Living in Denmark

Do you have questions about your daily life in Denmark? We have gathered some information to help answer some of them here.


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 five 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

Leisure activities

Denmark is a country with many clubs and associations, so if you have a hobby, we’re likely to have the right club for you. 

Clubs and associations in and around Aarhus

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

Visit the International Community website to read:

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

Gyms and training facilities at AU

At AU, you will find a number of gyms and training facilities that are available for employees.

Visit the Gyms and training facilities web page

Clubs and associations at AU

You can see a list of cross-faculty clubs and associations on the page Clubs and associations for PhD students and researchers

Well-being initiatives and resources

When you move to a new country, it’s essential that you are able to thrive and feel good in your new environment. At International Staff Office, we are here to help – and to guide you to resources to foster your resilience to new challenges.

Read more about well-being initiatives and resources

Religion and religious communities in Denmark

The official religion of Denmark is Evangelical Lutheran, as stated in the Danish Constitution, and most people in Denmark belong to ’Folkekirken’ (the Danish National Church). 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:

  • Buddhist religious communities and congregations 
  • Hindu and Hindu-inspired religious communities and congregations 
  • Islamic and Islam-inspired religious communities and congregations 
  • Jewish religious communities and congregations 
  • Christian and Christianity-inspired religious communities and congregations 

Denmark enjoys freedom of religion. This means that people are allowed to form congregations for the worship of a god/gods in a manner according to 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.

Student chaplains

Aarhus University has three chaplains who are employed by the Ministry of Church Affairs. If you need to have a confidential conversation with someone, the student chaplains may be able to help. All enquiries are anonymous and free of charge for students. Read more on the student chaplains webpage.

Religious associations in Denmark

In Denmark there are many 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 service, members of the congregation are welcome to socialise with each other and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea.

Visit the St Alban’s website to read more about the church and see a list of upcoming services.