Monetary Acknowledgement

Companies and institutions now have the opportunity to give students a monetary acknowledgement during the internship

Companies and institutions now have the opportunity to give students, who are in unpaid internships in Denmark or abroad, a monetary acknowledgement of up to DKK 3,000 per month as an appreciation of the student's efforts during the internship. 

The rules provide the following framework for making monetary acknowledgements:

  1. During their time with a public or private company, the student is not part of the workforce
  2. The student decides the terms of the internship/collaboration
  3. The company has no authority to give orders to the student meaning that there is no employment relationship
  4. The monetary acknowledgement will not be granted as a predetermined income that the student can expect to receive in the same way as a salary
  5. It is up to the company to decide whether it will grant a monetary acknowledgement
  6. The amount may not be larger than an amount equivalent to DKK 3,000 per month

The option to grant a monetary acknowledgement are described in: 

  • The Danish Ministerial Order on Academy Profession Degree Programmes and Professional Bachelor Degree Programmes. (Bekendtgørelse om erhvervsakademiuddannelser og professionsbacheloruddannelser)  
  • The Danish Ministerial Order on Technical and Mercantile Academy Profession Degree Programmes and Professional Bachelor Degree Programmes (Bekendtgørelse om de tekniske og merkantile erhvervsakademiuddannelser og professionsbacheloruddannelser)