Maximum permissible earnings (Fribeløb)

When you receive SU there are limits on how much you are allowed to earn alongside your SU. The amount will be calculated on an annual basis.

Please note that special regulations apply in the year you start or finish your studies.

Increasing maximum permissible earnings

In some instances, you can get an increase in your maximum permissible earnings. This applies if you:

  • are receiving certain grants, compensation or scholarships
  • are receiving SU that is dependent on your parents’ income, and your parents have a high income
  • are doing military service abroad
  • are receiving an SU PhD fellowship

Please note that travel grants for study abroad are as a rule tax-exempted, but if you are in doubt please contact the scholarship administrator or the Danish tax authority SKAT.

In some instances your maximum permissible earnings will automatically be increased, e.g. if you are receiving an SU PhD fellowship for a 4+4 or 3+5.

Before submitting your application you should thus read more about increases in maximum permissible earnings.

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