Drexel in Denmark: Aarhus University
About the Program
Aarhus University (AU) is a prestigious research university located in Aarhus, Denmark. Founded in 1928, AU is the second oldest and the largest university in Denmark. Owing to its size and impressive results as a research-intensive university, AU has a strong reputation and influence across the entire spectrum of disciplines, locally, nationally and globally.
This program fully immerses Drexel students into Danish education and culture through coursework in more than 60 complete academic majors (programmes). At AU, teachers 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.
Aarhus is a city of growth and with a population of more than 300,000, Aarhus is Denmark's second largest city. It has all the advantages and resources of a big city while keeping to a manageable size, and consequently everything in Aarhus is within biking distance.
Aarhus is at heart, however, also Denmark’s youngest city when you consider the average age of its inhabitants which is far lower than anywhere else in the country. At Aarhus University alone there are nearly 35,000 students. This gives the city a young and exciting vibrancy of its very own. This is clearly evident along the canal in the city center, where the student population today frequents the many cafés and restaurants packed tightly along the canal. But Aarhus is also a city with clearly visible roots, founded, as it was, by the Vikings in the 8th century.
Source: Aarhus University
- 3.0 minimum GPA
- Open to all majors
- No language requirement
- Pre-Junior or Junior
: Use this link to search coursework offered at Aarhus. For Business & Communications courses, use this link
to find courses in that school.
Drexel students can choose from any courses in Aarhus course catalog so long as they are eligible for the course. Just as at Drexel, courses cannot be guaranteed and students should be flexible in their study abroad planning.
Students will need to get any additional courses approved by the appropriate department for each course they plan to take at Aarhus. For example, if you want to take a Sociology course at Aarhus for Drexel credit, its equivalent must be pre-approved by the Sociology Department at Drexel.
Students are taught and graded by Aarhus faculty. Grades are noted as Credit/Non-credit ("CR/NCR") on the transcript and will NOT affect the GPA. In order to receive CR, students must earn the equivalent to a "C" or above at the host institution. Students must be a full-time student at the host institution while also taking the equivalent of a full-time load at Drexel.
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Note: courses at Aarhus are listed to have exams in January, after the winter holiday. Drexel students are required to take their exams during the month of December. Students should inquire directly with the Aarhus faculty about the option to take early exams. Students cannot take courses that do not allow for early exams.
In Aarhus, students don't live on campus and few students live in the city center where prices are very high. Students have the option of living in AU affiliated accommodations. Students have the option to live in student residences, shared-facilities houses, or private housing. It is not possible to choose a specific dorm or shared facility house. Bed linens are not provided. From most dorms, the commute to/from campus takes a maximum of 30 minutes.
Students have the option of finding their own housing on the private market. This process is difficult and should be done 2-3 months before arrival. Students are strongly advised to apply for AU housing.
Non-EU/EEA students must apply for a residence permit before arriving in Denmark.
After admission, DTU will initiate the process of residence permit (ST1). Students will receive a reference no. and an access code to enable them to start the process for application for the residence permit. More information can be found on the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration
A requirement of the residence permit is a biometric exam
(facial photo taken and fingerprints) completed at an approved location. The biometric exam must be completed within 14 days after submitting the online application. Students should schedule the biometric exam before
submitting the online application.
Estimated Program Costs
Review the Estimated Study Abroad Costs page for a list of approximated program expenses.
Tuition & Financial Aid
This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus your Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same during the term abroad. Students may also want to submit a revised budget to Drexel Central to see if additional funding may be available.
Students who receive Federal Work Study should consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after acceptance).
Those interested in seeking additional funding should review Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page.