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Her Royal Majesty's Yacht Dannebrog docked in the harbor on a beautiful day in Aarhus, Denmark.

Program at a Glance

Aarhus University

Country or area Denmark
City Aarhus
Class Level Jr, Sr
Experience Type Immersion
Minimum GPA 2.85
Term Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Year
Taught In English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Aarhus is a perfect example of why Denmark scores high on livability rankings. Young at heart and surrounded by beautiful beaches and forests, the City of Smiles is compact, photogenic, and student-friendly. Set by the waterfront, Aarhus boasts cobbled streets, classic and quirky architecture, and New Nordic cuisine. At Aarhus University, you can fulfill degree requirements with a range of courses, all taught in English. In exploring Aarhus, you can reach most places easily by foot or by using the city’s free bikes. Check out the city’s Viking roots in Old Town or the world-renowned ARoS Art Museum. 

Where you'll study

Aarhus is a vibrant, walkable city with an easy-going college-town atmosphere. The city’s fairly young, modern university, Aarhus University, has quickly become a leading public research university making waves internationally. In just a few decades it has built collaborative ties to business and cultural communities as well as strong networks with universities throughout the world. A soft place to land for international students, Aarhus University has been welcoming exchange students for over 50 years. Attend the social and cultural activities with local and foreign students at the International Student House. Take your turn at paddling in the student association boat races, whirl like a Viking around the bonfire at the Midsummer celebration, and fill your plate at the traditional Jutlandic cake buffet in February. The university city is brimming with historical landmarks, festivals, artwork, and cozy restaurants. The main campus where you’ll be studying is located on the Jutland peninsula with clear water beaches, beautiful woods, and lush parks just a short bike ride away.


Optional field trips and activities to introduce the local culture are available through your host university. Most events are free or discounted, but some come with an additional cost not included in UCEAP fees.

<p>Field trip to charming Skagen</p>

Field trip to charming Skagen

<p>Language swap café socials</p>

Language swap café socials

<p>Canoe trip the stunning Silkeborg Lake region</p>

Canoe trip the stunning Silkeborg Lake region

<p>Ping pong hip hop party and other international 'i-night' events</p>

Ping pong hip hop party and other international 'i-night' events