If you live in another country (for example Sweden or Germany) and work in Denmark, you are considered a cross-border commuter. Whether you are eligible to work in Denmark right away depends on your citizenship, please see below.
Regardless of citizenship, you will have to apply for a tax number in order to get paid by the University of Copenhagen. Please read more about tax number and more relevant information for cross-border commuters.
Cross-border commuters who are a citizen of any other EU/EEA countries or one of the Nordic countries, can begin working at the University of Copenhagen without applying for residency documents.
If you live abroad (i.e. in Sweden) and you are a non EU/EEA citizen, you must hold a Danish work permit before you can begin working at the University of Copenhagen. Please contact ISM, who will help you with the application. Afterwards, you can apply for a tax number in order to get paid.
Please note that a work permit as a commuter does not allow you to live in Denmark. Therefore, you must remember to apply for a new residence and work permit if you want to move to Denmark. Please contact ISM if you have any questions.