When you work or study
Working and/or studying in Copenhagen
Find a job
If you do not already have a job, you can find some useful links to various job databases here.
Remember to check your rights as an employee regarding holiday, parental leave, working hours, etc.
Accompanying spouses who live within the City of Copenhagen can join the Copenhagen Career Program for information about courses, employment with salary subsidy, internships and much more.
Students who live within the City of Copenhagen can join the 6-month career program, Greater Copenhagen Career Program.
The program combines different job search seminars with matchmaking events taking place in different settings such as private companies, unions, etc.
Register for tax and check your preliminary income assessment
Get information about unemployment insurance
In case you lose your job, help and assistance is available from a Danish job center.
If you want to be insured against unemployment when working in Denmark, you have to join a Danish unemployment insurance fund. Once you have joined an unemployment insurance fund (a-kasse), you must pay contributions.
Get information about your pension agreement
If you decide to move before you retire, you can transfer your pension to a bank outside of Denmark.
Find a study program
Denmark tops the United Nations Education Index and Danish qualifications are recognised throughout the world. Study in Denmark has a useful website.
Get information about the Danish Grants and Loans Scheme (SU)
Check the guide to diploma recognition
You can have your diploma, degree or certificate assessed and recognised in various ways. The Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education provides assessments of foreign qualifications.