Au pair in Denmark - rules and requirements Au pair in Denmark - rules and requirements

Denmark is known for its long monarch history, ancient castles, fast-changing weather, and friendly citizens. Being au pair in Denmark is an excellent opportunity to experience the everyday life of the Danes and Danish culture while improving your language skills and meeting new friends.

Below are the basic requirements, for au pair program in Denmark. For more detailed information please follow the links on the page or visit the official Immigration Service website

Requirements for au pairs in Denmark

18-30 years old
Can't be married and have children
Basic knowledge of at least one language: Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, German or English
Be able to pay for travel expenses (EU/EEA or Switzerland)
Education background: completed 8 - 9 years of schooling

Requirements for host families in Denmark

Have at least one child under the age of 18
Provide au pair with own bedroom and all meals
Provide au pair with pocket money from 4700 DKK / month
Au pair duties cannot exceed 5 hours / day and 30 hours / week
Au pair stay: 24 months
Can afford to cover the au pair's flight expenses (non-EU)
Be a Danish speaking family and willing to be part of a cultural exchange
Pay a sum of 18215 DKK (2022 level), which covers the state's expenses for Danish tuition.
Not be related to the au pair
Be a different nationality than the Au Pair's nationality

Relevant links

Au pair scheme in Denmark - The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI)