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Aarhus University

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Description of Aarhus University

  • Year of foundation: 1928
  • Location: Denmark
  • Language of instruction: Danish
  • Number of students: 43566 people
  • Age of students: 17+ years.
  • Type of study: State University.

Aarhus University was founded in 1928 and today is one of the world's top universities in several areas of research. The university is one of the 10 best educational institutions in the world, founded over the past 100 years, has a long tradition of partnership with prestigious research institutes and university networks. Through cooperation with the authorities and the business community, Aarhus pays great attention to social development, seeks to contribute to the solution of complex global problems. The university combines the high professionalism of researchers, the study of various disciplines, interdisciplinary communication. The research work is carried out in close contact with the outside world, creating the basis for the competitiveness of the university at the international level.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Aarhus University

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All year round
from 8000.00 € / year
from 8000.00 € / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 8000.00 € / year
from 8000.00 € / year
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

AU Housing offers the following housing types:

  • Single room (dormitory) - shared bathroom, shared kitchen
  • Single Room (Shared House) - Shared Bathroom, Shared Kitchen
  • Single room with private bathroom, shared kitchen
  • Single room in a two-room apartment - bathroom, separate kitchen
  • Studio apartment - separate room with kitchen, bathroom
  • One-bedroom apartment - bedroom, living room with kitchen, bathroom.

Most of the rooms allocated through AU Housing are located 30 minutes from campus. Living in a residence provides an opportunity to communicate with peers, provides a strong network for growth, learning. Some residences provide housing mainly to Danish students, others to foreign ones.

The cost of living in Aarhus University:

  • Room for one in residence - 1998 DKK
  • Deposit - 5769 DKK
  • Single room in a shared house - 2650-3450 DKK
  • Deposit - 6400 DKK.

Activities Aarhus University

Aarhus is often considered the best place to study in Denmark. Pupils quickly get from one end of the city to another. The advantage of studying in Aarhus is the location close to everything that may be of interest to a modern student. Popular walking places:

  • Riis Forest Forest Park
  • Beach Den Permanente
  • Deer park
  • Sandy beach Moesgaard Beach
  • The new part of the city "Aarhus East"
  • City Parks
  • Marselisborg Forest
  • Bellevue Beach
  • Outdoor fitness park
  • Lake Brabrand Lake.


  • AU programs are based on research and integrated with them, developed in close collaboration with customers, research staff and students.
  • Graduates are the most important contribution of Aarhus University to society. The university has more than 6,500 researchers (3,900 full-time employees), including about 1,800 graduate students.
  • This is the first university in Denmark, which opened a set of PhD programs and even allows you to enroll in it before obtaining a master's degree. The development of research talents is a priority social task of the university.
  • Aarhus University offers a comprehensive continuing education program providing education for many social groups. He occupies a unique position as a provider of research recommendations for government agencies - institutions dealing with the environment, energy, agriculture, food industry, forensic medicine. The university collaborates with government services at the University Hospital of Aarhus.

Facilities and equipment at Aarhus University

The university has unique equipment, laboratories, technical equipment, sports facilities. The most interesting objects:

  • Antikmuseet is a university museum dedicated to the study, promotion of art, culture of ancient Greece and Italy.
  • The Ole Romer Observatory is open to the public from October to May - each month it offers about 15 free views.
  • Botanical garden and greenhouses - one of the largest parks in the city with unique herbs and trees. Greenhouses form the climate of 4 different climatic zones, they grow flowers, impressive plants.
  • The Steno Museum will provide an insight into human relationships with nature and science. It also has a planetarium.
  • The Museum of Natural History is the country's second largest museum in terms of both the size of its collections and the space occupied.
  • The Museum of Mesgard - the Museum of Archeology and Ethnography is located in the estate of Mesgard in the forests (approximately 10 km south of the center of Aarhus).
  • The old town recreates the atmosphere of the times of H.-K. Anderson.

Admission dates and extra charges

Tuition Aarhus University

  • Undergraduate - from 8000 € / g.
  • Graduate - from 8000 € / g.

Entry requirements, how to apply, what is required to enrol

High school graduation documents:

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • A diploma of American higher education combined with at least one year of study at the university, college, or 3 advanced placement exams
  • Most non-European high school degrees combined with one year of university / college education
  • IGCE assigned by a recognized institution such as Pearson, Cambridge (subjects accepted at AS level are comparable to level B in Denmark, while subjects accepted at level A are comparable to level A in Denmark)
  • Advanced Placement Tests (AP test), approved by the College Board.

All undergraduate programs at Aarhus University are taught in English or Danish. Students need proof of English proficiency:

  • TOEFL - from 560 (on paper), 83 (Internet version)
  • IELTS - from 6.5 points
  • Cambridge ESOL in English - from 180 points on the Cambridge scale
  • Certified CEFR.

The Danish language test should be successfully completed with the 2nd grade in each discipline. Candidates in the field of medicine and odontology must pass an educational test with a score of 7 for each discipline.

Scholarships Aarhus University

Aarhus University manages four scholarship programs funded by the state for highly qualified candidates from non-EU, EEA, Switzerland countries and admitted to two-year magistracy programs. Aarhus University also collaborates with a small number of countries on selected national scholarship programs.

Four faculties will set their individual conditions based on geographical or other priorities:

  • Art - priority will be given to candidates with excellent academic qualifications.
  • Business and social sciences - the advantages of students with excellent academic qualifications.
  • Science and Technology - Scholarships are awarded to candidates with excellent academic qualifications.
  • Health - information will be available later.

Russian applicants entering Aarhus University as graduate students in certain subject areas may be able to apply for scholarships under the Russian federal “Global Education Program” (GEP).

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  • Student supervision

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Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- 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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