Residence permit

As an international student, you must apply for a Danish residence permit prior to travelling to Denmark to be able to stay and study in Denmark, even if you are a European citizen. The residence permit will include work authorization. You must be enrolled in a study programme and participate in courses and exams during this period, otherwise, Aalborg University is obliged to inform the Danish Immigration service of your inactivity, resulting in an annulment of your permit.

We encourage you to check here, a Danish government website, to find out whether any certain requirements apply to applicants from your home country.

For more information regarding the Residence permit and the Civil Personal Registration number (CPR), which you will need at your arrival, visit here.


As a student at Aalborg University Copenhagen you have different options regarding accommodation. However, finding accommodation in Copenhagen is a challenge. Since rooms at a lower price level in the capital of Denmark are hard to find, we recommend starting your search as early as possible, preferably at least three months prior to your study start. Renting a private room in Copenhagen usually costs between 4.000 – 6.000 DKK per month. Please find more information on finding housing here: here.

Renting through Aalborg University

The International Accommodation Office Aalborg University (IAO AAU CPH) disposes at the moment of a limited number of 1 person rooms in a student hall situated outside the city center.
Please note that the IAO AAU CPH has no apartments or rooms in the city center. The student hall is situated outside the city, in a suburban area, but with a reasonable low rent. As an international student you are welcome to apply for one of the rooms.

Please read more here and apply at [email protected]

Note that the accommodation waiting list operates on a first come, first served basis. This means that we highly recommend you to sign up as soon as possible and also to start actively searching for alternative accommodation on your own at the same time.

Are you interested in having a local student-tutor?

The Tutor Team is a team of students from every study programme though you may mostly have contact with tutors  from your own program. They will help you get settled at the university and can help you finding your way around campus and in Copenhagen. The tutor team can help you finding your way around campus and in Copenhagen.

You will meet the tutor team at the International Welcome Day and during the first semester they will participate in different events together with you.

If you have any questions regarding the Tutor Team at AAU CPH please send an email to [email protected] or visit here.

Getting there

Finding Aalborg University Copenhagen is easy. It is located at A.C. Meyers Vænge 15 in Sydhavnen, just a few kilometres from Copenhagen city centre. This means that you can easily access AAU CPH whether you are travelling by car, bicycle or public transport.

From Copenhagen Central Station

When travelling from Copenhagen Central Train Station you can take the S-train, lines A or E, to Sydhavn St. The University is within walking distance of Sydhavn Train Station.

You can find specific train routes and departure times at

From the Airport

When travelling from Copenhagen Airport you can take the Metro to Nørreport St. and change to an S-train. At Nørreport you can take the train lines A or E to Sydhavn St.

By Bus

Several different busses will take you to Aalborg University Copenhagen.

Bus – Bus stop:
9A – Sydhavn St., Sydhavns Plads or Anker Jørgensens Plads
7A – Scandiagade, Vasbygade or Anker Jørgensens Plads
18 – Sluseholmen, Bådehavnsgade or Anker Jørgensens Plads
23 – Sydhavn St. or Anker Jørgensens Plads
97N (night bus) – Sydhavns Plads or Anker Jørgensens Plads

Student Card (AAUcard)

The AAUcard is a personal card and works as:

– ID card whenever you are in the university premises.
– As student card
– Access card
– Library card to Aalborg University Library

Read more about the card and how to apply for it here.

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