Information for new students

This page contains important practical information for new students at VIA. 
It is very important that you read everything, since it is your own responsibility to find information about your programme start.

Information about your programme start

  • Once you have confirmed your study place

    Once you have confirmed your offered study place at the Admission portal you are ready to become a new student at VIA.

    Congratulations on your study place. We look forward to welcoming you.

    Please be aware that it may take up to eight days before you hear from us again by email once you have confirmed your study place.

    If you are to start your studies in February, you will hear from us in the beginning of December. No need to worry, if you do not hear from us right away. Everything is all right and we are currently processing all responses

  • Use your VIA ID

    Your VIA ID gives you access to Studynet. At Studynet you will find important information about your programme start.

    Why do I need my VIA ID?

    You need your VIA ID to log on to Studynet. At Studynet you will find important information about your programme start e.g. meeting times, introduction programmes, your timetable etc.

    How do I get my VIA ID?

    When you have been admitted to one of VIA's programmes, the next step is to complete VIA Start (start.via.dk). You will receive information from the study administration regarding this.

    When you have completed VIA Start, an email will be sent to you with your user name/VIA ID. 

    Your user name/VIA ID is autogenerated and consists of a number of digits. 

    Your user name/VIA ID is also a part of your VIAmail address followed by @via.dk Example: VIA ID = 123456 – VIA mail address = 123456@via.dk 

    Your password is the password which you created at VIA Start.

    Besides Studynet your VIA ID gives you access to a number of IT systems and services when you have completed VIA Start. Some of these systems are VIAmail, Itslearning (VIA's digital platform for teaching), OneDrive, download of Office programmes and much more. You can read more about these systems at VIA Studynet and Campus -> IT. 

  • Find important information about your programme at Studynet

    At Studynet you can find important information about your programme start. 

    Before you begin your programme, you can find important information on Studynet. 

    You can read about meeting times, introduction programmes, books, timetable etc. 

    In order to find this information you need to log on to Studynet. When you have logged on, click "Study Material" (in the submenu) – "New student information". 

    Studynet will be updated with new information several times before your programme start, so please make sure you stay informed. 

    How to get access to Studynet

    Log onto Studynet with your VIAmail address and the password which you created at VIA Start. The address for Studynet is: https://studienet.via.dk/sites/en  

    What is Studynet?

    Studynet is VIA’s primary communication channel for students. This is where you will find general information on exams, study guides, IT, the canteen, library, facilities on campus and much more.

    Your educational programme and campus will also share relevant news for students on Studynet.

  • When do my programme start and where can I find my timetable?

    Find information about your future programme at Studynet.

    The programmes at VIA have different dates of study start.

    See when to start at your programme 2018/2019 (pdf)

    All relevant information regarding your future programme can be found at Studynet.

    How to get access to Studynet

    Log onto Studynet with your VIAmail address and the password which you created at VIA Start. The address for Studynet is: https://studienet.via.dk/sites/en.  

  • Get access to your VIAmail

    We recommmend that you read your VIAmail everyday once your programme has started.

    In order to gain access to your VIAmail, you need to log onto http://post.via.dk with your VIAmail address and the password which you created at VIA Start. 

    You can also see your VIAmail and calendar at the front page of VIA Studynet.

  • Bring your own computer

    You need to bring your own computer while studying at VIA.

    Students at VIA need to bring their own computer. 

    You will need your computer at class and when writing assignments. If you are about to buy a new computer, we recommend that you wait until after you have started your programme. In this way it will be easier for you to make sure that your new computer has the needed capacity to run e.g. study-related software. 

    We recommend that you buy a laptop with a long battery life. 

    Please note as well that the technical programmes at VIA may have specific demands regarding hardware.

  • Help with IT

    We are ready to help you gain access to VIAs IT systems.

    If you need help to gain access to VIA's IT systems or if you have any questions regarding the above, you are welcome to contact us. 

    Send an email to viaservice@via.dk or in urgent cases please call +45 87 55 12 12. 

    You can contact us Monday to Friday from 07:30 a.m. until 03:30 p.m.

Practical information regarding your study

  • SU

    You can apply for SU one month before you begin your programme at the earliest.

    If you wish to apply for SU, please do so digitally. You can find all relevant information on SU on www.su.dk

    You can apply for SU one month before you begin your programme at the earliest.

  • Special educational assistance (SPS)

    If you are suffering from a physical or mental dysfunction you can apply for special educational assistance.

    Special educational assistance (Danish acronym SPS) is support intended to ensure that students suffering from a physical or mental dysfunction can get an education on an equal footing with others at VIA University College. 

    In order to apply for SPS, please contact the SPS-responsible at your campus in order to arrange for a meeting.

  • Change of address

    You do not need to contact us if you change your address.

    Change of address is registered automatically through the central national register. Accordingly, you do not need to contact us if you change your address.

  • If you begin after the first semester

    If you begin after the first semester, you will receive information directly from the local study administration.

    If you have transferred from another University or if you are registered at one of VIAs programmes which begins at another semester than the first semester, you will receive information directly from the local study administration. 

    We always recommend that you log on to Studynet and read the information available. 

    How to get acces to Studynet

    Log onto Studynet with your VIAmail address and the password which you created at VIA Start. The address for Studynet is: https://studienet.via.dk/sites/en.