Job Seeking

If you are an accompanying spouse, registered partner or cohabiting partner of an International PhD student or researcher, Aarhus University can provide assistance if you would like to work during your stay in Denmark. 



Job Centres

If you are a self-providing spouse, following an employee hired by Aarhus University, you also have the possibility to get assistance from a job centre. This means that the municipality offers advice on how to seek a job and assists you in facilitating job training in public and private companies.

In Aarhus the following job consultants can assist you:

Consultant Camilla Grandlund Johansen

Connect Aarhus

Værkmestergade 15, 3.

8000 Aarhus C

Attn. Camilla Johansen

Tlf.: 4185 6080

Open counselling: Wednesday 11:00-14:00

Jobinfo/Jobcenter Aarhus

Værkmestergade 3-5.

8000 Århus C


Tlf.: 8940 6800

Work in Denmark Spouse Programme

A good starting point to find a job is to contact Work in Denmark, which is the official Danish association for international recruitment and job seeking. They have a spouse programme, which will:

  • Provide you with information on work conditions and culture
  • Help you target your CV to the Danish work place
  • Prepare you for Danish job interviews
  • Provide you with advice and support

Work in Denmark's Work Centres are located in Aarhus, Odense and Høje Tåstrup managed by approximately 30 people. The employees of the centres can answer questions and help you with recruitment and job finding.

Read more about the Work in Denmark Spouse Programme on the Work in Denmark website



Seminars for job seekers

Seminars for job seekers are offered by a variety of organisations. You are welcome to contact the Internatioanl Academic Staff Services at the International Centre. We will help you to find a suitable course close to you.

International Community in Aarhus is an initiative undertaken by the Municipality of Aarhus in collaboration with the local business community and Aarhus University. International Community has a spouse community as well and they offer seminars related to job seeking.

Novum offers 6 week clarification courses, which opens the doors for unemployed foreign residents in Denmark to small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Jobsites and databases

Jobindex (only available in Danish) the largest job bank in Denmark. You can search for English job descriptions by writing English keywords in the search field, "søg".


Jobzonen (only available in Danish) same procedure as at Jobindex.

Jobs in the state (only available in Danish) same procedure as at Jobindex. 

Jobs in the public sector

European Employment Service

EURAXESS is a joint initiative of the European Commission and the countries participating in the European Union's Framework Programme for Research.

Jobs in Copenhagen and Malmø 

Seasonal work 

Recognition of foreign qualifications

When looking for a job or applying for admission to a study programme you might need to get your academic qualifications officially recognised. The Ministry of Higher Education and Science is an authority within the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation responsible for supporting the internationalisation of education and training in Denmark. It is also the central institution in Denmark where people with foreign qualifications can get their qualifications assessed and recognised. The assessment offered is a brief statement saying what your foreign qualification corresponds to in Denmark: which educational level and, if possible, which field of education.