For how long can I get free Danish classes?
People who came through family reunification and refugees receive an offer of Ordinary Danish Education (Danskuddannelse 1, 2 and 3 divided into modules), and they have 5 years to complete the Danish education.
Other international citizens receive an offer of 'labour market-related Danish' (Introdansk). Introdansk consists of 250 hours of teaching divided into 5 courses of 50 hours.
When that course is completed within 18 months, the international citizen may choose to continue on the 'Danish language training programme' (Danskuddannelse) at the level they are assessed to have reached.
They have 5 years to complete the Danskuddannelse once they have completed the Introdansk course.
Introdansk: 18 months
You have 18 months of free Introdansk. The period starts from the first referring date, whether you show up for class or not.
You must have completed all five 50-hours parts of Introdansk within 18 months in order to continue with Danskuddannelse.
Danskuddannelse: 5 years
If you need additional Danish tuition after the 250 hours or 18 months of Introdansk, you will in most cases be entitled to Danskuddannelse.
Normally you can get up to 5 years of Danskuddannelse if you have completed the 250 hours of Introdansk within 18 months.
You must continue immediately after the completion of Introdansk. The period starts from the first referring date, whether you show up for class or not.