Getting Started in Denmark

Getting Started in Denmark is an event organised by Talent Development and International Staff Office. 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 NemID - 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 children 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.

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

Programme and venue practicalities

  • 08:15: Welcome and submission of requested documents to public authorities
  • 08:30: Orientation by AU Talent Development and International Staff Office and Aarhus Citizen Service 
  • 09:30: Registration at the public authorities*. Individual questions.

* Registration usually takes 1-4 hours depending on the waiting time at the ICS.    

Getting Started is free of charge and complimentary coffee, tea and water will be served. The participants are, if necessary, kindly requested to bring additional refreshments, fruit or food for their own consumption.

Venue and transportation

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


Hack Kampmanns Plads 2
8000 Aarhus C  

Families with children

Please read the information about Accompanying partner and children

Sign up for the event

Please note:

  • The deadline to sign up is Thursday before the event at 12 noon.
  • Before you register children, 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.  

Autumn events 2021 and spring events in 2022

  • 3 December
  • 17 December
  • 7 January
  • 21 January
  • 4 February
  • 18 February
  • 4 March
  • 18 March
  • 1 April
  • 22 April
  • 6 May
  • 20 May
  • 3 June
  • 17 June
  • 1 July

Sign up for autumn events 2021 and spring events in 2022