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Course Information, Prerequisites & Restrictions

  • Exchange students are expected to enroll in 25-30 ECTS credits per semester.
  • Please note that students can select courses from one faculty only, and most faculties allow students to choose courses from one department only.
    Exceptions are exchange students from these partner universities, who can select for courses from all five AU Faculties: 
Deakin University   University of California

Aarhus BSS

Exchange students at Aarhus BSS can be admitted to courses from one subject area only. Please see further information, including course lists and guidelines under each subject area below:

Business / Economics - Campus Aarhus

Bachelor-level courses are available to 2nd and 3rd year bachelor students with a relevant academic background in business and/or economics and prior experience with some of the following subject areas (corresponding to at least 60 ECTS or one full year of studies):

  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Organizational behavior
  • Finance
  • Research methods
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics

Many business and economics courses at Aarhus BSS are quantitatively oriented so a basic understanding of quantitative tools and methods is an advantage.

Master level courses are available to 4th and 5th year master students with a relevant bachelor’s degree in business administration or economics. Master-level courses are also available to 4th year bachelor students.

In addition to the general requirements, some courses have specific academic pre-requisites that students have to meet in order to take the course.

Exchange students can choose from a range of selected courses offered by the Department of Management and the Department of Economics and Business Economics. Exchange students are expected to enroll in 25-30 ECTS credits per semester. 

Guidelines and Course Lists Autumn/Fall 2022

Guidelines and Course Lists Spring 2022

Course offerings change slightly from year to year, so while the course lists from previous semesters can give a general idea of the range of courses on offer, the lists cannot be relied on to provide a definitive overview of what will be offered in the future.  

Exams

All courses are concluded with an exam that is used to test how well students have understood key concepts, themes and topics covered in the course. Exchange students may be required to do one or a combination of different written and oral exams. The exam periods are:

Autumn/Fall semester: December/JanuarySpring semester: June

Written take home exams can be done from home, while written and oral on-site exams require that students are present on campus in Aarhus. Some oral exams can be completed online as distance exams if students have study-related commitments back home. In the Autumn/Fall semester, some exams are scheduled for December, some for January. Students who need to leave Denmark before January should pay attention when selecting courses in order to avoid on-site exams in January.

Law

Prerequisites / Admission requirements  

  • Master-level courses are available to 3rd, 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background. There are no bachelor-level courses in English available.
  • In order to be admitted students must have passed courses equivalent of at least 120 ECTS within Law at their home university.

Courses offered Autumn/Fall 2022

Courses offered Spring 2022

Course offerings change slightly from year to year, so while the course lists from previous semesters can give a general idea of the range of courses on offer, the lists cannot be relied on to provide a definitive overview of what will be offered in the future.  

Exams

All courses are concluded with an exam that is used to test how well students have understood key concepts, themes and topics covered in the course. Exchange students may be required to do one or a combination of different written and oral exams. The exam periods are:

Autumn/Fall semester: December/January

Spring semester: June

Written take home exams can be done from home, while written and oral on-site exams require that students are present on campus in Aarhus. Some oral exams can be completed online as distance exams if students have study-related commitments back home. In the Autumn/Fall semester, some exams are scheduled for December, some for January. The Department of law tries to accommodate so that the exchange can do their oral exams in December.

Political Science

Prerequisites / Admission requirements

  • Upper-Level Bachelor courses are available to 3rd, 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background.  
  • In order to be admitted students must have passed courses equivalent of at least 120 ECTS within Political Science at their home university.
  • Students must also have passed some courses within method in order to be able to follow the courses (equivalent to 20 ECTS). The 20 ECTS of method is a combination of the following courses: 

Methods I (au.dk) (10 ects)

The main themes of the module are:

  • Theory of science
  • Introduction to the different phases of research process- from choice of research question to the completion of a final research report
  • Planning and collecting research material for the different research methods
  • Qualitative interviews and techniques of qualitative analysis and source criticism
  • Text analysis
  • Quantitative analysis by means of descriptive statistical methods
  • Introduction to electronic data processing
  • Comparative methods and case studies.

Methods II: Quantitative Methods (au.dk) (10 ects)

The main themes of the module are

  • Understanding of the phases in a research process
  • Quantitative analysis (regression)
  • Quantitative analysis with methods that are based on a probabilistic foundation (statistic inference).
  • The opportunities and challenges by talking about cause-effect relations by the use of quantitative data (causal inferens).
  • Use of software to the data analyse.

It is only possible to follow courses offered by the Department of Political Science. 

Course content and pre-requisites
Many courses have specific pre-requisites, and it is your own responsibility to make sure that you meet the requirements for enrollment. Please consider the stated requirements as well as the general content of the course. This is important as you may struggle to follow the teaching and pass the exam if you do not have the necessary background.

ECTS and study load requirements
Courses are 10 ECTS each. You must enroll in courses corresponding to 30 ECTS per semester. In autumn/fall semester there is a mandatory course for exchange students on Danish Welfare.

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Courses offered Autumn/Fall 2022

Courses offered Spring 2022

Course offerings change slightly from year to year, so while the course lists from previous semesters can give a general idea of the range of courses on offer, the lists cannot be relied on to provide a definitive overview of what will be offered in the future.

Exams

All courses are concluded with an exam that is used to test how well students have understood key concepts, themes and topics covered in the course. Exchange students may be required to do one or a combination of different written and oral exams. The exam periods are:

Autumn/Fall semester: December/January

Spring semester: June

Written take home exams can be done from home, while written and oral on-site exams require that students are present on campus in Aarhus. Some oral exams can be completed online as distance exams if students have study-related commitments back home. In the Autumn/Fall semester, some exams are scheduled for December, some for January. Students who need to leave Denmark before January should pay attention when selecting courses in order to avoid on-site exams in January.  

Psychology

Prerequisites / Admission requirements

  • Bachelor-level courses are available to exchange students studying a bachelor's degree in Psychology and with psychology courses equivalent to 60 ECTS (as of autumn 2022). 
  • Master-level courses available to exchange students studying a Master's degree in Psychology and a minimum of 3 years of study. (as of autumn 2022)

Courses offered in Autumn/Fall  2022

Courses offered in Spring 2022

Course offerings change slightly from year to year, so while the course lists from previous semesters can give a general idea of the range of courses on offer, the lists cannot be relied on to provide a definitive overview of what will be offered in the future.

Exams

The exam periods are:

Autumn/Fall semester: December/January

Spring semester: June

Written take home exams can be done from home. 

Business / Engineering - Campus Herning

Bachelor-level courses are available to 2nd and 3rd year bachelor students with a relevant academic background in business and/or engineering (corresponding to at least 60 ECTS or one full year of studies):

Master level courses are available to 4th and 5th year master students with a relevant bachelor’s degree. Master-level courses are also available to 4th year bachelor students.

In addition to the general requirements, some courses have specific academic pre-requisites that students have to meet in order to take the course.

Exchange students can choose from a range of selected courses offered by the Department of Business Development and Technology. Exchange students are expected to enroll in 25-30 ECTS credits per semester. 

Course offerings change slightly from year to year, so while the course lists from previous semesters can give a general idea of the range of courses on offer, the lists cannot be relied on to provide a definitive overview of what will be offered in the future.  

Further information is available on the Course webpage.

Exams

All courses are concluded with an exam that is used to test how well students have understood key concepts, themes and topics covered in the course. Exchange students may be required to do one or a combination of different written and oral exams. The exam periods are:

Autumn/Fall semester: December/January

Spring semester: May/June

Written take home exams can be done from home, while written and oral on-site exams require that students are present on campus in Herning. Some oral exams can be completed online as distance exams if students have study-related commitments back home. In the Autumn/Fall semester, some exams are scheduled for December, some for January. Students who need to leave Denmark before January should pay attention when selecting courses in order to avoid on-site exams in January.

Faculty of Arts

Please read the information about the courses offered to exchange students at the Faculty of Arts before searching for further information in the Course Catalogue
 

Course Catalogue
Courses that are open to exchange students are listed in the Course Catalogue with the course type ‘exchange’.
To get the complete list of the courses available for exchange students in a particular semester use these filter options:
• Period: Autumn/Spring
• Year
• Faculty: Arts
• Language of Instruction: English
• Course Type: Exchange

Final updates to the course catalogue should be completed by mid April for the Autumn semester and mid October for the Spring semester. 

Academic level and requirements
Bachelor level courses are available for 2nd and 3rd year exchange students with relevant academic background equivalent to 30 ECTS.
Master level courses are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background equivalent to min. 60 ECTS within relevant study area. Some Master level courses are also available for 3rd year students with relevant academic background.
Please refer to the individual course descriptions for more details.

Restrictions
Exchange students are both encouraged and expected to be flexible regarding their final course placements.  Slots on several courses are limited due to organizational factors such as maximum class size and room size restrictions. Therefore, while everything will be done to try and match one’s preferences, both you and your home university must be prepared for and willing to work with changes that may occur to the original plan.

Danish taught courses
Exchange students with sufficient Danish language qualifications / exchange students from Scandinavian partner universities can also register for some Danish taught courses, by individual arrangement.

Exams
Fall semester: Written exams take place in December and January. Oral exams take place in January. Spring semester: Written exams take place in May and June. Oral exams take place in June.
Please make sure that the exam type (assessment and grading) for the courses you choose, matches the needs of your home university. See exams and grading  

Internationalisation Electives
Internationalisation electives are 2nd year bachelor courses which cover various topics within the humanities, and have an interdisciplinary perspective. These are offered to students across all study programmes at the Faculty of Arts as well as exchange students. Search for ‘iv-fag’ in the course catalogue. Please note that most Internationalisation electives are taught on the same weekday (Mondays).

Bachelor's supplementary subject programmes
Bachelor's supplementary subject programmes are 3rd year Bachelor level programmes with a range of courses that are open to exchange students.

Campus Emdrup, Copenhagen
The school of Education is located in Copenhagen and offer courses from the following programmes to incoming exchange students:
Anthropology of Education and Globalisation: Master-level courses available to 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background.

Education Sciences: Bachelor-level courses – only in Danish - available to 2nd and 3rd year exchange students with relevant academic background.

Master-level courses – only in Danish – are available to 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background. The Master level courses in Danish are found under the following Master educations: Educational Anthropology; Educational Psychology; Educational Sociology; Educational Theory - and Curriculum Studies (Danish); Educational Theory - and Curriculum Studies (Material Culture); Educational Theory - and Curriculum Studies (Mathematics); Education Science; General Education A)Philosophy of Education. 

Faculty of Natural Sciences

At Faculty of Natural Sciences, exchange agreements are signed on departmental level. Therefore you must take the majority of your courses at the department (degree programme) where you are enrolled.

Please be aware that access to master/graduate level courses is restricted for bachelor/undergraduate level students. You will find information about course restrictions under each subject area below. 

Also be aware that Engineering courses are only available for master/graduate level students.

You are expected to be flexible regarding your course selection. Seats on many courses are limited due to organizational factors such as maximum class size and room size restrictions. Therefore, while we will do our best to match your preferences, both you and your home university must be prepared for and willing to work with changes that may occur to the original plan.


English taught courses

All master/graduate level courses are taught in English (except some courses in Molecular Medicine).

The majority of bachelor/undergraduate level courses are taught in Danish. Please check under each subject area below to find information about English taught courses at bachelor level.


How to choose courses

You can apply for courses at maximum two different programmes and you must choose 20-30 ECTS points per semester.

Examples of how you can choose 30 ECTS points:

A) 30 ECTS points per semester at your primary degree programme from Faculty of Natural Sciences

or

B) Minimum 20 ECTS points per semester at your primary degree programme at Faculty of Natural Sciences, and up to 10 ECTS points at one other programme from Faculty of Natural Sciences or Faculty of Technical Sciences

More examples of how to choose courses:

Example A)

30 ECTS at your primary degree programme at Natural Sciences, e.g. Nanoscience

Example B)

20 ECTS at your primary degree programme, e.g. Mathematics + 10 ECTS at Computer Science (which are both offered Faculty of Natural Sciences)

Example C)

20 ECTS at your primary degree programme, e.g. Biology (which is offered by Faculty of Natural Sciences) + 10 ECTS at Biological and Chemical Engineering (which is offered by Faculty of Technical Sciences)

You cannot choose to take courses from more than two different programmes.

For example:

You cannot take 20 ECTS at Nanoscience + 5 ECTS at Biology + 5 ECTS at Agrobiology.


Project modules

You cannot sign up for a Master’s thesis module. If you wish to collaborate with a professor or research group in relation to your Master’s thesis, it must be arranged within the framework of an internship programme. You must arrange such an internship directly with a department and a professor. Read more here

Some departments allow exchange students to sign up for bachelor and master level project modules (from 5 to 30 ECTS per semester). Please check under each subject area below for more information about project modules.


Academic level and requirements 

All applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis as applicants must meet the specific academic requirements for each individual course. Academic requirements are available in the course catalogue.

Please check under each subject area below for information about academic requirements and restrictions.


Exams

Autumn semester exams are held in January. Spring semester exams in June. Exchange students are expected to be present in Aarhus for exams.   

Arctic Studies

The Arctic Science Study Programme (ASSP) offered in Nuuk, Greenland gives your education an Arctic angle and provides you with first-hand experience of working in and with the climate, environment and communities of the Arctic.

Please be aware that it is not possible to register for courses that take place in Aarhus and in Nuuk (Greenland) in the same semester. 
You therefore have to choose between a whole semester in Nuuk or a whole semester in Aarhus. 

Here you can find more information about the Arctic Science Study Programme (ASSP) and course packages offered in Nuuk.

Bioinformatics

  • No English taught bachelor level courses available
  • All master level courses are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background within the subject areas of Mathematics, Probability Theory, and Statistics, Programming and Algorithmics, as well as Molecular Biology and Genetics.  
  • 1st year master courses are available for 3rd year bachelor students, if they have a strong academic background within the subject areas of Mathematics, Probability Theory, and Statistics, Programming and Algorithmics, as well as Molecular Biology and Genetics.
  • Modules that are not available for exchange students are:
    Projects in Bioinformatics
    Master's Thesis

All bioinformatics courses offered in the spring semester 2023  The complete course catalogue for the spring semester 2023 will be updated in October 2022. Until then you should look for courses from spring semester 2022 as the majority of courses offered in 2022 will also be available in 2023. 

Biology

Bachelor courses in English:

There is only a limited selection of bachelor level English taught courses available to 3rd year exchange students with relevant academic background, equivalent to 120 ECTS.

Spring semester:

Autumn semester:


Master/Graduate courses (all in English): 

  • Master level courses are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background within the subject areas of Life Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry and Statistics. 
  • 1st year master courses are only available for 3rd year bachelor students, if they have a strong academic background within the subject areas of Life Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry and Statistics.


Projects:

  • Master students (and in some cases bachelor students) can register for a 5-15 ECTS Biological Project. Biological projects involve research work under the supervision of scientific staff at the department. Exchange students should make efforts to identify preferred research topics and a supervisor in advance of their stay at AU. You can see some current project proposals here. And research sections and contact information is found here.        


Modules that are NOT available for exchange students are:

  • Master's Thesis
  • Bachelor's Project  (instead of a Bachelor's Project you can register for a Biological Project) 
     

Please be aware that it is not possible to register for courses that take place in Aarhus and in Nuuk (Greenland) in the same semester.  


All biology courses offered in the spring semester 2022 and 2023 
The complete course catalogue for the spring semester 2023 will be updated in October 2022. Until then you should look for courses from spring semester 2022 as the majority of courses offered in 2022 will also be available in 2023. 

Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry

  • Bachelor level semester programme available for exchange students with relevant academic background: 
     

    International Programme in Chemistry - Autumn semester (list of spring courses will be available from early October)

    Reaction dynamics

    Physical Organic Chemistry

    Experimental Organic Synthesis

    BSc research project in chemistry

    or

    BSc research project in medicinal
    chemistry

    *all 10 ECTS

  • Master level courses are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background within the subject areas of Chemistry/Medicinal Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics.  
  • 1st year master courses are only available for 3rd year bachelor students, if they have a strong academic background within the subject areas of Chemistry/Medicinal Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics.
  • Modules that are not available for exchange students are:
    Master's Thesis

All chemistry courses offered in the spring semester 2022 and 2023  The complete course catalogue for the spring semester 2023 will be updated in october 2022. Until then you should look for courses from the spring semester 2022 as the majority of courses offered in 2022 will also be available in 2023. 

Computer Science and IT Product Development

Data Science

Geology and Geophysics

  • A limited selection of bachelor level English taught courses is available to 2nd and 3rd year exchange students with relevant academic background.

Spring Semester (will be updated in early October)

Basins and Reservoirs 5 ECTS
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) 5 ECTS
Introduction to Ice Age Processes and Environments 5 ETCS
Numerical Methods 5 ECTS
Quaternary Geology 10 ECTS

Autumn Semester 

Basic Hydrogeophysics 10 ECTS
Oceans and Climate 10 ECTS
Reflection Seismics and Well Logging 10 ECTS
Petrology (with field course) 10 ECTS
Sedimentology 5 ECTS
Mineralogy 5 ECTS
Hydrology and Earth Surface Processes 5 ECTS

  • Master level courses are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background within the subject areas of Geology, Geophysics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Probability theory, Statistics and Programming.  
  • 1st year master courses are only available for 3rd year bachelor students, if they have a strong academic background within the subject areas of Geology, Geophysics, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Probability theory, Statistics and Programming.
  • Modules that are not available for exchange students are:
    • Master's Thesis, Bachelor’s Thesis.
    • Geological/geophysical project (5/10 ECTS) only under special circumstances.

All Geoscience courses offered in the spring semester 2022 and 2023  The complete course catalogue for the spring semester 2023 will be updated in october 2022. Until then you should look for courses from spring semester 2022 as the majority of courses offered in 2022 will also be available in 2023. 

Mathematics, Statistics, and Mathematics-Economics

  • A limited selection of bachelor level courses is available to 2nd and 3rd year exchange students with relevant academic background:

    Autumn Semester
    Causal Interference 10 ECTS
    Macroeconomics 10 ECTS
    Business-Economics  10 ECTS
    Statistical Theory 10 ECTS
     
    Spring Semester
    Geometry 10 ECTS 
    Complex Analysis  5 ECTS
    Stochastic Processes 10 ECTS

     
  • All master level courses at the MSc programme Mathematics are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background within the subject areas of Abstract Algebra, Complex Analysis, Differential Equations, Differential Geometry and Topology. 

  • 1st year master courses are available for 3rd year bachelor students, if they have a strong academic background within the subject areas of  Abstract Algebra, Complex Analysis, Differential Equations, Differential Geometry and Topology.   
     
  • All master level courses at the MSc programme Statistics are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background within the subject areas of Statistics and Probability Theory.   

  • 1st year master courses are available for 3rd year bachelor students, if they have a strong academic background within the subject areas of Statistics and Probability Theory.
     
  • All master level courses at the MSc programme Mathematics-Economics are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background within the subject areas of Mathematics (Linear Algebra, Mathematical Analysis, Measure and Integration Theory), Probability Theory and Statistics, Finance, Operational Research (Linear and Convex Optimization), and Economics (Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Cost Accounting).  

  • 1st year master courses are available for 3rd year bachelor students, if they have a strong academic background within the subject areas of Mathematics (Linear Algebra, Mathematical Analysis, Measure and Integration Theory), Probability Theory and Statistics, Finance, Operational Research (Linear and Convex Optimization), and Economics (Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Cost Accounting).
  • Modules that are NOT available for exchange students are:

Projects in Mathematics and Statistics
Bachelor's Project
Master's Thesis

All courses at Department of Mathematics offered in the spring semester 2022 and 2023 
The complete course catalogue for the spring semester 2023 will be updated in october 2022. Until then you should look for courses from spring semester 2022 as the majority of courses offered in 2022 will also be available in 2023.

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Bachelor level courses in English


Master level courses (all in English)

  • are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background within the subject areas of Molecular biology, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Probability theory and Statistics.  
  • 1st year master courses are only available for 3rd year bachelor students, if they have a strong academic background within the subject areas of Molecular biology, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Probability theory and Statistics.
  • Master's students can register for a 10-30 ECTS Molecular Biology Project. Projects involve research work under the supervision of scientific staff at the department. Exchange students should make efforts to identify preferred research topics and a supervisor in advance of their stay at AU. Research sections and contact information is found here.   
     
  • Modules that are not available for exchange students are:

    Master's Thesis
    Bachelor's Project - instead of a Bachelor's Project you can register for a Molecular Biology Project
     

All courses offered by department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - spring semester 2022 and 2023 

The complete course catalogue for the spring semester 2023 will be ready in early October 2022. Until then you should look for courses from the spring semester 2022 as the majority of courses offered in 2022 will also be available in 2023. 

Nanoscience

  • Limited selection of bachelor level English taught courses available to 3rd year exchange students with relevant academic background. 
  • Master level courses are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background within the subject areas of Chemistry, Physics, Molecular Biology and Mathematics as well as dedicated Nanoscience courses.  
     
  • 1st year master courses are only available for 3rd year bachelor students, if they have a strong academic background within the subject areas of Chemistry, Physics, Molecular Biology and Mathematics as well as dedicated Nanoscience courses.
     
  • Modules that are not available for exchange students are:
    Master's Thesis
  • All nanoscience courses offered in the soring semester 2022 and 2023  The complete course catalogue for the spring semester 2023 will be updated in October 2022. Until then you should look for courses from spring semester 2022 as the majority of courses offered in 2022 will also be available in 2023. 

Physics and Astronomy

All physics and astronomy courses offered in the spring semester 2022 and 2023  The complete course catalogue for the spring semester 2023 will be updated in October 2022. Until then you should look for courses from spring semester 2022 as the majority of courses offered in 2022 will also be available in 2023.

Science Theory

  • No English taught bachelor level courses available
  • All master level courses are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background within the field of Natural Sciences, History and Philosophy of Science, Science Communication, and related areas.  
  • 1st year master courses are available for 3rd year bachelor students, if they have a strong academic background within the field of Natural Sciences, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Science Communication, and related areas.
     
  • Modules that are not available for exchange students are:
    Projects in Science Studies
    Master's Thesis

All science theory courses offered in the spring semester 2022 and 2023 
The complete course catalogue for the spring semester 2023 will be updated in October 2022. Until then you should look for courses from spring semester 2022 as the majority of courses offered in 2022 will also be available in 2023.

Faculty of Technical Sciences

At Faculty of Technical Sciences, exchange agreements are signed on departmental level. Therefore you must take the majority of your courses at the department (degree programme) where you are enrolled.

Please be aware that Engineering courses at master/graduate level are only available for master/graduate level students.    


How to select courses at Faculty of Technical Sciences

You can apply for courses at maximum two different programmes. Choose 30 ECTS points per semester as follows:

A) 30 ECTS points per semester at your primary programme from Faculty of Technical Sciences

or

B) Minimum 20 ECTS points per semester at your primary programme from Faculty of Technical Sciences, and up to 10 ECTS points at one other programme from Faculty of Technical Sciences or Faculty of Natural Sciences

Examples of how to choose courses:

Example A)

30 ECTS at your primary degree programme, e.g. Agro- and Food Sciences 

Example B)

20 ECTS at your primary degree programme: e.g. Mechanical Engineering + 10 ECTS at Civil and Architectural Engineering (which is under Faculty of Technical Sciences)

Example C)

20 ECTS at primary degree programme: Biological and Chemical Engineering + 10 ECTS at Biology (which is under Faculty of Natural Sciences)

You cannot choose to take courses from more than two different programmes.

For example:

You cannot take 20 ECTS at Mechanical Engineering + 5 ECTS at Civil and Architectural Engineering + 5 ECTS at Electrical Engineering.


English taught courses

All master/graduate level courses are taught in English (except Biomedical Engineering).

The majority of bachelor/undergraduate level courses are taught in Danish. Please check under each subject area below to find information about English taught courses at bachelor level.


Academic level and requirements 

All applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis as applicants must meet the specific academic requirements for each individual course. Academic requirements are available in the course catalogue.

Please check under each subject area below for information about academic requirements and restrictions.


Restrictions

Exchange students are both encouraged and expected to be flexible regarding their final course selection. Seats on many courses are limited due to organizational factors such as maximum class size and room size restrictions. Therefore, while we will do our best to match your preferences, both you and your home university must be prepared for and willing to work with changes that may occur to the original plan.


Project modules

You cannot sign up for a Master’s thesis module. If you wish to collaborate with a professor or research group in relation to your Master’s thesis, it must be arranged within the framework of an internship programme. You must arrange such an internship directly with a department and a professor. Read more here

Some departments allow exchange students to sign up for bachelor and master level project modules (from 5 to 30 ECTS per semester). Please check under each subject area below for more information about project modules.


Exams

Autumn semester exams are held in January. Spring semester exams in June. Exchange students are expected to be present in Aarhus for exams.   

Agro- and Food Sciences (Bsc and MSc level)

  • A small selection of English taught bachelor level courses are available to 2nd and 3rd year bachelor students with a relevant academic background. Please be aware that these courses are only offered in the autumn semester. 2nd year bachelor students will only have access to bachelor level courses

If you select the Project in Food Science course module it is your own responsibility to find a supervisor and a subject. For guidance regarding selection of supervisor and subject please contact Margrethe Therkildsen: margrethe.therkildsen@food.au.dk      

  • All master level courses at the MSc programme Agrobiology are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with a relevant academic background within the subject areas of Agrobiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Cytology, Zoology, Botany, Mathematics, Statistics and Probability Calculus.

  • 1st year master courses are available for 3rd year bachelor students, if they have a strong academic background within the subject areas of  Agrobiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Cytology, Zoology, Botany, Mathematics, Statistics and Probability Calculus.
     
  • All master level courses at the MSc programme Agro-Environmental Management are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background within the subject areas of Agro-Environmental Management, Mathematics, Statistics and Probability Theory.   
  • 1st year master courses are available for 3rd year bachelor students, if they have a strong academic background within the subject areas of Agro-Environmental Management, Mathematics, Statistics and Probability Theory.
  • All master level courses at the MSc programme Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background within the subject areas of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Food Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.

  • 1st year master courses are available for 3rd year bachelor students, if they have a strong academic background within the subject areas of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Food Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry.
  • Exchange students have access to project modules but it is their own responsibility to find a supervisor and subject.

Engineering programmes (BSc level)

  • Bachelor/undergraduate exchange students can choose between one of our two semester packages for bachelor engineering students:

    • Urban Water (Civil Engineering) - available in the fall and spring semester
    • Software Engineering (Electrical and Computer Engineering) - available only in the fall semester
       
  • It is not possible to choose any additional bachelor level courses or replace courses from the predefined packages.
     
  • These semester packages are available to 3rd year exchange students with a relevant academic background. In order to be admitted you must have passed at least 120 ECTS credits. For specific academic requirements please visit the webpage of the programme you are interested in.  

Biological and Chemical Engineering (Msc level)

  • No English taught bachelor level courses available for exchange students. 
  • Master level students from the Nordic countries are allowed to choose bachelor- and master level courses taught in Danish.  
  • Master level courses are available to exchange students with a Bachelor's degree within the field of Biological and Chemical Engineering or related subject areas with a minimum of 180 ECTS.
  • Modules that are not available for exchange students are:
    Project modules
    R&D courses/projects
    Master's Thesis

Courses offered in the spring semester 2022 and 2023. The complete course catalogue for the spring semester 2023 will be updated in october 2022. Until then, you should look for courses from the spring semester 2022 as the majority of courses offered in 2022 will also be available in 2023.

Civil and Architectural Engineering (MSc level)

  • No English taught bachelor level courses available for exchange students. 
  • Master level students from the Nordic countries are allowed to choose bachelor- and master level courses taught in Danish.  
  • Master level courses are available to exchange students with a Bachelor's degree within the field of Civil and Architectural Engineering or related subject areas with a minimum of 180 ECTS.
  • Modules that are not available for exchange students are:
    Project modules
    R&D courses/projects  
    Master's Thesis

Courses offered in the spring semester 2022 and 2023. The complete course catalogue for the spring semester 2023 will be updated in october 2022. Until then, you should look for courses from the spring semester 2022 as the majority of courses offered in 2022 will also be available in 2023.

Electrical and Computer Engineering (MSc level)

  • No English taught bachelor level courses available for exchange students. 
  • Master level students from the Nordic countries are allowed to choose bachelor- and master level courses taught in Danish.  
  • Master level courses are available to exchange students with a Bachelor's degree within the field of Electrical and Computer Engineering or related subject areas with a minimum of 180 ECTS.
  • Modules that are not available for exchange students are:
    Project modules
    R&D courses/projects  
    Master's Thesis

Courses offered in the spring semester 2022 and 2023. The complete course catalogue for the spring semester 2023 will be updated in October 2022. Until then, you should look for courses from the spring semester 2022 as the majority of courses offered in 2022 will also be available in 2023.

Mechanical and Production Engineering (MSc level)

  • No English taught bachelor level courses available for exchange students. 
  • Master level students from the Nordic countries are allowed to choose bachelor- and master level courses taught in Danish
  • Master level courses are available to exchange students with a Bachelor's degree within the field of Mechanical and Production Engineering or related subject areas with a minimum of 180 ECTS.
  • Modules that are not available for exchange students are:

      Project modules
      R&D courses/projects
      Master's Thesis

Courses offered in the spring semester 2022 and 2023. The complete course catalogue for the spring semester 2023 will be updated in october 2022. Until then, you should look for courses from the spring semester 2022 as the majority of courses offered in 2022 will also be available in 2023.

Faculty of Health

Exchange students at Faculty of Health can be admitted to courses from one subject area only. Please find further information, requirements and restriction under each subject area below.

Medicine

All subjects offered through the Doctor of Medicine program are offered in Danish with the exception of the international semester in Medicine, taught in English.

  • No bachelor-level courses available
  • No individual clinical placements available
  • Master-level courses are available to exchange students who have completed a minimum of three years of medical study. 
     

Specifically for the international semester in Medicine:

To be eligible for enrollement, exchange students must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent (having completed at least three years of study) in Medicine.
  • Have a level of English corresponding to C1 level (CEFR scale).
  • Have spent considerable time in a clinic prior to enrollment
  • Ability to take medical history and to perform a physical examination of a patient.

Clinical placements during the semester can take place in both Aarhus and Herning

Find more information about The international semester in Medicine

Exams

  • Fall semester exams takes place in January.
  • Spring semester exams takes place in June.

Restrictions
Medical semester exchange is only possible through faculty specific partner agreements.

Sport Science

  • The majority of courses are taught in Danish
  • English courses can be found the the course catalogue.
  • Limited selection of Bachelor-level courses available to 3rd year exchange students with relevant academic background, equivalent to 120 ECTS. 
  • Master-level courses available to 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background, equivalent to min. 120 ECTS within relevant study area. 
  • Fall semester exams take place in December and January.

Public Health

  • The majority of courses are taught in Danish
  • Limited selection of Bachelor-level courses available to 3rd year exchange students with relevant academic background, equivalent to 120 ECTS. 
  • Master-level courses available to 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background, equivalent to min. 120 ECTS within relevant study area. 
  • Fall semester exams take place in December and January.

Master of Health Sciences

Master of Health Sciences is currently not open to exchange students.  

Master of Nursing

The Master of Nursing is currently not open to Exchange Students. 

Optometry and Visual Science

Optometry and Visual Science is currently not open to exchange students. 

Dentistry

Subjects offered by the Department of Dentistry and Oral Health at Aarhus University are only available to exchange students through faculty specific partner agreements. 

The programme is only offered in Danish.

Dental Hygienist

Subjects offered by the Department of Dentistry and Oral Health at Aarhus University are only available to exchange students through partner agreements. 

The programme is only offered in Danish.

Dental Surgery Assistant

Subjects offered by the Department of Dentistry and Oral Health at Aarhus University are only available to exchange students through faculty specific partner agreements. 

The programme is only offered in Danish.