Getting Started in Denmark

Getting Started in Denmark offers orientation and registration for newly arrived PhD students and researchers at Aarhus University and their accompanying family. The event is held twice a month and organised by the International Staff Office.

Get registered in one visit

At Getting Started in Denmark we will help you register with the public authorities for your EU residence certificate, CPR number and MitID - all in one visit. At the event you will also receive important on-arrival information. Getting Started in Denmark is held at the International Citizen Service (ICS). The goal of the event is to aid you in making a smoother transition to Denmark.

Who can participate?

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.

You can register with the authorities at the earliest 30 days before your contract with AU begins.

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 International Staff Office at and we will be happy to inform you about the procedure and who to contact.

Programme and venue practicalities


  • 08:45: Welcome and submission of requested documents to public authorities
  • 09:00: Orientation by AU International Staff Office and Aarhus Citizen Service 
  • 10:00: Registration at the public authorities*. Individual questions.

* Registration usually takes 1-3 hours depending on the waiting time at the ICS.    


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


Hack Kampmanns Plads 2
8000 Aarhus C  

Sign up for the event

We recommend that you sign up for the Getting Started in Denmark event as quickly as possible, as the event is very popular and seats fill up quickly. 

You need to confirm your participation to ensure your spot

  • In the week before the event you will receive an email from us. You need to reply to the email to confirm your participation. Else we cannot guarantee you a spot.
  • The deadline to sign up is 3 days before the event at 12 noon.

Autumn events in 2024

  • 2 August
  • 9 August
  • 23 August
  • 6 September - Registration only
  • 11 September 
  • 18 September
  • 25 September
  • 4 October
  • 25 October
  • 1 November
  • 15 November
  • 29 November
  • 6 December
  • 13 December 
  • 10 January 2025

Sign up for the events in Autumn 2024

If the event is fully booked

If the event is fully booked, we recommend you to go to the International Citizen Service to register on your own. Read more under Register on your own and see what you need to do step by step depending on your nationality.

What to bring when registering

There are several documents you must submit 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