Part time work
Working in Denmark
In order to balance your studies with your student work most Danish students work approximately 15 hours a week. Most students have relevant jobs with companies that value the input from flexible CBS students. Please remember that chances of finding employment can be slim if you do not speak Danish. Therefore, you should not base your semester’s finances on the chance of obtaining paid employment. It is very important to understand the Work Permit section and Taxation section for specific information relevant to international students in Denmark.
CBS Career Gate
On CBS Career Gate you can both see student positions and full-time jobs for graduates.
Work in Denmark
Take a look at www.workindenmark.dk – a meeting place for foreign job seekers and Danish employers.
In Denmark the tradition for internships is not as widespread as in other countries, and the vacant positions are therefore more competitive, especially for non-Danish speakers.
The CBS Career Gate offers vacant traineeships.
AIESEC is the largest global youth organization present in more than 110 countries worldwide. One of their core activities is international traineeship exchange. See their website for further information.
Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship (CSE)
Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship (CSE) promotes entrepreneurship among students.
- Free office space as well as professional business coaching, along with legal and accounting advice to entrepreneurs
- Free workshops and weekly ‘networking breakfasts’
- On a monthly basis prominent speakers from companies and organizations
- Monthly networking bars
As a principal rule, students from the Scandinavian countries and from EU member states (as well as Switzerland) do not usually need a work permit for normal student jobs. Students from all other countries can only undertake paid employment while enrolled at CBS for a maximum of 15 hours a week and full-time during the months of June, July and August.
Specific information about working as an international student in Denmark can be found at Work in Denmark’s website
Denmark has an extensive public sector with many benefits. Therefore, the tax rate in Denmark is one of the highest in the world. However, the system is progressive and not everyone pays the same amount of tax. The higher your income, the more you pay. As a result, taxation calculation in Denmark is very complex.
Therefore, if you are going to work in Denmark, we recommend you to the Danish Tax Authority's website and make sure that you are totally informed about your rights and obligations before you start working.