I am 30 years old EU citizen, who is a recent graduate. Since I need to apply for an a-kasse membership in 14 days, I went over the basis for joining and one thing is a bit fuzzy to me. What is considered to be a start of the education? Is it the day that I got accepted to the university, the day when I was registered as a student of a real study start date? I am curious because some of the people, who were on my course and arrived here before 01.09.14 (the school start date) and had a permanent address here in Denmark, have been refused a-kasse membership (saying that counts the acceptance date), but some have been accepted with any problems.