FAQ about COVID-19 and admission

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On this site we will try to answer your frequestly asked questions regarding the COVID-19 situation and how it affects your admission to Aalborg University. Please note that the site will be update continuously. 

Last update: 20 August 2020

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    About the outbreak in Denmark

    Right now, the infection pressure is low, the number of new cases is low, and the number of patients admitted with COVID-19 is steadily declining. read more about the outbreak in Denmark


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    Can I enter Denmark if I am admitted to Aalborg University?

    As an enrolled student, you can to enter Denmark as it is considered as a worthy purpose. However, there are certain rules regarding time of entrance to Denmark. Visit the website below to see when you can enter Denmark.Danish Police

    In order to document that you are enrolled, you must show a specific letter of enrolment to the Danish Authorities when entering Denmark. You will receive this document in the Application Portal in July. Please print the document and bring it with you when you travel.

    Please also note that foreigners with clear symptoms such as dry cough and fever cannot enter Denmark regardless of the intended.


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    Can I defer my admission?

    Unfortunately, it is not possible to defer the admission to the September 2021 intake. You need to apply again, when the Application Portal opens in December 2020. However, if you are offered admission and have paid the application fee it is possible to re-use this year application fee receipt for next year’s intake.

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    Will AAU offer online classes?

    Aalborg University is open for regualar course lectures which requires physical attendance. We currently considering whether or not some courses at the autumn 2020 semesters will be offered online along side regular lectures. As soon as we know more, we will update this site and

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    My English test has been cancelled - what should I do?

    Please look into the possibility of taking one of the special home tests from IELTS or TOEFL which we accept for this intake.
    Read more about the language tests

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    When will the September 2020 intake begin?

    We expect that semester start is on 1 September 2020 as scheduled. Please visit for more information for your specific programme

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    I cannot attend the arrival days. How do I get the relevant document?

    When we approach semester start, all relevant documents regarding your arrival to Denmark will be available at our website Here you find the OD1 form, the arrival form, nice-to-know information etc. 

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    What should I do if I am infected during my stay in Denmark?

    If you are infected in Denmark you must follow the Danish guidelines which can be found in the link below. You should stay home (in Denmark) until your symptoms are gone.


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    I am from a visa-free country - can I apply for residence permit in DK?

    If you are from a visa-free country (NON-EU) the requirements are the same as usual - you can enter Denmark, sign up for biometric features and apply for residence permit here. Please note that you need to bring the letter of enrollment which we will send to you in the Application Portal in July. Please note that there are certain restrictions and regulations regarding submitting online application and entering to Denmark visa-free. Contact SIRI for more information on this matter.

    read more about visa-free countries

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    Will I have to self-isolate after entering Denmark?

    It is not a requirement that international students self-isolate when arriving today. However, we encourage all new international students to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival. 

    We advise all students to stay updated on the current rules and requirements for entry intro Denmark. 

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    Can I take a test upon arrival?

    We encourage all new international students to take a COVID-19 test upon arrival. 

    International students can take a test upon arrival even though they do not yet have a Danish CPR-number. 

    Adults over the age of 18 do not need to be reffered to the test center by a doctor or book an appointment. If you are over the age of 18, you can just show up at the testlocations in their opening hours. The nearest test center in Aalborg is Aalborg Airport or Nørresundby.

    Here you find the test centers and opening hours:

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    What do the Danish Health Authorities recommend to prevent the spread of corona virus?

    To protect yourself and others, it is important that you follow the official guidelines in Denmark:

    • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer
    • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve 
    • Avoid handshakes, kisses on the cheek and hugs - limit physical contact
    • Clean thoroughly at home and in the workplace
    • Keep your distance (at least 1 meter) and ask others to be considerate

    Please consult the Danish Health Authority FAQ for more detailed information on the guidelines

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    What is the precautions at Aalborg University?

    Aalborg University (hereafter AAU) is gradually opening up and more and more students are allowed access to the campus, whether it is Esbjerg, Copenhagen or Aalborg.

    It is important that you as a student are aware of the precautions if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been infected with COVID-19. You find the precautions at AAU’s website:

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    I cannot join semester start. What should I do?

    If you cannot join your semesterstart 1 September, for example because of a delayed residence permit application or self-isolation, you should contact your study secretary.

    You find contact information to your study secretary at

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    It is required to wear a mouth or face mask in public?

    From 22 August 2020 it will it a requirement to wear a mouth or face mask when travelling by public transportation.

    According to EU guidelines, you are required to use a face mask in airports. Additionally, individuals arriving from banned countries are encouraged to use a face mask when travelling by public transport to their final destination.

    You should also wear a face mask if you need to go for a Covid-19 test.

    Additionally, there may be some situations where you can wear a face mask for a short time in order to protect others:

    • if you are infected or have symptoms of COVID-19 and need to break your self-isolation to go to and from the hospital
    • if you are on your way home from, e.g. the airport and going into self-isolation after a trip to a country or region to which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark advises against unnecessary travel due to COVID-19. 
    • if you are the close contact of someone infected and have to break your self-isolation to go to and from the testing site
    • if you are the relative/loved one of someone at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and are unable to keep your distance, e.g. because you need to provide care and attention to that person
    • if you are going by public transport and it is not possible to keep your distance
    • in liberal professions, e.g. hairdressers, where frequent or prolonged face-to-face contact is unavoidable
    • at large gatherings such as processions/demonstrations where frequent or prolonged face-to-face contact either cannot be avoided or cannot be prevented by using other measures such as physical distancing, etc.

    You can read more about the guidelines from The Danish Health Authority regarding wearing a mask here

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