Aarhus University

Aarhus University

Nordre Ringgade 1 DK-8000 Aarhus C

The vibrant city of Aarhus was founded over 1000 years ago by the Vikings and now, with a population in excess of 250,000, is the second largest city in Denmark. Aarhus is beautiful waterfront city offering all the usual city comforts of restaurants, cafes, theatres, shopping centres and nightclubs. Cultural events take place year round, and the city has an international reputation as a live music venue.

The most effective way to get around the city is by bus or bicycle, which allows you to take advantage of Aarhus' 15-25 degree summers. Darkness during the nighttime only lasts for a few hours during the summer, as Denmark is a northern country. Winter in Aarhus is seldom severe, with temperatures between plus or minus 5 degrees. 

The university itself is the second oldest university in Denmark, located on a park-like campus combining a country setting with all the advantages of city living. The campus has only been slightly modified over the years, with waterfront buildings helping to create the harmonious balance of sunlit beaches, refreshing green woods and architecturally unique buildings.

Website URL: http://www.au.dk/en

Housing is arranged by the International Office. Many options are available - furnished apartments, homestays or residence. Housing cost estimate is 1430- 2350 kroner ($270- $444) plus deposit ($353- $1370).


Cost: High http://www.au.dk/en/exchange/living-in-denmark/costsmoneyandbanking/
External Funding Available: No
Availability: 5
Academic Dates:


Preferred arrival date Before orientation
Compulsory orientation date Last three and half weeks of August/ Last three and half weeks in January
Classes start Early Sept/ Early Feb
Break Late October (one week) / Five days for Easter
Exams start and finish Mid-Dec to Late Jan / Mid-May to Late June
Departure Date After exams finish
Course Timetable: http://kursuskatalog.au.dk/en/
Program Type: Exchange , Summer school
Language: English , Native language
Available Subjects: biology , business and entrepreneurship , chemistry , computer science , english literature , environmental studies , economics , gender studies , geography , history , marine biology , political science
Travel Information: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/denmark
Practical Information:


Fact sheet: https://www.unb.ca/exchange/outgoing/_resources/pdf/aarhusfactsheet.pdf

Visa Requirements: http://canada.um.dk/en/travel-and-residence/visas/
Summer School Information: http://www.au.dk/en/summeruniversity/ausummeruniversity/
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/aarhusuniversity


Lindsay Simpson, Anthropology, on exchange in Winter 2015.

aarhus"Some languages have words for which there is no single or direct translation. In Danish hygge [pronounced ‘HUE-gah’] is one such word. The hygge is a warm, cozy, candlelit glow. It is the enjoyment of friends, family, and food; an appreciation for all the good things in life. During my semester at Aarhus University in Denmark I had the opportunity to experience a culture which focuses on both physical and mental wellbeing. This unique outlook on life was present in my academic and extracurricular activities. I participated in the universities Fredagsbar (Friday bars) with fellow classmates and professors and joined the 20,000+ student gathering around the University Lake for the annual Kapsejlads boat race. During this time I was also fortunate enough to embark on solo trips to other European countries and finished my semester with a two month backpacking venture. This exchange was an overwhelming success and helped me grow as a citizen of the world."


Danielle Sharp, BA.(Hon)PLTS 2007, on exchange in Winter 2006.

"I went to Denmark with no expectations except for to have a good time; I was not disappointed. I enjoyed my classes, the city and country, but most of all it was the people I met. The friendships I made there are what studying abroad is really about. You learn more from meeting people than you do from a book. Between get-togethers and going for bike rides you learn so much but are having such a great time that you don’t notice anything until you are back in Canada."


Erin Bowlen, BA.CLS-S.LING 2009, on exchange in Fall 2007 and Winter 2008.

erinbowlen"I was lucky enough to spend my exchange at the University of Aarhus in Aarhus, Denmark which is the second largest city in the country.  I studied at the University of Aarhus for a period of 10 months and had an amazing experience.  I am grateful to have received the Scotiabank International Study Award as it helped me to pay residence fees and for my textbooks for my classes.

I learned so many things while I was away that it would be hard to fit it all down on paper.  This was an amazing experience for me as I was able to meet so many people from different countries around the world who I still keep in touch with even though I have been back in Canada now for 7 months. I was very lucky to be able to participate in a language program offered by the university which helped me to learn Danish, as well as allowing me to go on different field trips to see different parts of Denmark.  The people in Denmark are so friendly, and it is true that they really are the happiest people in the world! I would recommend going on an exchange to Denmark to anyone and everyone. I really appreciate Scotiabank’s effort to fund exchanges like mine, as it is a learning experience that I will never forget."