WHY AU?

Aarhus University is a young, modern university. Established in 1928, it is now a leading public research university with international impact across the entire research spectrum.

Aarhus University's main campus is in the city of Aarhus, in the centrally located University Park. Aarhus is Denmark’s second largest city, and by far the youngest measured in terms of the average age of its inhabitants. It has a reputation as a center for education and training – a brand that extends well beyond the borders of Denmark. With its 40,000 students, Aarhus University adds a youthful and exciting vibrancy to the city.

Aarhus University is a lively, modern university, anchored in research and with collaborative ties to business and cultural communities as well as strong international networks with 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 65 in the 2017 Shanghai ranking and has been ranked among the world’s 100 best universities in seventeen out of 42 subjects on the latest 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

RESEARCH-BASED TEACHING

Professor and teaching staff at AU are actively engaged in research, and teaching takes place in an informal context. All programmes are deeply rooted in research, and continuous programme reviewes ensure that the highest national and global quality standards are met.

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 recent survey of international students from all over the world, 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. According to The Education First (EF) English Proficiency Index (EPI), Danes were recently ranked as some of the best non-native English speakers in the world, making it 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 2017, Denmark's higher education system ranks third best in the world.