COVID-19 - Information for students

Have you tested positive for COVID-19?

Fill out and submit AU’s COVID-19 form to notify your local studies administration office.

This site is updated on an ongoing basis

If you have questions about your studies and programme, you should contact your student centre/student services. Questions about admission should be directed to Guidance Centre AU.

Symptoms and infection

If you have symptoms of Covid-19, you may not participate in in-person activities on AU’s campuses. If you develop symptoms while on campus, you must go home as quickly as possible and follow the public health authorities’ recommendations.

If you have tested positive for Covid-19, you will be contacted by the Danish Patient Safety Authority to start contact tracing. It’s important that you

  • Self-quarantine at home and follow the healthcare authorities’ recommendations.
  • If the test result is from an antigen (rapid) test, you must take a follow-up PCR test as quickly as possible to confirm the results of the first test.
  • Inform studies administration that you are infected (in the event of a positive result from either an antigen test or PCR test). To do so, fill out and submit AU’s coronavirus form 

Subsequently, you may be contacted by a university staff member who will help clarify how the university can contribute to limiting the spread of infection. Aarhus University respects and protects the confidentiality of your data.

Please note that you must apply for a separate dispensation if your situation will affect any of your exams.

Contact (close or otherwise) with infected persons

If you have been in contact (close or otherwise) with an infected person, you must comply with the healthcare authorities’ guidance for close contacts and other contacts.     

In all cases, we encourage contacts to use the official contact tracing app  smitte|stop.

Prevent infection on campus

AU’s campuses are open, and all students are free to come to the university, including all libraries under AU Library. To limit the risk of infection, we ask that everyone comply with AU’s general guidelines for behaviour as well as any instructions printed on posters, on the floor or elsewhere in the buildings you enter. AU’s guidelines are in full compliance with the health authorities' general advice on the prevention of infection. Please make sure you:

  • Sanitise your spot before leaving a room (for example, armrests, table and other contact surfaces).
  • Wash or sanitise your hands frequently.
  • Air out the room frequently – and always during breaks. Create as much air flow as possible when airing out.
  • Stay home if you have symptoms, and get tested.
  • Get vaccinated. If you have not achieved immunity via vaccination or previous infection, we urge you to get tested regularly in connection with visits to campus.

Please note that it is no longer necessary to wear a face mask or face shield on university campuses. However, there may be staff or students who still wish to wear a face mask or face shield. We encourage everyone to respect this.

Classes - Autumn 2021

As a general rule, autumn 2021 classes will be scheduled, organised and taught in person on campus. There is a focus on complying with the applicable guidelines for institutions of higher education.

If you are unable to attend classes due to Covid-19 infection, you can apply for help from AU's study assistant scheme.

If your class is sent home due to Covid-19, classes will take place online to the extent this is feasible.

If you have any questions, please contact your local studies administration office (see contact information at the top of the page).

Exams - Autumn 2021

As a general rule, autumn 2021 exams will be scheduled, organised and conducted in person on campus.

All exams will be conducted in compliance with applicable guidelines and with a view to ensuring that participating in person is safe for all.

If you are unable to sit an exam due to Covid-19, you must apply for an exemption. Applications will be considered on equal footing with applications for exemptions due to other illnesses.

Study abroad

In the autumn 2021 and spring 2022 semesters, some partner universities may still not be accepting international students in connection with exchange or study abroad programmes.

Whether or not to go through with a planned period of study abroad is still your own decision. When making you decision, it’s important that you are aware of any changes in your host university’s course offerings and teaching formats due to Covid-19, your host country’s public health restrictions and your insurance coverage in regard to medical evacuation/trip interruption and illness.

It will only be possible to postpone a period of study abroad to the next semester in a very few cases. Postponing a period of study abroad from the spring semester to the following autumn semester is not possible, as a period of study abroad can’t be postponed from one academic year to the next. In some cases, it will be possible to postpone your study abroad from autumn to the following spring.

If you want to cancel your study abroad, or if your study abroad is cancelled by the host university, you should contact your international coordinator without delay so that you can register for courses at AU.

PhD students

Where do I find more information about travel and entry into Denmark as an international PhD student?

Find targeted information on travel and entry into Denmark for international employees, PhD students and guests at https://ias.au.dk/coronaviruscovid-19/ . You can find additional information on Aarhus University's website for employees at https://medarbejdere.au.dk/corona/til-medarbejdere/