When you start receiving a state education grant (SU), we are notified automatically and will subsequently generate a primary tax card/secondary tax card for you. If you are entitled to a tax exemption card, please contact us on (+45) 72 22 28 28.

If you stop receiving the state education grant, or if you work while receiving the grant, you should change your preliminary income assessment.

Change your preliminary income assessment

If you work while receiving a state education grant you must:

  1. Ask your employer to use your secondary tax card. Your primary tax card is used for your education grant.
  2. Log on to change your preliminary income assessment. Enter the amount you expect to receive this year in field 201.

Further information on types of tax card

See state education grant rates (SU) (information in Danish)

See how much you may earn besides your education grant (SU) (Link in Danish)

Calculate your pay

Your withholding rate and monthly deductions and allowances determine how much you receive after tax. You find the information at the top of your preliminary income assessment.

Use your figures to calculate your pay.

You need to log on and change your preliminary income assessment when your education grant ends.

  1. If you started working, you must enter the amount you expect to earn for the rest of the year in field 201.
  2. If you receive unemployment, sickness or parental leave benefits (dagpenge), you need to enter the amount you expect to receive for the rest of the year in field 304.
  3. If you receive social assistance benefits (kontanthjælp), you need to enter the amount you expect to receive for the rest of the year in field 216.

If you go abroad to study for a shorter or longer period of time, your education grant will in most cases be taxed as if you were studying in Denmark.

This applies, for example, if you will be studying in other EU countries or in the United States.

For further information about studying abroad, please visit

Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education

You automatically obtain a deduction for the interest charged on your student loan once you start repaying your loan. This appears from your tax assessment notice.

If you want interest to be deducted on a continuous basis during the year, you need to log on to enter the amount in field 485 of your preliminary income assessment.

Please see our legal guide (in Danish) for further legal information.