Application Feedback


After the application deadline you will receive a letter of receipt. Along with the letter of receipt, you will receive a guide on how to set up an account at Aarhus University student self-service system. You can also download the guide here: How to activate your account on With this access you can regularly go to our website and follow the processing 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 letter of receipt gives you the opportunity to contact the university within a specific deadline if there are any errors or deficiencies or any part of the letter you do not understand. It is therefore important that you read the letter of receipt or that you have authorized someone to do so for you. Any corrections or deficiencies regarding your application must be reported immediately to enable your application to be processed on an equal footing with the remaining applications.


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 notice 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 notice 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 cannot be 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 summer, late August or primo September. 

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

Welcome to new students

At the beginning of August we publish the starting date for first-year degree programmes at our welcome page; 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 study 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.