International Centre

International Centre

Welcome to the International Centre at Aarhus University

About the International Centre

International Centre provides services for international students, staff and guests at Aarhus University. It also houses the IC Dorm – housing for international PhD students – and Dale’s Café.

The International Centre is home to two offices: International Office, Studies and International Academic Staff Services.


International Centre
Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 4A
8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 10:00-14:00

Phone hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9:00-15:00
Friday: 9:00-14:00

Phone and e-mail:
(+45) 8715 0220

AU Housing
(+45) 8715 2585 

International Office, Studies

  • Housing services for international students and staff
  • Housing help desk
  • Introductory program and other services to international students (exchange as well as full degree)
  • Help desk for international students
  • Visa support for international students
  • Danish language courses for international students
  • Support for exchange agreements
  • Pre-departure meetings for outbound students
  • University wide memberships, networks and alliances
  • Recruitment of international students
  • Delegation visits
  • All practical matters concerning AU Summer University

International Academic Staff Services

  • Services to international researchers (including PhD students) and their families concerning the practical challenges connected with their arrival in Denmark
  • Help desk for international researchers
  • Visa and working permit for guest researchers and their family
  • Getting Started every other Friday – Welcoming event and assistance to international researchers and their family when registering with the Danish Authorities
  • Introduction courses for international PhD students and members of staff
  • Checklists for AU researchers planning a period abroad
  • Danish language courses for international staff and guest researchers
  • The University International Club promotes the social integration of new international researchers and PhD students through a broad range of seminars and meetings every week all year around.
  • Visit the International Academic Staff portal

Dale T. Mortensen Building

Aarhus University is working to strengthen its position as a leading international university. As a link in this process, the Dale T. Mortensen Building (which is named after Aarhus University’s 2010 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences) has been made the central hub for all international and PhD activities as of 1 February 2011.

For many international employees and students, the Dale T. Mortensen Building will become their point of access to Aarhus University – both when it comes to practical aspects such as:

  • housing
  • introductory courses, as well as
  • international seminars and conferences.

The PhD House

In addition, the facility offers a professional and social meeting place for PhD students from Denmark and abroad. The building also contains the IC Dormitory, which offers introductory housing for newly arrived PhD students from abroad.

Find out more about the facilities: