Aarhus University

Area of Study Arts and Humanities, Biology, Business, Education, Engineering, Environment and Geoscience, Information Technology, Languages, Law, Marine Science, Politics, Psychology, Science
Course Language(s) English, Danish
Average Credit Load 30 ECTS
Semester dates Spring January - June
Autumn August - January

About the University

Established in 1928 on the initiative of local citizens, the university is a relatively young institution. Today, Aarhus University (AU) is a globally oriented, academically diverse and research intensive university with four facilities: Arts, Aarhus BSS, Health and Science and Technology. AU is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top universities. Around 10 percent of the universities 40,000 students are international.


Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus is one of the safest cities in the world, while Denmark is widely cited as one of the world’s most liveable places. Danes are consistently ranked as some of the best non-native English speaker in the world. Known as the country of “the happiest people in the world” with numerous international studies placing Danish inhabitants at the top of happiness and general satisfaction rankings. This apparent satisfaction with life is often credited to 'soft factors' – culture, leisure time and family life - as opposed to 'hard values' such as money or material wealth.

Exchange information

Courses available

For more information on English taught courses, visit the Aarhus Uni website.


Exchange students can apply for housing in Aarhus via AU Housing. AU Housing disposes of about 800 rooms in different dorms and shared facilities houses. In dorms you MUST be a student (postdocs and other staff are not allowed in dorms (except Teknolog and Vennelyst). If you want to live in the city center or close to campus, you should NOT apply for housing via AU Housing, but instead find a room at the private market.

Cost of living

The standard of living in Denmark is high, and the economy performs above the European average. Accommodation, food, transport and leisure are relatively expensive compared to other countries. Depending on your lifestyle, you will need between DKK 7,000-10,000 per month to cover your living expenses, see current exchange rates.

Visa requirements

Along with the letter of admission UCPH will send the ST1 application form for a residence permit for studies in Denmark. Read more about residence permits for Denmark.

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