Information about the corona virus (COVID-19) from Business Academy Aarhus
Business Academy Aarhus is monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation closely. We act according to guidelines set out by the Danish authorities.
Last updated 25 May 17:15
We have updated the guidelines for physical teaching/exams and other activities where physical attendance is necessary so that the reopening follows all the health authority’s recommendations. Students only have access to the Academy if they have physical teaching/exams or an appointment with an employee (e.g., a counsellor).
Online teaching and exams
Most teaching on our full-time programmes will continue online. Exceptions have been made for some programmes, including those using workshops or/laboratories. All students who need to meet physically for teaching or exams will be notified directly on Canvas/Study Update. See the guidelines above.
All programmes will let their students know directly about exam forms, times and other conditions regarding teaching. For exams scheduled up until the summer holidays: students will be notified at least 14 days before the exam – or earlier, where possible.
Information about the exam forms/times will be announced by each programme on Study Update/Canvas as soon as the applicable programme has made the decision. This is due to the fact that each programme is organised differently.
Students abroad and any students in a high-risk corona group will be able to do their exams online but check the guidelines above carefully.
How teaching will happen?
All classes run according to schedule - this is valid for all classes, on all programmes. So, your existing schedule is the starting point for your teaching (subject to individual changes for some programmes) - stay up to date on Study Update and Canvas.
If your schedule has teaching planned from 8-12 for example, there will be learning activities at this time, online or physical. This may vary from programme to programme, so check Study Update/Canvas for info on what exactly is happening on your programme, for your year and your class.
Exams will either be done virtually or physically. You will get more information from your programme.
Study tours, summer schools and stays abroad
All students who are abroad for stays of a shorter duration (study trips, regular internships of about 3 months, and other study-related stays of shorter duration) are encouraged by the authorities to return to Denmark as soon as possible.
International students who are currently abroad (and who are not Danish citizens) cannot enter Denmark at the moment unless it can be documented at the border that you have residency in Denmark. If as an international student you don't have a registered address in Denmark (for example if you have terminated your rental contract), the authorities have now said that you cannot cross the border and come back into Denmark. The reason is that as long as there is no physical teaching, you do not need to be in Denmark.
Students in internships abroad (where internships are typically around 12 months’ duration) should check the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website, as this is a long-term stay. If you are not sure how to react whilst you are abroad, please contact the local embassy or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Citizen Service.
All internships abroad that have been planned up until the summer holidays 2020 will not be carried out. Contact your internship coordinator to find an alternative.
All future study trips and work or study-related stays for employees and students have been cancelled up until 1 June 2020 (for now).
If you have enrolled on one of summer schools, we will let you know if there are any changes in the next couple of weeks.
The buildings are closed for students unless you have physical teaching/exams
All Business Academy Aarhus’ buildings are closed for students and you will not be able to use your student card to get in. Students groups cannot meet at the academy. If you have physical teaching/exams or have an appointment with an employee, you may enter the building for that specific purpose, but please check the guidelines above first.
You can contact library staff via their website or by email to borrow books that you can pick up outside the academy.
Student counsellors at the Academy can be contacted and appointments may be made.
The national free Student Counselling Service has also made some online tools to help you navigate and thrive in your studies during the corona crisis. You can read more about your options for assistance here
IT support works from home but can also be reached via email and the telephone.
Internship for full-time students
If you are doing your internship as a student, you are considered as an employee of the company, so you are covered by the internship company’s guidelines. Follow the guidelines that your company tells you. If you are sent home from your internship, you must - if possible - primarily work with internship assignments that come from the company. If this is not possible, you can work on your internship report or final exam assignment.
The Ministry of Higher Education and Science has published a FAQ with questions and answers in English to students and institutions about the consequences of the COVID-19 situations. Please consult this FAQ also for questions about SU (the educational grant) as a supplement to the info published on this site - the FAQ of the ministry is often updated before this site.
If you need to contact someone at the academy, we encourage you to do so via e-mail. Find employee e-mail adresses here
For general questions on the virus, risk of infection and precautionary measures, we refer to official information from the Danish authorities and if in doubt, use the Danish authorities hotline: (+45) 70 20 02 33.