When you arrive in Denmark you must apply for your Danish social security number (CPR number). All students regardless of their nationality must apply for a CPR number. Nordic citizens, however, only have to apply if staying in Denmark for more than six months.
The CPR number is widely used in Denmark when dealing with public authorities, health authorities, libraries, banks etc. The CPR number is issued by the Citizen Service (Borgerservice). The card with your CPR number is also referred to as your health insurance card or ’yellow card’ and contain your CPR number, your name, living address and your doctor's contact number and address.
Please note: If you are staying in Denmark for less than three months you cannot obtain a CPR number.
You might already have a socalled AU-CPR number, this is NOT a real/valid CPR number, and will be changed when you have received your personal CPR number.
Gather the following documents which you will need when you apply for your Danish CPR number
Gather the following documents, which you will need when you apply for your Danish CPR number
Gather the following documents, which you will need when you apply for your Danish CPR number:
You will be given the opportunity to apply for your CPR number during your AU Intro Days. This is not only a convenient opportunity for you since you don't have to apply on your own, but it also allows for a speedier processing since we have arranged special appointments just for you.
NB! You will receive further instructions from Aarhus University via e-mail 2 weeks before semester start on how to apply and book your appointments at Dokk1 through our direct booking links.