For all new students at Business Academy Aarhus
Get additional inspiration for experiences and activities in your new city at Visit Aarhus.
Participate in Aarhus' welcome to new and current students on Thursday, 31 August 2017. Experience music and entertainment - and hang out with fellow students from around Aarhus. Read more about the event here
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 the Academy. The courses are for students at the Academy and are free of charge (there may be costs associated with exams).
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.
Startup Housing | Temporary housing for students
You can rent a startup home on a weekly basis from August to October via Studenterhus Aarhus. You can apply from 1 August 2017. Get more information here
Get help from other students
Join our Facebook group for internationals at Business Academy Aarhus
When you start your programme you will be introduced to our intranet for students called Study Update, and our digital learning platform Canvas.
You will get a personal login for Study Update and Canvas. On Study Update, you will find materials from administration, and on Canvas, you will find materiales 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.
You can connect to the Academy’s wireless network in all our buildings.
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 EU students have already paid their material fees.
- International non-EU students will be informed about the material fee payment in their student contract
- 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 14 September 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.
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, 25 August 2017 from 10.00-16.00.
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 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.
As a special service for all new international students coming to the Academy, the State Administration and Citizen Services will be at our Sønderhøj 30 campus to accept your applications for a residence certificate and CPR number (Personal Identification Number) registration at the same time.
- When: 6 September 2017 9.00-11.30
- Where: Sønderhøj 30, 8260 Viby J. Room C1.23 and C1.27
All paperwork from this day is fast-tracked, so you will receive your residence certificate and CPR number a lot quicker than normal.
What you need bring:
- Passport/ID card
- 2 copies of passport/ID card (photo page)
- 1 passport photo
- 1 copy of study acceptance letter
- 1 copy of the blue EU health card
- Application for residence certificate* (pdf) - filled out
- Application form for CPR (pdf) - filled out
- Documentation with your Danish address
Please be aware that the International Office cannot make copies for you on the day.
Failure to have the correct and completed documents will delay the process greatly and result in you having to complete the process individually at a later date.
* You must also choose a doctor as part of your application for the CPR number. Find one here
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, 22 September 2017 all students are invited to a fantastic study start party.
Put a cross in your calendar now - and look forward to it!
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