Welcome to Aarhus University
Aarhus University is a young, modern university established in 1928. It has grown to become a leading public research university with international reach covering the entire research spectrum.
With more than half of its 40,000 students enrolled at Master’s or PhD level, Aarhus University is a graduate university. Today more than 12 per cent of our students are international. Among our students more than 120 nationalities are represented.
As a student at Aarhus University you will become part of an international study environment characterised by research excellence and innovation. We encourage critical thinking and active learning, and we believe that a degree from Aarhus University gives you a great starting-point for a future international career, be it in research, industry or in the public sector.
Why choose Aarhus University?
Study in English
Aarhus University offers more than 60 complete programmes in English at Bachelor and Master’s level. Furthermore all PhD programmes are in English.
At AU, teachers are active researchers and teaching takes place in an informal context. All programmes are deeply rooted in research and are reviewed on an ongoing basis to meet the highest national and global quality standards.
World Class research
In the last twenty years, two researchers from Aarhus University have won Nobel Prizes. Jens Christian Skou was awarded the prize in Chemistry 1997 and Dale T. Mortensen was awarded the prize in Economics in 2010. More than 35 researchers have been awarded ERC grants since 2007
Top 100 University
Aarhus University is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top universities. It was ranked number 73 in the 2015 Shanghai ranking.
Aarhus University’s School of Business and Social Sciences (BSS) is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS for the school’s core business activities. This means that BSS is a Triple Crown accredited business school.
Favourable tuition fees
Tuition is free for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens. For other students, tuition fees are set annually and can be found online.
English – no problem!
Danes were recently ranked as the best non-native English speakers in the world, so it is easy for international students to get along in Denmark even if they don’t speak Danish.
Safe, secure, equal
Denmark is widely cited as one of the world’s most liveable places. It has the world’s highest level of income equality according to the OECD.