Aarhus University

Aarhus University (AU) is a top ten university among universities founded within the past 100 years. It has a long tradition of partnerships with some of the world's best research institutions and university networks.

Top reasons to study here

  • AU is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top universities.
  • At AU, teachers are active researchers and teaching takes place in an informal context.
  • AU offers more than 60 complete programmes in English at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. All PhD programmes are in English.

Short Courses

Business & Management (44)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Journalism & Media (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)

About

History

Aarhus University is a young, modern university established in 1928. It has grown to become a leading public research university with international reach covering the entire research spectrum. 

Education

The university’s goal is to contribute towards solving the complex global challenges facing the world. The university therefore strives to combine the high level of academic standards of its researchers with collaboration across disciplinary boundaries to combine research in new ways and solve challenges in close contact with the world around us.

Research

Aarhus University has a wide range of offers for researchers at all stages of your career. Find information about your opportunities as a PhD, Junior Researcher or researcher.

Career

Individual and confidential career counselling is the backbone of our career service. We offer one-to-one career guidance discussions every week where you can discuss your career development, your job opportunities, get help with your CV and job interview and/or try a focus profile test.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
145 -4
2019
141 -22
2018
119
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
-
2019
123 -14
2018
109
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
-
2018
65
2017
65
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
-
2019
106 -11
2018
95
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Student counsellors are experienced students who advise other students in their department. They are your first contact when you have questions, and they will be able to help or advise you on where to go for additional help.

Housing services

As in other big cities, finding housing can be an effort. There are many different options, but most foreign nationals working or studying in Denmark choose to rent a home. You need to consider where you are going to live as soon as you know you are coming to Aarhus University.

Library services

The AU libraries are located on every AU campus. All libraries have spacious reading rooms and wifi, and some are accessible 24/7.

Medical services

Aarhus University does not hold an insurance policy that covers students who are injured on university premises. For this reason, it is recommended that all students take out private full-time liability and accident insurance.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Aarhus Campus
  • Emdrup Campus
  • Herning Campus
  • AU Foulum
  • AU Silkeborg
  • AU Flakkebjerg
  • AU in Greenland

Sports facilities

Outdoor sports

  • Aarhus Kano
  • Friluftsliv Aarhus
  • Aarhus University Sports Club

Indoor sports

  • AU Exercise Centre
  • Badeanstalten Spanien
  • Fitness World

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