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Course Information & 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 the partner universities below, who can select 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 2023

Guidelines and Course Lists Spring 2024

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. Please note that after two weeks into the semester it will not be possible for students to change courses under any circumstances.

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 2023

Courses offered Spring 2024

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 a relevant academic background in political science, social science, or international relations.  
  • In order to be admitted, students must have passed courses equivalent to at least 90 ECTS within political science on the time of their exchange at Aarhus University. Defined as a combination of comparative politics, political institutions, political behaviour, political theory, political sociology, international relations, policy analysis, and public administration at their home university.
  • Students must also have passed some courses in methodology in order to be able to follow the courses (equivalent to approximately 20 ECTS). The methodological qualifications should relate to a combination of the elements in the following two courses:  

Methods I (au.dk) (10 ECTS)

The main themes of the module are as follows:

  • Theory of science
  • Introduction to the different phases of the research process from the 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 as follows:

  • Comprehension 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 of talking about cause–effect relations with the use of quantitative data (causal inference)
  • Use of software for data analysis

Whether the applicant fulfils the requirements will be decided based on an overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications.   

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

Course content and prerequisites
Many courses have specific prerequisites, and it is your own responsibility to ensure that you meet the requirements for enrolment. 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 enrol in courses up to 30 ECTS per semester. In the fall semester, there is a mandatory course for exchange students on Danish Politics and the Welfare State.

Courses offered Autumn/Fall 2023

Courses offered Spring 2024

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 or Master's degree in Psychology and have a passed a minimum of 60 ECTS within psychology. 
  • Master-level courses available to exchange students studying a Master's degree in Psychology and a minimum of 3 years of study. (not available after Autumn/Fall 2024)

Courses offered in Autumn/Fall  2023

Courses offered in Spring 2024

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. You are enrolled in courses up to 30 ECTS.

Please note if you are Norwegian or Swedish then you are expected to take courses in Danish.

Exams

The exam periods are:

Autumn/Fall semester: December/January

Spring semester: June

Written take home exams can be taken 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 only for students at Master level with relevant academic background equivalent to min. 60 ECTS within relevant study area.
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 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.

All international students are guaranteed clinical placement in Aarhus. 

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 bachelor- and master programmes in Sport Science are only open to students from partner universities. Students must apply through their home universities.

Most courses are taught in Danish, but an increasing number of courses are being offered in English.

Students from partner universities who are comfortable studying in Danish, can apply for semester exchange at one of our Danish taught semesters. 

You can find the list of courses in English here: Semester Exchange (au.dk).   

  • Spring semester exams take place in June.
     

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.