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. 


Moving

If you move, you must report this to the National Registry/Citizen Service at the latest 5 days after having moved. You can, however, already change your address with the Citizen Service up to a month before the actual move. 

If you live in rented accommodation, you may be entitled to receive housing benefits.

Read more about moving

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. 

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Taxation

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. 

In the section concerning leisure activities we have compiled information about international clubs and associations, cultural offers, dining, family activities and exercise options.

Read more about leisure activities

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.