Working in Denmark

After graduation, you should definitely consider building a career in Denmark! Why? There is a great demand for skilled workers, Denmark is famous for having a great work-life balance, and an open and informal working environment. Learn everything you need to know about working in Denmark here – whether you are on the lookout for a student job or want to build a career. 

From VIA to your career in Denmark

VIA's Career Service Centre

VIA Career Centre

As a student at VIA, you have access to free career counselling and career events during your studies - including counselling on internships and student jobs.
VIA's Career Centre
Diana Rezac

Meet VIA graduates

What's it like to live and work in Denmark? How do you get a job and what are your career opportunities after graduation? Meet our international graduates and be inspired by their stories.
Graduates working in Denmark

How to get a job and work in Denmark!

Student jobs in Denmark

How to work as a student in Denmark

Find a fulltime job in Denmark

Create a career for yourself

Room for a career and personal life

The Danish work-life balance

Work and residence permit in Denmark

Find out how to get one here!

FAQ on working in Denmark

  • Yes, foreigners can work in Denmark providing that they have the required work and residence permit – Visa and residence permit in Denmark. EU citizens are free to enter Denmark and take a job. They do however, need to register and get a CPR number. International students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week while studying and full-time during the summer months of June, July and August.

  • Denmark has a very low unemployment rate (2.3% February 2023), which means that skilled and educated workers are in high demand in many professions. This means that it is quite easy to find employment in Denmark in general. For internationals, there can be a certain language barrier making it more difficult to land a job. Although most Danes speak English, employers generally prefer hiring individuals who speak Danish. If you are an international student in Denmark, you can increase your chances of getting a job in Denmark after graduation by learning Danish, taking a student job and doing your internship in a Danish company to build your network. Tips on how to find a student job here and a full-time job here.

  • Yes, it is possible to work in Denmark as an English speaker, as many companies have English as their corporate language and most Danes speak English at a high level. However, at VIA, we highly recommend our international students to learn Danish sooner rather than later. Speaking Danish will make it easier to find a job, socialise with Danish students and future co-workers and in general, just make your life in Denmark easier. Go to our Study Danish in Denmark page for more information on how and where you can take Danish classes in Denmark.