1. Keep your membership
If you are already a member of Akademikernes A-kasse prior to beginning your Ph.D. studies, you can keep your membership during the study period. In this case, you will be entitled to benefits if you become unemployed, should you for some reason not complete your Ph.D. studies.
Should you choose to keep your membership with Akademikernes A-kasse during your Ph.D. study period, and you complete your studies, you will be able to choose whether you will keep your status as an employee or change it to that of a new graduate.
2. Membership as a new graduate
You can become a member of Akademikernes A-kasse as a new graduate when you have completed your Ph.D. studies. You will be entitled to unemployment benefits at ‘graduate rate’ (in Danish).
Remember the important 14-day rule.
3. Membership as an employee
At least one year before the date of completion of your Ph.D. studies, it is possible to register as an employee. You can gain membership from the date you start your Ph.D. studies and as of the date we receive your application. Then you are entitled to unemployment benefit at ‘employee rate’ (in Danish).