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Study Abroad Office

Aarhus University

Area: Global Exchange
Location: Aarhus
Country: Denmark
Term: Spring, Fall, Academic Year

UofSC's exchange program at Aarhus University (AU) is designed to expose American students to Danish life and culture.The university was founded in 1928 and today it has several world class research fields. Aarhus University  is a top ten university among universities founded within the past 100 years. It has a long tradition of partnerships with some of the world's best research institutions and university networks. AU has a strong commitment to the development of society that is realized through its collaboration with government agencies and institutions and the business community. Around 12 percent of AU’s 40,000 students are international, representing over 120 nationalities. UofSC applicants will study alongside other international and local Danish students. Danes were recently ranked as one of 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 and AU offers courses in English.

Cost: UofSC resident tuition rates + in-country costs

Requirements: 3.0 GPA

The standard of living is high and the economy typically performs above the European average in Denmark. Accommodation, food, transport and leisure are therefore relatively expensive in Denmark compared to many other countries.

A wide variety of courses are taught in English, however, the selection of courses varies from semester to semester.  Please consult the Course information page for international students. Generally, students can choose courses from one faculty only, and most faculties allow students to choose courses from one department only.

To see courses UofSC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

Aarhus University hosts a number of events throughout the semester. Along with academic debates and lectures, ranging from local faculty level to university wide, AU also holds a number of social events for both international and Danish students throughout the year.

Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Study Abroad Office for more details.

Students have the option to apply for dorms and shared houses directly through AU. If students do not wish to live in a dorm or shared house, independent housing options are available and must be secured individually. The optional application for housing is integrated into the admission application. AU Housing offers a housing guarantee in the Spring semester.

UofSC students have the option to study at Aarhus for the fall or spring semesterThe fall semester at AU takes places from late August to late January. The spring semester takes place from late January to late June. 

 Aarhus University provides a mandatory orientation for all international students at the beginning of the term. The Orientation (Introduction Week) includes campus tours and covers information on courses, exams, technology on campus, and Danish culture.

Students who attend AU for a semester or longer are required to apply for an student residence permit (not a visa) prior to departing the US and upon receipt of acceptance materials from Aarhus. Students must apply in person at the nearest Danish Embassy which is in Washington D.C. for South Carolina Residents.


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