What we can do for you

Akademikernes A-kasse is Denmarks’ most ambitious unemployment insurance fund and the cheapest for academics. We are experts on your specific field and can help and advise you in your job search as well as find relevant job openings for you.

Our goal is to help you find a job that matches your qualifications. As a member, you will become part of an organisation dedicated to all academic fields as we apply our knowledge of the labour market to support you in any way we can.

We help you get back to work

We make sure you receive the best job counselling, focusing on your competences and background. In addition, you will have access to networking groups and individual coaching sessions.
Through our workshops, you will learn new job application strategies. We can also help you maintain a positive attitude and help you move beyond standard approaches to job hunting.
You will be able to master the job interview or find the inspiration to go create your own job. All of this is part of our mission to make sure you find a relevant job.

We know your future employer

Our job experts continuously work to establish partnerships with companies around the country. In this way, we actively work to spot and create jobs for you and our other members.
You will be first in line for the jobs our recruitment experts find. By using and updating ‘Min jobprofil’, we will be able to match your profile with job openings that has not been posted yet (or only posted on our job portal). Here, we have thousands of job postings, and we will let you know directly when a new job matches your competences.
Also, we are the cheapest unemployment insurance fund in Denmark for academics. With offices all over the country, you are always close to one of our advisors – and we are here to help you.


The importance of unimployment insurance

You need to be a member of an unemployment insurance fund to get unemployment benefits. This means that you will be able to get money for up to 2 years if you live up to the following: Kravene for at modtage dagpenge.
The rules are similar to those of a regular insurance company. You will receive unemployment benefits regardless of your – or your spouse’s – personal savings.

We are here to help you

You are always welcome to call us and talk to our team of experts. We can help and advise you in all matters related to your unemployment benefits. For example, if you are travelling abroad, are expecting a child or want to start your own business, we can help and guide you to make sure you live up to the rules and keep your benefits.

Students can join for free

With a free (gratis studiemedlemskab) student membership of Akademikernes A-kasse, you are guaranteed to receive unemployment benefits from day 1 after your complete your education. This is possible if you have been a student member for at least 1 year prior to graduating. In addition, you will be able to participate in courses, workshops and other events as well as get help from our advisors on issues such as career planning and job hunting.
According to the law, you have to be under the age of 30 to be a student member. If you are older than 30, you can consider becoming a part time member (deltidsmedlemskab). You will get the same rights as student members but at a lower price than full time members.

Join our Startup community

In Copenhagen, we have established a Startup office for our members. If you want to start your own business, you can apply for 1 of our 100 free spots for the 3 months program. As part of this, you will get access to meeting rooms, mentoring sessions, networking events and much more.

Early retirement benefits

As a member of Akademikernes A-kasse, you will have the opportunity to participate in the early retirement benefits program. This means that you can retire several years earlier than the usual retirement age.

Get up to 40.000 more per month

As a member, you can take out a special ’salary insurance’ from Topdanmark. This means additional financial security – and you will be able to receive up to DKK 40.000 per month in addition to your unemployment benefits.

Unemployment insurance fund for 21 organisations

Akademikernes A-kasse is the unemployment insurance fund for 21 organisations. Our members are engineers, lawyers, economists, medical doctors, dentists, librarians, architects, veterinarians and many other professions.
We want to be the best unemployment insurance fund in Denmark and help our 21 partner organisations provide the best possible service for their – and our – members.