Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl

Services and activities

Photo: Ida Marie Jensen, AU photo

Aarhus University offers a number of services and resources to international students.

Student services

Legal Aid Office (Studenterrådets Retshjælp)

The Legal Aid office provides free legal advice to students on all matters. If they are not able to provide you with an answer immediately, they are likely to investigate the matter further for you. The office is located in the University Student House. Contact them on  +45 8715 3878 or e-mail: ret@sr.au.dk

http://srretshjaelp.dk (in Danish only)

Student Advisory Office

This group of social workers and psychologists is employed by the Danish state to assist students with personal matters. The service is free of charge and completely confidential.


Student Counsellor

Student counsellors are experienced students who advise other students in their department. They are your first contact when you have questions, and they will be able to help or advise you on where to go for additional help.

International Students with special needs

The Counselling and Support Centre can offer counselling and assistance for international students who experience study-related difficulties caused by dyslexia, physical, mental or behavioural disabilities. We offer free counselling and full professional confidentiality.

Please contact the Counselling and Support Centre by e-mail rsc@dpu.dk or phone (+45) 87 16 27 20.

Student facilities

International Student House

Studenterhus Aarhus – also known as International Student House – is the university’s central meeting point for international and Danish students in Aarhus. Social and cultural activities and concerts are organised throughout the year and regular events include the Tuesday ‘International Night,’ a weekly dinner club, theme parties and film nights. Read more about Studenterhus Aarhus and find them on Facebook @StudenterhusAarhus.

Aarhus University Libraries

The AU libraries are located on every AU campus. All libraries have spacious reading rooms and wifi, and some are accessible 24/7. Read more about AU Libraries

Dale’s cafe

Located next to the International Centre, Dale’s Café is a meeting place for international students and PhD students. Quality coffee, sandwiches and a wide selection of beers are served in an informal lounge area with an outside terrace. Find Dale’s Café on Facebook 

Friday bars

Every Friday at noon, each department sets up a small bar in a canteen or a classroom where beer and soft drinks are served. This is another great place to meet both fellow students and professors over a drink.


On every AU campus you can find different canteens that offer both hot meals and sandwiches. A few canteens are also open for dinner.

Learn Danish

As an international student, you can sign up for affordable Danish classes on campus. Find more information about learning Danish

Careers Service

Arts and Aarhus BSS gives your company the opportunity to cooperate with students and graduates. We help promote your company to AU's students at the faculties of Aarhus BSS and Arts


Student activities

The Warm Welcome Society

The Warm Welcome Society is an exciting initiative for all those who are new in Aarhus. It is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the city’s many free-time communities and to identify those that match your interests.

Read more here: https://www.varmvelkomstaarhus.dk/en/welcome/