Aarhus University


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Aarhus University


Aarhus University (AU) is the largest and the second-oldest public university in all of Denmark. In 2012, Aarhus University merged with Aarhus School of Engineering to have a grand total of over 40,000 students enrolled.
Location: Aarhus, Denmark
Language of Instruction: EnglishDanish
Academic Disciplines: -Open to All Majors
Program Type: Semester or Academic Year

  • Study courses in English in the following faculties: Arts, Science & Technology, and Business & Social Science
  • Students may live in a single room or single apartments as well as in private accommodation
  • More than 1000 international exchange students attend AU each year for either one or both terms

Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark, and it is located along the east coast of the Jutland Peninsula. It is home to roughly 300,000 people, but it is estimated that Aarhus has around 850,000 inhabitants among its larger urban area. Aarhus was founded by a Viking settlement dating back to the 8th century, but today, Aarhus is known to be an economic and cultural center for Denmark with the largest trade and industry presence in the Peninsula. The area around Aarhus is partially covered with forests and lakes, and Aarhus sits on a bay.

The main university campus is situated in the northern part of the city, only a few kilometers from the city center.

Aarhus University is separated into four major academic areas that include: Arts, Science & Technology, Business & Social Science, and Health. A large number of courses in these faculties are offered in English, but there are some restrictions to taking classes in the Health discipline for undergraduate students. In addition, the Health faculty mainly teaches their courses in Danish. In addition, 59 of the 113 master's degree programs that AU offers are taught in English as of 2011. AU offers the following bachelor programs completely taught in English: Cognitive Science, Economics and Business Administration, Global Management and Manufacturing, and Marketing and Management Communication. You can also find other courses in English as well.

Courses available for undergraduate students are in the Arts, Science & Technology, and Business & Social Science disciplines with some classes available in the Health program. Usually, students enroll in 24-30 ECTS hours, which would be the equivalent semester course load at KU.

Catalog for courses taught in English at Aarhus University
Catalog for all courses at Aarhus University

MAUI-Utrecht students may live in single rooms or single apartments if indicated on the application. Private accommodations may be available as well.

SAGE is dedicated to creating international engagement opportunities that meet the needs of all our students and providing resources to support you through the process of studying abroad. Study abroad is achievable for students of all identities including our BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, and students with religious/non-religious viewpoints. Before selecting a program, consider how your identities may impact your experience abroad in unique ways and talk with your Program Coordinator about any program-specific concerns. Students with documented disabilities should discuss any accommodation needs with their Program Coordinator early in the planning process.

Check our Identity Abroad page and resources listed below for information specific to you and other students who may be on your program.

For more information regarding this MAUI-Utrecht program, please contact Jenna Hunter-Skidmore at jmhunter@ku.edu or stop by the Study Abroad & Global Engagement Info Center in 105 Lippincott.

You may also refer to the MAUI-Utrecht website for Aarhus University.