Aarhus, Denmark - Aarhus University
Established in 1928 on the initiative of local citizens, Aarhus University
is a relatively young institution. Today, Aarhus University is a globally oriented, academically diverse and research intensive university with four faculties: Arts, Aarhus BSS, Health and Science and Technology.
AU is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top universities. It was ranked number 73 in the 2015 Shanghai ranking and number 81 among the largest universities in the world in the 2015 Leiden Ranking. Aarhus University’s School of Business and Social Sciences (Aarhus BSS) is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS for the school’s core business activities. This means that Aarhus BSS is a Triple Crown accredited business school.
To apply for the Exchange Program:
- Confirm that this program works for you both academically and financially. Check the courses offered and speak with your academic advisor on which courses you should try to take while abroad that will count towards your degree. If you are receiving financial aid or want to apply for financial aid for the study abroad program, contact Nicole.Brennan@umb.edu so you know what you can expect in aid for the program.
- Once you are sure this is the program for you, apply on this website for the program (click apply at the bottom).
- Once completed, contact the Office of Global Programs to have your nomination submitted to Aarhus. From there you will also need to submit the exchange application through Aarhus University directly: https://international.au.dk/education/admissions/exchange/
For all of the steps and information on applying to study abroad through UMass Boston, download the checklist: Study Abroad Steps to Stay on Track 2020.pdf
As an exchange student it is possible to study at Aarhus University either for one or two semesters. The university offers more than 1000 courses taught in English each year, within the areas of Arts, Science and Technology, Health Sciences, and Business and Social Sciences both at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.
To further explore the possibilities of studies offered in English at Aarhus University, please visit the AU course catalogue: www.coursecatalogue.au.dk/en/
Summer University (pay tuition directly to Aarhus):
To read more about courses at AU Summer University go to: www.au.dk/summeruniversity
Students must study full time at the home and host Institutions. With the completion of the Request for Prior Approval of Transfer Credit of Study Abroad Programs form, your credits (not grades) will transfer towards your degree at UMass Boston. This form can be obtained from the Study Abroad office.
Please see: http://www.au.dk/en/exchange/studying-at-aarhus-university/
for information on studying on exchange at Aarhus University.
Undergraduate and graduate students who have currently completed at least one year of full-time study with the most recent semester completed at UMass Boston are eligible. Students must be in good academic standing (at least 2.75 GPA) with no disciplinary problems. Students will be nominated to the university by the UMass Boston study abroad office, and will then have to complete a Aarhus University online application.
Umass Boston’s Reciprocal Exchange programs are based off reciprocity with partner institutions, meaning exchange slots are limited and vary by semester. Please check with the Office of Global Programs in advance for additional information.
See budget sheet
Please note, the Office of Global Programs use estimated price values for our Umass Boston Reciprocal Exchange’ budget sheets. Actual prices may vary, please contact your program provider for more details.
Do you receive any financial aid, such as scholarships or grants to fund your education? Find out if your financial aid will apply towards studying abroad using the following Financial Aid Guide here
The Financial Aid Guide provides lots of information. However, prior to applying it is advised to contact Financial Aid services for financial aid inquiries and concerns. Link to Financial Aid services website: https://finaid.umb.edu/
Aarhus University offers housing services to all exchange students. A range of accommodation possibilities are available, including student residences, shared-facilities houses or private housing. For deadlines and conditions of housing, check the Housing section on the website for exchange students: www.au.dk/housing
You are responsible for obtaining the correct visa before you travel.
NON-EU/EEA citizens who are planning to stay in Denmark for more than three months will need to obtain a residence permit
. The permit must be applied for and received prior to their arrival in Denmark. All applications will be handled by the Danish Consulate General in New York.
Applicants can submit and have their biometrics recorded at these locations.
Be sure to check out the following Visa Process link provided by NAFSA for more information:
How to apply for a student residence permit:
To apply for a Danish residence permit, fill out this application form
Make sure you fill out the application form correctly. You are obligated to give true and correct information to the Danish Immigration Authorities, and you may risk having your application rejected or the processing time of your case delayed, if you fail to do so. The process is as follows:
First, a representative of the educational institution in Denmark will complete section two of the application form, attach the required documents and send it to you.
Next, complete section one of the application form and attach your own supporting documents.
(Please remember to sign the sworn declaration at the end of the form)
Submit the application in its entirety at the nearest Danish Embassy, General Consulate or VFS-station. It will then be forwarded to the Danish Immigration Service for processing. You may also submit your application online. In this case, you must subsequently within 14 days submit your biometric features at one of the aforementioned Danish Representations.
All students, regardless of their nationality, must apply for a Danish Social Security Number (CPR number). This number is used when dealing with public authorities, health authorities, libraries, banks, etc. All students can apply for a CPR number, during the mandatory AU Intro Days.
Download the Student Exchange handbook for Aarhus: http://www.e-pages.dk/aarhusuniversitet/1478/html5/
Pre-decision Phase Instructions:
This is a UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange Program. There are two separate applications. First, students apply to the program by completing this online UMass Boston application. If eligible to study abroad, the UMass Boston Study Abroad Office nominates the student to the university abroad. The student is then informed with a letter or an email about next steps to complete the university's abroad application (online or hard copy forms). Please click here for application instructions.
Post-decision Phase Instructions:
The final decision to accept a student is made by the university abroad and the student will be emailed. Once accepted by the university abroad, UMass Boston students must complete all the requirements indicated by the university abroad, in addition to completing all forms and submitting all the post-acceptance documents to UMass Boston Study Abroad Office. Please click here for instructions and forms.