Three steps to give you the best possible study start
1) Introduction programmes
The Foundation Course is a two-week introduction to the Danish culture and language, the unique study environment at Roskilde University, introduction to how to be a student at the university as well as to the characteristic problem-oriented project work at Roskilde University.
If you attend the Foundation Course, you will get an introduction to your master's programme as part of this course.
Read more and sign up for the Foundation Course
Introduction at your master’s programme
You can find information about introduction at your programme/course at kursus.ruc.dk under the specific programme/course.
Please make sure to participate in the programme introduction, as this contains important information about courses and workshops. If you are not able to participate, please contact the responsible for the programme introduction.
2) Enrollment, log in and username
When you have accepted your study place and fulfill all requirements, you will be formally enrolled. The enrollment takes place during the month before semester start. When you are enrolled, you will receive a message in DANS which explains all the procedures regarding log in, username and password to use our IT-systems.
3) Register for courses
You can check the available courses now in the course catalogue.
When you are formally enrolled and have your RUC username and password, you can register for courses in the period from February 1-15. You will receive a message in DANS when you are enrolled.
There may be a limited number of available seats at the elective courses. Seats are distributed when the course registration period has ended. If you do not get a seat on the course you wanted, you will be contacted by the study administration and have the opportunity to choose a different course.
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.
Practical information concerning your study start
At the web page “New Master Student”, we have gathered all the information relevant concerning your study start. It contains information about introduction programmes, course registration, course dates, SU (student grant) and much more.
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 mentor(at)ruc.dk with questions, comments etc. about the mentor programme.
You can sign up to get a mentor at www.mentor.ruc.dk
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.
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