For all new students at Business Academy Aarhus
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At Business Academy Aarhus, all new international students are offered a Buddy. A Buddy is a Danish or international Academy student, who volunteers to help new international students get off to a good start in Aarhus.
In cooperation with UCplus, we offer Danish classes which are held at Sønderhøj 30. The courses are for students at the Academy and are free of charge. We strongly recommend you participate. You will get more information when you start your programme.
If you would like to independently improve your Danish, you can find a host of online tools here. They are all free and you can do them at your own pace. Some of the tools included are pronunciation!
We organise a number of academic and social events for our students, for example courses in writing applications, various lectures and obviously parties.
Stay updated on baaa.dk/calendar, where we will provide you with an overview of all the relevant events for the students.
If you have any further questions regarding the semester start you are welcome to contact the programme secretary or international office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the student handbooks for practical information concerning the campus that you will be studying at.
When you start your programme you will be introduced to our Intranet for students called Fronter.
You will get a personal login for Fronter and here you will find timetables, news from the Academy and from your programme, materials from the teachers and other relevant information about your programme.
Get social with the other new students.
We have planned a joint social intro programme for all new students, across all programmes and for all nationalities.
You can take part in as many joint events you like, as long as they do not interfere with the activities your own programme has planned. All events are optional.
We recommend that you bring your own laptop. Please read the general information about your programme to determine if there are any special requirements.
As a student at Business Academy Aarhus, you have free access to the Microsoft Office package for your computer and tablet.
Download the instructions: Get started - IT at Business Academy Aarhus (pdf)
When you start on your programme, you will be charged a material fee. The fee covers licenses for academic literature databases, subscriptions, copies, student ID card, etc.
All international students have already paid their matarial fees. Danish students will find instructions on how to pay the material fee in their letter of admission. Material fees must be paid no later than the 21 February 2017.
You must bring the receipt for payment with you when you pick up your student ID card. You can print the receipt or have it available on your phone, tablet or computer.
If you - against expectations - leave your programme before 15 March 2017, you can get your material fee refunded. If you leave after this date, you will be charged the full fee. The fee is non-refundable for international students.
During your programme – in addition to the costs of materials and books – there will be also be expenses related to among other things, study trips and company visits.
In Denmark, there are a number of options for those seeking Danish news in English:
- The Local Denmark – Denmark’s news in English: thelocal.dk
- Copenhagen Post: cphpost.dk
- The daily newspaper Jyllands-Posten has a news section in English on its website at jp.dk
- News from Jutland in English jutlandstation.dk
- The daily newspaper Politiken has a news section in English on its website at: politiken.dk
- denmark.dk is Denmark’s official international website. On this website, you will find news articles in English, as well as articles, images, and facts about Danish business, politics, culture, history, the media, etc. Denmark.dk has also services in German, Spanish and French
- yourdanishlife.dk is a magazine for expats living in Denmark. Published 4 times a year, the magazine has articles about history, leisure, travelling, tips from expats and much more
Easy to understand news in Danish:
- ligetil.nu delivers news stories in Danish that are easy to read and a good way of learning Danish.
We have an Orientation Day for all new international students on Friday, 27 January 2017 from 9.00-16.00.
Programme for Orientation Day (pdf) will soon be available.
We strongly recommend that you participate in the Orientation Day. You will get important information about living and studying in Denmark – and you’ll get to meet your fellow students.
If you receive SU on a higher education programme, you can get a discount on your daily transport between your place of residence and Business Academy Aarhus. You can apply for an ‘ungdomskort’ at ungdomskort.dk with your NemID (this can only be done in Danish)
Read about ‘ungdomskort’ in English at ungdomskort.dk/english
You must apply for SU before you apply for your ‘undomskort’. And you must apply at least 3-4 weeks before the semester start to ensure that it is ready in time. You may can only get SU and the discount on your transportation from the date that you are enrolled in your programme (the semester start date) – and from the 1st of the next month if you start after the 20th.
Please note that from 1 July 2016, the ‘ungdomskort’ prices will be increased for students with expensive travel routes. This change only applies to students who are starting on a new programme on the 1 July 2016 or later, and includes students who are continuing their studies with our 1 ½-year-old bachelor. See more at ungdomskort.dk/pristjek (in Danish only)
To get your residency permit and CPR (Personal Identification Number) you have to visit State Administration and Citizen Services.
Studenterhus Aarhus is an organisation for all students studying at a higher educational institution in Aarhus. You can experience, among other things, lectures, music, parties, business events, salsa evenings and a second-hand bazaar.
Basement is the place to go to have a cup of coffee or enjoy a beer or drink with your fellow students.
Basement is open as a study lounge Monday to Wednesday from 8-16 and on Thursday and Friday mornings from 8-11.30. Basement is a quiet and pleasant place for students to meet – you can organise group meetings, use it to study or catch up on your reading, or just hang out with your fellow students.
The bar in Basement is open every Thursday and Friday from 11.30. Basement then turns into an ‘after-school’ bar where you can still enjoy a cup of coffee or have a beer or drink. The place comes alive on Thursday and Friday afternoons and evenings. The bar provides festive bartenders as well as various competitions in everything from table football to beer pong. You can also borrow various board games.
We look forward to seeing you in Basement.
On Friday, 10 February 2017 all students are invited to a fantastic study start party.
Put a cross in your calendar now - and look forward to it!
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When you have started your programme, you will get access to the student’s Intranet, Fronter. From Fronter you have access to your timetable.
Danes have a reputation for talking about the weather - a lot! Numerous online forecast sites are available in English.
- DMI’s website – the Danish Meteorological Institute, dmi.dk, you can access the regional forecasts for Denmark in English and in German
- Yr.no publishes weather forecasts in English for seven million locations around the globe, including forecasts for many places in Denmark
- At weatheronline.co.uk you will find forecasts, weather maps, and current weather reports for places all over the world
- worldweather.org publishes official weather observations and weather forecasts for selected cities worldwide