Two thirds failed the new Danish citizenship test

Only 31.2 per cent of 2,359 foreign nationals who took the new Danish citizenship test in June passed. The test has been criticised for its heavy emphasis on history, as well as for questions such as which Danish restaurant has 3 Michelin stars and whether society’s rules should prevail over religious beliefs. In order to pass the new test, the applicant is required to answer 32 out of 40 questions (80 per cent). The country’s integration minister Inger Støjberg refused to change the test highlighting that applicants who failed did not study hard enough for the exam.

Read more in The Local and consult our country profile pages for details of current and past citizenship legislation in Denmark.