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Language Requirements

Faculty of Science and Technology

Applicants at the Faculty of Science and Technology are required to have English language qualifications comparable to CEFR C1, TOEFL IBT 83, IELTS 6.5. English language qualifications can be documented as follows: TOEFL test, IELTS (academic) test, "C1 level" obtained by examination from a CEFR-validated English language course.

Applicants can be exempted from this rule. The exemption apply to the following types:

  • Applicants with a completed English-taught entrance examination ("high school") or an English-taught Bachelor's programme
  • Applicants currently enrolled in an English-taught Bachelor's or Master’s programme
  • Applicants with a Danish/Nordic entrance examination (high school) or International Baccalaureate (high school) with an English level comparable to a Danish B level in English.

School of Engineering (ASE)

There are special language requirements for the applicants to the Faculty of Science and Technology, School of Engineering (ASE).

Applicants for the Aarhus University School of Engineering (ASE) must have passed a TOEFL test (score 550) or equivalent. Applicants from partner institutions, however, are only asked to provide a document testifying that the applicant has sufficient language skills to pursue an international programme. In case of doubt, ASE reserves the right to test the applicant's English language skills via telephone/Skype.

Faculty of Arts

English Degree Programme

To study at the English Degree Programme, exchange students must meet the minimum English proficiency requirements established by Aarhus University.

Exchange students nominated by the English Degree Programme partner institutions are exempted from these requirements. If you are an exchange student nominated by an Aarhus University partner institution that is not an English Degree Programme partner institution, you need to document your English proficiency. You can do this in one of two ways:

  • You can meet the minimum English proficiency requirements established by Aarhus University or
  • You can provide the exchange coordinator at the International Centre with a letter from your home university confirming that you have both followed courses taught in English and taken exams conducted in English at university level.