Before you start

Introduction days

Your introduction (AU Introduction Days) at Aarhus University consists of several parts: One part is hosted by the International Centre (International Centre's intro days), one by the faculty (one for exchange and one for full degree) and then some departments or programmes also host an intro day.

The AU Intro Days is your chance to get to know your new city, university and the other students starting their student life together with you.

Department intro days:

Student ID and key card

It is important that you get a personal student identity card at the very beginning af your studies at AU.

Your student identity card is your identification when you are on campus or need to document that you are enrolled at Aarhus University. The ID also functions as a keycard and gives you access to buildings outside normal hours.

Especially at exams it is important that you bring your identity card and you can also use it to get student discounts at museums, cinemas etc. 

It is only possible to get the card after you have been enrolled at AU and hence have been assigned a personal matriculation number. Enrolment of students is an ongoing process that starts after the application deadline.

Read here how to find your student registration number, how to get your student identity card, and who to contact in case of questions or problems.

Master's contract

It is mandatory to complete a Master's Contract before you begin your studies at AU. The Master's Contract provides an overview of your entire 120 ECTS degree programme.

The programme will consist of compulsory courses and any electives you choose to give your Master’s degree the direction and profile you want.

Prior to semester start you will receive an email with further instructions on how to complete the Master’s Contract. You should expect to complete your Master’s Contract around 3 weeks before classes begin.

You fill in your Master's Contract via the online contract generator.

The Master’s Contract can be amended on an ongoing basis subject to agreement with the Head of degree programme.

Course registration - 1st semester

Prior to semester start you will receive an email with instructions on how to register for courses. You should expect to complete your registration for 1st semester courses around 1 week before classes begin. You will register online at

Do you have any questions?

If you have any questions regarding starting your study, you can contact either your...

  • Student counsellor (who you find under 'Student Counselling' > 'Contact Student Counselling' in the menu),
  • or your Head of degree programme (who you find under 'Contact and Study Service' (in Danish only))