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The application process has three steps:
Please finish your online applications no less than two days before booking an appointment to finish your registrations at Dokk1.
Please read the guide below carefully.
Your first step is to apply for an EU residence document online by completing the online application form OD1.
Please have the following documents ready in digital form:
On the page "How to sign and submit the form" choose "Begin a new application without NemID".
You do not need to:
You can start the online application process for a CPR number when you have a confirmed housing offer in the municipality of Aarhus.
Please have the following documents ready in digital form (PDF):
Your documents must be in Danish, English, German, or in one of the Nordic languages.
Please note: When you apply for a CPR number online, you will be told that “it is mandatory to upload an EU residence document”. Please disregard this request as your EU residence document will be issued when you appear in person at Dokk1, provided you bring all relevant documents.
Upon completing your online application for a CPR number please print the receipt containing a reference number. You will need it for the registration event at Dokk1.
PLEASE NOTE: do not book an appointment via the online CPR application to finish your registrations at Dokk1. Please use the link provided under "Step 3" as we have allocated special time slots for international students.
You must book an appointment on one of the dates below which are specially dedicated to the registration of new students in Aarhus:
Book an appointment to finish your registrations at Dokk1 (new window)
Please bring all the required documents listed below.
Make sure that documents are clearly legible. You must bring the documents with you as we are not able to print or copy documents for you.
1: Your original Passport / National ID - Must state your place of birth
2: Proof of your address in Denmark
E.g. a Danish rental contract (all pages) or a housing offer with a Danish address and your name on it. Printed copy.
3: Print or photo of the receipt from your online application for an EU residence document
The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) will need the receipt with your reference number to access your online application
4: Print or photo of the receipt from your online application for a CPR number
Citizen Service will need the receipt's reference number to access your online application
5: Documentation of your Nordic social security number
If you are moving to Denmark from another Nordic country.
If applicable: marriage certificate, divorce certificate, death certificate (widow(er)), children's birth certificates (only if your child is accompanying you). Documents on legal custody, if you are not married to your child's other parent (only if your child is accompanying you). Hard copy.
EU residence document
The EU residence document is proof that you meet the conditions for residence under EU legislation and therefore have the right to reside and study in Denmark.
In Denmark, each person has a personal registration number, which is called a CPR number. CPR stands for Central Person Register.
The CPR number is essential in relation to any contact with the Danish authorities and especially in connection to tax and social security issues.
The CPR number gives you the right to use the Danish health care system.
A temporary health insurance card
The document is your temporary health insurance card until you receive the actual card. It contains the name, address, and phone number of your doctor. Until you receive your actual health insurance card, you must bring the temporary document if you are going to the doctor, hospital, or dentist.
The actual yellow health insurance card
About 14 days after your entry has been registered, you will receive a yellow health insurance card (sundhedskort) by post (please have your name on your mailbox). The card carries your Danish CPR number (social security number). You are advised to always carry your yellow health insurance card with you as you will need to use it when contacting your doctor, hospitals, and dentists.
Click here to read about healthcare in Denmark
NemID is your personal secure login for digital contact with public authorities, for your Digital Post, for net banking, and a wide range of online self-service solutions. You log on with NemID via your personal user-ID, a personal password, and a code card with one-time passwords on. Your NemID is set up by Citizen Service (Borgerservice) when you do your registrations.
Then, after 3-11 days, you will receive two letters, one with your code card and one with an activation password which you must use in order to activate your NemID.
Click here to read about NemID