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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: 7 July 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.

    Please note that if you are from a banned country, you have to self-isolate in Denmark for 14 days. 

    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 www.newstudents.aau.dk.

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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 newstudents.aau.dk 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 www.newstudents.aau.dk. 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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