A recent study found that Denmark ranked as the number one place in the world to live in terms of its ability to provide basic social and material needs for its citizens. However, there are few jobs and prospects for non-EU teachers are particularly poor. Children of school age are decreasing in numbers and schools and universities are cutting back on staff. You may be successful if you look for work in institutes running part-time courses and evening classes, particularly in business English.

Embassy in UK:

55 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9SR

Tel: +44 (0)20 7333 0200

Embassy in USA:

3200 Whitehaven Street NW, Washington DC 20008

Tel: +1 202 234 4300

British Council office:

Gammel Mønt 12.3, 1117 Copenhagen K

Tel: +45 (33) 369 400


Ü  Visa/Work Permits:

The same criteria apply as in other EU member states.

Ü  Requirements:

College Degree and a TESOL/TESL Certificate

Ü  Currency:

£1 = 11.13 / $1 = 5.69 Danish Krone

Ü  Cost of Living:

The cost of living in Denmark is very high with a beer costing around £4 in major cities and towns and a cheap meal costing about £4-5.

Ü  Salaries/Taxes:

Salaries vary according to the institution you are working for. Taxation rates run about 55%.

Ü  Accommodation:

A room in the capital city of Copenhagen can cost around £600 per month.

Ü  Health advice:

Excellent medical facilities are widely available in Denmark. You should have medical insurance to cover any expenses you may incur.

Ü  English Language Media:

Copenhagen Post.