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Corona information for international students

All Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted at institutions of higher education in Denmark, as announced by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science on 26 January 2022.

Aarhus University follows the healthcare authorities’ recommendations, and encourages everyone to take the protective measures recommended by the Danish Health Authority

In the FAQ below you can find updates on the corona/COVID19 situation in Denmark and what it means for international students coming to Aarhus University.

Please stay updated: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/travel-rules/covidtravelrules  

Stay updated:

Aarhus University corona FAQ (please check this page if you are a current student at AU)

Offical Danish corona website

Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs' travel advice

Before coming to Denmark

What is the current situation in Denmark?

To stay updated on national restrictions and general guidelines please check coronasmitte.dk on a regular basis.

AU is now open for all students and staff. You no longer need a Covid passport to come to campus, and you don’t have to wear a mask/face covering either. There are no restrictions on in-person events, and all work tasks, research activities, teaching and exams and activities for new students can take place in person on campus. This means that academic, work-related and social events can be held at the university.

Please stay updated on campus related corona updates on the main corona site for current AU students.

Also stay updated on the offical Danish coronasite.

Can I enter Denmark as a student?

The Danish travel restrictions may change before you arrive or during your stay. Please note that it is important that you familiarise yourself with the Danish authorities’ guidelines on the terms and conditions of entry. Please keep yourself updated using the travel guide and by reading the rules and information on: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/travel-rules/covidtravelrules

Whether you are required to test and/or self-isolate upon your arrival in Denmark depends on the country you arrive from and whether you are fully vaccinated or previously infected. Please pay attention to the requirements to be considered fully vaccinated or previoulsy infected.

Aarhus University is not in a position to predict how the situation will develop, and unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that it will be possible for you to travel to Denmark in the spring. This means that the decision on whether to plan on studying at Aarhus University this spring is up to you.

If you have any questions regarding entering Denmark please just contact the police hotline:

Telephone: +45 7020 6044

Hotline opening hours

Monday-Wednesday 08.00-16.00 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Thursday 08.00-15.00 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm)
Friday 08.00-14.00 (8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Will I have to self-isolate after entering Denmark?

Whether you are required to test and/or self-isolate upon your arrival in Denmark depends on the country you arrive from and whether you are fully vaccinated or previously infected. Please pay attention to the requirements to be considered fully vaccinated or previoulsy infected.

You can stay updated on travel and entry rules here: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/travel-rules/covidtravelrules

As the travel restrictions may change before your departure, please make sure to keep yourself updated.

What does it mean to self-isolate?

Self-isolation means that you stay at home and do not go anywhere where you may infect others.

Tenants with a private bathroom in their accommodation can isolate in their own accommodation. Please note that you must not use common areas, such as the kitchen, while you isolate.

We recommend that tenants who do not have a private bathroom isolate elsewhere, which could be in a hostel room with private bathroom.

Please keep a minimum of 2 meters distance from everyone to the extent that it is possible.

Make sure that you follow the Danish Health Authority's guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Grocery shopping and delivery is available through a variety of online supermarkets. 

Please wear a face mask if you need to break your self-isolation - e.g. if you need to go for a COVID-19 test.

Is physical presence on campus required?

Physical presence at AU is required. Classes in the Spring will be conducted with physical attendance.

No programmes will be available as online teaching.

For Master's degree applicants

I have applied to study a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree – what do I need to know?

On the admission pages for Master’s and Bachelor’s? degree programmes we have gathered all information regarding covid19 and admission – including information on student’ residence permit and refund of tuition fee if necessary.

·         For Master’s degree applicants

When in Denmark

Are there any corona restrictions on campus?

All Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted at institutions of higher education in Denmark as of February 1, 2022.

For staff and students at Aarhus University, this means that you no longer need a Covid passport to come to campus, and that you don’t have to wear a mask/face covering either. There are no restrictions on in-person events, and all work tasks, research activities, teaching and exams and activities for new students can take place in person on campus. This means that academic, work-related and social events can be held at the university.

Please find more info and stay updated on campus related corona info (classes, exams, access to campus ect.) on the corona FAQ for current students.

How do I get tested for COVID-19?

Information on opening hours and how to find the test centre in Aarhus for newly arrived internationals is available here

Please note that this test centre is only open for healthy persons. If you develop Covid-19 symptoms please see the section “What should I do if I have symptoms of corona virus when I am in Denmark”.

If you test positive, you will receive a text message. See the section below about what you need to do if you have symptoms or test positive for corona or read more on the webpage of the Danish Health Authority.

To find COVID-19 test centers in Denmark and more information on tests - please go to this site

What should I do if I have symptoms of coronavirus when I am in Denmark?

If you become ill, also with mild symptoms, please follow the guidelines issued by the Danish Health Authority:

Self-isolate immediately until you have been symptom-free for 48 hours. Stay away from other members of your household.

  • Follow the general guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Make sure to get tested - you can book a test yourself at coronaprover.dk
  • If you feel so unwell that you need medical assistance, call first. Do NOT show up without an appointment.

On weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., call the nearest doctor’s office for an assessment of your symptoms. After hours, on weekends and public holidays, please call your regional emergency medical service:

  • Students living in Aarhus or Herning:  +45 70 11 31 31
  • Students living in Copenhagen: +45 70 15 07 08

If you do not have a CPR number, you can call the International Office at +45 87 15 02 20 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Do NOT show up.

Am I eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine?

Within the first few weeks in Denmark you will register for a Danish CPR Number. Once you have been assigned a CPR number, you will automatically receive an invitation to be vaccinated. Then you can book an appointment for your corona vaccine. You will receive an invitation letter no matter your vaccine status at home.

It is not possible to say when you will receive an invitation or which vaccine you will be offered. At the moment Denmark is only using Pfizer and Moderna.

If you have vaccine related questions:

It is very understandable that we receive many questions about what to do if you are partly vaccinated from home with any kind of vaccine or are fully/partly vaccinated with a vaccine that is not recognized by the EU or have general concerns regarding mixing different vaccine types and time frames. In these cases AU recommend that you talk to your doctor or other health authorities, when you receive your vaccine invitation letter, on guidelines regarding your specific situation. AU is unfortunately not able to guide you on these health issues.

Read more at Danish Health Authority & sst.dk

Updated 1 February 2022 – Information is subject to change