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Aarhus University

Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Language of instruction: English and Danish; knowledge of Danish is not required to study here
Terms: Fall semester (September-January) and Spring semester (February-June)
Part-time registration: Must register in minimum 25 ECTS per term to meet AU requirements.


  • Aarhus University is the second largest university in Denmark with 40,000 students
  • A green campus, often voted one of the most beautiful university campuses in the world
  • Safe, secure, and bike-friendly. Biking is the preferred method of transportation for students!
  • The people of Aarhus are closely connected to their university, as the campus is located in the centre of town
  • Aarhus is a young and vibrant university city known as Denmark's gastronomic capital  and with one of Denmark’s best music and entertainment scenes
  • Housing is much easier to find in Aarhus than in a major city like Copenhagen
  • Copenhagen is only three hours away by train


  •  In Denmark, services to students with disabilities is provided by a national special educational support program (SPS), as part of the Danish healthcare system. Unfortunately, exchange students are not covered by this program. This means that any service that costs money is not available for exchange students. Students needing those services will be required to pay for and/or arrange those services themselves.
  • Students who have been approved for academic accommodations for e.g. extended exam time can, however, apply to their AU Study Board to have those same accommodations apply at AU. They are advised to contact their AU academic coordinator, who will be able to assist them with all issues related to their studies at AU.
  • For more information, visit the AU support website.

Area of study

  • Aesthetics
  • Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Arab and Islamic Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Biology and Molecular Biology
  • Business, Business Communication
  • Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication
  • Comparative Religion and Theology
  • Computer Science
  • Education and Pedagogy
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Geoscience
  • History
  • Information and Media Studies
  • International and European Studies
  • Language and Culture
  • Linguistics and Literature
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Marketing
  • Nanoscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Semiotics
  • Sports Science.

Course catalogue

 See course catalogue filtered for courses taught in English and open to Exchange students. Be sure to add your year of study as the final filter!

Exchange credit history

See the exchange credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from the University of Aarhus. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.


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