So many young people decide to study in Aarhus, Denmark. Voted the happiest country in the world, this place has a lot to offer for international students.
Study in Aarhus, a place located on the site of an old Viking settlement on Denmark‘s Jutland Peninsula. Aarhus University is the largest and second oldest in the country, having been opened in 1928. Aarhus is a research university , features in the world’s top 100 university rankings and has an excellent reputation for its research work. In addition, it comes in the top 10 of the Times Higher Education list of the world’s most beautiful universities!
It is not only highly-rated for its academic work, but also acclaimed for its modern facilities, its partnerships with global research institutes, its multi-disciplinary approach and its innovative projects.
Can I study in English at Aarhus?
Yes, you can. The university offers over 60 courses which are taught in English across its 27 departments, but bear in mind that the majority of these courses are designed for postgraduates. At present, only the following courses are available for undergraduates:
- Cognitive Science
- Economics and Business Administration, BSc
- Economics and Business Administration, BSc
- Global Management and Manufacturing (GMM)
This may, of course, change from one year to the next, so keep an eye on the university website or ask Elab to get in touch when new courses are added.
What kind of research projects are carried out at Aarhus?
Every member of the staff is a researcher, so it would be virtually impossible to list all their interests and studies. However, Aarhus is well known for:
- the Aurora, a floating laboratory for biologists and ocean researchers
- the robotic telescope set up in Tenerife
- its Genome DK supercomputer
- the Greenland research station
- its collaborative work on food, the environment, health and agriculture, in cooperation with major international research centres.
If you want to be at the forefront of new discoveries , to learn in an informal, discursive and focussed atmosphere, where staff and students alike come together to share ideas and tackle problems, then Aarhus is the ideal choice.
Is Aarhus a good city to live in ?
Aarhus is smaller than Copenhagen and therefore has a more intimate and cosy feel to it, while losing none of the capital’s atmosphere and vibrancy. It is a university town, since 40,000 plus students from all over the world come here to study, with international applicants making up 12 per cent of the student community.
Aarhus is known as “the city of smiles” and has a strong food and cafe culture, a lively nightlife, good shopping and is swarming with the bicycles students use to get from one side of the city to the other.
Aarhus is walkable, but if you decide to live slightly out of the centre – and deeply dislike two-wheelers – then transport is efficient and regular. The botanical park at the heart of Aarhus is stunningly beautiful, and if you are interested in history, you can wander down to Den Gamle By, an unusual open-air museum in the old town, which has recreated Danish life throughout the centuries, or walk through the famous rainbow panorama rooftop installation at the Art Museum, to see Aarhus in all its colours and glory spread out at your feet. If you are a nature lover, there are forests and long, sandy beaches nearby, ideal for picnics and revision sessions in the summer months.
Does Aarhus have a central campus?
The university has a number of smaller campuses attached to various departments, but its main campus is an award-winning hub built around University Park, and protected by law for its aesthetic value and importance since 1993. Yellow-bricked buildings and sweeping lawns lead to the Students’ House, which organises events, road trips and social and cultural activities. Every Friday, Aarhus departments take it in turns to set up a Friday Bar. If music is your passion, the SPOT music festival which runs for eight days in early May every year attracts crowds from all over Denmark, and features 200 or so acts across every genre from rock to hip hop.
Is studying in Aarhus expensive?
EU students do not pay tuition fees and your major expense will therefore probably be accommodation. You should budget between 400 and 550 euros a month for a rented flatshare or room, and add the same again to cover living expenses such as bills, mobile phone, food, entertainment and transport. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about available places in halls of residence and help with finding rental properties. Aarhus Housing accesses over 800 rooms in the city, but there is no campus accommodation .
Contact Elab if you want to find out more about studying at Aarhus and student life in general in Denmark, or to check requirements, deadlines and the application process.