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Row over Danish international student spending

Opposition parties say extra funds amount to ‘subsidisation’ of other countries’ education

Denmark’s system of awarding the state student grant—Statens Uddannelsesstotte (SU)—to international students has continued to expand, despite parliament voting to restrict it seven years ago.

Responding to a parliamentary question by the Liberal party, which sits in opposition, the government admitted that the amount of SU spent on international students had reached 513 million Danish kroner (€69m) in 2018 and DKK520m (€70m) last year.

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