure date. Moreover, your passport/travel document must have been issued within the past ten years and must have at least two blank pages.
  • Submission of an acceptance letter from your university.
  • Danish passport and visa forms are issued only to citizens whose main residence is in Denmark and Gabon.

 Documents Required

  • You need to provide proof of minimum funds (around 1000 EUR/month).
  • Documentation that you are enrolled in an educational institution in your home country (if you are a guest or exchange student) is also required.
  • Be sure to provide a signed, completed application form.
  • A valid passport or another form of travel document is a must-have.
  • There will be no visa approval without travel insurance so make ensure you have a minimum of €30,000 for the entire visa period.
  • You need a passport photo measuring 35mm x 45mm. The distance from your chin to the top of your head should measure between 30mm and 36mm. The photograph should bear a close resemblance to your current appearance and you should be facing the camera directly.


  • Detailed information regarding your study programme is absolutely important.
  • Proof regarding accommodation arrangement during your studies should equally be provided.
  • An acknowledgement receipt of payment made at the bank for the visa processing fee is necessary.
  • Relevant documentation, such as information about the reason for the trip, proof that you have available accommodation, proof that you have sufficient means at your disposal to cover your living expenses as well as your travel home should be made available. You should also include information that will allow immigration authorities to determine whether you plan to leave the Schengen region when your visa expires.
  • The copy of all pages of your passport – including all empty pages and front and back cover is required.

Application Procedures

Before applying for the Danish Study Visa for Gabonese,

  • Ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’.
  • Know your visa type.
  • Ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre/Embassy of Denmark, Gabon.
  • Applications for visas to Denmark are accepted at the Visa Application Centre. Applicants can walk in anytime during the operational hours to submit the visa application.
  • Create your case order ID.


  • You must pay the visa fee.
  • If you submit documents not written in English, German, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, you must also submit certified translations into Danish or English.
  • Complete and submit the application form.
  • You are to ensure your biometric feature is done and recorded.

Visa Fee

The cost of a Danish visa is estimated at DKK 1,900K.

 Contact Address

The Danish Embassy in Gabon is located at The Royal Danish Consulate In Libreville, Gabon.  You can communicate with the embassy via

Fax: 743263

Phone: 762108, 743365.

After you have successfully submitted your application for the Danish Study Visa for Gabonese, the embassy will send a status update to inform you about every movement. This service is for the applicant who has paid for SMS service. In order to collect Visa Decision, which has arrived at the VFS Danish Visa Application Center from the Embassy, endeavour to bring your passport photocopy and receipt. If you are collecting on behalf of the applicant you are requested to hand over the authority letter and copy of your National ID card.

In other words, you have submitted your application successfully if you have created a case order ID, paid the fee, submitted the application, and had your biometric features recorded.

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