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 until the 6th of May 2021. Please contact the IAS for further information.  

Get registered in one visit

The event is held at the International Citizen Service (ICS) and provides you with important on-arrival information as well as the opportunity to get registered with the public authorities for your EU residence certificate, CPR number and tax card - all in one visit. The goal of the event is to aid you in making a smoother transition to Denmark.

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.

Programme and venue practicalities

07:45      Welcome and submission of requested documents to public authorities

08:00      Orientation by AU International Staff Office and Aarhus Citizen Service 

09:00 -?   Registration at the public authorities*. Individual questions.

* Registration usually takes 1-4 hours depending on the waiting time at the ICS.    

Getting Started is free of charge and complimentary coffee, tea and water will be served. The participants are, if necessary, kindly requested to bring additional refreshments, fruit or food for their own consumption.

Venue and transportation

The event takes place at the International Citizen Service (ICS) located at Dokk1. 


Hack Kampmanns Plads 2
8000 Aarhus C  

Families with children

Please read the information about Accompanying partner and children

Sign up for the event

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.  


Events autumn 2020:

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

Sign up for autumn events in 2020