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Acknowledgement Email

After the application deadline you will receive an acknowledgement email, which also includes a guide on how to set up an account at Aarhus University’s self-service system (mit.au.dk). You can also download the guide here: How to activate your account on mit.au.dk. With this access you can go to our website and follow the process of your application. You can also use the self-service system on 28 July to see if you have been offered a student place, and to accept or decline the student place.

The acknowledgement email gives you the opportunity to contact the university within a specific deadline, if you disagree or suspect any errors or have any questions regarding the process of your application. It is therefore important that you read the acknowledgement email or that you have authorised someone to look after your interests regarding your application (power of attorney) do so for you. You as an applicant must inform the Admissions Office of any corrections or concerns regarding the process of your application. This ensures that your application is processed correctly.    

Letter of Admission

On 28 July, if you have a Danish CPR-number, you will receive feedback to your applications in your e-Boks. It is mandatory to receive digital mail from public authorities, including the university, and it is your own responsibility to check your e-Boks.

Please note that e-Boks is only possible if you have a Danish CPR-number and “NemID”. If you do not have a Danish CPR number, you will receive a letter of admission or a letter of rejection on 28 July. However, from 28 July at 00.05 it is also possible to check on our self-service system whether or not you have been offered a student place - and accept or decline a possible offer.

Regardless of how many programmes you have applied for, you will only receive one answer.

Confirmation of student place

Important: You must accept the student place at the self-service system no later than 3 August. 

  • If you do not accept your admission within the deadline, you forfeit your place.
  • If you decline the place prior to the expiry date, it does not count as an admission and the place can be offered to an applicant on the standby list.

Standby Letter

If you have applied for standby and are offered a standby place you will receive a standby letter in your e-boks on 28 July (provided you have a Danish CPR number). If you have been given a standby place (received a standby letter), you will be on standby for a possible vacant student place in the programme until the middle of August. You do not need to confirm that you wish to accept the standby place given to you in the standby letter. Confirmation of a student place is only necessary and possible if you receive an actual admission letter. Before you can receive an actual admission letter a number of admitted students need to decline their offered study place or drop out so a vacant student place can occur.

From the start most programmes are overbooked, which means that the university admits a few more applicants than there are study places. Study places only become vacant when the number of applicants, corresponding to the overbooking, decline their offered study place or drop out. The university can subsequently offer these study places to applicants from the standby list. If you are given a standby place (receive a standby letter) and you are not offered a student place in August, you are given an assurance of admission the following year instead. You will receive a letter of assurance from Aarhus University in September. Please note that even though you have a letter of assurance you will still have to fulfil the admission requirements and apply for enrolment.

Letter of Rejection

If you are not offered enrolment to any of the degree programmes you have applied for, you will receive a letter of rejection from the Coordinated Enrolment System (KOT). This means you do not receive a letter of rejection from Aarhus University or from any of the other educational institutions you have applied to. Along with your letter of rejection, you will receive an offer about counselling and a list of vacant places to other programmes that you can apply for immediately after 28 July.

The offer about counselling applies to everyone considering applying to Aarhus University – either for a vacant place or for the following year – and who is interested in finding out more about the admission system and the regulations. You can get more information about counselling for rejected applicants at the Information Centre.

View our list of important dates in the application process

Study start

Bachelor's degree programmes commence in late August or primo September. 

Medicine and the Bachelor’s programmes of Engineering have study start both August/September and January/February. The admission process and deadlines are however the same regardless of summer or winter start. 

Welcome to new students

In the beginning of August you will be able to see the starting date for first-year degree programmes on our website. There will also be details about AU intro days, the location of your degree programme, how to get in touch with the relevant department as well as practical matters regarding housing, arriving in Aarhus, etc.

The material you need to commence your studies is sent from the department during August (or January if applicable).

Medicine summer/winter start

In case there are more students admitted to summer start than there are available student places, we will move the youngest to winter start.

Language programmes with propaedeutic

Propaedeutic courses for language programmes begin in August/September. This applies both to new students, who must follow the propaedeutic course, and students, who are not obliged to follow the propaedeutic course. The duration of the propaedeutic course is one semester after which the actual degree programme begins the following semester.