Checklist for new students

When you start at Aarhus University you can help yourself by going through this list of "need-to-do" and "need-to-know," which you should look at the first weeks of you study programme.


  1. Order your student ID card via Self service. You can use your student ID card to access the Campus in Herning.
  2. Learn about AU’s self-service system, where you, among a lot of things, can change your password, gain access to your student email or study plans and register (or de-register) for exams. 
  3. Check and possibly transfer your AU email.
  4. Make sure that you have admission to the online teaching system Blackboard the next semester.
  5. Make sure that you can access the computers, IT at BSS.
  6. Check your timetableand see when your classes are starting.
  7. Make sure that you can copy/print.
  8. Create a user account at AU Library.
  9. Buy your books and compendiums to the first semester. At our introduction pages you can find which books you need for the first semester and order them at Birk Book Store
  10. Read the survival guide for full degree students coming to Aarhus University.
  11. Check the above to be sure that you are ready to start on your study programme. You might also need the following "need-to-know" functions.


  1. Explore the possibilities of using study spaces and other facilities under study environment and facilities at the study portal for business communication and business language.
  2. Check admission to wireless network, Eduroam.
  3. Explore your study portal Department of Business Development and Technology.
  4. Learn about your courses and exam requirements in the study guide.
  5. Get to know the study administration in Herning.
  6. Please note that for digital exams, your computer must meet the specified system requirements. Your computer should not be more than three years old, and it must be born with Windows 7 (PC) or Mac OS X (Mac) in order for you to be able to use it for a digital exam. To read more about the system requirements and digital exams.