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Aarhus School of Architecture ARC EXC
Aarhus, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2)
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Program Details:
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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Danish, English
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Agreement Scope:
Architecture, Design and Planning
Program Description:
Program Description:


Aarhus School of Architecture

Location: Aarhus
Year established: 1965
Student population: 800
The Aarhus School of Architecture aims to educate architects who can develop the physical environment of the future by engaging with society. Located in Aarhus, the one of the world’s great design cities, the School treats students like working architects – rather than going to classes and lectures, you’ll be expected to work as if you were employed in an architecture or design company.
Project work is carried out with teachers and fellow students in first-rate workshop failities. When you come here, you’ll be given a key so you can come and go as you please, with a drawing board and internet access.
Unique characteristics
Education is project-oriented and trains students in a wide range of architectural skills. There is an emphasis on inter-disciplinary cooperation and fosters and the School fosters an international environment. Students develop the professional methods of the architecture profession.
Aarhus is has the largest student community of any city in Denmark, giving it a young and vibrant atmosphere. It’s famous for its art and design and has the highest concentration of architectural practices in the world. It’s Denmark’s second largest city and there are museums, festivals and good eateries to enjoy.

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university.

Subject Area/s: Architecture

Please note: Aarhus School of Architecture only offers an Independent Research Semester that is not individually graded or examined. Each semester project weights 30 ECTS (Sydney equiv of 24cp). 

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Autumn: Late August - mid January
Spring: Late January - mid June

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
A – 12
B – 10
C – 7
D – 4
E – 02
Fx – 00
F – -3

More information on the host university's grading system.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English and Danish. 

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What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Housing options are offered by the host university.

Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas. 

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

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Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access to the University’s calendar available closer to the start of the academic year.

Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
Student Assistance Counselling provides services and assistance to exchange students.
Information from the host university.
Information from the Embassy of Denmark in Australia.

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Student Experiences

Aarhus School of Architecture
Andrew Hogan
Masters of Architecture, Semester 1, 2016
Host City Highlights
Le Coq, ARoS, Mosgaard Museum.

Uni Life
It's a university town so there are a lot of students. The school of architecture is its own institution with a VERY tight knit community. Imagine Sydney Designer Drinks every day.
Way more contact hours than at Sydney, worked in studio everyday but because of this I didn't work overtime much.

I mainly cooked with friends, food is cheap if you get into dumpster diving which quite a few of us did.
I stayed in an apartment in the centre of town and it was great. Student accommodation in the outside of town looks good too.
Money Matters
If you go cheap you can survive on the money you get from Centrelink and the scholarship.
Getting Around
You can buy a bicycle at the beginning and it's all you'll need! So many fun bike rides.
Copenhagen is great to travel to. It's just a skip and jump from the amazing destinations in Scandinavia and Europe though, perfect place for a home base.
Top Tips
Take it easy and enjoy the culture!


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