Study start Bachelor
This page is about study start 2022.
The intro period takes place August 16-27 and you will meet a team of dedicated tutors who have worked intensively throughout the summer to give you and your fellow students the best start to your studies. The tutors will introduce you to the academic and social life at Roskilde University, so that you have a good network when your study programme begins. We encourage you to be to be part of this intro period that lasts two weeks and prepares you for your new student life through a number of different activities.
Intro period 2022
How to RUC
Before you begin your studies at RUC, you will also have access "How to RUC", which is our digital study start platform, that helps you get started with your study programme. This is where you will get a digital introduction to Roskilde University, and what it's like to be a student at our university. You will have access to “How to RUC” from approximately August 10.
The semester start is September 1, where you will be welcomed by your study leader, your team coordinator, your teachers and your study environment tutors (students). The beginning of the semester emphasises the academic introduction and leads to your first actual educational activities, which will begin in the days after September 1.
Once again welcome to study start at Roskilde University!
Practical info for Study Start
On RUC’s intranet pages, you can find detailed information regarding RUC’s introduction programme, course information, SU (student grants) and much more.
We are closely following the Covid-19 guidelines issued by the Danish authorities, and we will keep updating this page with relevant information regarding this year’s study start. You can find all relevant and up-to-date information regarding Covid-19 in the links below.
- Entering Denmark: Read the latest regulations regarding the Danish borders on the Danish Police Corona webpage.
- Residence Permit: You can find up-to-date information regarding the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI) case processing as well as your application for a residence permit and biometrics during the coronavirus outbreak on the webpage Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for SIRI's users
- Covid-19 in Denmark: You can find up-to-date information regarding the coronavirus-outbreak in Denmark on the Danish Health Authority's webpage.
- Travel guidance: You can find detailed travel guidance on the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
- Covid-19 at RUC: You can read more about how RUC handles the Corona situation.
If you have any further questions regarding your study start during Covid-19, you are welcome to contact the International Admissions Office at email@example.com or +45 4674 2010 (phones are open: Monday-Friday: 10 – 12).
Guide for new international students
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.
Receive a Roskilde University VIP profile on HousingAnywhere.com by signing up:
For students: Sign-up
For landlords: Sign-up
As a student, intern, PhD candidate, researcher, or visiting professors of Roskilde University you are entitled to priority access to all accommodation available on HousingAnywhere.com. The platform allows you to choose from rooms listed by local students or verified landlords and securely book prior to your arrival.
For more information, check the local guide on living in Roskilde
Keep in mind: The housing market in Roskilde is very seasonal. So if you don’t find a room listed right away check back regularly.
Do you need more information or have a specific question? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and be treated with priority!
Links to tips and tricks on finding accommodation
Check out our brochure ‘Getting Started’ for tips and tricks on finding accommodation
You can find a lot of good information in the ‘International Students’ Survival Guide to life in Denmark’ – also on how to find a place to live.
The Buddy Programme is a face-to-face introduction to Denmark facilitated by current students at Roskilde University. You get an informal introduction to student life at the University. The Buddy Programme will also host common social events for all international and local buddies throughout the semester.
Register before semester start. We will pair you with a local buddy in a small buddy group. You will have a friend from day one. Somebody who won't only help you around campus, but also somebody to go for dinner, lunch, parties and all sort of things with. Also, many fun activities will be arranged by Roskilde University exclusively for the Buddy Programme.
Read more and sign up for the Buddy Programme
Handbook for New International Students
Read the handbook “Getting Started” with information for new international students. It offers a lot of hands-on information regarding student life at RUC, what you need to do when starting at RUC, practical matters that you need to take care of before and after you arrive in Denmark and much more.
Get the International Students Survival Guide to life in Denmark - made by students to students.
International Community - Roskilde University
The International Community (IC) is a student run organisation that hosts various events to create a social platform for international and Danish students at RUC. Visit us on Facebook.
More info on study start
You can read more about study start at the Student Councils webpage, where you will find more detalis during the summer: About the intro period and what to expect from your study start at RUC.
Campus Roskilde University
Life at the university is more than attending classes and conducting research. On campus there are many facilities for sports and social time together, indoors and outdoors.
Directions to Roskilde University
Get a map over Roskilde University campus and directions on how to get to Roskilde University
The Student House RUC
Student House RUC is an open and inclusive gathering place for all students at Roskilde University, where you can hold meetings, organize events, assembled on activities and meet for social and professional interaction.