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Admission for students from the United States

Study at a world-leading institution in Denmark. We offer more than 50 programmes taught in English. Join us in Scandinavia in one of the happiest countries on Earth.


Admission to AU

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.

Funding and scholarships

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.

Loan programme
Aarhus University also participates in the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program.


Students coming from the United States have the opportunity to apply for housing via AU Housing, Student Housing Aarhus or at the private market. 

Meet us

Connect with our students!

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.

We are coming to a town near you!

Right here we will update when we will go to the United States next for fairs and meetings. This is your chance to talk to an AU representative.  

16 August Global (online) Study Engineering in Denmark  | STEM
1 November  Virtual Open Day at Aarhus University Virtual Open Day | All programmes

Living in Denmark

Health and safety 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.

Living costs

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
Rent: $550*
Food and utilities: $365
Phone and internet: $55
Local transport: $35
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

Student life

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.

Contact us

Contact your AU representative

Contact our AU representative Sofie Louise Holmgaard Frandsen if you are from United States and have questions concerning your stay at Aarhus University.

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