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In Denmark, many students hold part-time jobs. As an international student in Denmark, you can also hold a student job as well as seek full-time employment once you have completed your studies.

About student jobs

If you wish to get a student job while studying at SDU, it is very important that you follow the restrictions and legalities regarding work hours. If you do not abide by the rules and legalities, the Danish Immigration Service is by law obligated to withdraw your student residence permit.

Nordic, EU/EEA, or Swiss citizens

If you are a Nordic, EU/EEA, or Swiss citizen student, you can work in Denmark under the EU rules regarding the free movement of people and services. Therefore, there are no restrictions on the number of hours you can work in Denmark. For more information, please visit Study in Denmark or The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI)

Non-EU citizens

If you are a non-EU citizen, your residence permit will specify the number of hours you are allowed to work while staying in Denmark.
If you have further questions or require more information, please visit The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI)Study in Denmark or Student Jobs.


Make sure to get a written contract.

Most companies transfer the pay directly to the employee’s bank account. If you get a job, your employer will therefore ask you for your bank account details. Many companies use what is called NemKonto for the payouts. Visit NemKonto to learn more.


When you are working and getting paid in Denmark, you are liable for Danish taxation. The amount of tax depends on your annual income and tax liability. Therefore, while working in Denmark, you must pay income tax. You can see the amount of tax you must pay on your tax card.

You can get a tax card once you have a CPR number. For information on how to obtain a tax card, please contact the Danish Tax Agency (Skattestyrelsen) and find more information on

Getting a job in Denmark

We know that it can be difficult to find a student job in Denmark when you do not speak Danish. Therefore, we recommend that you talk to your classmates to hear more about their experiences – they might have some advice or someone within their network who can help you.

However, there are a lot of options and places where you can look for a student job, for example bars, restaurants, delivery services, and cleaning.

You can also visit SDU’s own job portal, SDU Jobbank, where you can find student jobs, internships, and jobs after graduation. This is a good place to start the job hunt. 

Furthermore, SDU has its own career centre called SDU Rio. At SDU Rio, you can get career counselling and guidance throughout your studies and use SDUs entrepreneurship labs where you can become part of the Startup Station. For more information, please visit SDU Rio.

For more help and information regarding finding a job in Denmark, we recommend that you visit Work in Denmark’s page.  


Employment after Graduation

SDU International University of Southern Denmark

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230
  • Phone: +45 6550 2264

Last Updated 07.06.2023