Working in Copenhagen

Special benefits for international researchers
With more than 14,000 researchers; 190,000 students; 19 science parks and innovation incubators; and 17 universities and colleges of higher education, Greater Copenhagen offers Scandinavia’s most knowledge-intensive research and business environment.

This environment has made Greater Copenhagen an international hub for many researchers from all over the world. The state of Denmark has therefore ensured certain advantages for international researchers. 

Lower taxation for researchers and an advantageous pension scheme
As an international researcher moving to Denmark, you will likely be eligible for a beneficial, reduced tax rate for a period of up to 7 years.

As an academic staff member at the University of Copenhagen, you are also covered by a mandatory pension scheme.

The University currently tops your salary with a 17.1 percent pension contribution. Besides saving up for your old-age pension, you will also be covered by a built-in insurance scheme that covers you and in some cases your family on illness, disability or even death.