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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. AU has a strong commitment to the development of society that is realised through its collaboration with government agencies and institutions and the business community. 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. This takes place in close contact with the world around us and creates the basis for the university to be internationally competitive within the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. In recent years, Aarhus University has been moving up in the most important international rankings. Among over 17,000 universities world-wide, Aarhus University is ranked in the top 100 by several influential rankings. A high ranking is an important competitive advantage for a university which seeks to attract and retain the best students, researchers and partners. In 2012, the entire Aarhus University had approximately 42,000 students and 7,500 members of staff (full-time equivalent). (Source: the university’s website)

Degree Courses Taught in English: Yes
Online/Distance courses offered: TBC
Bachelors Course Duration: Semesters (6) Years (3)
Masters Course Duration: Semesters (4) Years (2)

None required.

TOEFL min 560 (paper-based) or 83 (internet-based), IELTS min 6.5, Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) required.

DA/EN programmes – Danish language knowledge is required for the following courses:

Anthropology (DA/EN)
Arab and Islamic Studies (DA/EN)
History (DA/EN)
Philosophy (DA/EN)
Prehistoric Archaeology (DA/EN)

It is difficult to find student jobs, but it is allowed for EU nationals and non EU nationals (up to 15 hours per week). In order to apply for a residence permit for Denmark, students must document that they have paid the required tuition fee.

If you have been granted a tuition waiver you must instead document that you dispose of DKK 4200 (approx. €563) per month (in all DKK 50000 = approx. €6703) by including e.g. a bank statement in your own name or documentation for a grant or scholarship.

For information on student jobs and internships, please visit the university’s Student Job’s pages:

http://www.au.dk/en/interresource/jobtypes/studentjobs/

For student jobs in Denmark, you can browse:

https://www.workindenmark.dk

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Education in Denmark is a key priority, backed up with the belief that high quality education at all levels is essential to ensure competitiveness in today’s globalised world. With their high academic standards combined with innovative learning approaches, the Danish institutions are preparing their students to play an active role in a globalised, knowledgebased society.

Danish higher education has a long tradition of combining academic excellence with innovative research and teaching. High academic standards, interdisciplinary studies and project-based activities ensure active and motivating learning environments.

Most Danish Higher Education institutions benefit from their co-operation with business, industry and research institutes, creating an enriching and vibrant learning environment for their students. Danish higher education institutions offer a range of opportunities for international students.

Furthermore, the Higher Education institutions are internationally focused and offer a large number of programmes taught in English. A recent survey with responses from more than 3,500 international students studying in Denmark, showed that 78% of the students would recommend Denmark as a study destination and 93% consider Denmark to be a safe country to live in.

(Source: Denmark.dk, the official website of Denmark)

Additionally in Denmark – similarly to the UK – Foundation degrees (FD) / AP (Academy Profession Programme) degrees are 2 years long and BA Top Up degrees are 1 year programmes.