About Aarhus University

Aarhus University (AU) is comprehensive research university with a strong focus on high quality research and education. This focus ensures that the university consistently places among the best universities worldwide, ranking at number 69 (Shanghai ARWU) and 106 (Times Higher Education) in 2020.

Aarhus University offers 50+ complete programmes in English at Bachelor and Master’s level. Programmes are within business, social sciences, communication, humanities, natural sciences, engineering and agricultural sciences. Furthermore, all PhD programmes are in English – and PhD programmes are within computer science, business, social sciences, communication, humanities, education, natural sciences, engineering and agricultural sciences and health sciences. 

The main campus is located in the city of Aarhus in Denmark, which is part of Scandinavia. Aarhus is located just three hours west of Copenhagen and is the second largest city in Denmark.

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What students think about Aarhus University

    Sagar from India studying Mechanical Engineering

    Testimonial from Sagar from India studying Mechanical Engineering, student at Aarhus University

    "It's very easy to work in English in Denmark. Everyone understands it and can talk in English. I also think that the culture is very interesting. Quite unique in fact. There’s a lot of focus on the potential of the individual, and there’s a lot of openness. Denmark has a very flat hierarchy, and that’s rare. I've never experienced this flat hierarchy before, so actually it was something of a culture shock. And it permeates everything – even on the programme. It's very positive, it's not like the lecturer just arrives, teaches, and goes. There’s interaction, and you’re encouraged to discuss and have an opinion. The professors are genuinely interested in hearing your own opinion about things; even the simplest questions are given respect and are discussed until every aspect is clear to us.”

    Anita from Croatia studying Civil and Architectural Engineering

    Testimonial from Anita from Croatia studying Civil and Architectural Engineering, student at Aarhus University

    "It was weird to live here at first. You had to get used to so many new things. But there were a lot of social events, especially during the first week, and everything was organised for us. I met a lot of Danish and international students, and even some from my own country. It was great, and it helped in the beginning, when you feel that you’re completely alone with so many things. I like Aarhus. It's a big city, but it’s also a small town. It’s exactly the right size, I think, to feel at home and comfortable and yet to have all the opportunities you need and want. And I really like the fact that the university is right in the middle of the city."

    Angelo from Italy studying Computer Science

    Testimonial from Angelo from Italy studying Computer Science, student at Aarhus University

    "What really makes Aarhus University unique is the study environment. The lecturers are very open to discuss their subjects during lectures, but they are also available at other times - sometimes you can discuss with them during the local Friday Bar. Most of the programmes facilitate and foster teamwork, which is so much more fun and closer to the actual working environments. Last, but not least important, you have 24/7 access to facilities, including libraries, study rooms, etc., if you want to go the extra mile."

Location of Aarhus University

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Courses at Aarhus University

There are 58 courses listed from Aarhus University. These are displayed below in alphabetical order:

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Aarhus University

Aarhus University administers a limited number of scholarships financed by the Danish state for highly qualified non-EU/EEA/Swiss applicants admitted to two-year Master’s degree programmes.

Accommodation Information for Students

AU Housing helps international students, PhD-students and staff with finding accommodation in relation with enrollment or employment at AU. AU Housing has access to about 800 rooms/flats in Aarhus, Herning and Emdrup.

Facts about Aarhus University

  • Year institution founded: 1928
  • Total enrolled: 33020
  • Men to women ratio: 49/51
  • Number of academic staff: 4893
  • Number of Professors: 2474

Methods of assessment at Aarhus University

Assessments have three main functions at Aarhus University

  • To support student learning by
  • To judge the quality of student achievements by assigning grades/marks
  • To satisfy the needs or demands of accountability of the course module or programme in relation to external partners

Aarhus University use various methods of assessment. You can find the method of assessment for each course in the course catalogue.

Aarhus University International Links

There are many good reasons to study at Aarhus University. A great work-life balance and favorable tuition fees are just some of the perks. Here you can find even more reasons.

Denmark is widely cited as one of the world’s most liveable places and according to the OECD it has the world’s highest level of income equality. Learn more about the Danish way of living and the famous hygge here.

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