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Course Information, Prerequisites & Restrictions

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 exchange students with relevant academic background.  
  • Master-level courses available to 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background.
  • Courses lists and further information about courses is available under Courses for Exchange students.

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 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 2020

  • The AU Course Catalogue will be updated during the spring.
  • The final Course lists for Autumn 2020 will be available on this page in late April. 


Course lists and guidelines from previous semesters

Political Science

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 available. 
  • In order to be admitted students must have passed courses equivalent of at least 120 ECTS within Political Science at their home university.

Courses offered Autumn 2020

  • The AU Course Catalogue will be updated during the spring.
  • The final Course lists for Autumn 2020 will be available on this page in late April. 


Course lists and guidelines from previous semesters 

Psychology

Prerequisites / Admission requirements

  • Bachelor-level courses are available to exchange students with relevant academic background, equivalent to 45 ECTS. 
  • Master-level courses available to exchange students with relevant academic background, equivalent to 120 ECTS

Courses offered Autumn 2020

  • The AU Course Catalogue will be updated during the spring.
  • The final Course lists for Autumn 2020 will be available on this page in late April. 

Course lists and guidelines from previous semesters  

Business / Engineering - Campus Herning

  • Bachelor-level courses are available to 2nd and 3rd year exchange students with relevant academic background, equivalent to 30 ECTS
  • Master-level courses are available to 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background
  • Further information is available on the Course webpage.

Exams at Aarhus BSS

Autumn semester: Exchange students at Aarhus BSS will be able to finish their exams in Aarhus by December 22nd. Students may need to submit exams online in January.

Students studying Business / Engineering at Campus Herning will be expected to be present in Herning for exams in January. 

Spring semester: The final day of exams is June 30th.  

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.

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 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

Exchange students at Faculty of Natural Sciences can apply for courses at maximum two different programmes:  


Choose 30 ECTS points per semester as follows:

  • 30 ECTS points per semester at one programme 

OR

  • minimum 20 ECTS points per semester at one programme and up to 10 ECTS points at one other programme

It is not possible for exchange students to 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

English taught courses

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

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.

Admission at master level courses requires completion of a relevant Bachelor’s degree or at least 2 years’ of study within a relevant subject area.

Some programmes allow 3rd year bachelor students to follow 1st year master courses, if they have a strong academic background within the relevant subject area. Please be aware 3rd year students will have access to a limited number of master level courses.  

2nd year bachelor students will only have access to bachelor level courses.

Please check under each subject area 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.   

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

Courses offered in 2020

Biology

  • Limited selection of bachelor level English taught courses available to 3rd year exchange students with relevant academic background, equivalent to 120 ECTS. 
  • 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.
  • Modules that are not available for exchange students are:
    Master's Thesis

Courses offered in 2020

Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry

  • Bachelor level semester programme available for exchange students with relevant academic background, equivalent to 120 ECTS: 

    International Programme in Chemistry - Autumn semester

    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

Courses offered in 2020

Computer Science and IT Product Development

  • All master level courses at the MSc programme Computer Science are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background within the subject areas of Computer Science, Mathematics, Probability Theory and Statistics.  

  • 1st year master courses are available for 3rd year bachelor students, if they have a strong academic background within the subject areas of Computer Science, Mathematics, Probability Theory and Statistics.

  • All master level courses at the MSc programme IT Product Development are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background within the subject areas of  IT-Product Development, Industrial Design, Mathematics, Probability Theory and Statistics.    

  • 1st year master courses are available for 3rd year bachelor students, if they have a strong academic background within the subject areas of  IT-Product Development, Industrial Design, Mathematics, Probability Theory and Statistics.  

  • Modules that are NOT available for exchange students are:
    Project Work in Computer Science
    Project Work in IT Product Development
    Bachelor’s Project in Computer Science
    Bachelor’s Project in IT Product Development
    Bachelor's Project
    Thesis - 30 ECTS - Computer Science
    Thesis - 30 ECTS - IT Product Development

  • Courses offered in 2020



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. 

  • 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.

Courses offered in 2020

Mathematics, Statistics, Mathematics-Economics, and Science Studies

  • 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).
  • All master level courses at the MSc programme Science Studies are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background within the subject areas of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, 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 subject areas of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Science Communication, and related areas.

  • Modules that are NOT available for exchange students are:
    Projects in Mathematics and Statistics
    Bachelor's Project
    Master's Thesis

Courses available in 2020

Molecular Biology and Genetics

  • Limited selection of bachelor level English taught courses available to 3rd year exchange students with relevant academic background, equivalent to 120 ECTS. 

  • Master level courses 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.

  • Modules that are not available for exchange students are:
    Master's Thesis

Courses offered in 2020

Nanoscience

  • Limited selection of bachelor level English taught courses available to 3rd year exchange students with relevant academic background, equivalent to 120 ECTS. 

  • 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

Courses offered in 2020

Physics and Astronomy

  • Limited selection of bachelor level English taught courses available to 3rd year exchange students with relevant academic background, equivalent to 120 ECTS. 

  • Master level courses are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with relevant academic background within the subject areas of Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics 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 Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics and Statistics.

  • Modules that are not available for exchange students are:
    Master's Thesis

Courses offered in 2020

Faculty of Technical Sciences

Exchange students at Faculty of Technical Science can apply for courses at maximum two different programmes:  


Choose 30 ECTS points per semester as follows:

  • 30 ECTS points per semester at one programme

OR

  • minimum 20 ECTS points per semester at one programme and up to 10 ECTS points at one other programme*

*Not an option for bachelor's level Engineering students. Read more under Engineering.


It is not possible for exchange students to 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

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.

Admission at master level courses requires completion of a relevant Bachelor’s degree or 3 years’ of study with a relevant subject area.

Some programmes allow 3rd year bachelor students to follow 1st year master courses, if they have a strong academic background within the relevant subject area. Please be aware 3rd year students will have access to a limited number of master level courses.  

2nd year bachelor students will only have access to bachelor level courses.

Please check under each subject area 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.   

Agricultural Sciences

  • A selection of English taught bachelor level courses are available to 3rd year bachelor students with relevant academic background, equivalent to 120 ECTS. 
    • Animal Hygiene and Disease 5 ECTS - Autumn Semester

    • Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare 5 ECTS - Autumn Semester
    • Agriculture in a Global Perspective 5 ECTS - Autumn Semester
    • Organic Food Systems 5 ECTS - Autumn Semester
    • Molecular Nutrition 10 ECTS - Autumn Semester
    • Agricultural Ecotoxicology 5 ECTS - Autumn Semester
    • GIS 5 ECTS - Autumn Semester
    • Project in Food Science 5 ECTS - Autumn Semester
  • All master level courses at the MSc programme Agrobiology are available for 4th and 5th year exchange students with 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.

Engineering

  • For Engineering students at bachelor's level, we offer two different International Semester packages per semester. 
    These English taught bachelor level courses are available to 3rd year exchange students with relevant academic background, equivalent to at least 120 ECTS.
    Bachelor level exchange within the field of Engineering is only possible, if you choose one the international semester packages. It is not possible to replace courses from these packages with other courses, nor is it possible to combine courses from the different packages.
       
  • Master level courses are available to exchange students with a Bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering field.
    Students at master level must choose 30 ECTS per semester as follows:
    30 ECTS per semester at one programme
    OR
    minimum 20 ECTS per semester at one programme and up to 10 ECTS at one other programme

Food Sciences

  • 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.

  • Modules that are NOT available for exchange students are:
    Master's Thesis

  • Courses offered in 2020

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 documented 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 courses and requirements for the international semester in Medicine

Exams

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

Sport Science

  • 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.

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 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 partner agreements. 

The programme is only offered in Danish.