Your first day at Roskilde University (RUC) is Monday the 21st of August. You will be greeted by a great team of tutors who have spent their holiday preparing an introduction programme to RUC. During this introduction, you will be introduced to the academic and social life at RUC.
You should expect social and academic activities from 9:00 to 17:00 every day during the introduction period. The freshman trip may take place during weekdays or on weekends, so we recommend keeping the calendar as free as possible throughout the period. This webpage will be regularly updated until the start of your studies.
Handbook for New International Students
You should read the handbook “Getting Started” with information for new international students. It offers information e.g. regarding student life at Roskilde University and your stay in Denmark including what to do before your stay in Denmark and what to do upon arrival.
The mentor programme is a face-to-face introduction to Denmark given by a current student at the university. The point is to give an informal introduction to student life at Roskilde University.
Mentors are very useful to have as a first connection after arrival. A mentor helps international students to have a much better experience at RUC.
Feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, comments etc. about the mentor programme.
You can sign up to get a mentor at www.mentor.ruc.dk
As you will soon prepare for your studies at Roskilde University, we encourage you to find a room before your arrival. Roskilde University supports the global network Housing Anywhere, which is a peer-to-peer platform where people can rent out rooms to international students.
There are also other options such as Findbolig.nu, Findroommate.dk, Akutbolig.dk, Lejebolig.dk or Boligbasen.dk.
You can also check out our brochure ‘Getting Started’ for tips and tricks on finding accommodation.
It is very difficult to find affordable accommodation last minute. Therefore, we encourage you to use this or other safe platforms for booking prior to your arrival.
There are also groups on Facebook where you can look for rooms. However, you should be careful of scammers on social media.
Public Transportation Discount
If you are a student at a bachelor’s programme, you can apply for a public transportation pass known as an "Ungdomskort".
Guide to public transportation discount bachelor
Remember to check if you are eligible to receive SU (student grant)
If you are not a Danish citizen, you must fulfil special conditions in order to be entitled to SU.
Read about SU at the website of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
You can sign up for free Danish courses, which are offered by the language school CLAVIS. You can find more information about the Danish courses at their website: www.clavis.org
Visit International Club on Facebook.
See pictures of RUC on Flickr