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Brexit – how will it affect you as a student?

For British citizens:

  • currently enrolled at AU as full-degree students
  • applying for full-degree programmes at AU from September 2020
  • attending AU Summer University on a fee paying basis (free-mover) in the summer 2020

The United Kingdom has left the EU. There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements.

Until now, UK students have not been charged tuition fees as pertaining to their EU citizen status.

However, the payment status for British students may change from 2021. This depends on the contents of the agreements made between EU and Britain in the transition period. During the transition period, British citizen will not be charged tuition fees at Danish universities.

It is still unknown what the impact of the agreements will be within the area of education, and in particular, how it may effect tuition fees for UK citizens at Danish institutions.

As soon as the University has any confirmed information concerning the future status of UK students, information will be available here and on the following websites:

Kindly direct your question regarding admission to full-degree programmes to AU Admission:


Exchange students: How will Brexit affect the Erasmus+ programme?

Whatever the outcome of the ongoing negotiations between the EU and the UK, Brexit is expected to lead to changes for Erasmus+. The outcome of the negotiations is not yet known, but here you will find the latest information on how the UK's exit from the EU will affect organisations and individuals.

British exchange students attending AU in the autumn semester 2020 and spring 2021

Regardless of the outcome of the ongoing negotiations, Aarhus University expects to continue exchanging students with our British partners, whether this will be in an Erasmus or in a non-Erasmus+ framework.  

Please contact your home university for any updates regarding exchange possibilities.

Please read more on the Brexit-page of the Danish Foreign Ministry

And also on the page of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science