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Relocation and onboarding services

Aarhus University offers a number of services and resources to international researchers and their accompanying partners.

AU Relocation Service

Relocation Service offers personalised one-on-one assistance to international researchers relocating to Denmark to work at AU.

AU provides relocation services to both international professors and postdocs.

Relocation Service for professors

AU Relocation Service offers assistance to international researchers relocating to Denmark to work at AU as an assistant, associate or full professor.

Relocation Service provides information about and assistance with all non-academic and non-contractual issues related to relocating to Denmark. Information and assistance is on an individual basis and covers the different phases of the relocation process.

New employees are offered a pre-arrival meeting (in Aarhus, on Skype, over the phone, or via video link) to prepare the relocation process and to discuss practicalities such as housing, registration, schools and daycare for children etc.

Read more about Relocation for Professors 

Relocation Service for Postdocs

Researchers relocating to Denmark for a postdoctoral position can benefit from the AU Postdoc Relocation Service.

The Relocation Service for postdocs provides information about and assistance with all non-academic and non-contractual issues related to relocating to Denmark. The service includes information about finding accommodation, registration requirements, etc. Information and assistance is on an individual basis and covers the different phases of the relocation process.

Read more about Relocation Service for Postdocs

Expat Partner Programme

AU Expat Partner Programme provides dedicated and personalised assistance to the partners of our international researchers (from postdoc level upwards).

The programme focuses on the individual partner and his or her objectives and goals. It offers a comprehensive support, both with regard to professional and social aspects of settling and thriving in Denmark.

Among other things, the programme offers an introduction to the Danish labour market and professional and social networks, career counselling, personal coaching and cross-cultural training.

Read more about the Expat Partner Programme

Danish courses on campus

We offer international staff members and their partners the opportunity to attend Danish courses at beginner and advanced levels. Courses are offered by two different language schools: Lærdansk and A2B (either at a cost or free depending on the language programme). You can choose between a variety of courses (an intensive crash course, a semester course or an online course).

Learn more about Danish courses and whom to contact.

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International Academic Staff Services can help you make a soft landing

Aarhus University’s International Academic Staff Services will help you and your family make a soft landing in Denmark. We can assist you in a wide range of practical matters such as registering with Danish authorities, opening a bank account, and taking out insurance. We can also provide you with information about the cost of living in Denmark and other important on-arrival issues.

Please see our website for an overview of our services

Getting Started in Denmark event

Our Getting Started in Denmark orientation and registration event enables you to register with all the main Danish authorities in one morning or afternoon. At this event, you can get your EU residence certificate, your CPR (social security) number, and your tax card. 

At the orientation session, you will hear about important on-arrival issues, such as Danish healthcare, private insurance, converting your driving license and opening a bank account, etc. 

Read more about the Getting Started in Denmark event

Clubs and associations at AU

Aarhus University is a dynamic workplace with a variety of clubs and associations.
Below you can read more about some of the university’s cross-faculty clubs and associations. Individual faculties and departments/schools may also have their own staff clubs, PhD associations, film clubs, etc.

University International Club

The Aarhus University International Club (UIC) provides a social and cultural meeting place and networking opportunity for international staff members, guest researchers, visitors and accompanying partners. The club was established in 1998 to welcome international staff members and their partners to the university and the city. Today it also includes internationally minded Danish staff members and their partners. Besides a semester programme of talks and events, the UIC also organises a UIC Book Club, UIC Nights’ Out and a UIC Playgroup.

Read more about University International Club


PhD and Postdoc Activity Group

The PhD and Postdoc Activity Group is a volunteer group primarily aimed at PhD students and postdocs. The group organises events such as bowling, wine tasting and visits to Tivoli. The main purpose of the group is to so­cialise, network and have a good time. Read more about current PhD and postdoc activiti­es by joining their group on Facebook: PhD and Postdoc Activity Group at Aarhus University or visit the PhD and Postdoc Activity Group website.


Aarhus University PhD Association (AUPA)

AUPA is the coordinating body for all PhD associations at Aarhus University. AUPA works politically and strategically to improve talent development across all four faculties—Arts, Health, Science and Technology, and Aarhus BSS.

Read more about AUPA

The Junior Researcher Association

The Junior Researcher Association works to improve the working conditions for junior researchers. The aim is to achieve the best possible environment for Junior Researchers in order to make Aarhus University a more attractive place for postdoctoral training.  

Read more about the Junior Researcher Association

The AU Exercise Centre

The AU Exercise Centre is located on the Aarhus campus at Katrinebjergvej 89B. The centre has a full range of weightlifting equipment and exercise machines, a sauna, changing facilities and showers. The centre also offers exercise classes taught by instructors and physiotherapists, which are included in the membership fee. 

Read more about the AU Exercise Centre