When you study in Sønderborg, you’re surrounded by career opportunities. The city boasts a unique collaboration between the university and the business community, which means that you can complete e.g. final year projects and dissertations with a company. That’s what Frederik Lund did and it led him directly to his dream job.
When you’re a student in a new place, there are many things you need to keep track of – not least your finances. Many of the shops in Sønderborg offer student discount, and you can also get housing benefit and a Youth Card to help you get around the municipality cheaply.
If you live in a year-round home with your own kitchen, you may be eligible for housing benefit. Read more about eligibility for housing benefit here.
The Danish students’ Grants and Loans Scheme (SU)
Are you about to start an education of some form and are you 18 years old? Then you might be entitled to SU. Read more about eligibility for SU support here.
If you need to find out more about the tax regulations for e.g. a student job, read more here.
A Youth Card allows you to travel cheaply to and from your school or place of education.
You can get a Youth Card if you are:
- 16–19 years old
- A student in upper secondary education
- A student in higher education
Read more about the rules and opportunities for applying for a Youth Card here
Remember to bring your student ID with you whenever you go to e.g. a café, start a leisure activity or go to a museum. Many places offer student discount.