I am a British citizen with Danish residency (obtained before brexit), I have been living in Denmark. My partner is Danish and I live with them.
I am considering studying a degree, and it feels like my only option, if I want to study in the next 1-2 years, is to study in the UK because I can get a student loan. It is much more expensive to study a degree in Denmark as a non-EU citizen. I haven't been here long enough to obtain permanent residency which would help with cost.
I don't know if I will do it, I just want to know my options before considering it and deciding.
I know the residency rules are that I must be in Denmark at least 6 months of the year, and if you stay out of Denmark for longer than that, you must let Danish immigration know and it depends on the situation how they respond.
The degree would be 3 years. I worked out that, per year, it would be around 6.5-7 months. So likely up to 7 months out of each 12. Do you think I would have a chance to retain my residency, if I went back (to Denmark) for the other 5-6 months of the year? I would already be coming back often as my partner is Danish. After the degree finished, I would move fully back to Denmark.
Can anyone advise me about this? I don't know if there's legal issues of doing it, like maybe it's not allowed to reside two places in one year? If it meant I would lose my residency, I likely won't do it.
I want to contact the immigration people about it, but I am not sure how to go about asking them this, in case they misunderstand and think I am not taking the residency seriously. As said, I don't want to lose it. Any advice?