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About DM

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DM is the Danish Association of Masters and PhDs. Every day we advise members on a wide range of issues. When you contact DM, you will get detailed advice and a solid basis for making important career decisions.

DM is a traditional trade union as well as a professional association for people with a university degree. We advise our members on the rules and opportunities in the labour market and help secure the best possible pay and working conditions. 

DM sees it as our most important task to fight for a working life with decent pay and working conditions for each individual member of our organisation. But support for the individual members requires the collective strength of all members. We believe that a strong union is made up of active members using and developing the services and offers of support the union makes available.

If you have a full time job subscriptions will be DKK 1.139 quarterly.

Dues and prices

The price of your DM membership depends on whether you are a student or just graduated or work in a full time job. Dues will be charged once a quarter.

Dues Pr. quarter
Employed full time (more than 18 hours pr. week), PhD student or freelancer 1.139,00
On maternity or paternity leave 551,00
Part time employed (less than 18 hours  pr. week) 551,00
Unemployed with right to receive unemployment insurance funding 551,00
Graduated within a year (first year) 60,00
Selfemployed 1.055,00
Senior 225,50
Unemployed with no right to receive unemployment insurance funding 114,00
Passive 225,50


Dues Pr. quarter
First year students 0
Students 60,00
Students also a member of DALF 60,00
Students also a member of SUL. 112,00


Contact DM

Contact DM phone: 38 15 66 00

E-mail: dm@dm.dk

Remember to let us know if your status changes.

Advice on wages and employment

You can receive advice on working conditions, contracts, holidays and wages in no time. Call or send us an email today. We offer to check your contract and terms of employment and help you make the right demands on your employer. As a member of DM you are entitled to legal assistance, which means that you can try cases relating to your terms of employment at relevant court instances free of charge.

Career development and professional feedback

You must maintain and increase your value in the labour market. Therefore, we continually ensure that you are able to expand your qualifications and competences. We advise on job opportunities within your field and conduct individual career interviews. At the same time, DM Efteruddannelse opens the door to a number of courses, some of which even lead to a diploma. In addition, you can get a mentor or become a mentor to others.

Support when you most need it

An entire team is ready to help if you experience conflicts at your place of employment. We provide legal advice, we offer to undertake negotiations with the employer on your behalf, we provide guidance on tackling stress, and we can help you improve your working environment. If you experience financial difficulties due to an accident, illness or social events or as a result of or in connection with your work as a Master, you can apply for an interest-free loan from DM’s Sociale Sikringsfond.

If you lose your job

First, we ensure that you get a fair dismissal. We handle more than 500 cases on unfair dismissal every year, and we win most cases. Second, you will receive personal guidance, where we outline your competences together and prepare a strategy for getting you a new job. You also get concrete tools, including professional feedback on your cv and job applications, good advice before job interviews etc.

Free talks and events

Each year we host more than 150 events throughout the country. They range far. From job-related topics such as stress, negotiation techniques, management, branding etc. to meetings of members in a professional forum, where you can get the latest knowledge and learn about ground-breaking new research. All events are free of charge for members.
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Network and new contacts

You also become a member of a social community. Locally and at our many events you will meet other members who are dedicated to their profession and who want to exchange knowledge and network. In short, you can learn and strengthen your career while having a good time. And afterwards the debate can continue in our LinkedIn forum.

Great discounts

You get the best discount in the country on Politiken as well as discounts on various experiences. In fact, these discounts can almost pay for your membership fee.

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Political initiatives and negotiations

We are stronger together. And with a growing membership we have one of the strongest voices – both in public debates and when negotiating key agreements on behalf of our members. You can also consider participating actively in a DM members’ forum.

Inspiration and knowledge

You receive the magazine Magisterbladet by post 10 times a year. It is a journalistic and edited magazine written in Danish containing news, inspiration and relevant knowledge. You also receive weekly newsletters with guides and good advice. In short, you gain a lot of knowledge and help by becoming a member of DM.

Union representative

We have union representatives and contact persons in more than 500 workplaces. They focus on furthering your interests in the job and act as the link between staff and management. You are always welcome to contact your local union representatives if you have questions or experience difficulties.

Danish or English?

Notice that some of our services only exist in Danish. Please contact us and learn more about i.e. talks, events and courses in English. You can of course always receive advice in English.

Public collective agreements - OK21

Read about the OK21 collective agreements.

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What is the Danish model? And why do you need a union? Check out this video.