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.

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.

All participants including children must sign up individually for the event.

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.
  • All participants including children must sign up individually for the event. 
  • 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.  

Coming events in 2020:

  • 3 January 2020 
  • 10 January 2020
  • 24 January 2020
  • 7 February 2020
  • 21 February 2020
  • 6 March 2020
  • 13 March 2020
  • 3 April 2020 
  • 17 April 2020
  • 1 May 2020
  • 15 May 2020
  • 29 May 2020
  • 12 June 2020
  • 26 June 2020
  • 3 July 2020

Sign up for coming 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