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Arrival and welcome

Arrival days 2020

We hope you’ll have a great time as a student with us!

This years's study start will undoubtedly be slightly different than usual due to the COVID-19 situation. However, we will arrange arrival days 24 and 25 August 2020 where you will need book an appointment via link sent to you from the Admission Offce. The event will of course comply with all the guidelines concerning social dictance and hygiene.

You can read more about the current COVID-19 situation in Denmark from the Danish authorities here:

COVID-19 in Denmark
FAQ - COVID-19 and Admission

We will update this page with more details continously towards your first day of study. 

During Arrival Days you will be talked through a welcome package containing information on life as a student in Denmark, including how to find and use the doctor, how to register for residence permit (only EU residents, as non-EU already have student visa) and how to register for the health insurance.

After the official Arrival Days we´ll have different welcome activities as an introduction to AAU. There will be an introduction to AAU Career, guided bus tour around the city and a formal welcome event.

Wednesday August 26th

City walk and International night
City walk, Starting point: STUDENTERHUSET, Gl. Torv  10, 9000 Aalborg
Starts at 6.30 pm
Guided by your Buddies: see the  city by foot. The walk will take you by local attractions as well as addresses that will be handy to know when you register with the Danish authorities.

International Night
Venue: STUDENTERHUSET, Gl. Torv 10, 9000 Aalborg
Starts around 8:00pm-ish. 
Come celebrate the first International Night of the semester at the Student House with cheap drinks, and meet other international and Danish students! City walk ends at Studenterhuset so easy to grab a drink and get to know your fellow students.

Thursday August 27th

Guided bus tour of Aalborg
Venue: Musikkens Plads (at the right side of Musikkens Hus, when facing the harbour)
1.00 pm, 2.00 pm,  4.00 pm and 5.00 pm
Take a free one-hour guided bus tour around the city of Aalborg.

Friday August 28th

Live Online Welcome Activities 10am – 12.30 pm
Venue: Zoom (link received in email)
10.00  - 10.30 am
Vice Dean for studies at Faculty of Social Sciences welcomes you to Aalborg University.
Aalborg’s Mayor welcomes you to Aalborg.

10.30 pm – 11.30 am
AAU Career and Student Guidance
How do you get work experience in Denmark by using PBL, and how and where do you find a job?

11.30 am – 12.30 pm
Culture Crash Course
An international student will talk about living in Aalborg and tips and tricks for studying at AAU.
They will answer questions about getting to know Danes and studying!


If you are not able to attend the Arrival Days you will also be able to find all the important information you need in order to start your life in Denmark and Aalborg University at this website.

Take a sneak peak at the information film that will be shown during our Arrival Days: