Some exams will take place on campus in January, and efforts are being made to optimize the conditions for keeping a good distance. Change of location may occur on short notice. Students are adviced to keep themselves updated through Wiseflow/digital exam.
Aarhus University is following the guidelines from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science and health authorities. Keep updated here on AU's coronasite about current guidelines e.g. mandatory covid passport and use of face masks when on campus.
See the latest press release from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science on 17 December.
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.
Aarhus University’s guidelines for conducting exams are in conformity with the Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s guidelines. This means that:
You will find exam schedules on your degree programme study portals and in Wiseflow/Digital Exam.
If you are infected with Covid-19, have Covid-19 symptoms or are self-isolation may not participate in on-site exams. Check the healthcare authorities’ self-isolation guidelines here.
Missing an exam due to Covid-19 will not count as an exam attempt as long as the student is able to provide documentation. The following documentationis required:
Please note that contact (close or otherwise) does not necessary mean that self-isolation is required.
You should submit documentation along with an application for an exemption; the form is available at mitstudie.au.dk.
If you are unable to participate in an on-site exam, the following options for sitting your exam are available:
If you have children who have been sent home from school due to the Covid situation and are unable to get childcare can contact the studies administration office to discuss their options in relation to the exam(s) this might affect. You must document their situation by submitting a solemn declaration - (click the button below to download).
If Covid-19-related travel restrictions are introduced or announced which affect your ability to participate in a planned on-site exam, you can apply for an exemption. The travel activity in question must be for academic reasons, and you must submit documentation for the introduced/announced travel restrictions (for example, a page from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark website) and documentation of the trip (such as a ticket). A case-by-case assessment of the options the university can offer will be made.
At-risk students may need to take special precautions that make it impossible or difficult for them to participate in on-site exams. Such students may be granted exemptions based on an individual assessment of the specific circumstances. As in connection with other illnesses, at-risk students must be able to provide documentation for their situation, in this case a medical certificate describing the relevant circumstances. See the Danish Health Authority website for more information on the different at-risk groups.
A valid Covid passport is a prerequisite for participating in exams with in-person attendance.
If you are unable to present a valid Covid passport on request you may not participate in the exam in question, and will be registered as absent. This absence will count as an exam attempt. There may be isolated cases in which students are exempt from the Covid passport requirements. Information on exemption and how to document it is available at coronasmitte.dk.
If you test positive (are infected), your Covid passport will remain invalid for fourteen days after you test positive. If, according to the health authorities' guidelines, you may end your self-isolation earlier, instead of a Covid passport, please complete a solemn declaration and take it with you. - (click the button below to download the form)
As a general rule, lack of opportunity to get tested at the proper time and limited testing capacity may not be used as excuses for failure to have a valid Covid passport.
On-site exams will be held with particular focus on measures to combat infection. We strongly encourage all of you to show consideration for one another. This means that:
As a general rule, if the ordinary exam is scheduled to take place in person, the re-exam will take place in person. As a general rule, if the ordinary exam is scheduled to take place online, the re-exam will take place online. There will be exceptions. Check your study portal for more information on exam format.
Many exams – oral as well as written – will be held online.There will be exceptions; in some cases, holding exams online may be inappropriate or impracticable. See more under guidelines for classes and exams
Through the end of January, teaching will take place in assigned teams or groups.
See also the guidelines that apply to meetings and social events. The same guidelines applies for student association events.
All visitors to AU’s campuses must be able to present a valid Covid passport, wear face mask or face covering while moving around indoors and comply with the general public health guidelines for the prevention of infection.
If you are not sure about any of AU’s guidelines, please consult your study portal for updates.
Please note that you must apply for an exemption if it affects you exams
Close contact or other contact to an infected person
If you are a close contact or have been in contacted with an infected person, you must follow the healthcare authorities guidelines.
All students, staff and visitors to AU must be able to present a valid Covid passport on campus, as required under the public health authorities’ guidelines.
Get more information at coronasmitte.dk if you are unsure whether your Covid passport is valid, who is exempt from the Covid passport mandate and how to document your Covid passport.
Random checks carried will be out by the university’s employees or an external security company.
As a host, you are responsible for informing your visitors about the Covid passport guidelines.
To comply with the public health authorities’ guidelines on Covid passports and to ensure a safe environment for work and study for all, students, employees, guests and others with an affiliation with AU be asked to leave campus if they are unable to present a valid Covid passport.
Students should contact their local studies administration office with any questions about the guidelines.
To limit the risk of infection, you must have a valid Covid passport from 29 November when visiting campus. Furthermore you must 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:
Classes at Aarhus University must take place in accordance with the following guidelines form the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. These guidelines will apply through 31 January.
Through the end of January, teaching must take place in assigned teams or groups.
Depending on the situation, if you are unable to attend classes due to Covid-19 infection, you can apply for help through AU's academic assistant scheme.
In the event that the academic assistant scheme is not an option, contact your local studies administration office to find out how your absence due to Covid-19 will affect you academically.
If one or more classes are sent home due to Covid-19, teaching will take place online to the extent this is feasible.
We are currently assuming that Danish universities will be allowed to offer classes in person this semester. We will inform you of the updated guidelines and recommendations that will apply from 1 February as soon as possible.
Whether you are required to test and/or self-isolate upon your arrival in Denmark depends on the country you arrive from and whether you are fully vaccinated or previously infected.
The Danish travel restrictions may change before you arrive or during your stay. Please keep yourself updated using the travel guide and by reading the information on: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/travel-rules/covidtravelrules Here you can see what restrictions that apply from all countries in the world.
International students with a permanent residence in countries with COVID-19 variants of concern must have a worthy purpose to travel to Denmark and a test before entry.
Please also see further information for international students coming to AU.
If you have questions regarding visa, restrictions on campus ect. you are welcome to contact us at email@example.com
If you are an exchange student you are also welcome to contact your international coordinator at AU:
In the spring 2022 semester, 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.
Postponing a period of study abroad from the spring semester to the following autumn semester is unfortunately 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.
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/