We receive a lot of questions about how to apply for admission to the Film School. We have tried to collect some of the answers below.

If you do not find the answer to your question, you are welcome to contact our student guidance at studievejledningen@filmskolen.dk.

All of the Film School's programs are 4 years long and eligible for student financial support (SU). The Film School admits 6 students per program every other year. The next intake will be in 2025 with studies commencing in August/September 2025.

Subject to change, the application fee is 700 DKK. The application fee is non-refundable.
There is no age limit for the Film School's programs, and there are no prerequisites in terms of prior education. Admission is solely based on artistic talent and potential.

All instruction at the Film School is primarily conducted in Danish. Therefore, it is a requirement for applicants in all programs to understand and speak Danish at a level that allows for unrestricted participation in classes and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Specific application requirements for the school's eight programs can be found under 'Apply.'

For applicants from outside the EU/EEA, if they are offered a spot in one of the school's programs, they are required to pay the tuition fee themselves. The tuition fee for students from outside the EU/EEA is approximately 25,000 euros per semester. However, students from outside the EU/EEA are only admitted if there are extraordinary study spots available.

At the Danish Film School, you will receive specialized training in creating cinematic narratives for film, TV, and game production. The goal is for you to enter the professional film, TV, and gaming industry after completing your education and contribute to the development in your field. The programs at the Film School are practice-based, and artistic collaboration is central.

To gain admission to the Film School, you must pass an entrance exam, where you have the opportunity to showcase your talent and development potential. You do not need specific exams or a certain grade average when applying. Upon completing your education, you will receive a diploma as proof of your graduation.

The Film School offers an inspiring learning environment with a strong sense of community. You will receive intensive instruction at the highest level in areas that expand your methods and understanding of your profession, building on your own work in filmmaking.

You will collaborate closely with other students, and depending on your program, you may also collaborate with professionals in fields such as film composition, production design, animation, game design, and more, from other higher artistic education institutions.

At the Film School, you will be challenged to develop your personal voice and place your own filmmaking practice within a broader context. You will be taught by many leading professionals from the film, TV, and game industry.

Studying at the Film School requires a high level of commitment, and as a student, you cannot expect to work alongside your studies. Attendance is mandatory for all classes, which may sometimes also take place in the evenings and on weekends.

Opportunities and Responsibilities as a Student

The instruction at the Film School is designed to provide you with the best and most qualifying opportunities to explore your artistic talent and potential. However, as a student, you have the responsibility for your own learning process. The instruction is structured to offer a shared professional language and repertoire that aligns with the standards of the film and media industry while also providing you, as a student, with opportunities to innovate and develop the language of film art and strengthen your own artistic voice and professional specialization throughout your education.

Artistic Collaboration

As a student, you will participate in both individual and collectively creative processes, projects, and productions. This provides you with the opportunity to develop your own artistic work and engage in the artistic collaboration that is often an integral part of the film and media art field. The instruction is structured to expose you to various artistic collaborations, and it requires that you, as a student, are ready to contribute your expertise to bring to life both your own and others' artistic ideas and ambitions.

Practice-Oriented Education

The instruction is designed to be oriented towards practical application. As a student, you will engage in practical exercises, work on projects resembling real productions, attend theoretical and methodological presentations, have professional guidance sessions, participate in reflective processes, and exchange experiences collaboratively with your fellow students through images, words, and sound, both in writing and verbally. The majority of the instruction requires your active participation and contribution.

Practice-Driven Artistic Development (KUV) and Research

As a student, you will have the opportunity to both encounter the instructors' KUV projects and conduct artistic development work of your own (KUA). This enables you to become part of the ongoing KUV projects and explore and develop areas within the fields of film and media art, as well as the broader artistic field, that align with your own interests.

Learning Environment

The Film School aims to foster a learning environment that is appreciative, challenging, respectful, and diverse, and it is expected that all students, instructors, and other staff members actively contribute to this.


As a student admitted to the Film School, your academic progress in relation to the study program's learning outcomes is assessed at the end of each course. As a student, you also have the opportunity to evaluate the instruction and the instructors' expertise and teaching competencies after each course. This is one of your ways to contribute to the ongoing development and strengthening of the instruction, pedagogy, and professionalism at the Film School.