Why study in Sonderborg?
The Sonderborg area is absolutely fantastic and we give you three good reasons why you should choose the Sonderborg area to study and live.
In Sonderborg, all types of education are within reach – all the way from ABC to Ph.D. Within the elementary and secondary schools, the Sonderborg area offers a wealth of opportunities.
With nine youth and higher education institutions, Sonderborg is a hub for education in Southern Jutland.
Practical information for students
Do you need more information regarding SU (The Danish students’ Grants and Loans Scheme), the Youth Card (ungdomskort), housing benefits and more?
It is not difficult for students to find a good, affordable place to live in Sonderborg. Sonderborg has a fair amount of student housing – for example around 800 dorm rooms and apartments – and the selection of regular, privately owned apartments in Sonderborg is quite good. If you move to Sonderborg from somewhere outside of the municipality, you are guaranteed accommodation as a student. Kollegiernes Kontor Sønderborg are in charge of the student housing and you can view their dorms on the map to the right.
Mejeriet - Youth Culture Center
Mejeriet is Sonderborg’s youth culture center for young people between the age of 15 and 30.
Mejeriet is your sanctuary. Come by and take part in one of our activities, the food community, do your homework, meet other young people and / or bring friends to hang out, go to concerts, do creative things or whatever you may like.
If you have ideas on how to improve Mejeriet, we would love to hear from you, because Mejeriet is a house made by young people – for young people.
If you are looking for a student job, an internship during your studies or a company to write your thesis in collaboration with, it is usually a good idea to contact the company directly. Most often, an unsolicited application describing what you can do for the company may be enough to get your foot inside the door.
Current student jobs, internships and thesis topics can be viewed at SDUs Jobbank, the EASV jobbank or Studiejob Danmark. If you are searching for positions within the Municipality, you can send your unsolicited application to Business Service Sonderborg, who will forward your email to the relevant department. Remember to write in your application which position and in which department you would like to be employed in.
Here you can find general information about job search in Denmark.
Networks for young people
There are plenty of possibilities of having an active network in the Sonderborg area;
many associations and networks are especially for young people.
Sønderborg Student Foundation (SSF)
SSF is an organization of voluntary young students working to create an optimal environment for you as a student. In addition to organizing and planning projects and events, SSF makes a strong effort to create relationships across educations, organizations, students and interests.
SSF is located at Mejeriet, where you can attend or organize events such as workshops, movie nights, sports events or other events.
Sønderborg Youth Council (SUR)
The Sønderborg Youth Council (Sønderborg Ungdomsråd – SUR) is a council consisting of 15 members from the age of 15 years who live in the Sonderborg area. The Council gives the young people of Sonderborg political influence, and here they can be heard and express themselves.
SUR is in charge of a fund, where young people can apply for support to different activities, events, initiatives and the like. You can find the application at the council’s Facebook page or by e-mailing the council. Feel free to ask questions, if for example you would like to join the youth council.
Europæisk Ungdom Syd- & Sønderjylland
An association that works towards more information and debate about EU.
Intro Team SDU Alsion
An association that welcomes new students to Alsion by introducing them to each other and the surroundings of Sonderborg. They also run the Café at Alsion.
EYP Denmark - Sonderborg
EYP is an independent organization, which works with young, European citizens.
SDU Model United Nations
A network among all SDU institutions, where students can gain a better knowledge of the political challenges of the world through the Model United Nations.
A place where people between 15 and 25 years with a lack of network meet and do different activities, for example play games, listen to music, cook etc.
Other ways to meet people
Volunteering and the Youth School
You can also participate in volunteer work in order to expand your network.
If you are between the age of 14 and 18, you can also join Sonderborg Youth School, where young people have fun, play games and sing karaoke.