Guidance at AU

The counsellor's top 5 questions from international applicants

 

Helle, who is a guidance counsellor at Aarhus University, has compiled a list of 5 questions that many international applicants ask.

1. HOW DO I FIND OUT WHICH BACHELOR'S PROGRAMMES I CAN APPLY FOR
WHEN I DO NOT SPEAK DANISH?

Many international applicants ask me which Bachelor’s programmes they can apply for when they do not speak Danish.

We only have a few Bachelor’s programmes that are taught in English:

  • Cognitive Science
  • Marketing and Management Communication
  • Global management and manufacturing
  • Economics and business administration
  • Economics and business administration, Herning Campus

2. HOW DO I FULFILL THE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS?

When you apply for a Bachelor’s programme you always have to fulfil the language requirement (Danish/English) for the specific programme. 

English Language requirements
The English language requirement is Danish B level as a minimum. The only English taught programme that requires a higher English level than Danish B level is Marketing and Management Communication that requires English at Danish A level.  You may prove your English skills by taking an international recognised English test. Read more about language requirements, which language tests we acknowledge, exemptions from taking a tests and other matters here.

Danish language requirements
If you are applying for a Bachelor’s programme taught in Danish, you need to pass the “Study Test in Danish as a Second Language” and you need to have passed your native language at upper secondary level.

You are exempt from Danish language requirements if you are a Danish citizen and have passed the Danish primary and lower secondary school leaving examination (Folkeskolens Afgangsbevis - FSA" or "Folkeskolens Udvidede Afgangsbevis"). You need to document a full passed FSA along with a passed native language from your qualifying examination. You are also exempt if you are a Nordic applicant and have passed your native language at the equivalent level.

Read more about the Danish language requirements here.

3. AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR AARHUS UNIVERSITY?

Many international applicants ask me if they are eligible to apply for a Bachelor’s programme at Aarhus University. The university accepts most European exams, and you can find a list under “international applicants” here.

If your exam is not on the list, and you need to find out whether your exam is recognized by the Danish Agency for International Education, you can find a complete list here.

In addition to having a valid entry examination you also need to fulfil the specific admission requirements to the desired programme.

You can ask for a pre-assessments of your qualifications between 15 September and 15 December. Just send us an email at ba.admission@au.dk with your documentation and the programme(s) you are interested in.

4. WHAT ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS AND TUITION FEES?

Many applicants ask me how to apply for scholarships. The short answer is that there are no scholarships for any Bachelor’s programmes at Aarhus University.

Tuition fees must be paid if you are a student from non EU/EEA/Switzerland. The amount varies depending on the program. Students from non EU/EEA/Switzerland also have to pay an application fee of 100 Euro when applying. You can find out more about scholarships, tuition fees and application fees here.

5. WHAT IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ME?

The application deadline is always March 15th at 12 noon. This also applies to Danish citizens with an international qualifying exam, including International Baccalaureate. Read more about deadlines here.

Final advice

You can find a short guide with all the relevant information here.

A final advice is to check out AU in many languages. Here, you may read more about the university, living and studying in Denmark.

Talk to a counsellor - choices and admission

Do you have general questions about admission, requirements, choice of programmes etc.? 

We can help you with answers concerning:

  • General admission to Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes, as well as supplementary subjects
  • Choosing your programme

Contact

Call us, write us an email or book an appointment with us. 

It is only possible to view available times 14 days ahead, but we are constantly opening new slots, so keep an eye on the site.

The guidance center is open Monday through Friday 9am to 12pm (Wednesday closed).

+45 8715 0720Book an appointmentSend an email

Contact

Call us, write us an email or book an appointment with us. Please note that it is only possible to view available times 14 days ahead, but we are constantly opening new slots, so keep an eye on the site.

The guidance center is open Monday through Friday 9am to 12pm (Wednesday closed).

+45 8715 0720Book an appointmentSend an email

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Talk to a counsellor - student life and academic content

Do you have questions about a specific programme and its contents, career paths, admission, credit transfer etc.?

Then contact the student guidance services for each programme or faculty: 

International students

Student guidance

  • general questions about admission, requirements, choice of programmes etc.: contact the Information and Guidance Centre (contact info above)
  • more specific questions about admission: contact the admissions office, ba.admission@au.dk
  • questions about a specific programme and its contents: please contact the student guidance services for each programme or faculty (contact info above) 

Meet us abroad

Every year Aarhus University attends several fairs and events around the world. 
Find out if we are visiting a city near you, so you can meet AU abroad.

Open Day

Every year in February Aarhus University invites potential students to participate in our Open Day for international students.

On this day you can talk to admissions, meet current international students, get a tour of the campus and much more. The next Open Day is held 8 February 2019 and you can get more information about the event and see the programme for 2018 here.

Parents

We know it is a major decision for a student to go abroad to undertake a full degree in a new country. We are also aware that parents, of course, wish to have as much information as possible about the country and the university their son or daughter may go to, to assist them in making an informed decision. We have therefore made information about Aarhus University and living in Denmark available in many different languages.