Seeking admission to an unemployment fund

Some unemployment funds require a foreign education assessment before admitting new members. We recommend that you ask the unemployment fund if they require such an assessment in order to admit you.

Admission is always subject to the admission criteria of the individual unemployment fund. However, the unemployment fund must consider your educational qualifications on the basis of an assessment by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education if such an assessment has been made.

This means that if the Agency has assessed your qualifications to be comparable to a particular Danish level of education, your application for admission cannot be rejected on the grounds that you have not completed a qualification at the level in question.

How to obtain an assessment:

1. Fill in one of these application forms and sign it:

2. Enclose the required documentation.

3. Send the application by post to the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education.

The assessment is free of charge, but it does not include translation of documents.

From application to assessment

  1. We examine the documentation. You may be asked to provide further documentation.

  2. We make an assessment of your qualification. This normally takes 1-2 months from the time you send the application and the required documentation.

  3. You receive an assessment report. If you want careers and educational guidance, you can take the assessment with you to the nearest guidance centre (Studievalg) or job centre.

Read more about the assessment report:

Unemployment insurance       
last modified Jan 05, 2017