WHY AU?

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. Aarhus University plays a decisive – and essential – role at the hub of the city of Aarhus. Aarhus University's main campus is located in the city of Aarhus. Aarhus is Denmark’s second largest city and the youngest measured in terms of the average age of its inhabitants, which is far lower than anywhere else in the country. Aarhus University alone has 40,000 students. This gives the city a youthful and exciting vibrancy of its very own. The city has a reputation for education and training – a brand that extends well beyond the borders of Denmark. It is a lively, modern university, which collaborates with the business community, with cultural centres and with other universities throughout the world.

Top reasons to choose Aarhus University

TOP 100 UNIVERSITY

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.

RESEARCH-BASED TEACHING

Teachers at AU are active researchers and teaching takes place in an informal context. All programmes are deeply rooted in research and are reviewed on an ongoing basis to meet the highest national and global quality standards.

INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION

Aarhus University’s School of Business and Social Sciences (Aarhus BSS) is accredited by AACSBAMBA and EQUIS for the school’s core business activities. 

STUDY IN ENGLISH

AU offers 60+ complete programmes in English at Bachelor’s and Master’s level and more than a 1000 courses. All PhD programmes are in English.

AN INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Around 12 per cent of AU’s 44,000 students are international, representing over 100 nationalities.

HIGHLY SATISFIED INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

According to a resent survey where international students from all over the world were asked, Aarhus University was rated in the highest category for international student satisfaction.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND GUIDANCE

The International Centre offers a full induction and introduction programme as well as professional support and guidance throughout your time at AU.

CAREER COUNSELLING AND JOB BANK

AU offers career counselling and access to a free job bank for international Master’s students and graduates.

ENGLISH - NO PROBLEM

Most Danes are very good at speaking English as a second language, so it is easy for international students to settle in Denmark, even if they do not speak Danish. 

According to The Education First (EF) English Proficiency Index (EPI) Danes were recently ranked as one of the best non-native English speakers in the world, so it is easy for international students to live in Denmark even if they do not speak Danish.

SAFE, SECURE AND EQUAL

Denmark is widely cited as one of the world’s most livable places. It has the world’s highest level of income equality according to the OECD.

Based on the Corruption Perceptions Index, Denmark is the least corrupt country in the world.

WORLD CLASS HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM

According to Universitas 21 Ranking 2016 Denmark ranks third best in proving higher education