New in Denmark

Moving to another country is a big step. Whether you come to Denmark to work, study, be with the one you love, or for a completely different reason, you may meet social, practical and cultural challenges. On this page, we introduce you to some of the associations and enterprises that can help you get started in Denmark.

Come to Denmark

Before you arrive
Before you come to Denmark, it is nice to know what to expect. If your plan is to work as a consultant in Denmark, GTS Nordic can prepare you for your working life in Denmark.

Immigration
Even though the Danish immigration legislation is relatively accessible compared with other countries in the EU, you may need guidance about registration, work permit, legislation, family reunification or citizenship. Copenhagen Relocations can help you with this.

Find a place to live

Rented accommodation
Most foreigners in Denmark rent a dwelling. But it is not easy to estimate how much you need to pay in rent. Check whether your rent is too high at Rent Guide before signing the tenancy agreement. They can also help you have your rent reduced if you are paying too much.

Students
As a student, it may be difficult finding a place to live. Housing4student is a free housing portal for students in Denmark. They provide a wide range of student accommodation such as rooms, student residence rooms, shared accommodation and apartments close to universities throughout Denmark.

Find a place to live

Rented accommodation
Most foreigners in Denmark rent a dwelling. But it is not easy to estimate how much you need to pay in rent. Check whether your rent is too high at Rent Guide before signing the tenancy agreement. They can also help you have your rent reduced if you are paying too much.

Students
As a student, it may be difficult finding a place to live. Housing4student is a free housing portal for students in Denmark. They provide a wide range of student accommodation such as rooms, student residence rooms, shared accommodation and apartments close to universities throughout Denmark.

Working in Denmark

Finding a job
To find a job in Denmark, you must know something about the Danish job market. If, for example, you are here as an accompanying spouse, it is often challenging to start a career and apply for jobs. Go Abroad & HR offers career advice. You can learn about global mobility, HR and Danish work culture.

Insurance
If you come to Denmark to work as an au pair, Danish legislation requires that you are covered by insurance. Au Pair Forsikring Danmark specialises in insurance for au pairs arriving in Denmark.

Bringing your family

Children in Denmark
Globally Local helps foreign families become part of the local community, so your child can get a good introduction to Danish culture. Their services include 1-on-1 educational guidance and advice on daycare centres and primary schools in Denmark.

Bringing your family

Children in Denmark
Globally Local helps foreign families become part of the local community, so your child can get a good introduction to Danish culture. Their services include 1-on-1 educational guidance and advice on daycare centres and primary schools in Denmark.

Leisure in Denmark

Sports and leisure
Being a member of a sports club is a good way to get to know the Danes and to become integrated. Foreigners are very welcome in these associations.

In Fægteklubben Trekanten, you can experience one of the most classic sports – fencing. They have teams in both Danish and English, at all levels, for all age groups. Meet new people, get a bigger network and learn a new sport.

Exiles Rugby Club is a very international club with players from all over the world. Exiles is also a very social club with a lot of parties, dinners and social activities throughout the year.

Copenhagen Floorball Club is Copenhagen’s largest floorball club with teams ranging right from family floorball to fitness, 60+ and women’s and men’s leagues. Copenhagen Floorball Club makes room for everyone – both those who want to play for fun and those with big ambitions.