Aarhus University


Aarhus University is a universitywide partner in Aarhus, Denmark.

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Academic calendar

Semester I: late August - late January
Semester II: late January - late June

Orientation generally commences late August for Semester I and late January for Semester II.

Exams take place mid December - late January for Semester I and mid May - late June for Semester II.


GPA (Average Grade)

There is no GPA requirement for this destination.

English Language Requirement

  • Proficiency in English or Danish depending on the courses chosen. Consult the webpage for further information.


  • Students must have studied for a minimum of one year.
  • Students have to obtain at least 30 EC per semester.
Areas of study open to exchange students

All areas of study. Generally, students can choose courses from one faculty only, and most faculties allow students to choose courses from one department only.

Please check the requirements page. You are advised to only take courses related to your own field of study, as admission is quite strict at Aarhus University. Most programmes require that you have taken 60-90 EC in that field already.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

English or Danish

Housing assistance

Yes, please see the website on housing or see the Housing FAQ. Aarhus university provides support to exchange students looking for on-campus accommodation.

Estimated living costs per month

Average living costs are around €1000 per month (Estimate from 2023).

More detailed information about costs and expenses


Normal study load per term: 30 ECTS. This is around 3 or 4 courses.

Number of places available

6 places per year.


Selection was necessary in the past few years.

You are advised not to place this exchange destination as a second or third choice


If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia, Latin America & Middle East

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen
E-mail: region1@uu.nl

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden
E-mail: region2@uu.nl

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen
E-mail: region3@uu.nl

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona


Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten
E-mail: region4@uu.nl

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General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan
Email: exchange@uu.nl

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to erasmus@uu.nl

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00 - NOT AVAILABLE: 15 July – 15 August 2024

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.