The essential demand to receive the SU is to find a student job where you can work to prove your motivation for being financially independent. It is not easy to find, but it is possible. Most Danes speak and understand English at a certain level, but when it comes to finding work, it is easier to find a job if you can make yourself understood in Danish.
It is our experience that many international students work in cafées and restaurants as waiters and dishwashers, in food shops with open hours in the evenings and weekends, cleaning, handicap helper, life safe in the swimcenter etc. Jobs as office helpers can also be found, but it can be more challenging to fulfill the hours because of overlap with school hours.
Job platforms: In Denmark, there are several popular platforms where you can make a profile and receive an email if jobs matching your profile are posted. The most popular job sites are:
Alternative - and often easier ways to search for jobs:
Job posts: Pay attention to job-post in your local shops, favorite cafes, on the note board at school, at the library etc.
Local town groups on fx FaceBook where people search for many different things, including part-time workers. Many towns have groups like: “Vores by xx-town.” “Køb og Salg in xx-town”, etc. Here you can also put a job request post yourself.
LinkedIn If you are searching for a more business-orientated job, you can create a profile on LinkedIn, put your CV, and start networking and making posts about being an international student in Denmark, and tell “the world” which kind of job you are searching for.
Hand in unsolicited applications in person to the companies, shops, cafées, where you would like to work.