Expat Aarhus

Aarhus Expat Quick Guide

As a newcomer in Denmark and worried about which city to live in, the auxiliary services available, attractions, and other forms of social services, then Aarhus city should be the right choice for you.

The city of Aarhus is administered by the semi-autonomous Aarhus Kommune, which is responsible for most of the construction and reception of people entering the municipality. The workers at the municipality will always offer you the best services and guidance as you may want as long as you can identify yourself. 

Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark and the primary seaport city of Denmark. This means that the maritime industry is well developed there, and you can always get access to fresh seafood if that is your delicacy. The city is located on the east coast of Jutland and is approximately three-hour if you have to drive from Copenhagen. 

If interested in adventure, excursion, and field visits in Aarhus, then you have so much to enjoy and like in the city. There are museums within walking distance, eateries, the port, and many other such attractions. 

Housing in Aarhus

You are a foreigner moving into Aarhus and wondering how and where to find proper housing? This is a typical concern, especially if you have children who need to settle, register in school, and get life going. Maybe you also need to settle and start on your job. Here is what you need to know. There are both student houses and family houses in Aarhus.

There are restrictions on the number of people who can live in the houses, so you must understand the tenancy agreement before signing it since it strictly binds one signed. Typically, you will need to pay rent and deposit the first time you enter your rented apartment.

Getting a rental apartment in Aarhus can be a hassle but there are housing portals that are linked to housing companies. You can always view the image and interior of a house before deciding whether to apply for it or not. The rent for a single student apartment may be as low as kr. 2500 in Aarhus while a good family house is averagely kr. 7000. 

Commuting/Mobility in Aarhus

There are a network of roads connecting every part of Aarhus to the other and even extending to areas outside the city. You can always drive your private car or use the public buses. You only need to have the commuter card to check-in and out of the intra-city buses or pay as you board. Having monthly transport subscriptions on the card is a good option since it allows you free mobility and control over how much spent commuting.

Education in Aarhus

Aarhus can be well described as a university city with a vibrant and youthful population. You can enroll for your higher education program of choice at the various educational institutions, including Aarhus University and Aarhus Technical College. 

If you have children between 0-6 years old, then you can always get the daycare charges in Aarhus. 

Shopping in Aarhus

Are you excited about shopping? Aarhus city is your city of choice for the best shopping experience. The city’s pedestrian high street and quarters each offer its vibe. You will surely enjoy the shopping malls and department stores that stock various Danish fashion and design. 

For affordable foodstuffs in Arhus, you can always walk into the supermarkets, including Fakta, Rema 1000, Aldi, Netto, and Lidl. These supermarkets also stock drinks and groceries, which you will find not only affordable but also in their very fresh conditions.  

Working in Aarhus

Just as in other parts of Denmark, you can always get full time and part-time in Aarhus city. There are both skilled and unskilled jobs for you with payments made on an hourly basis. Whether you are a university student or a newly arrived expatriate in need of full-time employment, be sure that Aarhus always has something for you to do.

There are various companies located within and around Aarhus city from where you can easily check out job opportunities. Some of the companies that quickly come to mind for anyone looking for a job in Asrhus is Tetra Pak packaging, Arla Foods, Vestas wind turbine solutions, Maersk Group for shipping, offshore operations, oil, energy, Uber, Expedia, Danske Bank (The Danske Bank Development Centre is based in Aarhus).

To make the job search lesser painful and a little faster, it pays to look at available job postings in Aarhus on various websites. The job advertisements are on career portals, including Jobs in Aarhus, Glassdoor, Indeed, The Hub (Start-up company vacancies). Job Index and Aarhus Kommune

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