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Aalborg Universitet

Address: Fredrik Bajers Vej 5, 9100 Aalborg, Denmark

Description Aalborg Universitet

• Foundation: 1974

• Abbreviation: AAU

• Status: state

• Location: Aalborg, Northern Jutland, Denmark

• Age: from 18 years

• Accommodation: residence

• Language of instruction: Danish, English.

Aalborg University opened in 1974, first as the Aalborg University Center, only 20 years later it received its current name. At the opening of the University Center was attended by the Danish Queen Margrethe II.

Later, the university included other Danish universities (Esbjerg College of Engineering, Copenhagen College of Engineering) and the NOVI Science Park Research Center. Thus formed 3 campuses - in Aalborg, Copenhagen and Esbjerg.

The main specialization of the university was engineering, computer technology and the humanities. In 2010, Aalborg Universitet opened a new direction - the Faculty of Medicine.

• 19000 students

• 2700 foreign students

• 2100 teachers and researchers

• 5 faculties

• 3 campuses.

The main areas of study:

• Engineering technology

• Digital technology

• Social sciencies

• Design

• Humanitarian sciences

• Medicine.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Aalborg Universitet

Program name


• Beginning of the school year: September, March

• Language of instruction: Danish, English

• Age: 18+

• Duration of study: 3-4 years.

Popular programs:

• Applied Philosophy

• Industrial electronics

• Architecture and design

• Biotechnology

• Urban, energy and environmental planning

• Sustainable Energy Technologies

• Chemical Engineering

• English

• Global business systems

• International business communication (in English)

• Interactive digital media

• Music therapy

• Nanotechnology.


• Beginning of the school year: September, March

• Language of instruction: Danish, English

• Age: 21+

• Duration of study: 2 years.

Popular programs:

• Advanced power electronics

• Medical biotechnology (English)

• Construction management (civil engineer)

• Oil and gas technology (English)

• Chinese regional studies (English)

• Global gender studies

• Global refugee research.

Graduate school

  • Beginning of the school year: September, March
  • Language of instruction: Danish, English
  • Age: 22+
  • Duration of study: 1-2 years.

Popular programs:

• Architecture (English)

• Environmental Science (English)

• Industrial Design

• Management and informatics in construction

• Risk and security management.

Accommodation, housing and food

Aalborg Universitet students are accommodated in campus dormitories: the cost of living is from $ 350 per month, meals - from $ 480 per month.


  • Aalborg University ranks 400th in the global university education quality rating
  • It has its own research centers where studies are conducted in all areas of study
  • Curricula are constantly adjusted in accordance with the requirements of modern enterprises and organizations
  • Education and student research are based on real unresolved problems of industry, healthcare and other areas (this is called the “Aalborg model”)
  • University teachers have practical experience in their field of economics
  • The latest technical equipment for classrooms and laboratories
  • Scientific cooperation and student exchange agreements with universities in Finland, Sweden, Spain, Lithuania, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal
  • The scientific potential of Aalborg Universitet is so great that they open new research centers in other countries: China, India, Indonesia
  • Aalborg University - one of the leaders in innovation programs and interdisciplinary research in Europe
  • The international focus of many educational programs
  • Geographical location: Aalborg - a medieval European city located on the banks of the Lim Fjord.

Equipment Aalborg Universitet

Aalborg Universitet has 3 campuses: in Aalborg, Copenhagen and Esbjerg.

Classrooms are equipped with the latest technology: modern laboratory equipment and personnel are aimed at interdisciplinary research, creating the possibility of innovative solutions.

The main campus is located in Aalborg, where most of the departments and departments of the university are located:

  • Department of Architecture and Media Technology
  • Department of Construction, City and the Environment
  • Department of Electrical Systems
  • Department of Energy Technology
  • Department of Chemistry and Natural Sciences
  • Department of Medical Technology and Health
  • Department of Communication and Psychology
  • Department of Culture and Education
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Department of Materials and Production
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Planning and others.

In addition, it houses a library, various services (IT, communication, student), a hostel, sports facilities, cafes, places for students to relax, a public works center.

On the campus of Esbjerg there are classrooms and laboratories of departments related to the study of technology:

  • Energetics
  • Chemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Oil and gas technology
  • Construction
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electronics
  • Risk management.

The Copenhagen campus is associated with the study of the humanities and social sciences, IT engineering, construction and geodetic technologies, as well as hospitality technologies. The campus of Aalborg Universitet in Copenhagen is famous for being located in the former commercial buildings of Nokia in the southern port of the city. The buildings were completely converted for study and student life. In addition to university buildings, the State Construction Research Institute and several companies working closely with Aalborg University are located on the campus.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year is divided into 2 semesters, admission takes place 2 times a year - in September and March. The registration fee is $ 105: for those who enter the university, the fee is returned to the same card with which payment was made.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  1. Documents on secondary education must be Danish in content: the selection committee for copies and translation into English uploaded to determines this conformity
  2. If the selection committee finds the documents inappropriate, you will have to pass the Danish final exams
  3. Depending on the chosen specialty, the university may require a certain level of grades (A, B or C) in core subjects
  4. To study in English, English certificates with high results are required: IELTS Academic. - 6.5, TOEFL IBT - 85, CPE - 180, CAE - 180, copies of certificates (not older than 2 years) are sent to the website
  5. To study in Danish, you need to pass the Studieprøven test of Danish as a second language or Danish at level A.

Scholarships Aalborg Universitet

Foreign students have the opportunity to receive financial assistance if they study in Danish.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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