New students

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


Arrival Days


Arrival Days

Official arrival days at AAU Esbjerg are from August 15 to August 29 (weekdays only). We recommend you to be here for the welcome reception for international students August 30. If you have booked accommodation via our accommodation office, please contact Peter Kringhøj at or at +45 9940 7672 to make arrangements for moving in. 

Arrival outside opening hours

Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 8.00-16.00. If you arrive outside opening hours, the cheapest way of staying overnight, is at the “Danhostel” Esbjerg. There are also several hotels available near the train station. 

Danhostel Esbjerg

Information meetings 

From August 16 to August 29 (weekdays only)  the internatuonal office holds daily infornation meetings at 11.00 in room F114. You are welcome to stop by if you have any questions or need information prior to the study start.


Welcome programme

August 30 at 9 AM room C1.119: Welcome day for all international students

September 2: Study start for guest- and master students. See list of start-up meetings here

Welcome day

August 30 at 9 AM we have arranged a welcome day for all International students.We will meet in room c1.119 and you will meet all your fellow international students. You will receive information about:

  • Life as a student in Denmark
  • How to find and use the doctor
  • How to register for residence permit (only EU residents, as non-EU already have student visa)
  • Introduction to Danish culture by a current international student
  • How to use the library
  • Danish language courses

After the official programme at campus we will take you on a tour in the city center.


Travelling to Esbjerg

From Billund Airport to Esbjerg

Bus no 944X or 144 from Billund to Esbjerg. Further information at Billund airport´s webpage.

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

from Copenhagen to esbjerg

The train from the airport to Esbjerg departs almost every hour. Tickets can be purchased in the International Terminal at the airport or online at the Danish railroad´s webpage.

From Esbjerg station to the university

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

Further information at AAU Esbjerg's webpage.

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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