Being an international student in Randers is not all work and no play. There are lots of opportunities for sports and leisure activities in the town itself and the surrounding area.
Whether you are looking for small specialist stores or larger department stores you will find it in Randers. Randers Storcenter, the largest shopping mall in town, is situated just next to Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences.
Sport and leisure
There are a wide range of sporting activities to enjoy in Randers. In and around town you can find facilities for football, aerobics, badminton, tennis, handball, swimming, shooting or motor cross, just to mention a few. A good way to meet the Danes is to enter one of the local sport clubs. Click here for
a map showing the local clubs & unions in Randers. Randers is situated on Denmark's largest river Gudenåen, so if you are into outdoor activities like angling, canoeing or walking in beautiful scenery, opportunities abound.
In the city centre you find a wide variety restaurants, cafes, and bars, most of them within walking distance of each other. Here you can enjoy a warm cappuccino, a cold draught beer, a fancy drink or hot live music – whatever suits your taste and budget. You can find more information about eating out and nightlife in Randers here
Music and arts
You will find a good choice of libraries, theatres, cinemas, museums and art galleries in Randers. Værket
, the old city power station, which has been transformed into a centre for the performing arts, is the place to go for opera, concerts, theatre plays and much more. The Randers Festival which takes place every year in early August, is a week filled with events and entertainment featuring all kinds of live music.
The most famous tourist attraction in Randers is the Rain Forest
where you can explore tropical plants and animals in the three domes representing Asia, Africa and South America. Other attractions include the Elvis Presley Museum
and the business and cultural centre Underværket.
Founded 700 years ago, Randers also has a well-preserved medieval town centre where you find several buildings and churches from the 15th and 16th centuries.
Randers is situated on the east coast of Denmark's main peninsula Jutland.
With good links by rail, road and air to Denmark and the rest of Europe, Randers is an easy place to travel to. Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences - is located on the outskirts of Randers close to several major roads, making it simple and convenient to get to the Academy.
Below you can get more directions on finding us and getting around in Randers:
is located just 40 minutes by car from Randers. One hour if you go by public transportation – you can take Bus Route 212 from Randers directly to the airport. Often it is possible to get very cheap tickets from Aarhus Airport to various European cities, e.g. London and Barcelona.
For overseas flights, the place to go is Copenhagen Airport
. The airport is Scandinavia's main airport and direct connections are available to a total of 132 destinations worldwide. Copenhagen Airport can be reached within four to five hours by train from Randers.
RAIL AND BUS
The public transport system in Denmark is well organized and efficient. Travelling costs are comparatively high, but you can save money by buying monthly tickets and often it is also possible to get youth or student discount.
There is an hourly train service between Randers and the other major cities in Denmark. A youth card called a DSB WildCard for people under 26 allows for up till 50% reduction on intercity trains. Seats can be reserved over the telephone (tel. 70 13 14 15) or the internet
and collected at the train station for a minimal charge.
The bus lines
There are also express bus lines running between Randers and a number of Danish cities. The bus lines 3, 4, 15, 115 and 118 all stop close to Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences. A ticket costs DKK 17.00 but it is possible to get a discount when buying a 10-ride ticket (DKK 115) or a card valid for one month (DKK 330), three months or one year. The bus stops are marked with the route number, a blue and/or yellow bus sign and a timetable. One-ride tickets are sold on the bus, 10-ride tickets are sold in a number of kiosks around Randers and the monthly cards are purchased at the Randers Central Bus Station (Dytmærsken 12, 8900 Randers, tel. 86 42 37 77).
You can plan your journey by Danish public transportation here.
The infrastructure in Denmark is highly developed and well signposted. The number of motorways, expressways and highways is large compared to the size of the country and the number of inhabitants. It is very easy to reach Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences by car. After leaving the highway E45 at exit 43 you will be there in just two minutes. You can find your route via GoogleMaps
There is a parking area next to the Academy. Parking lots around town can be found here
Information about driving in Denmark can be found on visitdenmark.dk
(click the menu TRANSPORT).
Going by taxi in Denmark is expensive. All Danish taxis have a taximeter which must be activated when starting and turned off upon arrival at the destination. Tariffs are fixed locally, but expect to pay at least a basic fare of DKK 19 + DKK 10 per kilometre. To book a taxi in Randers dial 87 11 30 30.
The bicycle is a popular means of transportation in Denmark. It is convenient and safe to get around by bike with a comprehensive network of bicycle lanes around the streets of Randers. You can buy cheap second hand bikes via the website www.dba.dk
(in Danish) You can buy a new bike in Kvickly in Randers Storcenter (a shopping mall next to the Academy) for around 1.500 DKK. You must use lights on the front and rear of your bike from dusk to dawn – if caught without light a fine will be issued.
Visiting our Academy
If you consider studying at Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences you are always welcome to visit us to find out more about our programmes, check out the facilities and meet some of our students. Please contact us at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
to make an appointment.
Arriving in Randers
Semester start for the AP Degree Programmes at Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences is the first week of September. As you will get lots of important information during the first week of your studies, be sure to arrive before semester start. We recommend that you arrive one week prior to semester start so you can get settled in Randers before classes begin. The International Office will be happy to assist you and answer any question you might have during the week before semester start.
As soon as you are in Randers you should contact our International Liaison Officer Nikolaj Zethner on the telephone: +45 87 11 44 00, via e-mail email@example.com
or in person at the Academy to let us know that you have arrived. Please note: If you arrive later than 14 days after study start you will not be accepted as a student at Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences.
On this page you can also find information about: International route planner
Please note: When you have found a place to live in Randers, please inform International Liaison Officer Nikolaj Zethner e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of our international students choose to live at the student dormitory Randers Kollegiegård. (URL). The dormitory is situated app. 8 km from Dania. There are several bus lines going downtown and direct bus connections to the Academy (bus line 4). If you arrive at Randers Railway Station, you can take bus line 2, 10 or 11 to Randers Central Bus Station and then change to line 6 that will take you directly to the dormitory.
The dormitory rooms are furnished, but you must bring your own sheets, covers or a sleeping bag. Furthermore, you should bring your own cutlery and china as well as pots and pans.
Rent costs Please visit Randers Kollegiegård website.
IMPORTANT: To get a room at the dormitory, please do the following:
- You apply for a room by filling in the online application form at the dormitory's website www.kollegiegaard.dk. Please note: It is not possible to get a room at the dormitory without prior reservation.
- You should apply for the room as soon as possible, no matter the status of your visa application.
- When you get the admission letter from Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences you must pay the administrative fee or deposit as soon as possible and no later than two weeks after receipt of the admission letter. When you have paid the relevant fees we can confirm to the dormitory that you will be a student at the Academy. If you do not pay all relevant fees to the Academy in due time, the dormitory cannot hold the room for you.
You must pay the first month's rent + 3 months' deposit to the dormitory two weeks before arrival at the latest. The final date for payment might be earlier depending on when you have applied – please contact the dormitory for further information. The payment must be made via an international bank transfer. To get the payment details, please contact the dormitory. If you do not pay the 1 month's rent + 3 months' deposit in due time your application for a room will be cancelled.
· As the dormitory Randers Kollegiegård is not owned by Dania, the Academy can not guarantee you a room – but if you follow the steps listed above, you are almost sure to get one.
· The above-mentioned rent may change without prior notice – please contact the dormitory for further information
OTHER HOUSING OPTIONS
If you prefer to live somewhere else than the student dormitory, you can find some suggestions on how to find housing on your own below.
Please notice that if you choose to live in privately rented accommodation the rent will typically be higher than at the student dormitory. You should expect to pay at least EUR 3-400 for a 2-room apartment (excluding additional costs like electricity, water, heating, and internet) + a deposit corresponding to 3 months' rent.
Some general advice when you are searching for an apartment:
- React promptly on relevant housing ads and get an appointment to see the apartment as soon as possible.
- When you rent a room or an apartment, you must according to Danish Law receive a lease contract that sets out the agreements made between you and the landlord.
- Dania offers to go through the lease contract that you receive together with you.
How to find an apartment There are many internet directories with ads for rooms and apartments, but most of them are in Danish only. In this document (pdf) you find some useful terms that can ease your search for accommodation. For more terms, buy a Danish-English dictionary or use the online dictionaries at www.freedict.com or www.dicts.info.
www.boligportalen.dk is the most comprehensive directory. To get full information about the ads posted, you need to register. This costs DDK 350 for two months.
• www.lejebolig.dk • www.lejebolig.net • www.bolig1.dk • www.findbolig.nu (English version available) • www.bohobro.dk • www.bolighit.dk (English version available)
Ads in newspapers You can also find ads for rooms and apartments in the newspapers. The Randers-based newspaper Randers Amtsavis has housing ads in the Wednesday and Saturday editions. There are also ads in local newspapers and in the newspapers you get for free around town.
If you do not find housing prior to your arrival in Randers, here are some suggestions for temporary housing possibilities:
Danhostel Randers (Hostel located just 10-minutes walk from Randers town centre) Gethersvej 1 DK-8900 Randers. email@example.com
Fladbro Camping (Campsite just 5 km. from the centre of Randers. Cabins on 10m2 containing 4 beds available) Hedevej 9, Fladbro DK-8900 Randers Telephone (+45) 86 42 93 61 Fax (+45) 86 42 93 61 www.fladbrocamping.dk firstname.lastname@example.org
You can get more information about hotels, camping sites, Bed & breakfast etc. at Randers Tourist Information:
Randers Turistbureau Tørvebryggen 12 8900 Randers Telephone (+45) 86 42 44 77 www.visitranders.com
Student dormitory Randers Kollegiegård Danhostel Randers Fladbro Camping Randers Tourist Information
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