Arriving in Denmark
Arriving in Denmark
Before you leave your home country, we expect you to have made an arrangement with your mentor, so he/she can pick you up and help you get settled.
We encourage our foreign students to arrive a couple of days before the semester starts, so the practical issues can be taken care of before the lectures begin.
You must arrive in time for the first day of the semester in order to be accepted as a student at Aarhus University School of Engineering
If you arrive at Copenhagen Airport Kastrup, you can take a direct train to Århus H (Main Station). You can find the ticket office in Terminal 3.
If you arrive at Billund Airport, you can take the bus route 913X or the airport bus to Aarhus. Busses leave directly in front of the terminal.
If your mentor is unable to pick you up at the Main Station in Aarhus, you can find your accommodation on Google Maps and take a taxi from the train station.
As an alternative, you can find accommodation on your own when you arrive, for instance:
City Sleep-in, Havnegade 20, 8000 Aarhus C
+45 86 19 20 55, www.citysleep-in.dk, Open 24 hours
Denmark is a small country located in Scandinavia north of Germany. It is well-known for its flat but beautiful nature. To learn more about Denmark, its culture and people, you can visit the official website of Denmark www.denmark.dk.
Aarhus is located in East Jutland, which offers a great combination of fertile landscapes, large forests and shores with great beaches.
Aarhus is the second largest town in Denmark with a population of 300,000 people. It was founded more than a 1000 years ago as a Viking settlement close to the sea.
Aarhus has a reputation as a "students' town", since a significant percentage of the population are students at either the University or one of the several Colleges. This creates a vibrant young atmosphere and makes Aarhus a great place to study.
The town offers many cultural activities. The most well-known cultural event is the annual Aarhus Festival (Aarhus Festuge), which is one of the most comprehensive cultural arrangements in Northern Europe. The Festival always takes place during the first week of September and offers more than 300 different arrangements from opera, theatre and classical music, to video art, rock music and street performances.
To read more about Aarhus, go to Aarhus' official tourist site visitaarhus.dk