Move to Sonderborg

Moving is always a big decision, but we have made it easy for you.

We have listed five good reasons why you should choose Sonderborg as your new home.

Reason no. 1: Limitless career opportunities and good working conditions

Sonderborg Municipality has some of the country’s largest global industrial groups as well as a wealth of small and medium-sized companies. We have companies from a variety of ​​industries that are of great interest to engineers, craftsmen, transport and logistics job seekers, healthcare professionals and academics.

Furthermore, you can experience the good Danish working conditions in Sonderborg where people usually work 37 hours per week. In addition, the Danish working culture consists of teamwork, flat hierarchies and freedom with responsibility.

Entrepreneurs can also realize their dreams in Sonderborg Municipality. Contact our Entrepreneurial Service (Sønderborg Ivæksætterservice), who is ready with help and free guidance.

Sonderborg is a really nice area to live in and has everything a city needs.

Here is beautiful scenery and hardly so hectic, and I was really lucky to get a job down here.


Newcomer from Aalborg

Reason no. 2: Education from ABC to Ph.D.

In Sonderborg, you will have any type of education within your range – all the way from ABC to Ph.D.
At The University of Southern Denmark in Sonderborg, students from more than 50 different countries are educated, making campus the most international one in all of Denmark.

A unique interaction between the university, the vocational educations and the area’s global business community gives a certain depth to our students in engineering, language, business communication and economics. We also have a “first-job guarantee”, where you after completing your engineer education at SDU in Sonderborg are secured a job with one of our local companies in min. six months.

Reason no. 3: Affordable housing options and good daycare facilities

In the Sonderborg area you find one of Denmark´s lowest housing prices. The prices are also a lot lower than in many European countries. Furthermore, we have one of Denmark´s best daycare facilities (measured in the amount of children/educators) which are open all day. That makes the Sonderborg area a particularly attractive place to live for families.

City m2 price of villas (from Boliga)
Sonderborg 8.462,- (DKK)
Copenhagen 43.001,- (DKK)
Aarhus 26.853,- (DKK)
Odense 18.222,- (DKK)
Aalborg 16.287,- (DKK)
Map of Southern Jutland

Reason no. 4: We have an international DNA and an ideal location

Because of our location close to the rest of Europe, we have looked beyond the borders of the country for generations. We even have an international and multiple German schools, which facilitates a bilingual upbringing.

If you should miss the hectic city life in Sonderborg you are never far from the big cities. It only takes 35 min. to Copenhagen by plane and only two hours by car to Hamburg and Aarhus.

Reason no. 5: The Sonderborg area has it all

The Sonderborg area has everything a city needs – rural idyll and big city vibes. Here you will find magnificent scenery with beautiful forests and a long stretch of coastline, which invites you to versatile water activities.

Sonderborg is in many ways a distinctive student city. This applies both in large and small – from the student discounts on the cafés’ menu, shopping opportunities, festive nightlife to an active and exciting student environment characterized by professional, cultural and social networks and events.

And whether you are into sports, tango, art or jazz, you will find that you are far from alone with your interest. More than 700 voluntary associations and sports clubs support you and give the whole family ample opportunity to develop and grow their particular interest.

People at a café

Newcomer Service Sonderborg gives you a warm welcome

Of course, there are far more than just five good reasons to consider Sonderborg as part of your future life. But maybe the first five just made you a little bit more curious about the area and the life we live here.

Both our companies, Citizen Service and Newcomer Service work closely together to provide you with the best conditions for a good fit in our beautiful municipality.

We have therefore launched a number of initiatives to help you (and your family/partner) get started. For example, you receive a welcome booklet when you move to one of our towns. In addition, we have both a welcoming day and a PartnerJob program as well as initiatives such as CaféNy and Newcomers Network, which ensure you a social life almost from day one.

Contact Newcomer Service Sonderborg for more information or take a look into our brochure.