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Socialising and making friends

Moving to a new country where you do not know many people can seem a bit intimidating. Luckily, Aarhus University provides students with multiple great opportunities to socialise and get involved.

Student life and events

Aarhus University is a lively and modern university, which collaborates with the business community, cultural centres and other universities around the world. This creates an international atmosphere and a wide range of opportunities for professional and international collaboration.

The attractive study environment characterized by the unique campus situated in the beautiful University Park provides the best surroundings for life as a student at Aarhus University.

Along with academic debates and lectures, AU also holds a number of social events for both international and Danish students throughout the year. This includes the very popular Kapsejlads or ‘boat race’ where students from different student associations race against each other with the chance to win “The Golden bedpan”. Moreover, every year around the beginning of the Autumn semester, the Student Council (Studenterrådet) at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Sports (AUS) host Denmark’s Largest Friday Bar and Sports Day. At Aarhus University, you will find a lot of fun events during the semester that will help you get to know fellow students across the different faculties.   

AU Student Ambassador Network

The AU Student Ambassador Network connects international students from all disciplines and nationalities and will give you insights into our marketing efforts to recruit new international students.

By becoming a student ambassador, you get to help future students make the right choice and provide them with insights about what it is like to study at Aarhus University. Furthermore, you will get to meet other international students and staff and add AU Student Ambassador to your CV.

The purpose of the network is to give international students a voice in our marketing towards prospective students. This means that ambassadors for instance do take overs on our Instagram, take part in our Open Day and volunteer to be part of our extensive list of students to chat to, if prospective students want to know more about the student life at AU. 

We invite all new student ambassadors to a welcome session, where we will tell you about the programme, about Aarhus University, let you meet each other and provide you with a free meal. All student ambassadors will be invited to 2-4 meetings throughout the semester where we either have editorila meetings, meet for lunch or dinner, and just have some fun and maybe learn a little about each other. As an extra thank you, we will provide all student ambassadors with a little gift bag including AU merchandise and more.

If you are interested in signing up, please send an email to Gitte Bindzus Foldager - gbf@au.dk with your name, nationality, what you study, if you are an exchange or a full degree student and a few lines about why you want to join.  We normally take in new ambassadors in the beginning of each semester.

NatTech Network for international students

Help us create and be part of a new organisation! 

We want to provide you with resources to help make your time at AU as a Nat/Tech student even better - both academically and socially.  Last semester we organised some events and activities to get things started, however, we ultimatley believe that this network should be run by students, for students... so now it's your turn! 

We are looking for students to form a Student Commitee, which would be responsible for making decisions and organising events (3-4 per semester) for the NatTech Network. This would be done with support from the International Centre. However, it would be up to you to plan activities with an academic and/or a social element to give NatTech students a chance to meet other internationals from your faculty. If that sounds like something for you, please contact Dorte from the International Office at dfs@au.dk.

Upcomming events:

Date Place Programme Sign-up
22 February 4.15 pm StudenterhusAarhus, Frederik Nielsens Vej

Danish Work Culture

Sign up

10 March, 4 pm The Kitchen, Universitetsbyen 14 Entrepreneurship

Sign up

March, April , May

You decide!

1. Event: Organising committee’ start-up meeting

2. NatTech Club/new name – funding, purpose, members etc.

3. Kick-Off - your 1st event

 Please contact Dorte, dfs@au.dk

Clubs and organizations

Staying involved is a great way to make the most of your time in Aarhus. There are a number of clubs and organizations through Aarhus University that students can become a part of, many of which operate in both Danish and English. In addition, volunteering is not only a great networking opportunity for students, but it is also a great way for international students to get to know the Danes and create a stronger connection with Aarhus and Denmark.

As an international student at Aarhus University, you are encouraged to approach the clubs even if their main communication language is Danish as all Danes speak very good English. 

Below you can find a list of clubs and organizations that welcome international students!*

*If you are a club or organization and wish to be presented on the website, please reach out to ravy@au.dk.

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Aarhus BSS International Case Teams

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A student-driven organization recruiting and training the most talented students to proudly represent Aarhus University at case competitions nationally and abroad. Members become part of a network of nearly 100 unique members and engage with many business professionals through workshops and social events. 
Aarhus Symposium 

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Connecting leaders of today with leaders of tomorrow.

Aarhus Symposium is an extraordinary all-day event with the purpose of connecting ambitious students and leaders of today. Aarhus Symposium provides the students with the utmost opportunity to discuss and reflect upon the highly relevant issues within the corporate world.

Juridisk Selskab

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The biggest law student organisation at AU. All the festive events and bars are organized by us. Other than that we also organize yearly trips in and outside of Denmark. Students studying law at BSS
Oeconrådet

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The purpose of the organization is to improve the quality of education and the study environment at Aarhus BSS. Oeconrådet is represented on Studienævnet, Akademisk Råd, and Fællesrådet, and represents the students towards the business community, interest organizations, and the University. Oeconrådet - economics (oecon.), business economics (soc.), and politics and economics students (PØ) at the Department of Economics
Politologisk Bogformidling (PB)

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We sell books to our students. We buy the books and sell them for a very low price to our students. Pensum-books are the most popular. We hire other students to hand out the books and stand in our shop so you can work together with your fellow classmates. 

Students at the department of Political Science
Statsraadet

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A student union doing work in the students' interests. We participate in the yearly uni election and also host event for the students about stress and how to thrive as a student etc. Students at the department of Political Science
Studenterlauget

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A non-profit student organisation at Aarhus BSS. With our more than 4,300 members, 300 student employees we claim the title as the biggest student organisation in Denmark. We are for students by students and this saying permeates all of our undertakings.
Information Management Asociation

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A student union for all IT-business students at BSS. Our goal is to create a closer link between the students and the corporate world by arranging exciting events. At these events, IMA student members can network with relevant companies, hear about their possibilities and challenges, job positions and gain valuable knowledge about the life outside of campus.
Juridisk Revy

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An organisation that prepares, writes and plans an annual revue, performed each august and is a part of the law students intro-week. The revue makes satirical teatre - sketches and songs that are relevant to current news, subjects, politics and relevant to studying law. The organisation is run by volunteers and the revue is written and performed by volunteers.  Law students
Advanced Finance Association

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A student organisation representing the students in the MSc Finance programme at BSS. Our primary focus is hosting various academic events as well as linking ambitious students to potential future employers. Students studying MSc in Finance
Kandidatforeningen på Institut for Statskundskab (KF)

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An organisation for masters students of Political Science (in Danish or English). We aim to connect student with each other in our social events. We also aim to connect student with the labour market, jobcrawl, student fairs and more. Students studying MSc in Political Science, or Statskundskab, or Samfundsfag
KØN - Kvindeligt Økonomisk Netværk

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Our purpose is to create a social and professional network between female students at the Department of Economics and Business Economics. We organise various social and professional events for our more than 400 members, where the relations among students and business partners arise. Female students at the Deparment of Economics and Business Economics
SuLOS

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The Student Union of Logistics, Operations and Supply. We strive to create and maintain a strong and social environment for our members through events such as company visits, a yearly study trip, networking events and other social gatherings. Students studying MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Analytics. 
UMAC - Union for Management Accounting and Control 

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The organisation provides the students with social events together with academic events. It is possible to get both a professional and social relationship with current and former students.  Former and current Management Accounting and Control students. 
Across The Universe (AtU) Facebook Cultural student organization, which organizes cultural events on a regular basis for students at Political Science and Social Science. Students studying Political and Social Science
Aarhus University Sport (Aarhus Universitets-Sport)

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Works to connect students from different backgrounds and fields of study through sports. We are an umbrella organisation that cooperates with 18 different independent sports clubs, offering a wide range of sports activities for all students in Aarhus! All students - both Danish and international are very welcome to join our sports clubs, which offer everything from chess to swimming to football. 
AISEC in Aarhus

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We provide real life leadership experiences to the youth by facilitating exchanges and receiving international talent to Denmark integrating then to the Danish Society and provide cross cultural understanding
FinanceLab Aarhus 

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Denmark's oldest and largest student organization within Finance and Investment Banking. We are the primary link between the financial industry and the academic world by hosting free events such as lectures, study trips, dinners and courses to help students expand their network, gain insights and secure their future job.
Idrætsforeningen Statskundskab (IFSK)

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The studies own football organization. We provide framework for exercise and new friendships. There are teams for all kinds of levels, and therefore possible for everyone to join in. There are both a women and mens section. Besides the football the organisation host an abundance of social activities all non-connected to sports per se. To know more you can contact us on either the general facebook-site or the women or mens own direct.
International Committee

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A committee within the Student Council that represents the international students at Aarhus University. The IC fights for the rights of international students and seeks to ensure that they will be heard in relevant matters by communicating with relevant entities. On top of that IC also hosts events and provide a network for international students in Aarhus.
JAF (Jutlands Academic fencingclub)

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The only fencing club in Århus. We are a voluntarily run sportsclub which was founded in 1958. In JAF we practice epee and foil fencing, two out of the three disciplins in modern sport fencing. Fencing is challenging both physically and mentally, but as it is also an individual sport, everyone can participate at their own level and develop from there, while having fun with the others at practice.
Kandestøberen

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Magazine of the Department of Political Science Students at the Department of Political Science
MØF

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Mathematics-Economics Association at Aarhus University. Students studying MSc in Mathematics-Economics
SAA - Student Activity Association

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An activity association for students, by students, and with students with a primary focus on Aarhus University, Department for Business and Technology (Herning) and secondary Institutions under VIA in Birk campus, Herning. The FridayBar, the social Freshmen Activities, and vast majority of cross-program social- and academic activities are either hosted by of in cooperation with SAA. Situated in Herning
Studenterhus Aarhus

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A student house, a community, a cultural center, a networking hub, a non-profit organisation, a concert hall, a bar, a social space, a café, a meeting place for students and businesses, a running club, and much much more.
Studenterrådets Retshjælp

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Free legal aid provided by law students at Aarhus University.

Ancha

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Sailing club in Marselisborg Harbour. 
FACCA Website
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A student organization at Aarhus BSS with the purpose of improving the link between students of Aarhus University with the concurrent job-market. FACCA accomplishes this by signing partnership agreements with best-in-class companies, both domestically and internationally
International Society Website
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An international society in Herning/Holstebro for campus Herning students. BSS students in Herning

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De Studerendes Råd - DPU

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This organisations seeks to reprecent any and all studens at DPU. We are enganged in all matters concerning life on campus. We support both academic and non-academic activities on campus and aspire to support our students in student-politic matters.
Anglia

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An organisation driven by and for students from the department of English at Aarhus University. We discuss student politics and arrange events during the semesters such as Pumpkin Carving, End of Semester Celebrations and  the annual Yule Ball. Students at the Department of English
Apollo 

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The tutor organization responsible for organizing the introduction-week for new students at English SLK. We have four board members and around 20 tutors, all of whom change yearly. We do a lot of events and activities to knit the tutors closer together and when August comes around we host an exciting intro-week for the new students. English SLK BA and MA students
Historisk Fredagsbar 'FRED' Facebook We meet to play board games, have a good time and maybe drink a beer or two on Fridays. Students of History
Rendez-vous Facebook A student organisation for all students studying French at Aarhus University. We do social events with focus on developing our love for France and the French culture. Students of French 
Aarhus University Sport (Aarhus Universitets-Sport)

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Works to connect students from different backgrounds and fields of study through sports. We are an umbrella organisation that cooperates with 18 different independent sports clubs, offering a wide range of sports activities for all students in Aarhus! All students - both Danish and international are very welcome to join our sports clubs, which offer everything from chess to swimming to football.

AISEC in Aarhus

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We provide real life leadership experiences to the youth by facilitatin exchanges and receiving international talent to Denmark integrating then to the Danish Society and provide cross cultural understanding.
Idrætsforeningen Statskundskab (IFSK)

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Facebook

The studies own football organization. We provide framework for exercise and new friendships. There are teams for all kinds of levels, and therefore possible for everyone to join in. There are both a women and mens section. Besides the football the organisation host an abundance of social activities all non-connected to sports per se. To know more you can contact us on either the general facebook-site or the women or mens own direct.
International Committee

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A committee within the Student Council that represents the international students at Aarhus University. The IC fights for the rights of international students and seeks to ensure that they will be heard in relevant matters by communicating with relevant entities. On top of that IC also hosts events and provide a network for international students in Aarhus.
JAF (Jutlands Academic fencingclub)

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The only fencing club in Århus. We are a voluntarily run sportsclub which was founded in 1958. In JAF we practice epee and foil fencing, two out of the three disciplins in modern sport fencing. Fencing is challenging both physically and mentally, but as it is also an individual sport, everyone can participate at their own level and develop from there, while having fun with the others at practice. German-speaking internationals
Jedermanns

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The party and event committee for all German students at Aarhus University. German-speaking internationals
Kakafoni

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A student-run lecture association affiliated with Nordic Language and Literature and Literary History at Aarhus University. Every semester we host 3-4 exciting literary events with contemporary Danish authors and talented teachers as our guests.
SAMS - Sammenslutning af Mediestuderende

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An organization made by students for students. Everybody can buy a membership and participate in our events spread throughout the semester. Our events have an academic focus. Most members have some sort of connection to media studies but other arts students and other faculty students are welcome - also journalists often participate.
Studenterhus Aarhus

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We are a student house, a community, a cultural center, a networking hub, a non-profit organisation, a concert hall, a bar, a social space, a café, a meeting place for students and businesses, a running club, and much much more.
Studenterrådets Retshjælp

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Free legal aid provided by law students at Aarhus University.
Ancha

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Sailing club in Marselisborg Harbour.

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Biologisk Fagudvalg

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Biologisk Fagudvalg is a student driven organisation for biology students at Aarhus University. BFU contains many different clubs and associations along many different interests - from a running club to a field trip association - all run by students themselves.
MoGenS - Student Council for Molecular Biology and Genetics Facebook We are a student's council that represents all students at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics in the Student Council, the Board of Studies and various other committees. In addition, we organize social events, talks and excursions.
Nanorama

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Nanorama is an association for nanoscience students at Aarhus University. Right now we are 9 people who manage the association, whose main purpose is to improve the study environment in the form of social and professional events. Students of Nanoscience
Aarhus University Sport (Aarhus Universitets-Sport)

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Works to connect students from different backgrounds and fields of study through sports. We are an umbrella organisation that cooperates with 18 different independent sports clubs, offering a wide range of sports activities for all students in Aarhus! All students - both Danish and international are very welcome to join our sports clubs, which offer everything from chess to swimming to football.
AISEC Aarhus

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We provide real life leadership experiences to the youth by facilitatin exchanges and receiving international talent to Denmark, integrating then to the Danish Society and provide cross cultural understanding.
Die Rote Zone

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A friday bar under MBG, but is open for anyone to visite. We try to keep a cosy atmosphere and can offer drinks, beer and boards.

Idrætsforeningen Statskundskab (IFSK)

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The studies own football organization. We provide framework for exercise and new friendships. There are teams for all kinds of levels, and therefore possible for everyone to join in. There are both a women and mens section. Besides the football the organisation host an abundance of social activities all non-connected to sports per se. To know more you can contact us on either the general facebook-site or the women or mens own direct.
International Committee

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A committee within the Student Council that represents the international students at Aarhus University. The IC fights for the rights of international students and seeks to ensure that they will be heard in relevant matters by communicating with relevant entities. On top of that IC also hosts events and provide a network for international students in Aarhus.

JAF (Jysk Akademisk Fægteklub / Jutlands Academic Fencing club)

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The only fencing club in Århus. We are a voluntarily run sportsclub which was founded in 1958. In JAF we practice epee and foil fencing, two out of the three disciplins in modern sport fencing. Fencing is challenging both physically and mentally, but as it is also an individual sport, everyone can participate at their own level and develop from there, while having fun with the others at practice.

Studenterhus Aarhus

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An activity association for students, by students, and with students with a primary focus on Aarhus University, Department for Business and Technology (Herning) and secondary Institutions under VIA in Birk campus, Herning. The FridayBar, the social Freshmen Activities, and vast majority of cross-program social- and academic activities are either hosted by of in cooperation with SAA.
Studenterrådets Retshjælp

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Free legal aid provided by law students at Aarhus University.
TÅGEKAMMERET

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A student organisation which specialises in random and illogical events tailored to be entertaining for all of the students. We have a small space in the department of math which is always open to students no matter faculty. It is usually open every day of the week. We just want to have some fun and enable students to take a short break from a hectic education.

Ungdommens Naturvidenskabelige Forening, Aarhus

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We have academic activities mostly for high school students, however everyone is welcome. The activities mostly consist of lectures with a few additional workshops and alike.
Ancha

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Sailing club in Marselisborg Harbour. 
S.J.U.S (Jordbrugsvidenskabsstuderende under Science and Technology)

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S.J.U.S. is the students council at Agrobiology, which aims to take care of the students' interests within teaching and study environment. S.J.U.S. organize various social and professional events, such as Karriere Fokus, communal dining, excursions to i.a. SEGES, professional congresses and relevant companies, whose role is to improve the study environment and prepare students for life after their studies. 
DSAU

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SAU (Computer Science Student Association) creates events relevant to Computer Science at Aarhus University often together with businesses from the industry. Students of Computer Science and IT - Product Development

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Rådet for Ingeniørstuderende i Aarhus

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RIA is a organization that handles both sociale and political matters concerning the engineering students. We have a lot of organizations under us e.g. Torpedo (Football club) and Kodeklubben (A club where the code). We try to make the education as open for everybody as possible, which means we also welcome international students.
Aarhus University Sport (Aarhus Universitets-Sport)

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Works to connect students from different backgrounds and fields of study through sports. We are an umbrella organisation that cooperates with 18 different independent sports clubs, offering a wide range of sports activities for all students in Aarhus! All students - both Danish and international are very welcome to join our sports clubs, which offer everything from chess to swimming to football.
AISEC in Aarhus

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We provide real life leadership experiences to the youth by facilitating exchanges and receiving international talent to Denmark, integrating then to the Danish Society and provide cross cultural understanding.
Indrætsforeningen Statskundskab (IFSK)

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Facebook

The studies own football organization. We provide framework for exercise and new friendships. There are teams for all kinds of levels, and therefore possible for everyone to join in. There are both a women and mens section. Besides the football the organisation host an abundance of social activities all non-connected to sports per se. To know more you can contact us on either the general facebook-site or the women or mens own direct.

International Committee

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A committee within the Student Council that represents the international students at Aarhus University. The IC fights for the rights of international students and seeks to ensure that they will be heard in relevant matters by communicating with relevant entities. On top of that IC also hosts events and provide a network for international students in Aarhus.
JAF (Jysk Akademisk Fægteklub/ Jutlands Academic Fencingclub)

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The only fencing club in Århus. We are a voluntarily run sportsclub which was founded in 1958. In JAF we practice epee and foil fencing, two out of the three disciplins in modern sport fencing. Fencing is challenging both physically and mentally, but as it is also an individual sport, everyone can participate at their own level and develop from there, while having fun with the others at practice.
Studenterhus Aarhus 

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We are a student house, a community, a cultural center, a networking hub, a non-profit organisation, a concert hall, a bar, a social space, a café, a meeting place for students and businesses, a running club, and much much more.
Studenterrådets Retshjælp

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Free legal aid provided by law students at Aarhus University.
ESCA

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A freshly founded sports club for all engineering students at Aarhus University, ESCA, is inviting you to join their regular sport activities and pop-up events! Whether you fancy yoga, circular trainings, basketball, soccer, running, badminton, or just want to meet new people and socialize, there is and will be something for everyone regardless of their experience and fitness level.

Ancha

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Sailing club in Marselinsborg Harbour. 

Aarhus University on Social Media

You can find Aarhus University on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook where you can keep yourself updated at all times. Check out other students’ pictures on our Instagram – aarhus_university, where international students do take overs every week, or use the hashtag #AUInternational, #Youruniversity or #Aarhusuni to find more pictures of student life in Aarhus. 

Aarhus University on Instagram

On aarhus_university a new international student take over our account each week to share their student life and experiences with life in Denmark. Follow their journey with #AUInternational and #Aarhusuni

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