KEA Work guide

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Market situation

Employment rate in Denmark: 66%

Student employment rate: 75% of KEA’s students are working

Minimum hourly rate: 110 DKK / 15 Euro per hour

Full-time week: 37 hours

Grant: SU is a monthly financial aid that all students from the EU are eligible to receive. To receive it, you have to apply and be working for a minimum of 43 hours per month.

Working hours: If you are a Nordic, EU/EEA or Swiss citizen, there are no restrictions on the number of hours you can work in Denmark. However, if you’ll be receiving SU, there’s a limit as to how much you can earn per month.

According to the latest numbers from the Ministry of Education and Science, almost every 10th university-level student in Denmark is from abroad. Furthermore, over 50 % of the international students who studied in Denmark 2012 and went on to complete their education have remained in the country.

Among the primary reasons for staying in the country after graduation are good work-life balance, competitive wages, opportunities for professional growth and the chance to strengthen the international experience.


1.Resident permit

For the residence permit, you need the final acceptance letter, your passport, a copy of the passport, a passport picture, and the OD1 form with the declaration of sufficient funds.


For the CPR number, the application is online and requires to submit these documents: a proof or contract of your residence place in Denmark, a passport or a national ID, and your granted residence permit.


To apply for a NemID, you need to first book an online appointment with your nearest Citizen Service Centre. Once you’re there, you need your CPR number and a national ID card or a passport.

4.Bank account

To open a bank account at a chosen bank, bring your passport or ID, CPR number, and an acceptance letter from KEA.


We know that there are a lot of factors involved in the decision-making process when choosing a programme. All application procedures can seem daunting, so we have tried to make it as easy to understand as possible.

The application deadline is 1 April. We have a second round of application open 1-5 May for courses that are not full.

If you have further questions, just drop us an e-mail at Otherwise, you can explore the relevant information below.

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Welcome to the KEA Work guide. This is an onboarding application aimed to give you information about jobs in Denmark.

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Use left click and mouse wheel to interact with items.

Collect all the badges to win.



The character named Peter will help you get introduced to the work landscape in Denmark. You can choose one of the three characters—whether you’re a non-EU or EU applicant or the third character, meaning you have some specific questions.

For the purpose of showcasing how it works, Peter is going to represent a potential applicant from EU. In order to progress through the pages, you have to help Peter collect the three badges: a pin, a laptop and a book. Each element contains different and relevant information that will be useful when applying for jobs.

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