Aarhus University offers more than 50 Master’s programs in English and we also welcome several American students each year.
You can find admission requirements on the page of each program.
The deadline to apply for non-EU is 15 January. Some programs – especially within Engineering have deadlines twice a year.
Aarhus University offers a limited number of scholarships to the most talented applicants from outside Europe.
Tuition fees for our Master’s programs are between €8,000-14,800 per year.
Aarhus University also participates in the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program.
Are you considering applying to a program at Aarhus University but still have tons of questions? Then why not talk to one of our current American students to get their view on student life in Denmark.
Denmark is a very safe country to live in and to be a student. It is widely cited as one of the world’s most liveable places and according to the OECD, it has the world’s highest level of income equality.
Being an international student at Aarhus University you will benefit from free healthcare and a lot of other services. Should you become sick Denmark has one of the best healthcare systems in the world and Aarhus University Hospital has been voted the best hospital in Denmark and ranks 11 in the world according to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals list.
Denmark is often considered expensive to international students, but student housing is often very affordable compared to other countries and services such as medical treatment is free of charge. See an example budget for one month in Aarhus. Please note that expenses often vary from person to person.
|Estimated student budget for one month in Aarhus|
|Food and utilities:||$365|
|Phone and internet:||$55|
|Books and study supplies:||$30|
|Other expenses - like a gym membership, streaming etc:||$120|
*Rent in student housing varies between $400-670 per month. Some have internet included.
For me, Denmark hasn’t turned out to be more expensive than what I was used to. Most things here cost about the same as they would in a city in the US. Some things, like rents, are actually cheaper. Things that seem expensive at first, like restaurant meals or haircuts, end up costing the same because you don’t have to tip here. And a lot of my classmates like to cook, so we often get together for potluck meals, or we all bring wine and snacks and have a cosy night in. I strongly recommend anyone on a budget to make a point of asking their Danish classmates what they do to keep their spending down. I got lots of great tips that way, like which grocery stores are cheaper or which stores and restaurants give student discounts.
Elisabeth Lauer, Student, MA in Intercultural Studies programme, from the United States
Being a student at Aarhus University might differ from the U.S. First of all many non-academic activities such as sports and music are not organized by the university. Still, there is a ton of activities for students in Aarhus, so you will be sure to have an amazing time here.
A place to start is Studenterhus Aarhus which offers activities for all students in Aarhus. These include a weekly International Night, trips around Denmark and much more. It is also possible to get involved as a volunteer and thereby grow your network in Denmark.