Important information about short-term stays

If you come to Aarhus University and stay for less than 3 months, there are several issues to be aware of. We can guide you to ensure that you have the proper permits, insurances, and registrations. We can also provide advice in finding accommodation.

Permission to reside and work in Denmark

For Nordic citizens

A work or residence permit is not necessary.

For EU/EEA citizens

A work or residence permit is not necessary.

For non-EU/EEA citizens

Various rules apply according to your position at Aarhus University, whether you will be employed or not employed and whether you will be a PhD student or a researcher. Read more about the rules for non-EU/EEA citizens

Guest Researcher - support with permits

The Guest Researcher Support assists non-employed guest researchers and non-employed, non-enrolled PhD students at Aarhus University to apply for residence and work permits. Read more about the Guest Researcher Support

For further assistance please contact:


If you are staying in Aarhus for a short period of time, there are several accommodation options. To have the best options to find suitable accommodation, it is important to start looking for accommodation as early as possible and before coming to Denmark.

AU Housing

AU Housing offers information and assistance in finding accommodation.

The AU Staff Housing Portal has accommodation for stays between 1-12 months.

On the AU Housing homepage you can find options to find private accommodation on your own

Guest rooms at Department of Mathematics

You can stay in one of the 12 guest rooms located at the Department of Mathematics.
For information about booking and prices, please visit the Guest Department's website.

Hotel, hostel or bed & breakfast

If you prefer staying at a hotel, hostel or bed & breakfast, you can book accommodation online at


If you stay in Denmark for less than 3 months, you will not be covered by Danish national healthcare and only have the right to emergency treatment. You need to take out private health insurance. 

Depending on your country of origin, we strongly recommend you take out private health insurance.

Non-EU/EEA citizens

We strongly recommend you take out private health insurance. 

EU/EEA citizens

If you have a blue European health insurance card, we recommend that you bring it with you. With this card you will be entitled to Danish healthcare on equal terms with other Danish citizens. Read more about EU health insurance

Nordic citizens

If you are covered by the public healthcare system in your home country, you will be entitled to Danish healthcare on equal terms with other Danish citizens. Normally you will not be asked for proof of coverage.

Read more about Danish healthcare



Aarhus University provides personal on-the-job injury insurance. This will cover you if you sustain an injury while you are working.

However, it is your responsibility to take out private insurance on certain areas such as health, travel and personal liability to cover you while you are staying in Denmark.

To take out insurance in Denmark, usually you need a CPR number (civil registration number). If you stay in Denmark for less than 3 months, you cannot get a CPR number, and therefore it is difficult to take out private insurances in Denmark.  

Thus, we strongly recommend you take out travel insurance before coming to Denmark.


You cannot register with an address in Denmark when you stay in Denmark for less than 3 months.

If you will be paid by Aarhus University, you need to register for a tax card with the Danish Tax Agency. 

Read more about tax registration


If you stay in Denmark for up to 3 months, you may not be fully tax liable in Denmark. The rules depend on whether your stay is funded by a fellowship or as pay from the university, your residence during the period and other factors.

Read more about taxation of short-term stays

If you need to extend your stay beyond 3 months

If you need to extend your stay beyond 3 months, various rules and regulations apply regarding:

  • Extensions of work and residence permits
  • Registration for EU residence
  • CPR and address registration
  • Tax registration

For further assistance and guidance contact International Staff Office