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Aarhus Universitet EXC
Aarhus, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
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Semester 2,
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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Aarhus Universitet

: Aarhus, Denmark
Year established: 1928
Student population: 44,500 (4,000 international)
Aarhus Universitet (AU) is academically diverse and boasts several world-class research fields. It’s an international university, with about 10 per cent of its students coming from overseas. Student life is easy here – Denmark is a safe, clean country where most people speak excellent English.

As one of the world’s best universities, teaching at AU meets the highest quality standards. Many of the teachers are also researchers and all programs are deeply rooted in research. AU is an entrepreneurial university that works with the business community to develop students’ competencies.

Unique characteristics
A young, modern university, AU is recognised internationally for the quality of its research and education. Its main academic areas are Arts, Science and Technology, Health Sciences and the School of Business and Social Sciences. Its main campus is situated around the University Park, which is popular with students for leisure as well as studying, while the vibrant life of the city centre is only a few minutes away.

As Denmark’s second city, Aarhus offers many of the charms of Copenhagen but in a more relaxed atmosphere. It has a large student population, with several festivals through the year, and offers some excellent museums and restaurants amid the parks and cobbled streets. 


Academic Information

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

Subject Area/s

Agriculture and Environment

Communications and Culture

Arts and Social Sciences

Business School

Education and Social Work

 Engineering and Information Technologies

Exclusions: Architecture, Design and Planning

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms

Autumn: Late August - mid January
Spring: Late January - mid June

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
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. Make sure to remind your Exchange Coordinator at Aarhus University to send your transcript to your USyd Exchange Adviser. 

Denmark Aarhus


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English and Danish. 
Students may take Danish language classes

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What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city. Check out the top attractions in Aarhus!

Housing options are offered by the AU Housing Service.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas. 

Students are required to obtain insurance valid during their stay as exchange students.

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Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
A mandatory AU Intro Days programme is organised by the International Centre in cooperation with Studenterhus Aarhus, usually before or during the first weeks of each semester start. The AU Intro Days are designed to give new international students an introduction to Aarhus University and to the city of Aarhus. The programme offers guidance on academic culture and living in Denmark together with social activities to allow students to get to know each other and their surroundings. In addition, each faculty also has a day that introduces students to study groups, tutors, their department and more.

Support Services 
The International Office provides services to international students, including support services for students with disabilities or function impairments, and students can also access a support portal.
Information from the host university.
Information from the Embassy of Denmark in Australia.

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Student Experiences

Melanie Li
Bachelor of Commerce, Semester 1, 2018

Host City Highlights
ARoS Museum is a must. It's a small city so everything around 15min walk centred by ARoS(almost in the city centre) are worth exploring.

Uni Life
Aarhus is the youngest city in Denmark with most of its population as students. It is full of energy, ideas and new experience. I get to know local students and other international students on various events hosted by the university and also on class.

I had all tutorials in weekdays from 9am-3pm during my two-week short term winter school in Jan, 2018. Everyday was half of one-way delivering and half of group and open discussion. The marking system is different in Denmark so understanding how to get a better grade is important.
COLD. There was no hot food, or microwave in the canteen even if its winter. So having a big breakfast is essential. For eating out, a street at the right hand side of the central station  [if you are facing (opposite)of the station]  is a good place to go.  I recommend leaving most of the food budget for visiting Copenhagen.

I lived in an AirBnB for 2 weeks with one friend in a twin room. Danish people are passionate about life so their homes are warm, clean and well-decorated. My host also gave me lots of advice for local life, culture and nice place to eat.

Money Matters 
About 120% my budget in Syd. I booked the housing as soon as I got the offer. Goods are actually less expensive compared to Syd, but service such as eating out cost almost the same as Syd(tips are included in the price).
Getting Around 
Bus and bike for inner city transport. Pretty small city so less frequent bus. I mostly got a bike or just enjoy walking.

Top Tips
VisitDenmark is the official tourist website, you can also find VisitCopendagen, VisitÅrhus,etc. Warm and comfortable shoes in winter. Jump on the train to any other cities whenever you want to. And.. make sure you use cutlery every time you eat, even if its a burger:)

Aarhus Christine
Read more student testimonials and experiences at Aarhus University! 

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