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May 22-24, 2022

Department of Computer Science

May 22-24, Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University

Congratulations on your acceptance to our MSc in Computer Science programme! We are delighted that you applied to Aarhus University, and we hope to see you here this autumn.

We encourage you to take the time to learn more about the university and the Department of Computer Science by participating in the Aarhus University CS visit 2022.

The Aarhus University CS visit includes a three-day visit in Aarhus from May 22-24 to give you an opportunity to get to know the city and the Dept. of Computer Science a little bit better, and to show you that Aarhus University is the right option for you.

During your visit, you - and the other international students - will meet some of our staff members and current students, and you will get to network with selected partner companies, which will present some of the amazing job opportunities they offer both graduates and students from our department.

We hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about our Department, University, the thriving local IT business industry, and the wonderful City of Aarhus.

(Travel expenses up to €100, food during the event and accommodation in Aarhus for two nights are paid by Aarhus University - find more information below or in the invitation sent via e-mail)


May 22

Arrival and check-in at Scandic The Mayor, Banegårdspladsen 14, 8000 Aarhus

17:30 Welcome – we meet in the hotel bar and walk to dinner

18:00 Dinner at Aarhus Street Food


May 23

Breakfast at the hotel


9:15 Visit Aarhus University's International Centre (IC), Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 4A, 8000 Aarhus C

  • Introduction to AU International services
  • Meet housing coordinator for a chance to get all your practical questions answered

10:30 Walk through the university park

11:15 Visit Department of Computer Science, Åbogade 34, 8200 Aarhus N. Room: Ada-333

  • Introduction to the department
  • Introduction to selected courses and curriculum overview by Gudmund Rasmussen
  • Group photo

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Guided tour of the department and IT City Katrinebjerg

14:00 Presentation by current student Juan and alumni Angelo

15:00 Presentation and pub quiz at AU's International Student House (room: Mogens Zieler stuen)

OWN TIME – we can suggest a coffee at Salling Rooftop, a visit to the Aros Rainbow Panorama, or a rest at the hotel

18:30 Dinner at Slap Af, Studsgade 8, 8000 Aarhus C


May 24

Breakfast at the hotel

CAREER FOCUS - BOOK1, Møllegade 3A, 8000 Aarhus

10:00-11:45 Welcome by Destination AARhus

Presentation by Dorte Føns Sørensen, International Career Advisor, International Office
Learn Danish, get a student job, and know the importance of Networking! Doing this session, you get to know some of the activities offered to you as a coming international student at AU.

Presentation by Destination AARhus, a professional business network with 15 leading companies
Introduction to our network, our companies, and the many initiatives we have for IT students to create both a professional and social network. In connection with how we collaborate with Aarhus University and help IT students get a student job and full-time employment after graduation.

Presentations by four of Destination AARhus’ member companies and an AU graduate
You will get introduced to the companies, what they work with and what they can offer such as a future student job. Also, CS graduate Mihai Mihalache will take you through his journey as a former CS student at AU, his student job, and his chance of full-time employment after graduation.

11:45-12:30: Lunch and time for networking and socializing with the companies.

 12:30-13:45: Social activity: Experience Aarhus with a walk around the city while doing a quiz. 

 13:45-14:15: End of Day and Award Ceremony.

Goodbye, and see you in August!


May 25

OPTIONAL: Digital Innovation Conference at Department of Computer Science (you can get a free ticket, but must pay for the extra night in the hotel yourself)


The Department of Computer Science will cover the following expenses for your visit;

Hotel: Two nights at Scandic The Mayor in Aarhus city will be booked from May 22-24. It will be doubble rooms - with seperate beds, private bathroom and breakfast. We will try to groups people from the same country together - but only if they are same gender. If you know someone else coming you can let us know and we will group you together. If you need additional nights we can help you book this, but you must pay yourself. For questions please contact Sofia Rasmussen.

Transportation: Transportation costs up to €100 for flight, train or bus on economy class will be covered by Aarhus University. Please make your own booking, and remember to save your receipts! 

Food: There will be breakfast at the hotel. All meals included in the program will be paid by the university.

Reimbursement:  After the event, you will recieve a link to a portal where you need to upload your receipt(s) and provide your bank information.


COVID restrictions

There are no COVID-19 related restrictions on entry into Denmark. More information can be found here: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/travel-rules/covidtravelrules

Getting to Aarhus:

Three options if you arrive by airplane

  • Aarhus Airport, Tirstrup (AAR) The airport situated closest to Aarhus, but it's small and has only few connections. Transportation time to the city of Aarhus is approximately 45 minutes by bus.
  • Billund Airport (BLL) A slightly bigger airport, with more connections. The transportation time by bus is approximately one hour and a half to the city of Aarhus.
  • Copenhagen Airports (CPH) A large airport with lots of connections. You can continue to Aarhus by domestic flight, train or bus. Flight time to Aarhus Airport is 40 minutes, but train is often easier. The direct train from Copenhagen Airport to central Aarhus is about three and a half hours.

Trains in Denmark are operated by DSB. You can buy tickets online or in the ticket machines at each station. Tickets must be purchased before you get on the train. Get off at Aarhus H.

If you need to cross the country by bus you can either use Flix Bus or Abildskou.

The hotel:

You will stay two nights at Scandic The Mayor in Aarhus city. We will book doubble rooms - with seperate beds, private bathroom and breakfast. We will try to groups people from the same country together - but only if they are same gender. If you know someone else coming you can let us know and we will group you together. The hotel is only a short walk from the train station and bus terminal. If possible, get off at the Train station for the shortest walk. 

Getting to the department: 

To get to the CS department from downtown Aarhus, take a local bus (number 2A or 13 to Vanggaard Centret or Storcenter Nord) - or walk and enjoy the lovely weather that we (almost) always have in Aarhus. Department of Computer Science, Aabogade 34, 8200 Aarhus N.