Orientation Week at the Bachelor's degree programme in Cognitive Science 2015

Welcome to Cognitive Science!

Dear new students,

Welcome to your new degree programme! On this page, you will find the most important information about starting your studies. Your introduction week will take place in week 34, but, in many ways, the whole of your first academic year will be a transition to being a university student.

Your introduction week is organised by your student advisers, who are older fellow students on your degree programme. On the right-hand side of this page, you will find your student advisors’ contact information. You are always welcome to contact them if you have any questions about your introduction week. 

The programme for your introduction week can be found in the welcome leaflet on this page. Your student advisors have also included a lot of other practical information for you in this leaflet, so it's important to read it through.

The introduction week at the Faculty of Arts is held in accordance with the faculty's objectives and rules. Regarding the Covid19-situation we will follow official guidelines from the health authorities. See more below on the tab: "introduction week during Corona time".

On this page, you will also find a lot of other relevant information, including information about the IT systems and the commencement of studies exam. If you have any questions, please ask your student advisors or write to studiestart.arts@au.dk.

We look forward to seeing you at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University.

Commencement of studies exam

As of 1/9 2016 a commencement of studies exam has been introduced on all Bachelor’s degree programmes at the Faculty of Arts. This exam will be conducted in September during the first semester of the Bachelor’s degree programme.

On the Cognitive Science programme the exam is linked with the course called Cognition and Communication. You can use the link to read more about the nature of this exam in the course catalogue. Keep in mind that the course catalogue will be updated regarding the commencement of studies exam by the 1st of September!

It is important that you are well informed about the commencement of studies exam. During the introduction week your student counsellor can tell you more about the commencement of studies exam on your degree programme.


Aarhus University complies with all official guidelines relating to the Covid-19 situation. At the moment, we expect that social- and academic events scheduled to take place during the introduction week can be held on campus.

But even though it’s great news that these rules and restrictions are lifted and eased, we must all continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of infection and make our campus safe for everyone. If there are local outbreaks, restrictions may well be reimposed. As a result, the following guidelines apply not only during introduction week, but also for the upcoming autumn semester: 

  • Keep your hands clean – use the hand disinfectant available on campus, and wash your hands
  • Remember to open windows to ventilate the rooms you use
  • Stay home if you feel ill

We furthermore recommend that you take a test before entering campus unless you are immune due previously infection with Covid-19 or vaccination. 

Please notify the Faculty if you recieve a positive Covid-19-test after being at campus via this form

The Faculty of Arts posts information about the Covid-19 situation on the study portal’s corona information page.

The following restrictions has already been lifted off:

  • The demand to wear a face mask or face shield was lifted as of 14 June
  • The 1-2 metre social distancing recommendation was lifted as of 14 June
  • The need to present documentation of a negative test result or a valid Covid passport was lifted as of 1 August

Do you have special needs for help or support?

At the office for Special Educational Support (SPS), you can get information and guidance, if you have any special needs for aid during your studies. Needs of support or aid may be due to:

  • Reading-/writing-/calculation difficulties
  • Mental disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Mobility disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Visual impairments

Important: You are welcome to contact SPS even if you have not yet started your degree programme – also if you are not sure whether you qualify for aid or not.

To learn more about SPS visit their webpage: https://studerende.au.dk/en/csu/

Your local student counsellor can also tell you more. Find your student counsellor here.