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Norwegian applicants

In order to be considered for a student place, you must: 

  • have passed a qualifying examination 
  • meet the specific admission requirements (which can be found under each programme).

Aarhus University assesses if your foreign exam is qualifying and makes the conversion of your foreign grades and subject levels so it matches the Danish system. This conversion is done by means of guidelines made by The Danish Agency of Higher Education

Norwegian quota

As a Norwegian applicant, you apply for admission on the same terms as Danish applicants, except Medicine and Odontology. These two programmes have a special quota arrangement (Nordmandskvoten) which means that there is a limit to the number of admitted Norwegian applicants:

Medicine

Max. 21 admissions*

Odontology

 Max. 2 admissions* 


* The numbers include all admissions in quota 1 and quota 2.

 The Norwegian quota applies for applicants having both Norwegian citizenship and holding a Norwegian entry examination.

Application deadline March 15th 12.00 noon

This does also apply if you receive your studiekompetanse after March 15th. If you apply at 15 March at the latest you will have the opportunity to document that you fulfil the admission requirements until 5 July at 12.00 noon.

You can a find a list of other Other important deadlines here.

Qualifying exam

In order to be eligible to apply for admission, you need to have completed a qualifying exam. For Norwegians applicants this means that you must have achieved generel studiekompetanse by taking a 3 year exam from videregående skole

When you apply for admission in Denmark, it is not possible to improve your grade point average in quota 1 by improving single subject grades or by supplementing subjects after finishing your qualifying exam. This means that the conversion to a Danish grade point average from a Swedish diploma will be converted on the basis of your original førstegangsvitnemål/primærvitnemål. If you only upload a copy of your (samlede) vitnemål, you will only be eligible to apply for admission in quota 2.

Other vitnemål can be used to fulfill the specific requirements, if these are not fulfilled by the subjects on your førstegangsvitnemål/primævitnemål.

Please note that Aarhus University does not accept e-vitnemål.

 On the Agency of Higher Education’s website, you can find a conversion scale, comparing your Norwegian grade point average to a Danish grade point average. Please note that the conversion scales are regularly revised.

Your grade point average will be adjusted with a bonus for early study start if you apply within 2 years after completing your førstegangsvitnemål/primærvitnemål. The adjustment will be made after converting your Norwegian grade point average to a Danish grade point average.

Specific admission requirements

In addition to having a qualifying examination, you must have particular upper secondary school subjects at certain levels to meet the specific admission requirements. You can find the specific requirements under each programme. Just choose the menu Admission Requirement.

In the following link to you will be able see how we convert your Finnish subject level into a Danish subject level. You will therefore by means of this link from the Danish Agency of Higher Education be able to convert your Finnish subject level and see if you fulfil the specific requirements.

Guideline subject conversion table

Please note: The conversion table are revised each year at the beginning of March. Therefore, there may be changes to the table close to the application deadline.

If you have other subjects than the stated, Aarhus University will make an individual assessment of your application. In this case, you must upload a course description of the relevant subject to your application at www.optagelse.dk.

If you do not hold the necessary upper secondary school subjects, but have taken similar subjects at a högskole or a university, Aarhus University will make an individual assessment of these as well. In this case you must upload a course description of the relevant subject to your application at www.optagelse.dk, if you do not fulfill the specific requirements.

About Danish as a Specific Admission Requirement (Danish A)

The majority of Aarhus University’s bachelor’s degree programmes are taught in Danish. As a rule, you can expect that the teaching and the exams are conducted in Danish and that a large proportion of the curriculum is in Danish.

This means that applicants that apply to a Danish taught degree must document Danish qualifications comparable to Danish A level

Norwegian applicants fulfill the requirement of Danish A by passing Norwegian on a comparable level (see the subject conversion table below).

Bergentesten, passed with ”Godt bestået” in combination with mother-tongue at the highest level is considered comparable to a Danish A level.

Supplementary subjects

If you do not fulfil the specific admission requirements for your desired programme you can take a supplementary course. You may take supplementary subjects in Denmark as well as in Norway but be careful that you are supplementing the correct subject level. If you are currently taking a supplementary subject, you must state this in your application at www.optagelse.dk.

The deadline for uploading documentation for passed subjects is July 5th. The documentation must be uploaded to your application at www.optagelse.dk.  

Supplementary subject after July 5th

It is possible to take one supplementary subject during the summer (or fall, if you apply for a programme that has study start in February). You must state in your application that you are taking a supplementary subject after July 5th and state what subject and level you are taking. You application will be assessed for conditional admission.

Application and documentation

You must apply online on www.optagelse.dk. You must upload your documentation here as well. Please remember to send in the signature page before the deadline if you do not hold a “NemID”.

Read more about the application process.

When you apply for admission, you must upload the following documentation in order to document that you fulfil the Specific Admission Requirements and have Qualifying Exam. You must also upload documentation for any other academic qualifications that you have (remember that your documentation should be signed and stamped by the issuing authority):

  • Copy of your Førstegangsvitnemål/Primærvitnemål – signed and stamped by your school
  • Any supplementary subject diplomas (e.g. Realfag)
  • Any diplomas and course descriptions for subjects taken at a högskole or university if you do not hold the necessary upper secondary school subjects

Depending on your situation, it may be relevant for you to upload the following:

Swedish applicants

As a Swedish applicant, you apply for admission on the same terms as Danish applicants. In order to be considered for a student place, you must:  

  • have passed a qualifying examination 
  • meet the specific admission requirements (which can be found under each programme).

Aarhus University assesses if your foreign exam is qualifying and makes the conversion of your foreign grades and subject levels so it matches the Danish system. This conversion is done by means of guidelines made by The Danish Agency of Higher Education

Application deadline March 15th 12.00 noon

This does also apply if you receive your eksamensbevis/slutbetyg after March 15th. If you apply at 15 March at the latest you will have the opportunity to document that you fulfil the admission requirements until 5 July at 12.00 noon.

You can a find a list of other Other important deadlines here.

Qualifying exam

In order to be eligible to apply for admission, you need to have completed a qualifying exam. For Swedish applicants this is a 3 year exam from Gymnasieskolen.

If you hold an Eksamensbevis for Högskoleforberende Eksamen, Gymnasieskolen, the following programmes makes you eligible to apply for admission in quota 1 and quota 2:

  • Ekonomiprogrammet
  • Estetiska programmet
  • Humanistiska programmet
  • Teknikprogrammet
  • Naturvetenskapsprogrammet
  • Samhällsvetenskapsprogrammet

If you hold a Slutbetyg fra Gymnasieskolen, the following programmes makes you eligible to apply for admission in quota 1 and quota 2:

  • Naturvetenskapsprogrammet (NV)
  • Samhällsvetenskapsprogrammet (SP)
  • Estetiska programmet (ES)
  • Teknikprogrammet (TE)
  • Programmet with the term "närliggende".

If you hold another exam than the ones stated, you can find out if it is qualifying for applying in quota 1 or quota 2 by reading The Agency of Higher Education’s guidelines .

When you apply for admission in Denmark, it is not possible to improve your grade point average in quota 1 by improving single subject grades or by supplementing subjects after finishing your qualifying exam. This means that the conversion to a Danish grade point average from a Swedish diploma will be converted on the basis of your original Eksamensbevis/Slutbetyg. If you only upload a copy of your Samlede betygsdokument, you will only be eligible to apply for admission in quota 2.

Improved subjects and supplementary subjects must therefore appear on a separate document and can be used to fulfill the degree specific requirements, if these are not fulfilled by the subjects on your original Eksamensbevis/Slutbetyg.

On the Agency of Higher Education’s website, you can find a conversion scale, comparing your Swedish grade point average to a Danish grade point average. Please note that the conversion scales are regularly revised.

Your grade point average will be adjusted with a bonus for early study start if you apply within 2 years after completing your Eksamensbevis/Slutbetyg. The adjustment will be made after converting your Swedish grade point average to a Danish grade point average.

Specific admission requirements

In addition to having a qualifying examination, you must have particular upper secondary school subjects at certain levels to meet the specific admission requirements. You can find the specific requirements under each programme. Just choose the menu Admission Requirement.

In the following link to you will be able see how we convert your Finnish subject level into a Danish subject level. You will therefore by means of this link from the Danish Agency of Higher Education be able to convert your Finnish subject level and see if you fulfil the specific requirements.

Guideline subject conversion table

Please note: The conversion table are revised each year at the beginning of March. Therefore, there may be changes to the table close to the application deadline.

If you have other subjects than the stated, Aarhus University will make an individual assessment of your application. In this case, you must upload a course description of the relevant subject to your application at www.optagelse.dk.

If you do not hold the necessary upper secondary school subjects, but have taken similar subjects at a higher education, Aarhus University will make an individual assessment of these as well. In this case you must upload a course description of the relevant subject to your application at www.optagelse.dk, if you do not fulfill the specific requirements.

About Danish as a Specific Admission Requirement (Danish A)

The majority of Aarhus University’s bachelor’s degree programmes are taught in Danish. As a rule, you can expect that the teaching and the exams are conducted in Danish and that a large proportion of the curriculum is in Danish.

This means that applicants that apply to a Danish taught degree must document Danish qualifications comparable to Danish A level

Swedes fulfil the requirement of Danish A by passing Swedish on a comparable level (see the subject conversion table below)

Supplementary subjects

You may take supplementary subjects in Denmark as well as in Sweden but be careful that you are supplementing the correct subject level. If you are currently taking a supplementary subject, you must state this in your application at www.optagelse.dk.

The deadline for uploading documentation for passed subjects is July 5th. The documentation must be uploaded to your application at www.optagelse.dk.  

Supplementary subject after July 5th

It is possible to take one supplementary subject during the summer (or fall, if you apply for a programme that has study start in February). You must state in your application that you are taking a supplementary subject after July 5th and state what subject and level you are taking. You application will be assessed for conditional admission.

Application and documentation

You must apply online on www.optagelse.dk. You must upload your documentation here as well. Please remember to send in the signature page before the deadline if you do not hold a “NemID”.

Read more about the application process.

When you apply for admission, you must upload the following documentation in order to document that you fulfil the Specific Admission Requirements and have Qualifying Exam. You must also upload documentation for any other academic qualifications that you have (remember that your documentation should be signed and stamped by the issuing authority):

  • Copy of your original Eksamensbevis/Slutbetyg
  • Any supplementary subject diplomas (samlat betygsdokument)
  • Any higher education diplomas and course descriptions if you do not hold the necessary upper secondary school subjects

Depending on your situation, it may be relevant for you to upload the following:

Contact

If you have any questions, you are of course welcome to contact us by writing to ba.admission@au.dk.

Icelandic applicants

As an Icelandic applicant, you apply for admission on the same terms as Danish applicants. In order to be considered for a student place, you must therefore:

  • have passed a qualifying examination 
  • meet the specific admission requirements (which can be found under each programme).

Aarhus University assesses if your foreign exam is qualifying and makes the conversion of your foreign grades and subject levels so it matches the Danish system. This conversion is done by means of guidelines made by The Danish Agency of Higher Education

Application deadline 15 March 15 at 12.00 noon

This does also apply if you receive your stúdentsprof after March 15th. If you apply at 15 March at the latest you will have the opportunity to document that you fulfil the admission requirements until 5 July at 12.00 noon.

You can a find a list of other Other important deadlines here

Qualifying exam

In order to be eligible to apply for admission, you need to have completed a qualifying exam. For Icelandic applicants this is a 4 year stúdentspróf including a minimum of 140 Einigar (Ein) or 200 Framhaldsskólaeinigar (Fein).

When you apply for admission in Denmark, it is not possible to improve your grade point average in quota 1 by improving single subject grades or by supplementing subjects after finishing your qualifying exam. This means that the conversion to a Danish grade point average from an Icelandic stúdentprof will be converted on the basis of your original stúdentspróf. If you only upload a copy of an improved stúdentsprof, you will only be eligible to apply for admission in quota 2.

Improved subjects and supplementary subjects must therefore appear on a separate document and can be used to fulfill the degree specific requirements, if these are not fulfilled by the subjects on your original stúdentspróf.

On the Agency of Higher Education’s website (unfortunately only in Danish), you can find a conversion scale, comparing your Icelandic grade point average to a Danish grade point average. Please note that the conversion scales are regularly revised.

Your grade point average will be adjusted with a bonus for early study start if you apply within 2 years after completing your stúdentspróf. The adjustment will be made after converting your Icelandic grade point average to a Danish grade point average.

Specific admission requirements

In addition to having a qualifying examination, you must have particular upper secondary school subjects at certain levels to meet the specific admission requirements. You can find the specific requirements under each programme. Just choose the menu Admission Requirement.

In the following link to you will be able see how we convert your Finnish subject level into a Danish subject level. You will therefore by means of this link from the Danish Agency of Higher Education be able to convert your Icelandic subject level and see if you fulfil the specific requirements.

Guideline subject conversion table

About Danish as a Specific Admission Requirement (Danish A)

The majority of Aarhus University’s bachelor’s degree programmes are taught in Danish. As a rule, you can expect that the teaching and the exams are conducted in Danish and that a large proportion of the curriculum is in Danish.

This means that applicants that apply to a Danish taught degree must document Danish qualifications comparable to Danish A level

Icelandic applicants fulfil the requirement of Danish A by passing Icelandic on a comparable level (see the subject conversion table)

Please note: The conversion table are revised each year at the beginning of March. Therefore, there may be changes to the table close to the application deadline.

If you do not fulfill the specific requirement for the desired programme, you must pass supplementary subjects before July 5th.

If you have other subjects than the stated, Aarhus University will make an individual assessment of your application. In this case, you must upload a course description of the relevant subject to your application at www.optagelse.dk.

If you do not hold the necessary upper secondary school subjects, but have taken similar subjects at a higher education, Aarhus University will make an individual assessment of these as well. In this case you must upload a course description of the relevant subject to your application at www.optagelse.dk, if you do not fulfill the specific requirements.

Supplementary subjects

If you do not fulfil the specific admission requirements for your desired programme you can take a supplementary course. You may take supplementary subjects in Denmark as well as in Iceland but be careful that you are supplementing the correct subject level. If you are currently taking a supplementary subject, you must state this in your application at www.optagelse.dk.

The deadline for uploading documentation for passed subjects is July 5th. The documentation must be uploaded to your application at www.optagelse.dk.  

Supplementary subject after July 5th

It is possible to take one supplementary subject during the summer (or fall, if you apply for a programme that has study start in February). You must state in your application that you are taking a supplementary subject after July 5th and state what subject and level you are taking. You application will be assessed for conditional admission.

Application and documentation

You must apply online on www.optagelse.dk. You must upload your documentation here as well. Please remember to send in the signature page before the deadline if you do not hold a “NemID”.

Read more about the application process.

When you apply for admission, you must upload the following documentation in order to document that you fulfil the Specific Admission Requirements and have Qualifying Exam. You must also upload documentation for any other academic qualifications that you have (remember that your documentation should be signed and stamped by the issuing authority):

  • Copy of your original Stúdentspróf
  • Any supplementary subject/course diplomas
  • Any higher education diplomas and course descriptions if you do not hold the necessary upper secondary school subjects

Depending on your situation, it may be relevant for you to upload the following:

 

Contact

If you have any questions, you are of course welcome to contact us by writing to ba.admission@au.dk.

Finnish applicants

Finnish applicants apply for admission on the same terms as Danish applicants. In order to be considered for a student place as a Finnish applicant, you must therefore:  

  • have passed a qualifying examination 
  • meet the specific admission requirements (which can be found under each programme).

Aarhus University assesses if your foreign exam is qualifying and makes the conversion of your foreign grades and subject levels so it matches the Danish system. This conversion is done by means of guidelines made by The Danish Agency of Higher Education

Application deadline 15 March at 12.00 noon

This does also apply if you receive your Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/studentexamensbetyg after 15 March. If you apply at 15 March at the latest you will have the opportunity to document that you fulfil the admission requirements until 5 July at 12.00 noon.

You can a find a list of other Other important deadlines here.

Qualifying exam

In order to be eligible to apply for admission, you need to have completed a qualifying exam. For Finnish applicants this is a Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/studentexamsensbetyg from Lukiokoulutus/gymnasieutbildingen.

Finnish applicants must have both the Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/studentexamsensbetyg and the Lukion päättötodistustus/avgångsbetyg fra gymnasiet in order to be considered for admission.

On the Agency of Higher Education’s website (unfortunately only in Danish), you can find a conversion scale, comparing your Finnish grade point average to a Danish grade point average. Please note that the conversion scales are regularly revised.  

Your grade point average will be adjusted with a bonus for early study start if you apply within 2 years after completing your Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/studentexamsensbetyg. The adjustment will be made after converting your Finnish grade point average to a Danish grade point average.

Specific admission requirements

In addition to having a qualifying examination, you must have particular upper secondary school subjects at certain levels to meet the specific admission requirements. You can find the specific requirements under each programme. Just choose the menu Admission Requirement.

In the following link to you will be able see how we convert your Finnish subject level into a Danish subject level. You will therefore by means of this link from the Danish Agency of Higher Education be able to convert your Finnish subject level and see if you fulfil the specific requirements.

Guideline subject conversion table

Please note: The conversion table are revised each year at the beginning of March. Therefore, there may be changes to the table close to the application deadline.

If you do not hold the necessary upper secondary school subjects, but have taken similar subjects at a higher education, Aarhus University will make an individual assessment of these as well. In this case you must upload a course description of the relevant subject to your application at www.optagelse.dk, if you do not fulfil the specific requirements.

About Danish as a Specific Admission Requirement (Danish A)

The majority of Aarhus University’s bachelor’s degree programmes are taught in Danish. As a rule, you can expect that the teaching and the exams are conducted in Danish and that a large proportion of the curriculum is in Danish.

This means that applicants that apply to a Danish taught degree must document Danish qualifications comparable to Danish A level

Finnish applicants fulfil the requirement of Danish A by passing Swedish on a comparable level (see the subject conversion table).

Please note: The conversion table are revised each year at the beginning of March. Therefore, there may be changes to the table close to the application deadline.

Supplementary subjects

If you do not fulfil the specific admission requirements for your desired programme you can take a supplementary course. You may take supplementary subjects courses in Denmark as well as in Sweden but be sure that you supplement the correct subject at the right level. If you are currently taking a supplementary subject, you must state this in your application at www.optagelse.dk.

The deadline for uploading documentation for passed subjects is July 5th. The documentation must be uploaded to your application at www.optagelse.dk

Supplementary subject after July 5th

It is possible to take one supplementary subject during the summer (or fall, if you apply for a programme that has study start in February). You must state in your application that you are taking a supplementary subject after July 5th and state what subject and level you are taking. You application will then be assessed for conditional admission.

Application and documentation

You must apply and upload documentation online on www.optagelse.dk . Please remember to send the signature page before 15 March if you do not hold a “NemID”.

Read more about the application process.

When you apply for admission, you must upload the following documentation in order to document that you fulfil the Specific Admission Requirements and have Qualifying Exam. You must also upload documentation for any other academic qualifications that you have (remember that your documentation should be signed and stamped by the issuing authority):

  • Copy of your Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studentexamensbetyg
  • Copy of your Lukion päättötodistustus/avgångsbetyg fra gymnasiet
  • Any supplementary subject/course diplomas
  • Any higher education diplomas and course descriptions, if you do not hold the necessary upper secondary school subjects

Depending on your situation, it may be relevant for you to upload the following:

Contact

If you have any questions, you are of course welcome to contact us by writing to ba.admission@au.dk.

International Baccalaureat (IB)

Application and answer to your application

Deadline to apply is 15 March at 12.00 noon regardless if you apply for admission in quota 1 or 2 and also if your earn your IB diploma in the year of application. You must apply for admission through www.optagelse.dk

All requirements must be documented by 5 July at 12.00 noon.

You will receive an answer to your application on 30 July.

Assessment of your application

Aarhus University accepts the IB diploma and applicants with an IB diploma are assessed on an equal footing as applicants with a Danish entrance examination. In order to apply for Aarhus University you must have an IB Diploma and a minimum of 24 points (IB diplomas with total points at 24-27 must not have any failing conditions). Aarhus University does not accept IB certificates as a qualifying examination.

If you earn your IB diploma in the year of application, you must inform your IB-coordinator to register you at IBNETs „result service“, in order to ensure that Aarhus University has access to your IB-diploma online. The Aarhus University institution code is: 000150. Aarhus University is aware that you as an upcoming IB student will receive your diploma after the final documentation deadline 5 July at 12:00 noon. Therefore it is very important that Aarhus University has access to your IB-diploma online.

IB results

The IB results are converted to the Danish grading scale according to the guidelines set forth by the Danish Agency for higher Education. Applicants with an IB diploma will get the bonus for early study start (multiplication of quota 1 grade point average with 1.08) if the exam is no more than two years old in the year of applying to AU.

IB subject levels

Applicants with an IB diploma must meet all the specific entry requirements. AU follows the guidelines set by the Danish Agency for higher Education in the translation of subject levels.

Exemptions; Danish and English
For the study programmes where Danish A is a requirement, AU accepts:

Danish A1 HL
Danish A literature HL

Recognized as Danish A

Danish A1 SL
Danish A literature SL
Danish A2 HL and SL

Danish B HL

Recognized as ”Study Test in Danish as a Second Language” in combination with mother tongue or English at A level

Applicants with an IB diploma will be granted a dispensation from English B if the IB has been taught in English but the applicants has not had English A1 or A2 as a subject. English B SL is considered the equivalent of English B.

If your A1 or A2 language is not one of the Nordic languages you need to pass the Studytest in Danish language or document your language skills in another way. Read more about Danish language requirements.



International applicants

Please download our short guide for International Applicants (pdf).

All applicants with an international entry qualification must apply by 15 March at 12.00 noon. 
Deadline to submit documentation is 5 July 12.00 at noon for quota 1 and 2 applicants.

Entrance Examination

The following entrance examinations qualify for assessment in quota 1 and quota 2:

  • Danish/French Baccalaureat (DFB)
  • European Baccalaureat (EB)
  • International Baccalaureat (IB)
  • Option International du Baccalaureat (OIB)
  • (I)GCSE and (I)GCSE AS- and A-levels
  • The majority of European general secondary school exams
  • Nordic exams

 

The following exams qualify for assessment in quota 2:

  • American High School diploma in combination with at least one year studies at university/college level or 3 advanced placement tests (AP tests)
  • The majority of Non-European secondary school degrees in combination with at least one year studies at university/college level
  • The majority of European technical/business related secondary school degrees

A full list of qualifying examination can be found at the website for the Danish Agency for International Education.

If you have doubts whether or not your exam qualifies for admission you are advised to contact the University Studies Office.

Applicants who do not hold an EU/EEA/Swizz citizenship and who apply for admission to a bachelor’s degree programme taught in English and do not hold a permanent residence permit or a residence permit with the possibility of becoming permanent are assessed in quota 3

Conversion of grades

When assessing applications for admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes based on foreign qualifications, Aarhus University relies on the guidelines laid down by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science in the examination handbook (information in Danish only) containing guideline conversion tables for a number of selected countries. As a rule this applies if your examination can be assessed in quota 1 and quota 2.

For countries where no guideline conversion tables exist, but the Ministry of Higher education and Science, has provided a table that includes the lowest passing grade and the highest grade for the grade scale of the relevant country, Aarhus University will perform a so-called linear grade conversion based on the lowest passing grade and highest grade on both grading scales (in Denmark, these grades are 2 and 12, respectively).

The individual foreign grade is calculated to a number with two decimal places between 2 and 12, and based on simple round-off it is converted to a full grade on the Danish 7 scale. This grade is only used in the quota 2 assessment at Aarhus University (including the quota 2 subject average)

Only grades for upper secondary school subjects are converted according to the above principles.

The above calculation method is approved by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Specific admission requirements

In addition to having a valid entry examination all applicants must fulfill the specific admission requirements to the desired programme.

At the website for the Danish Minstry of Higher Education and Science you can inform yourself on how we "convert" your exam and your subject levels to Danish standards (unfortunately only available in Danish).

In case you are taking a supplementary course which you finish after 15 March it is important that you put the expected end date on your application form. By 5 July at 12.00 noon at the latest you must send us a copy of the final documentation showing that you have passed your supplementary course.

Application fee – non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen and you are applying for an English taught Bachelor's programme(that is, your application is assessed in quota 3; bachelor.au.dk/en/admission/quota-1-2-and-3/ - go to the section “quota 3"), you are required to pay an application fee of DKK 750 per applicant (app. EUR 100 per applicant) to have your application(s) processed.

Exceptions from payment of application fee

  • holding a permanent residence permit in Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands).
  • holding a temporary residence permit “with a view to” or “with the possibility of” permanent residency in Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands).
  • who are 'permanently resident' in one of the other Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland), cf. Article 1 of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Order No 54 of 17 June 1999 between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden regarding access to further education, provided they maintain their official residence in that country while enrolled at Aarhus University. Each year, applicants and students must provide documentation of the official residence in the other Nordic country e.g. by submitting documentation of their tax liability in that country.
  • with a residence permit granted on the grounds of family reunification;
  • having become EU citizens pursuant to the Executive Order on Residence in Denmark for Aliens Falling within the Rules of the European Union (EU Residence Order). The applicant must submit documentation that the EU spouse is currently working in Denmark, e.g. by submitting copies of payslips or employment contract.
  • children of workers from non-EU/EEA countries having been granted a residence permit pursuant to Section 9M (previously 9C) of the Danish Aliens Act and whose parents have been granted residence permits pursuant to Section 9A of the Danish Aliens Act.
  • with a dual citizenship (EU/EEA + non EU/EEA) who decide to enter Denmark as an EU/EEA citizen (using both citizenships to enter Denmark is not possible).

Applicants with a temporary work permit in Denmark (e.g. green card) must pay application fee.

Please contact ba.admission@au.dk in due time before the application deadline if you are unsure whether you must pay application fee.

Also if you are unsure about whether you meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree programmes you are interested in, Aarhus University can make a pre-assessment prior to your application for admission (i.e. from 15 September to 1 February). If you wish to have a pre-assessment you must submit documentation for your exams and other relevant documentation to ba.admission@au.dk and also you must inform the University about your citizenship and the programme(s) you are interested in.

Terms of payment

  • You must pay the application fee when you apply for admission and 15 March at the latest
  • Payment can only be made in EURO and only through the web shop.
  • Your receipt for payment must be uploaded to each of your possible applications for admission.
  • Your application(s) will only be processed if the total fee amount is paid by the application deadline.

Refund policy

  • Your application fee will be reimbursed if you accept an offer of admission, have paid your tuition fee and are still enrolled at Aarhus University by 1 October.
  • The application fee will only be reimbursed through the web shop.
  • If you are not offered admission, your application fee will not be reimbursed.

 

The deadline in order to pay application fee was 15 March at 12:00 noon.

 

If you have applied for admission to a Bachelor’s Degree programme and if you are obliged to pay application fee – that is; your application is assessed in quota 3 (you can read more about quota 3 here: http://bachelor.au.dk/en/admission/quota-1-2-and-3/), but you have not paid the application fee yet, you must contact ba.admission@au.dk. Please write “application fee” in the subject field.

Tuition fees

All EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are exempt from payment of tuition fees.

Students liable to pay tuition fees

All non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens (including students holding a British national overseas passport) are liable to pay tuition fees.

Exempt from payment of tuition fees are students:

  • on a bilateral exchange agreement.
  • holding a permanent residence permit in Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands).
  • holding a temporary residence permit “with a view to” or “with the possibility of” permanent residency in Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands).
  • who are 'permanently resident' in one of the other Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland), cf. Article 1 of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Order No 54 of 17 June 1999 between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden regarding access to further education, provided they maintain their official residence in that country while enrolled at Aarhus University. Each year, applicants and students must provide documentation of the official residence in the other Nordic country e.g. by submitting documentation of their tax liability in that country.
  • with a residence permit granted on the grounds of family reunification;
  • having become EU citizens pursuant to the Executive Order on Residence in Denmark for Aliens Falling within the Rules of the European Union (EU Residence Order). The applicant must submit documentation that the EU spouse is currently working in Denmark, e.g. by submitting copies of payslips or employment contract.
  • having been granted a full scholarship pursuant to the Ministerial Order on Scholarships with Grants to Cover Living Costs Incurred at Universities (Scholarship and Grant Order);
  • children of workers from non-EU/EEA countries having been granted a residence permit pursuant to Section 9M (previously 9C) of the Danish Aliens Act and whose parents have been granted residence permits pursuant to Section 9A of the Danish Aliens Act.
  • with a dual citizenship (EU/EEA + non EU/EEA) who decide to enter Denmark as an EU/EEA citizen (using both citizenships to enter Denmark is not possible).

Payment and study residence permit

You cannot obtain a study residence permit in Denmark without having paid your tuition fees. Aarhus University is not allowed to inform The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration of your expected arrival before you have paid your tuition fees. In addition, after that date, the Agency will spend up to two months dealing with your application for a study residence permit. Thus, for you to obtain your study residence permit in due time before commencement of studies, we strongly advise you to pay your first tuition fee instalment two-three months in advance.

Documentation

If applicable, your current residence permit in Denmark must always be uploaded in your application(s) for admission in order for Aarhus University to determine whether or not you are liable to pay tuition fees.

In case of changed residence status during your enrolment, you must always notify Aarhus University and submit your new residence permit. Please use the contact information below.

Questions and contact

For further information, please contact AU Studies Administration, Admissions:

Annual tuition fee rates

The tuition fee rates are determined by the university faculties and may be subject to change, also for enrolled students during their degree programme.

Tuition fee rates for non-EU/EEA students for academic year 2016-17:

Tuition fee rates for non-EU/EEA students for academic year 2015-16:

Terms of payment and refund policy

Valid from 1 January 2012

Payment and fees

  • Tuition fees are payable biannually before the start of each semester.
  • The instalment paid per semester corresponds to 30 ECTS credits.
  • Top up students must always pay for the total number of remaining ECTS for the Bachelor’s degree programme before commencement of studies.

  • It is not possible for full-degree students to pay tuition fees in smaller instalments.
  • Students with a workload in excess of 30 ECTS credits per semester are billed separately for the additional ECTS credits.
  • The tuition fees are paid for the total number of ECTS credits, regardless of the period of enrolment.
  • Students who take single-subject courses are billed for the specific single-subject ECTS credits.
  • Books and other course material are not included in the tuition fees.
  • The tuition fees payable for the individual study programmes are shown in the list of tuition fee rates.

Payment on commencement of studies

  • The tuition fees must be received by the university prior to the date of commencement of studies, however with the following exceptions:
  • When starting an English-language Bachelor’s degree programme (via admission under Quota 3) or a Master's degree programme (candidatus) with restricted study places, payment must be received by 1 July at the latest. The early deadline for paying tuition fees is to ensure that places not paid for can be allocated to other qualified applicants prior to the commencement of studies.
  • In the case of non-payment of the tuition fees by the due date, the offer of admission is withdrawn.
  • No refunding of tuition fees is possible after the date of commencement of studies.
  • Students who receive federal aid from the U.S. government to fund their studies are not required to pay tuition until they have received their first loan disbursement, which occurs around the month of October for the autumn semester, and February for the spring semester.

Payment for subsequent semesters

  • As from the second semester, tuition fees must be received by the university prior to the start of the semester, i.e. by 1 September for the autumn semester and by 1 February for the spring semester.
  • The payment of tuition fees is for 30 ECTS credits per semester for the prescribed standard number of semesters for the completion of the degree programme. After the prescribed standard period of study, the degree programme is deemed to have been paid for, and enrolment may be prolonged without additional tuition fees being charged.
  • Students who are granted a credit transfer from earlier studies may be charged reduced tuition fees. The reduced tuition fees are charged for the semester in respect of which the credit transfer is granted and based on the ECTS weighting approved by the university.

Delays and special leave

  • Tuition fees corresponding to 30 ECTS credits are paid in advance for each semester until the degree programme has been paid for, regardless of delays relative to the prescribed standard period of study.
  • The tuition fees entitle students to three exam attempts in accordance with the applicable exam regulations.
  • No tuition fees are payable by students who have been granted special leave from the start of a semester, regardless of the period of leave. The payment of tuition fees is resumed as from the first semester following the end of the period of leave.
  • If special leave is granted after the first date of a semester in respect of which tuition fees have been paid, the tuition fees will not be refunded to the student, but will be transferred to the first semester following the end of the period of leave.
  • The study activity rules on special leave apply irrespective of the payment of tuition fees.

Payment in connection with full scholarships (tuition waiver)

  • Students who have been granted a full scholarship are entitled to sit the exam and two additional exam attempts for each course, provided that the ordinary exam is sat. If the ordinary exam is not sat, tuition fees must be paid for the two additional exam attempts corresponding to the ECTS credit weighting of the course.
  • The tuition waiver is cancelled for students who, at the time of commencing their thesis, are delayed by more than 5 ECTS credits relative to the prescribed period of study, and such students are required to pay for the remaining ECTS credits.
  • Students who have started writing their thesis, but who have been delayed relative to the prescribed period of study, are not charged for the ECTS credit weighting of the thesis. However, an agreement concerning the submission of the thesis must always be made pursuant to applicable rules.
  • Other terms regarding full scholarships with or without a grant to cover living costs are set out in the contract made by the student and the university.

Payment in case of changed residence status in Denmark

  • Students who are granted a permanent residence permit in Denmark in the course of a semester will still have to pay tuition fees until the following semester if the validity of the residence permit falls after 1 March for the spring semester and after 1 October for the autumn semester.
  • Students who are granted a permanent residence permit in Denmark which is valid from before 1 March in the spring semester and before 1 October in the autumn semester may apply for a refund of the tuition fees paid for the relevant semester, always provided that proper documentation for the new residence permit is submitted. If the residence permit is valid from a later date, the tuition fees paid for the relevant semester are not refunded.
  • In the event that a student’s status changes in the course of a semester to the effect that the student no longer holds a permanent residence permit in Denmark, tuition fees must be paid from the following semester.
  • Students are required to provide the university with documentation of any such change of status.

Payment in case of changed residence status in the EU/EEA

  • Non-EU/EEA students with a residence permit in the EU/EEA, but without EU/EEA citizenship, cannot be exempted from payment of tuition fee.
  • Students who are granted status as an EU/EEA national, valid from before 1 March in the spring semester and before 1 October in the autumn semester, may apply for a refund of the tuition fees paid for the relevant semester, always provided that proper documentation for the new residency is submitted.
  • Students who change their residency status from non-EU/EEA national to EU/EEA national in the course of a semester will still have to pay tuition fees until the following semester if the validity of the change to EU/EEA national status falls after 1 March for the spring semester and after 1 October for the autumn semester.

The above is stipulated pursuant to Section 3 of the

Ministerial Order no. 598 of 8 March 2015 on Funding and Accounts, etc. at Universities.

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