Under 'How to register with the Danish authorities' you will find more information on where to register and which documents to bring.
Program for Orientation Days
We understand any concern you may have regarding COVID-19 and how it may affect the beginning of your semester at SDU. Please be patient with us, as we are working on making your Orientation Days both fruitful and safe. We will keep you informed as soon as we have any new information.
Online sessions prior to the Orientation Day will be announced in June and held in August.
August 30th, 2021: Orientation Day for all international students at Odense Campus
More information will be announced in May/June.
August 31st, 2021: Orientation Day at the faculties
More information will be announced in June/July.
September 1st, 2021: Students to all faculties start classes
Due to COVID-19 we will have an online Orientation Day on January 28th. All links to online sessions will be shared in Microsoft Teams.
January 5th, 2021: Access to Online Platform
You will get access to the full Orientation Day programme through Microsoft Teams. You will receive a link on your SDU student e-mail.
January 21st, 2021: Online Sessions (optional)
10-11:00: How to register with the Danish authorities
12-13:00: Q&A Session
January 25th, 2021: Online Sessions (Cancelled)
14-15:00: How to register with the Danish authorities
16-17:00: Q&A Session
January 27th, 2021: Online Sessions (optional)
14-15:00: Q&A Session
January 28th, 2021: Orientation Day for all international students at Odense Campus (Online Sessions)
08:30-11:00: Welcome to SDU and update on the current situation*
- Intro to Teams
- Practical Information including update on COVID-19 and entry restrictions
- Learn more about Odense and SDU Campus Odense
- New in Denmark
11:00-12:00: How to register with the Danish authorities (optional)*
12:00-13:00: Q&A sessions (optional)
*These sessions will be recorded and can be found on Teams from February 2nd
January 29th, 2021: Orientation Day at the faculties
- Faculty of Business and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Health Sciences
- Faculty of Humanities
- Faculty of Science
February 1st, 2021: Students to all faculties start classes
How to register with the Danish authorities
You must visit the Danish authorities yourself to register for a residence permit, Danish Social Security Number (CPR) and health care in Denmark.
Below, you will find information on how to register with the relevant Danish authorities and which documents you should bring.
Please join one of the online sessions for guidance on how to register.
For your residence permit: visit the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI)
(EU and Swiss citizens only, excl. Nordic citizens)
- Print and fill in the application form for the residence permit
- Bring 1 passport sized photo (3,5 x 4,5 cm)- Printout on regular paper not permitted. See more on the website of the Danish Police (in Danish)
- Bring your passport or national ID card
- Bring a printed colour copy of your passport or your national ID card. If you bring the national ID card, the copy must include both sides of the card.
Please consult the checklist provided by SIRI for further information on the process and the specific requirements for the documents.
If you have already arrived to Denmark, please contact us by e-mail email@example.com and we will guide you in the registration process. SDU International will arrange specific timeslots for the registration of SDU students once the current entry restrictions have been lifted. We will update you on Teams.
For your CPR number and health care registration: visit the National Register
- Print and fill in the registration form*
- Bring your passport or national ID card (national ID card is only an option for EU and Nordic citizens)
- Bring a printed copy of your passport or your national ID card (national ID card is only an option for EU and Nordic citizens)
- Bring a printed copy of your tenancy agreement as proof of your address in Odense
- For non EU citizens: Bring your original residence permit as well as a printed copy of it (if you already have one)
- For EU and Swiss citizens (excl. Nordic citizens): Bring your original certificate of registration (from SIRI) as well as a printed copy
The National Register is located in Odense city centre, at "Borgernes Hus" (meaning Citizens' House) right next to the train station. The address is Østre Stationsvej 15, 5000 Odense.
Students who arrive prior to February 28 must write SDU International at firstname.lastname@example.org upon arrival. You will need to book appointments individually and will not be given a specific timeslot as we have previously told you. This is due to the current entry restrictions and national measures. SDU International will arrange special timeslots for the registration of the remaining SDU students once the current entry restrictions have been lifted. We will update you on Teams.
* If you are unsure about how to fill out the form, please use this example as guidance.