About Roskilde

Skt. Josef’s International School is situated in the historic centre of Roskilde, close to the Cathedral (UNESCO world heritage site) and surrounded by beautiful parks. Roskilde's history goes back more than 1000 years and is famous for the vikings that ruled the fjord. Later on the kings and queens of Denmark chose Roskilde Cathedal as their burial church.

Roskilde is an historic but vibrant city and every year hosts Scandinavian’s biggest music event - Roskilde Festival. Roskilde was recently voted the best commercial centre and the best town for youth in Denmark.

Roskilde has a high density of primary, secondary, high schools, technical colleges and further education institutions, all within a five kilometre radius. The city is also home to Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark’s Technology University (DTU), University College Sjælland (UCSJ) and the new green-tech Risø Business Park. Roskilde Kommune has a vision to make the city an international education centre of excellence.

Roskilde is situated 30 km west of Copenhagen. From there Roskilde can be reached by train or car within 25 minutes.

“Obviously, the location was right for us. Roskilde is known to be one of the best places to raise a family on Sjæland. Roskilde is a city with a provincial feel, plenty of green spaces and bordering the natural countryside. It has plenty of places to run, bike , horseback riding, sailing and other activities to allow us to have a rich family life."
Pierre Kary Parent


Skt. Josef's International School appreciate that many internationals, expats and newcomers are doubtful where to start in Roskilde. A good place is Roskilde Kommune, there 'Just arrived-where to start' page will assist you in easing into life in and around Roskilde.

Other useful websites:

New to Denmark: The official portal for foreign nationals who wish to visit, live or work in Denmark. 

Roskilde Kommune: Just arrived? Where to start? 

International House Copenhagen: A check list for international new comers.

Roskilde Library: "Ask us anything, anytime!"

Internationals in Roskilde: A public Facebook group for....internationals in Roskilde.