Living in Denmark

When living in Denmark, there are several issues to be aware of for you and your family. We have gathered some information to help you the best way possible in your daily life. 


If you change address within Denmark, you must inform the Citizen Service (Borgerservice) in the municipality that you move to of your new address. You must do so within 5 days of moving into your new home. If you live in rented accommodation, you may be entitled to receive housing benefits.

Read more about housing and moving at

Transportation in Denmark

Denmark has a good transportation network for both public and private transport. In the 'Transportation in Denmark' section, we have gathered information about having a car in Denmark, buses, trains, and biking options. 

Read more about transportation in Denmark


Most people who work/ or live in Denmark are required to pay tax in Denmark and to register with the Danish Tax Agency.

As an international / non-Danish researcher, there are different tax schemes and guidelines according to your status. 

Read more about taxation

Leisure activities

Denmark is a country with many clubs and associations, so if you have a free time activity, we will have the right club for you. 

Below we have compiled information about international clubs and associations at AU, in Aarhus and in Emdrup. In addition, you can see an overview of cross-faculty clubs and associations on the page Clubs and associations for PhDs and researchers

Clubs and associations in and around Aarhus

International Community would like to help you find a club or association matching your interests. Fill out this short questionnaire and International Community will forward information on relevant clubs and associations in and around Aarhus.

Visit the International Community website to read about:

  • 10 reasons to join a club
  • Fun facts and helpful hints
  • Testimonials
  • A list of clubs and associations in the Aarhus area

Clubs and associations, Campus Emdrup

The Exercise Club, Campus Emdrup

The Exercise Club has a full range of body-building and fitness machines and changing facilities. Anyone, including guests, working at Aarhus University can join. Membership costs DKK 40 per month. For more information or to sign up, please email one of the contacts on the Danish School of Education - Motionsklub (in Danish only).

The choir at Campus Emdrup

The choir is open to employees and guests as well students at the Danish School of Education (participation is free). Please see contact on the Danish School of Education - Kor (in Danish only).

Other associations and clubs at Campus Emdrup

Campus Emdrup also has a bridge club, a staff club and a wine club. However, knowledge of Danish might be required. For more information, please see the Danish School of Education - Foreninger og tilbud (in Danish only) or ask a colleague.

Well-being initiatives and resources

In general, and especially when you move to a new country, being able to thrive and feel good in your new environment is essential. At International Staff Office, we are here to help you and guide you to the resources that you might be looking for to help you thrive and build resilience to new challenges.

Read more about well-being initiatives and resources

Religion and religious communities in Denmark

The official religion of Denmark, as stated in the Danish Constitution, is Evangelical Lutheran and most Danes belong to ”Folkekirken” (the Danish National Church), which is Evangelical Lutheran. Hymns and readings from the Scriptures together with the sermon play an important part in the service.

See the Church Ministry's list of recognised religious communities in Denmark (in Danish). The list is divided into the following groups:

Denmark enjoys freedom of religion. This means that people are allowed to form congregations for the worship of God in a manner according with their convictions.

Most of the city churches are open to tourists seven days a week. On Sunday, one or more services are held, and visitors are welcome to participate in the service and take part in the Holy Communion.

University chaplains

Aarhus University has two chaplains who are employed by the Ministry of Church Affairs. If you need someone to have a confidential conversation with, then the student chaplains may be a possibility. All enquiries are anonymous and free of charge. Read more on the Aarhus University website.

Religious associations in Denmark

In Denmark there are a lot of different religious groups and associations, some of which you can find below.

Anglican services in English

St Alban's Anglican Church is a lively and diverse Christian community with services in Copenhagen and Aarhus. Once a month the Aarhus Anglican community gathers for a service of Holy Communion in English. The services take place at Møllevangskirken, Møllevangs Allé 49, 8210 Aarhus V, and everyone is welcome to join. After the services the participants are welcome to socialise with other members of the congregation while enjoying a cup of coffee and tea.

Visit the website of St Alban's to read more about the church and see the dates for future services.