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May 22-24, 2019

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 2019.

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 our staff and current students, and you will visit 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 €300 and accommodation in Aarhus for three 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 Wake Up Aarhus

Welcome dinner at Grillen BurgerBar

Optional trip to Aros art museum

May 23

Visit Department of Computer Science

  • Introduction to the department
  • Introduction to selected courses and curriculum overview
  • Guided tour of the IT City Katrinebjerg and visit to Google's Aarhus office

Lunch with some of our international students

Visit LEGO House in Billund

  • Company presentation by LEGO and QnA session
  • Tour of LEGO House with the play agents
  • Dinner
  • Bus back to hotel

May 24

Visit Aarhus University's International Centre

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

Guided tour of AU campus and university park

Lunch at the Royal Danish library

Meet international alumni international student Angelo Nicolosi

Meet four IT companies - Danske Bank, Grundfos, Kamstrup & Systematic - in collaboration with Destination AARhus.

Presentation and pub quiz at AU's International Student House

Goodbye dinner at No. 16,  Europaplads 16, 8000 Aarhus C

May 25

Experience the city of Aarhus first-hand.

Departure from Aarhus.


The Department of computer science will cover the following expenses for your visit;

Hotel: Three nights at Wake Up Aarhus from May 22-24. If you need additional nights we can help you book this, but you must pay for this yourself. For questions please contact Sofia Rasmussen.

Transportation: Transportation costs up to €300 for flight, train or bus on economy class. 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.

Practical information

Download reimbursement form. On the form, please complete the sections: Personal information and bank information. When you return home, please forward the completed form and a scan of all your receipts to skm@cs.au.dk. Normally, reimbursements are paid within two weeks.


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:

The hotel is just a short walk from both the train and bus terminal. If possible, get off at the Train station for the shortest walk. A single room has been booked for you at Wake Up Aarhus, M. P. Bruuns Gade 27, DK-8000 Aarhus C.

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.