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Job and Career in Denmark

As an international student in Denmark, you can hold a student job, a part-time job as well as seek full-time employment once you have completed your studies. At SDU we offer career counselling to our international students.

Career counselling at SDU

SDU has its own career centre called SDU Rio. 

At SDU Rio, you can get career counselling and guidance throughout your studies at SDU, and use our entrepreneurship labs where you can become part of the Startup Station. 


Getting a student job in Denmark

If you want to get a student job in Denmark, there are a lot of options and places where you can look for a student job, for example bars, restaurants, delivery services, and cleaning.

At SDU we also have oru  own job portal 'SDU Jobbank', where it is possible to find student jobs, internships, and jobs after graduation.
This is a good place to start the job hunt.


Job in Denmark after graduation

Denmark offers a wide variety of possibilities for working after graduation. Whether you are strictly focused on advancing your career or want to find the right balance between work and life, the Danish jobmarket will have opportunities for you.

At SDU we are committed to helping you find a job after your graduation. To kick start your career, you can apply for spot in the Career in Denmark program.

We also have full-time staff at SDU Rio who can help you make the right career choices.

Why work in Denmark?

There are numerous reasons to work in Denmark. Foreign national workers in Denmark routinely cite many of the benefits:

  • Denmark ranks top in the world work-life balance surveys.
  • Denmark is a welfare state: Taxes pay for child care, education, access to doctors and hospitals, elderly care etc.
  • Denmark has high quality of life: Foreign national workers express a high level of satisfaction with leisure and cultural opportunities in Denmark.
  • Danish business culture: A horizontal structure and open dialogue between management and employees is characteristic in the workplace. Most workplaces regularly offer continuing education to their employees.

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

If you are not from the Nordic countries you will need a Residence and Work Permit.

Any questions?

For further information please contact SDU Rio:
Phone: +45 6550 2022.

Last Updated 01.02.2024