Aarhus University

City: Aarhus
Language of instruction: Danish, English
  • Founded in 1928
  • Denmark’s largest and second oldest university
  • Ranks consistently within the top 100 universities worldwide
  • 40,000+ students, out of which 12% are international, making it a very diverse institution
  • 4 faculties and 49 departments and schools
  • Known for its research excellence and well established as a leading research university
  • Regarded as a spirited, modern university 
  • Home to 15 national research centres, 8 interdisciplinary research centres, and 8 additional major research centres
  • 2 Nobel Prize winners affiliated with this university
  • Located in Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, with a population of 300,000+ inhabitants
  • Has the youngest demographics of all Danish cities

Thinking of studying abroad in Sweden or Denmark? Learn some Danish or Swedish language at UBC before you go!
Or go deeper with a Scandinavian Minor!

Read student reports

Partner university's areas of study



Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Who can go?

  • Students from the Faculty of Science 

Term dates

  • Autumn term: late August to late January (exam period from mid-December to late January)
  • Spring term: late January to late June (exam period from mid-May to late June)
Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits

Passing grade

02 (E) minimum passing grade

Grading scheme

  • Uses the Danish 7-point grading scale

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Full course load information

  • 60 ECTS per academic year

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

No courses found.
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

  • Aarhus University has some on-campus housing but cannot guarantee housing for indivdual guest students since the demand is high
  • The housing office assists all exchange students with finding housing
  • Most students tend to live off-campus

Partner Housing Information

How to applyBack to UBCO