Spare time job

Many international students choose to work while living in Denmark. 

The kind of student job you may find if you do not speak Danish will of course be limited to jobs not requiring Danish speaking skills. These typically include:

  • Cleaning
  • Restaurants and cafés
  • Stocking shelves in a supermarket
  • Newspaper distribution companies.

If you have special skills, like computer programming for example, it may be easier to find a job. 

Jobs can be found through the academys’ job- and internship portal, local newspaper ads (some local newspapers are free, for example 24timer, Aarhus Onsdag), through specialised agencies or through other students who already have a job or who have been in Aarhus for some time. 

We do not recommend that you work more than 15 hours per week. 

Work permit

Get information about work permits.


Denmark has set a minimum wage of around 100 DKK (13 EUR) per hour, before tax. 

Get more information on expected living costs, currency and taxes

Financial issues