Study Start

Welcome to SDU

Welcome to your new life as a student at SDU. We have gathered the information you need to get the best start on your studies here. There is a lot of information to take in, so we recommend that you spend some time reading through the material before the semester starts.  The site will be updated periodically.

Once you have ordered your student card and gained access to SDU’s IT facilities, you can log on to the e-learning portal, Blackboard. In this short video we will show you how to log on and navigate around the platform. How to log on to Blackboard.

Top-5 questions for study start

When and where does my programme start?

See your introprogram, when and where your programme start  the introduction days.
You will find your timetable in the menu.

We recommend that you participate in the entire intro program as it will give you the best prerequisites for getting well started on your program.

Which book should i buy?

The literature that you need for your courses will be posted in that course’s Blackboard. The syllabus is usually first posted after the semester starts, so it might be a good idea to wait until after the first class before you purchase your books.

SDU has its own bookshop, where you can buy most, if not all, the books you need for your classes.

The can also find a many of the books at the Library at SDU. Your Student Card functions as your loaner’s card.

Where do i need to look to keep myself up to date?

There are four official channels that you need to check in order to keep yourself updated.

It is your responsibility as a student to keep yourself updated on the current rules, deadlines for application and enrollment as well as your examination periods. 

I've fallen ill in the study start period

 If you get sick in the study start period, you must note that there will be held a study start test, which is a prerequisite for you to stay in the programme.

If you are unable to attend the study start test due to illness, please contact Studiekontakten at or 6550 2290 (workdays 10-14) as soon as possible.

Who can help me?

There are several places to find help at SDU, and who to contact depends on your questions.

If in doubt you can always contact the Student Information Point.