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Arrival and welcome

If you have any questions prior to your arrival about moving to Denmark, studying and living in Denmark or any other questions, you are very welcome to contact our student ambassadors Kira at kpahl18@student.aau.dk or Fikrican at fyozgy17@student.aau.dk



Arrival Days

We have offical arrival days at AAU Esbjerg from August 15 to August 30 between 8 AM to 4 PM Monday to Friday. If you have booked accommodation via our accommodation office, please contact Peter Kringhøj at pk@staff.aau.dk or at +45 9940 7672 to hear, when your room will be ready for moving in and to make arrangements for pick up.

Furthermore, the International Office has daily Introduction meetings Monday to Friday in the period August 15 to August 29 in room F114, for the students who arrived within the last 24 hours.

The pick-up service is not available after office hours ( Monday to Friday from 08.00-16.00) or during weekends. If you arrive within these periods, the cheapest way of staying overnight, is at the “Danhostel” Esbjerg. There are also several hotels available near the train station. Our student assistants /students buddy’s will be able to pick you up, the following weekday morning. Just let us know in advance or contact us on the day of arrival by tel. +45 9940 7672. 

Danhostel Esbjerg

Welcome programme

friday the 16Th - thursday the 29th of august

Information meetings at 11 AM in room F114

Friday the 30th of august

Welcome reception for international bachelor and master students at 10 AM in room C1.117


saturday the 31st of August

Social event for all new international students. More information will follow


monday the 2nd of September

First day of study for all bachelor students. More information will follow


tuesday the 3rd of september

First day of study for all master students. List of start-up meetings










Welcome to your first day of study

September 2 2019 is the official first day of study. At 09:00 AM all bachelor students are to meet in the cafeteria, where the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, will welcome you to AAU Esbjerg. During the day, you will receive useful information about your studies and the campus. You will be introduced to other members of your project group, as well as the tutor who has been assigned to assist your group, during the first days of study. Later, your semester coordinator will inform you of the studies, and you will spend the rest of the day with your group and the tutor. 

finding your way to Esbjerg

From Billund Airport to Esbjerg

Bus no 44 or 144 from Billund to Esbjerg. Further information here:


The fare is approx. DKK 82,00, and the ticket can be purchased (against cash only) on board the bus.


from Copenhagen to esbjerg

The train from the airport to Esbjerg departs almost every hour. You can go either directly to Esbjerg or with a change in Fredericia. Tickets can be purchased in the International Terminal at the airport or online at


From Esbjerg station to the university

Bus no. 11 takes you directly to the university and bus no. 1A, 2A, 3B and 4B stops nearby the university. The bus staion is right next to the train station. Taxies are also available right outside the station. 

Find your way with AAU Map

Getting around campus can be confusing, especially for new students. Get the app "AAU Map" and let it help you find your classrooms, work spaces, canteens, libraries and other relevant locations at Aalborg University.

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Check list before arriving

  • Order your student card
  • Find your AAU-email address in unistart
  • Bring passport/ID card and a passport size photo for EU-registration (EU citizens)
  • Inform the accommodation office of date and time of arrival

More help with IT

Check out these great sites that will also help you get IT-ready from day one!

Helpful videos about Wi-Fi, AAUcard, printing, and Moodle:

IT ready at AAU

AAU also has several apps to help you with your study life. Whether you need a map of your campus, wifi codes, or your schedule on your phone, there are AAU apps to help you.

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