Banking in Denmark

Banking Resources

While in Denmark and as a current student at DIS Copenhagen, you have the option of using a local bank in Copenhagen.

If you are looking for information regarding using your foreign debit and credit cards while in Denmark, find resources on the Living Expenses Abroad page here.

DIS Agreement With a Local Bank

To make banking in Denmark easier for you, DIS has an agreement that gives you the ability to:

  • Open (and close) a Danish bank account
  • Exchange money

DIS is in cooperation with Jyske Bank. Use the following branches for your banking matters:

Jyske Bank
Vesterbrogade 9, 1780
1780 Copenhagen V

Jyske Bank
Store Kongensgade 1
1264 Copenhagen K

Jyske Bank
Algade 24
4000 Roskilde

General Bank Opening Hours

  • Monday – Wednesday & Friday: around 10:00 – 16:00
  • On Thursdays, banks stay open later until 18:00
  • Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays

Cashing Checks in Denmark

As of 2017, Danish banks will only cash checks issued by the same bank before December 31, 2016.

Opening A Danish Bank Account

If you want to open a bank account while in Denmark, use the following location:

Jyske Bank
Store Kongensgade 1
1264 Copenhagen K

Remember to bring your DIS Student ID, passport, and CPR number.

At the end of the semester, be sure to go back to the bank to physically withdraw your balance and close the account.

Recommended Location to Exchange Money

Located close to DIS, we recommend:

Tavex Central Station
Bernstorffsgade 16-22
1577 Copenhagen V


  • Favorable exchange rates
  • No commission
  • A variety of currencies

Remember to indicate that you are a DIS student.