Study. Life. Balance.
How do you find your balance in new beginnings?
Start the new chapter of your life with IDA
Congratulations on your admittance to a uni program. During the introductory days and weeks there is a lot to take in. And it can be both joyous and overwhelming.
That is why IDA is there for you, when ever you need us – from day one of your studies and all the way into your career. We are the largest academic and social community for students in STEM.
When you are a student member of IDA, you get access to everything you need during your studies – whether you need to upgrade your skills, take a break with your study group or access to companies and insider tips to the Danish job market.
Your student membership is DKK 0 the first year and non-binding. After the first year, your membership fee is DKK 20/month.
Free home contents insurance: The ultimate benefit for IDA student members
When you are on a student budget, you need to prioritise your expenses. Many choose to opt out of insurance, and hope that nothing happens. Understandable, but smart? At IDA, we know that the last thing students need, is to worry about what to do if their bike gets stolen or a laptop is soaked in energy drink right before exams.
That is why IDA has chosen to make the Home Contents insurance FREE for student members. And it stays free for the duration of your studies and a whole year after graduation. And don´t worry; your coverage is just as good as the regular non-student policies, including personal liability. And the best part is, your flat mates are covered as well (as long as you are no more than 3 people in the household).
Read more about student insurances.
Need something extra to keep up with the curriculum?
All IDA student members get free access to IDA Studynow, an online learning platform offering courses and webinars for students and graduates. With IDA Studynow you get an upgrade in programming languages that are used in your study. If your professor rushes through introductory courses you are not that familiar with, you don´t need to worry: IDA Studynow has got you covered. You can take the tailored courses in your own time, pace and place, whether it be to keep up during your studies or brushing up for exams.
There are courses in English on Python, MATLAB, and R amongst others. Courses are offered on-demand and live, where you can interact with the instructor and your peers about any question you might have about the topic at hand.
Read more about what IDA Studynow can do for you and how to get the discount.
On a tight budget?
Many of our international students are not eligble for SU (Danish student grant), and even those on grants and scholarships do need to manage their budget pretty conservatively to afford everyday items. But there is an upside to student life; there are plenty of discounts available – clothing, textbooks and gifts are just some of the good deals you can make with an IDA membership.
International members get discount codes every month in the IDA for Students newsletter, which includes Boozt.com, E-cooking and Shaping New Tomorrow amongs others. Find information on these and other student dicounts at IDA for mobile plans, banking advantages etc. on our Member benefits page where you can sign up for the newsletter, if you haven´t already done so.
Life outside of studies
You might wonder what an IDA membership is good for while you are still studying. A whole lot, if you ask students who have attended and IDA event before graduating. IDA is not only a place where you get career advice and salary checks. A balanced study life is full of adventures and events, and that´s what we want to give you.
This year, one of our flag ships and most popular event – IDA Comedy – is coming in an English version. We are very excited to present you with laughs and a good night with you fellow students. If you want to understand the Danish job market, our career advisors are out on campus across the country with presentations on getting that first job – both student and graduate. And if you need to wind down after a long day of studying there is always social events such as windsurfing, paintball, G&T tastings and ceramics evenings to mention a few.
All events are easy to sign up for and very affordable. IDA student members can often attend for free or at a very budget-friendly price. You just use your Mit IDA login and register.
Considering a student job?
It might not be the first thing on your mind in the introductory weeks. But when that time comes, and you want to know what you might expect in terms of salary and benefits, where you can find a student job and how to present yourself to possible employer, IDAs career advisors are ready to help you.
You can also prepare beforehand by reading our material and watching videos on how to write a cover letter and resume, and what to do about salary negotiations on our From uni to job platform. Here you will also find tips and advice on topics such as doubts, competences and networking. Take a look through the material, and you get qualified help when you contact your career advisor.
Read more about how you can use our career counselling service during your studies.
Questions and answers
What is IDA?
The Danish Society of Engineers, IDA – a modern professional association for STEM professionals and students.
IDA is Denmark’s largest interest group and trade union for students in IT, natural sciences and engineering. More than 35,000 students are already members of IDA.
We strive to provide you and your fellow students with a strong academic community where you can strengthen your skills – during your studies and when you are looking for your first full-time job.
About the student membership
To become a student member, you must be enrolled in an engineering, IT or science education. The membership is free the first year and non-binding. Thereafter, is costs only DKK 20 per month.
When you have completed your first year as a member, you will be charged DKK 120 per. halfyear. These charges occur in October and April. To make the payment of your membership fee easier, you can sign up for Payment Service.
Who can become a member?
You can join IDA if you study a program in either IT, natural science or engineering.
Are you interested in a membership but not sure if IDA is right for you?
Call us at 33 18 55 73 for individual membership support.