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  • Locations: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
Class Eligibility: Junior, Pre-Junior Type of Program: Exchange
Program Advisor: Lisa Shen Academic Focus: All Academic Focuses, Business and Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Computing and Informatics, Formal and Natural Sciences, Health, Pre-med, and Nursing, Humanities and Social Sciences, No or Minimal Language Requirement
Program Description:
Program Overview | Eligibility | Academics | Program Calendar | Housing | Visa | Cost & Financial Aid | More Information

Drexel in Denmark: Aarhus University


Program Overview

Aarhus University is a prestigious research university located in Aarhus, Denmark. Small and scholarly, the city of Aarhus has an easygoing, college-town atmosphere – about one in seven residents is a university student (source: NYTimes). Founded in 1928, Aarhus University is the second oldest and the largest university in Denmark. Owing to its size and impressive results as a research-intensive university, Aarhus University 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 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.


  • 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Open to all majors
  • No language requirement
  • Pre-Junior, or Junior


Course Availability
Course Offerings: 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.
Course Equivalencies
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.

Program Calendar

Fall Term
Program Start Date Late August
Program End Date Late December

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.


Students have the option of living in Aarhus affiliated accommodations. Students have the option to live in student residences, shared-facilities houses, or private housing. Bed linens are not provided. 


All students must apply for a residence permit to study in Denmark. More information will be provided after official acceptance by Aarhus. 

Cost and Financial Aid

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.

More Information

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/15/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Fall 2018 extended on a case-by-case basis. Please email to schedule an appointment with Lisa.

** See NOTE Above*

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This program is currently not accepting applications.