Aarhus University

Aarhus  Denmark

Aarhus University (AU) is a world-class research institution known for its modern, global learning environment. The university ranks among the top 100 universities worldwide, with a recent 78th place in the 2023 Shanghai Rankings. AU offers 50+ English-taught Master’s degree programs, attracting students from more than 120 countries. This creates a vibrant international community both on campus and in the city of Aarhus. Aarhus University is based centrally in Aarhus, which is the second-largest city in Denmark. Denmark is known as a safe and equal society and the Danes are known for their excellent English proficiency. This makes Denmark a wonderful and welcoming destination for international students.

Why study at Aarhus University?

Living in Denmark is wonderful. Denmark is known for high living standards and an excellent work-life balance. As an international student and graduate, you have great career opportunities.

English speaking and international. Almost everyone in Denmark speaks English. This makes the country a great place for international students. At AU around 12% of students are international.

Learning from leading researchers. At AU teaching is performed by active researchers. You will experience an informal learning environment, where you will develop your problem-solving skills and critical thinking.


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ranked in Shanghai Rankings (2023)

Aarhus  Denmark

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About Aarhus University

Since its founding almost 100 years ago, in 1928, Aarhus University (AU) has become one of the world’s leading research institutions. AU is committed to making an impact on the world and to contribute positively to the global society through research and education with a sustainable focus.

All degree programmes at AU are designed to empower students with the knowledge and skills needed to devise sustainable solutions. Regardless of their field of study, AU students are presented with opportunities to deeply engage with sustainability. The university believes in equipping every graduate to tackle pressing global challenges, such as climate change and resource scarcity.

AU's researchers are at the forefront of innovation, laying the foundation for new sustainable solutions. The work spans diverse fields, encompassing renewable energy, biodiversity conservation, and much more.

AU as an institution, consistently explores initiatives that advance a green agenda. These initiatives include endeavors to reduce the university's carbon footprint, integrate sustainability into campus life, and engage with local and global communities.

City Life in Aarhus:

Aarhus boasts a dynamic city life that caters to students' diverse interests. The city combines a rich historical heritage with a modern, cosmopolitan vibe. Students can explore charming cobblestone streets, visit museums, and savor delectable Danish cuisine in local cafes and restaurants. The city's lively music scene, theaters, and cultural events ensure there's always something exciting happening.

Natural Beauty and Outdoor Activities:

Aarhus is renowned for its stunning natural surroundings. The city's proximity to beautiful beaches and lush forests allows students to engage in a wide range of outdoor activities, from swimming and hiking to cycling and picnicking.

AU Campus Life:

On the AU campus, students find a lively student community. The university offers numerous clubs, societies, and extracurricular activities that cater to diverse interests, providing opportunities for socializing, networking, and personal growth. AU's campus facilities are modern and well-equipped, ensuring students have access to state-of-the-art resources for their studies and research.

International Student Support:

AU is known for its strong commitment to international students. The university offers comprehensive support services, including orientation programs, academic counseling, and assistance with practical matters like accommodation and visa issues. This ensures a smooth transition for students coming from abroad.

“Exciting, challenging and inspiring, the MA in European Studies was an amazing experience for me. On top of the great professors, who shared their knowledge and experience in exploring the current challenges in Europe, I got the opportunity to meet a lot of bright, talented young people from all over the world. The Master’s programme undoubtedly allowed me to grow both personally and academically. ”

The independence we had to write a personally selected exam topic was wonderful. It gave me time to think, and think better, so as to write a good research paper. The content and approach in the qualitative research methodology were great, useful both in and outside academia. Thematically, I have gained so much international exposure from the Global Studies and Development specialisation. As I work now, developing my own human capital development NGO, these experiences are still very, very useful.

The annual tuition fee ranges from 8.000 Euro to 15.300 Euro: https://masters.au.dk/tuitionfees/current-tuition-fee-rates

No, everyone in Denmark speaks English. But while you do not need to speak Danish in order to study or work in Denmark, it is a great idea to do so. Also, it is free and language class is a great way to meet new people: https://international.au.dk/life/studentscomingtoau/student-life/learn-danish

Around 50 degree programmes are offered in English. You can find them all at our website: https://masters.au.dk/

Yes, when you apply for admission, you automatically apply for a scholarship. The Danish state scholarships covers your tuition fees and for some programmes also living expenses: https://masters.au.dk/scholarships-and-grants

There are plenty of reasons to choose Aarhus University. If you reach out to one of our current students, you can ask them directly: https://international.au.dk/education/meetau/chat-with-our-students

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