In order to open a bank account and obtain a debit card you must bring your Health Insurance Card (yellow card) with your CPR number. You may also be asked to show your passport and your letter of Acceptance from Cphbusiness. In most cases it is free of charge to open an account, but ask the bank for advice about the different options and the costs associated with them.
Most Danes use a "Dankort", a debit card, which can be used in almost every shop in Denmark, and you can get this type of card if you have a Danish bank account.
We advise all international students to students to bring a credit card (Visa or Mastercard) that has a 4-digit code. Credit cards are accepted in most stores. Please note that you may have a limit to how much you can transfer and withdraw per day. You may need a large amount for a deposit to accommodation.
Normal opening hours for banks:
- Monday-Friday 10.00-16.00
- Thursday 10.00-17.30
- Closed Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays
You are not required to have a Danish bank account during your stay in Denmark. However, if you get a student job, you will need a Danish bank account.
All pay checks automatically are transferred to your bank account. Please note that all pay checks also automatically have taxes deduced as well. As an international student you may be able to get the Danish student grant called SU.