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VIA University College

VIA is one of Denmark’s six university colleges. Our programmes, courses and research focus on professional practice in areas such as healthcare, teaching, social education, technology, business and design.

Short Courses

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Medicine & Health (1)



The programmes build on strong Danish traditions for educating students in cooperation with professional practice. Some programmes, like teaching, nursing and social education go back more than 100 years. They still play an important role in developing the worldknown Danish welfare society and creating growth and innovation in private industries.


As part of the Erasmus+ programme, VIA continues its participation in an already established and significant network of bilateral agreements with universities and higher education institutions and cooperative partners in Europe and around the world. 

VIA will continue to increase the number of incoming and outgoing students and lecturers. VIA will also continue to develop network and research projects co-funded by EU multilateral programmes , and to extensively involve administrative and technical staff in mobility activities via the Programme. 


Research areas:

  • Health and healthcare

  • Engineering, energy and environment

  • Pedagogy, teaching and learning

  • Design, film and animation

  • Social studies and management

  • Business and entrepreneurship


At VIA, you can get it at the Career Service Centre on selected campuses: Horsens, Holstebro and Aarhus C.

Career guidance will first and foremost help you discover your skills, plan your career and advise you on how to look for a job. Specifically, this means that you can get assistance with writing a great application/cover letter and a CV. 


Student services

Studynet is the central place for all the information you may need when studying at VIA. Every programme has a portal front page and a class website where students may share information. In addition, you can also find information on VIA and on VIA's different campuses. Information on the IT services provided by VIA IT can also be found at Studynet.

Housing services

There are multiple accommodation options in VIA’s campus cities – dormitories, private apartments, house sharing – depending on preference and the length of your stay. Dormitories and house sharing offers great opportunities for socialising and meeting new friends and are more affordable

Library services

The VIA Library vision is: To offer and develop the libraries as an integrated central element of the professional bachelor programmes’ unified physical and virtual learning environment, where teachers, students and librarians work together to discover, select, develop, utilise and facilitate new knowledge with the purpose of strengthening both the programmes’ and the professions’ knowledge base.

ICT services

You will need the laptop with a long battery life while studying at VIA. Please note that the technical programmes may have additional hardware demands. 

The computers located in our classrooms typically run Windows 7 and Windows 8.

VIA IT provides support on the central IT systems and services provided by VIA. VIA also provides a free Microsoft Office package at the beginning of your studies. 

Medical services

The Danish healthcare system offers equal and universal access for all residents. As an international student and resident in Denmark you will have access to free medical treatments with some exceptions, such as dental care and physiotherapy.

Student Life

Campus life

The programmes are located at eight campuses throughout western Denmark. Each campus is either newly built or newly renovated and offers modern facilities for our students.

Sports facilities

There are about 20 different sports to choose amongst within VIA Sports Club so there should be something to suit all. The ‘Club’ has 250 members, and a membership costs 550 DKK per semester.

Student clubs

At each of our campuses, there is a student council or social community responsible for improving the quality of your student life and study environment. A variety of social activities and events are available on campus along with professional courses. 


Public higher educational institutions in Denmark are regulated by the Act for University Colleges of Higher Education (Act no. 562 of 6 June 2007 with later amendments). The act concerns degree structures, teacher qualifications and examinations. All programmes are accredited by the Danish Accreditation Council. 

VIA is a certified holder of an ERASMUS+ charter. We are a member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) and hold a Qualification Certificate from the People’s Republic of China.

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