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Kaustubha Kane


Name: Kaustubha Kane

Country of origin: India

Field of studyMSC in Mechanical Engineering


1. What is the best thing about being a student at Aarhus University?

I guess there are two important things, one being the facilities and the other being the study culture. On both grounds, Aarhus University is highly successful in delivering perfect environments for studying; providing very good quality infrastructure and facilities, as well as taking meticulous efforts for designing state of the art study plans. 

2. What worries did you have before applying?

Living far away from home itself was a big worry, as well as the differences in method of study. But now I think it has been a smooth transition for me with respect to study as well as living in Denmark.

3. What is the biggest difference between studying at Aarhus University and where you studied before (please include where you studied before)?

I finished my Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering in Walchand College of Engineering, Sangli, India. The biggest difference between studying here at Aarhus University and back home in India is the efforts Aarhus University takes so that the study becomes more practical and highly aligned to the industrial world.

4. What would you like to have known before applying?

I think a short video of actual course lectures uploaded on Aarhus University’s website will give an insight of method of studying. Also, it was pretty hard to decide which courses I should choose for the first semester, as I had not even arrived in Denmark and had no idea about course structure. Also, I got a scholarship and had to pay SKAT; all that procedure fixing things with SKAT and Tax Card was a bit confusing, a short guide would really help in this issue.

5. Please give 3 good tips to keeping living costs down as a student in Denmark

The biggest cost is the housing rent. Try to find the cheapest housing probably in shared apartments, but consider to not live too far from Aarhus City (may be 7-8 Km max) as transportation cost can add up too. Buying a used bike for transportation is a good investment and saves a lot of money. Also keep an eye on various discount offers in the supermarkets.   

6. What is it like to study and live in Aarhus and in Denmark?

The social life and people around here in Denmark make me feel home, and especially Aarhus City has got a nice vibe which keeps you going! Danes are infamous for being reserved or not being open, but I think if you break the ice like in a Friday bar, then they are your best friends!

7. What are your plans after you graduate?

There are a lot of options wide open in front of me. My priority will be continuing education here in Aarhus University as a PhD student. Else I would like to work in industry within my fields of interest.