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Aarhus University

Aarhus University is a young, modern university established in 1928. It has grown to become a leading public research university with international reach covering the entire research spectrum. Aarhus University plays a decisive – and essential – role at the hub of the city of Aarhus. The city has a reputation for education and training – a brand that extends well beyond the borders of Denmark. It is a lively, modern university, which collaborates with the business community, with cultural centers, and with other universities throughout the world.

Aarhus University is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top universities. Teaching is done by active researchers. Interaction and dialogue between lecturers and students are considered central to the learning experience. Denmark was ranked as one of the world’s top five national higher education providers in the 2012 Universities 21 Ranking. More than 10 per cent of AU students are international, representing over 100 nationalities. Aarhus University offers 67 complete degree programs in English at Bachelor and Master’s level. All PhD programs are in English.

Number of MAUI/AEN students you can accept during 2014/15.

2 students per semester

Contact person for incoming students

Charlotte Skov Kristensen
International Coordinator
International Centre
Høegh-Guldbergsgade 4
8000 Aarhus C
Phone: 87152548

Contact person for outgoing students

International Centre
Høegh-Guldbergsgade 4
8000 Aarhus C
Phone: 87150220

General University Website

International Office/Website for Incoming Students

Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students

Most courses taught in English are at master level.

Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English

Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Business - Accounting
Business - Business Administration
Business - Finance
Business - Information Systems
Business - Information Systems
Business - International Business
Business - Logistics & Operations Management
Business - Management
Business - Marketing
Computer Science
East Asian Studies
Engineering - Electrical Engineering
Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Film Studies
International Relations
Media Studies
Modern European Studies
Political Science
Pre-Law or Law


Are graduate areas open for exchange?



Areas of study open to graduate exchange students

Arts, Business and Social Sciences, Science and Technology

Open graduate areas of study taught in English

Most courses taught in English are at master level.

Can advanced undergraduate exchange students take graduate level courses?



Can graduate students take undergraduate level courses?



Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between exchange departments or faculties


Areas of study not available to MAUI/AEN students

The areas of Medicine and Odontology don’t offer courses in English

Websites for course offerings

Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?


Orientation session(s) for incoming students

Orientation is mandatory and free of charge. Dates can be found here:
During orientation days social activities are offered, fees could apply to participation in these.

Academic Calendar

Examination period(s)

Fall semester: December and January
Spring semester: May and June
Please note that exam periods might vary within main areas and departments
The main area of Science and Technology run their classes in quarters (not semesters. Further information on teaching and exams in Science and Technology can be found on the website of the department that the students consider joining.

If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?

This varies between departments.

Application deadline for each term

Fall 2014: 1st May 2014
Spring 2015: 1st November 2014
For a smoother process partners are kindly asked that nominated students only apply once the IC Incoming Team calls for applications. Partners and nominated students will be emailed with application instructions once the online application system opens.

Application website.

How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduates versus graduates?

There is no difference in the application processes for undergraduates and graduates

Course registration deadline

This varies between departments. Accepted students will receive further information.

Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

This varies between departments

Are prior arrangements needed to secure a visa before arrival in country?

Yes for non-EU citizens

No for EU citizens

Language Requirements

Proficiency in English or Danish depending on the courses chosen. Exchange students at AU are expected to have English language qualifications comparable to for example TOEFL test results of at least 560 (paper based test) or 83 (internet based test). IELTS test with a minimum score of 6.5 points

Language test certificate required?


Preparatory language course for incoming students?

No However, free Danish courses are available upon arrival

Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange

To be registered as a full-time student at Aarhus University students must enroll in 30 ECTS each semester

Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

Yes Students apply as part of the online application for exchange.

Housing options

Student Residences, Shared facilities houses, subletting. For further information please see:

Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?

Students apply as part of the online application for exchange.

Is housing available between breaks in the term?


Is there a campus meal plan?


Total cost estimates per month in Euro
(broken down below)

Living expenses for the average student in Aarhus are estimated at DKK 5,000 per month, including travel expenses. For further information please see:







-Local Transportation


-Health Insurance

(please indicate and specify any mandatory additional fees)

Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?


Are health facilities available at the university?

Students choose/are assigned a General Practitioner when they apply for their Danish Central Person Register (CPR) card. Students who haven’t yet received their CPR-card can be taken to a GP close to the International Centre

Are internships available?


Are student jobs available/allowed?


Last updated

13th December 2013 Rikke Hougaard Sørensen