Orientation Days in Sønderborg

The Orientation Days 2020 at SDU Sønderborg take place on 27/28 August.

The programme will be published at the beginning of August. Covid-19 regulations change daily and once we get closer to the Orientation Days, we know how the event can be held.

Keep yourself updated on this page - we will let you know the exact time and day to start your journey at SDU as soon as possible.

Programme start

All study programmes start on 1 September 2020 - check your schedule below (gets published in the middle of August), to find the actual start date of your lectures and if the lectures are online or through attendance.  

Compulsory Study Start test for new students

To remain staying registered at your programme, you must attend and complete the  compulsory Study Start test within deadline. The Study Start test is slightly different for Engineering and Social Sciences students. Check out the menu to find the information which suits your programme.

Make a good start course in Mathematics - for free!

As a future Engineering student at SDU, you can repeat the key areas of High School level mathematics and improve your elementary arithmetic skills  before the semester begins . Get registered now to secure a seat at the course.

Useful information and links to start your Student life at SDU Sønderborg

Did you order your Student card?

It is very important that you order your student card as soon as possible.

Once you have ordered your student card, you receive your exam number.

You need your exam number to enter the IT facilities at SDU.

Do you have access to the IT facilities at the university?

As a student at SDU, you have access to the IT facilities provided by SDU.

This includes your student mail address, the Student Self Service portal and the e-learn platfom Blackboard.

We send an e-mail with information about the IT facilities of SDU to the mailadress you have stated i your application.

In case you have not received this mail, within 1-2 weeks, please contact our Helpdesk.

Do you know the study rules you have to follow?

As a student at SDU, you need to keep yourself updated on the rules of examinations, exam registration and de-registration.

You must know all applicable regulations and the university's requirements for academic practice in relation to examination assignments. Check out the more detailed information about general examination regulations.

Do you know what study activity means?

All our students must register and pass a specific amount of ECTS each year. In addition to this, you must complete your study programme within a specific period of time. Among other things, there are clearly defined rules for leave of abscence.

Knowing the rules and keeping yourself update on SDU's rules on student activity is your obligation only. Check out more information about student activity.


NOTE: The schedules/book lists available right now are from 2019. Your own schedule for the winter semester in 2020 will be available during July


Time schedules

Book lists

Did you apply for accommodation?

Have you already applied for accommodation?

SDU generally guarantees housing to all international students moving to Denmark to study - provided you apply for accommodation before the application deadline 1 May/ 1 November.

You must apply online at  the homepage of the Accommodation Office in Sønderborg - "Kollegiernes Kontor".

If no accommodation is available via the Accommodation Office (Kollegiernes Kontor) you can check out the present local  accommodation options as well or read more about Accommodation in Sønderborg on the specific page for Accommodation.

Do you need counselling and support to get through your studies?

We are here to help you in case you have a mental or neurological diagnosis, a physical disability, dyslexia or dyscalculia.

Contact us and use our Special Needs Support (SPS) to get through your studies.


Have you applied for your residence permit and registered yourself?

Residence permit/Registration for EU citizens 

You will have to register for a residence permit, a Danish Social Security Number (CPR) and health care in Denmark.  As a service to our new students, we make sure that  you can apply and register for all three on campus directly. 

The exact date and time will be published during August (on this page).

See below for details and the paperwork you need to prepare in advance.

For the Regional State Administration (website):

  • Fill in the application form for residence permit OD1, including the declaration of self-support (Click here)*

  • Bring 1 passport sized photo (3,5 * 4,5 cm)

  • Bring a copy of your passport or your national identity card

  • Bring a copy of your enrolment letter

*Please leave out appendices A, B1 and B2 as they are not necessary for the application.

Once the residence permit has been granted, it will be sent to the University, where you are able to pick it up before applying for your CPR number at the Municipality. For the Autumn semester, we invite the Municipality to the University. You need to fill in an online form and upload several documents and as well choose a doctor from a list before applying for the CPR number. Both the link to the form and the list of available doctors will be sent to you once we have received all documents from the Regional State Administration. 

The Municipality will be at SDU in Sønderborg approx. one week after 10 September - the date will be published once you are on campus. 

Residence permit/Registration for Non-EU

Non-EU citizens with a residence permit/VISA can hand in the above mentioned documentation directly at the Municipality (Borgerservice) in Sønderborg .

Are you eliglble for SU, the Danish Education Grant?

In this section, you will find information about your rights and obligations in relation to SU - the Danish Education Grant.

Do you know your campus and your possibilities?

Directory to your campus

To find your way around campus we have made a directory of our campuses

Student Services

All occuring questions regarding your studies can probably be answered at Student Services, if not, we know who can give you an answer. In case of challenges in relation to your studies, either Student Services or the student guidance service at the faculties can help you overcome your study related challenges.

Useful information for you on Campus Sønderborg

How you get around from one place to another in Sønderborg?

Most Danes looove their bikes - you should try as well!

We recommend that you buy a bike for your transportation needs. You can get around with your bike through Sønderborg in no time . All dorms are approx. 5 - 10 minutes away from University, the same applies to the City Centre.

Fancy to bring your car to Denmark?

As a student you can bring your car to Denmark and use it up to two years with your foreign license plates. Please note, that you cannot drive your car for more than 185 days per year if you bring it along. You must register your car. To find information on the rules and complete the necessary form, go to www.skat.dk.

Information on the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SDU follows the recommendations of the authorities and commence a gradual and controlled reopening of the University.

You can find updated and relevant information on our specific page about COVID-19.


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