Employment at Aarhus University Hospital and in the Danish Healthcare Services in general dictates some important requirements.
Rules for residence, work and licensing
The rules for residency, work and licensing depend on your citizenship. There are different rules whether you come from Scandinavia, EU/EEA and Switzerland or other countries.
For general information and requirements for working in Denmark please visit the Danish government website for international recruitment. workindenmark.dk
Most employees will need:
If you as a foreigner apply for a job at Aarhus University Hospital as e.g. a medical doctor, a nurse, an occupational therapist, a physiotherapists or a radiographer you will need to have a Danish authorisation. You can find information and application forms at the Danish Health and Medicines Authority www.sst.dk
- Certificate of registration/residence card or residence and work permits from the Danish Immigration Service
If you wish to apply for a Danish residence and work permit, the application process differs depending on whether you are applying as an employee, or as a jobseeker. You can find application forms and read more at the official site for foreigners and integration nyidanmark.dk
- Danish language courses
It is important that you speak some Danish for most positions at Aarhus University Hospital. We recommend the language school ‘Lær Dansk’ in Aarhus. They offer free Danish tuition for you when in Denmark, and if you live outside Denmark and know English, you can learn Danish online. Read more laerdansk.dk
Short term stays
In most cases, foreign nationals need to have a residence and work permit before they can begin work. In certain cases however, foreign nationals can perform work-related activities while in Denmark on a visa, without holding a residence and work permit.
If your stay is shorter than three months, you are allowed to perform certain types of work-related activities even if you do not have a residence and work permit. Such activities include teaching or attending a course or participating in meetings, negotiations, briefings and training.
You can find further information about conditions and how to a apply on the official site for foreigners and integration nyidanmark.dk