Getting Started in Denmark

Getting Started in Denmark is an event organised by AU International Academic Staff Services. It offers orientation and registration for newly arrived PhD students and researchers at Aarhus University and their spouses/partners. The event is held twice a month.


Due to the current COVID-19 situation, Getting Started in Denmark has been cancelled. Please contact the IAS for further information.  

Who can participate?

Please note: If you are bringing family with you, certain rules apply. Please contact 

Getting Started in Denmark welcomes newly arrived AU employees and their spouse/partner and children. All family members must show up in person to register and families with children are usually prioritized to be first in line.

Geographical coverage

Getting Started in Denmark takes place at the International Citizen Service (ICS) in Aarhus. The ICS in Aarhus registers employees who live in the greater Aarhus area. If you are residing outside the greater Aarhus area, feel free to contact the IAS team at and we will be happy to inform you about the procedure and who to contact.

Sign up for the event

Location: International Citizen Service (ICS), Åboulevarden 31, 1., 8000 Aarhus C (in the city centre)  
Duration: Event starts at 7:45 and usually lasts 4 hours    

Please note:

  • The deadline to sign up is Thursday before the event at 12 noon.
  • Before you register family, please contact 
  • If the event is fully booked, we recommend you to go to the International Citizen Service to register on your own. Read more on visit our Registration page and see what you need to do step by step depending on your nationality: Nordic, EU/EEA or Non-EU/EEA.  


Events autumn 2020:

  • 23 October 2020 CANCELLED
  • 6 November 2020
  • 20 November 2020
  • 4 December 2020
  • 11 December 2020
  • 8 January 2021

Sign up for autumn events in 2020


What to bring to register

There are a number of documents you must bring in order to successfully register with the public authorities. The required forms, documents and certificates depend on your nationality.

See the page about documents to bring to get registered