Aarhus University (AU) is a world-leading research institution with a modern, dynamic and highly international study environment. The university has a reputation for academic excellence and ranks within the top 100 universities worldwide, most recently ranking 78th in the 2023 Shanghai Rankings. Aarhus University offers more than 50 English-taught degree programmes at Bachelor’s and Master’s level and has a vibrant international community. 12% of students at AU are international, representing more than 120 different countries. The main campus is located in the city of Aarhus in Denmark (Scandinavia). Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark and located on the eastern coast with beautiful beaches and natural scenery. Denmark is a wonderful and safe country where everyone speaks English.
Top Reasons to Choose Aarhus University
Aarhus University is a dynamic, modern, and highly international university. Since its founding in 1928, it has grown to become a leading public university with international impact and reach across the entire research spectrum. Aarhus is a great place to study and a great place to work. Here are some of the top reasons to come work or study with us.
Denmark is a great place to live
Denmark is widely cited as one of the world’s most liveable places for a variety of reasons. It has the world’s highest level of income equality, according to the OECD. Furthermore, Denmark is widely cited as one of the world’s most liveable places. Based on the Corruption Transparency Index, Denmark is the least corrupt country in the world. Levels of public trust are high and crime is low.
We’re always here for you
AU offers all the practical support and guidance you need to feel at home here. For students, the International Centre offers a full induction and introduction programme as well as professional, friendly support and guidance throughout your time at AU.
For researchers and PhD students, Aarhus University offers a full range of services to make your transition to the university as smooth as possible. IAS (International Academic Staff) assists researchers and PhD students from abroad with all practical matters, including visas, residence and work permits, housing services, child care, etc.
Top Reasons to Study in Aarhus
Our teachers are world-class lecturers
At AU, classes are taught by active researchers in an informal, stimulating atmosphere. All degree programmes are deeply rooted in the latest research and are subject to a rigorous quality assurance programme to ensure they meet the highest global quality standards.
We offer competitive tuition fees
Tuition is free for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens. For other students, tuition fees range from €8,000 to €15,300 annually.
English is our second language
AU offers more than 50 full-degree programmes in English at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. All PhD programmes are in English. And Danes were recently ranked as among the best non-native English speakers in the world on the annual English Proficiency Index (EPI), so it’s easy for international students to feel at home in Denmark from day 1.
Our student body is diverse and highly international
Around 12 per cent of AU’s 36,500 students are internationals – from over 120 countries.
Denmark offers an attractive green card scheme
The green card residence permit granted to international university students in Denmark is valid for an additional six months after completion of the degree, which gives graduates time to look for work in Denmark.
AU in the World Rankings
A number of internationally recognised world rankings evaluate the world’s universities in relation to each other. Aarhus University ranks among the top 100 and 150 universities in the world on several of these – out of over 17,000 universities worldwide - and is among the top 25 universities in the EU.