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Useful information for newcomers

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Introduction to SDU Esbjerg

  • August 30th: For international students (full degree or exchange)only
  • August 31st: For both international students and Danish students.

During the introduction you will meet your fellow students, your student academic advisor, your teachers and students services. You will learn more about your programme, you will take a tour around Campus and of course we have some fun activities planned for you as well. 

Full program: 

August 30th - For international students only 

Time Activity Room number
10.00-13.00 Introduction to practical matters regarding your exchange stay in Denmark
For Exchange Students only
14.00-16.00 Introduction to practical matters regarding your full degree stay in Denmark
For Full degree students only

August 31st - For all new students (exchange, full degree and danish students) 
Changes to the program may occur 

Time Activity Room number
10.00-10.15 Welcome to SDU Esbjerg byVice-head of departement at SDU Esbjerg 81 103
10.25 -11.00 Introduction to your education by Program Responsible
Henning P Jørgensen
81 031
11 .00-11.45 Icebreakers and Teambuilding  81 031
11.45- 12.30 Lunch and informal networking with your fellow students and 
Academic Advisor 
81 031
12.30-13.45 Guided tour on campus where you will visit SDU RIO, Students Services
SDU Library. 
13.45-14.15 Introduction to the alumni network by Judith Parus 81 103
14.15-14.30 Introduction to IT systems and My SDU by academic advisors 81 103
14.30-15.00 Dialog: Life as a student in Denmark by Academic Advisor
and Business Esbjerg
81 103
15.30-17.00 City run  in Esbjerg with all Master of Science students at SDU Esbjerg City
17-00-? Joint Dinner (own expence) at Esbjerg Street Food. Esbjerg City 

You will receive further information in regards to your introduction in a welcome-letter sent to you via e-mail during August. 

See a map of Campus Esbjerg and driving directions.

Timetable and plan of exams
Is available through the menu to the right.

Literature for the courses and library
We expect you to buy the books and other literature for the courses which are listed in the course description. Scientific articles are available electronically at the library. There is remote access to the library from and through

The books listed in the course description are sold at the bookstore (Studenterboghandelen) at SDU. If you before noon buy the books here, the day after you can pick up your purchases from the university library here at Campus Esbjerg. You will receive a confirmation on you SDU student e-mail. You will find the course descriptions under "Programme structure" in the menu.

Study skills
If you need any advice to develop great study skills during your time at SDU, you can read more here

Information about the content of the courses and enrolment in courses and exams
You'll find this information at the e-learning website of the university at which you can also access through Via both links, you gain access to Student Self-Service where you can see your grades and enrol and deregister for courses and exams. Please notice that once you have enrolled in a course, you are automatically listed for the upcoming exam.
If you have questions about exams or grades, you can contact the Examinations office, and you can contact them
by phone (6550 1050) daily between 10.00 and 14.00 or if you want to send a mail to the Examinations Office please use our contact form (SPOC).

Films and folders about study technique, how to write an assignment etc.
Available here

Would you like to get information about changes in classes etc. per sms - and to receive communication from SDU?
To get information about changes in classes sms, you must login here and provide your mobile phone number. You may also log in via where you can access your email account, student self service, e-learn etc. The sms service is used for events that are "time critical"  only. Other information  will be given in the e-learning  system or by email.

At the same link (here), you can activate your photo. Doing this means that other users of the e-learning system at SDU (Blackboard) can see your picture. Seeing your picture makes it easier for your colleagues and the teacher to learn your name. Therefore, we recommend that you activate your photo.

All communication to and from SDU must be in person or by email. For official communication, we always use your student email at SDU and not other email adresses. You may access your account at Read more about email at SDU here

Your teachers and the student counselor
Your teachers mainly work at the Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics. If you would like more about them, you'll find information in the list of staff at the department webpage.

The student counselors are older students - find their contact information here

General information about Campus Esbjerg
Is available here and the Campus Guide.

Other information
About study abroad, career etc: Your Programme.

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Last Updated 29.08.2021