COVID-19 – Information for students

All Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted at institutions of higher education in Denmark, as announced by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science on 26 January 2022.

For staff and students at Aarhus University, this means that you no longer need a Covid passport to come to campus, and that you don’t have to wear a mask/face covering either. There are no restrictions on in-person events, and all work tasks, research activities, teaching and exams and activities for new students can take place in person on campus. This means that academic, work-related and social events can be held at the university.

Thius page will be updated if the health authorities issues new COVID-19 recommendations for the university

Siden opdateres, hvis myndighederne kommer med nye COVID-19-anbefalinger for universitetet.

31 January 2022

For specific questions about you education, also regarding how you register for courses, contact your local study service. For questions about submitting, contact the guidance center.

Aarhus BSS Student Services

Health Study Administration

Studies Administration Centre AU
8715 0720 /

Focus on preventing infection

Aarhus University follows the healthcare authorities’ recommendations, and encourages everyone to take the protective measures recommended by the Danish Health Authority

Infection and symptoms

If you test positive for Covid-19, experience symptoms or come in contact with an infected person should follow the healthcare authorities’ recommendations, which are available on the health authorities website.

Covid-19 guidelines for at-risk groups

Covid-19 is no longer classified as a public health emergency. This means that Covid-19 is now in the same category as other infectious diseases. At-risk students may apply for a dispensation through the usual channels. 


International students at AU

Whether you need to get tested and self-isolate when you arrive in Denmark depends on what country you are travelling from and whether you are vaccinated or previously infected. You’ll find the rules for entry into Denmark from every country in the world at

These rules are subject to change at short notice, so make sure you stay informed about what rules apply to you.
Internationals travelling from countries with SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern must have a legitimate reason for travelling to Denmark and must be tested before entry. See also the information about Covid-19 for incoming international students on our website.

If you have any questions about visas, guidelines at AU etc., you can write to the International Centre at

If you are an exchange student and have questions, contact the international coordinator at your faculty:
•    Arts: Jesper Kvistgaard, 
•    Health: Rikke Korgaard Præstegaard, 
•    Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences: Mette Glerup Thomsen, .
•    Aarhus BSS: Check the faculty FAQ:

Research abroad

In the spring of 2022, 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.

Unfortunately, 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. 
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.

International PhD students

Where can I find more information about travel to Denmark as an international PhD student?

Find special information about travel rules for international staff and guests, including PhD students