VIA University College

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)



VIA University College was established in 2008 as a result of a number of mergers of institutions of higher education. Today, VIA is one of the country’s six university colleges, covering the Central Denmark Region. 


Our programmes build on strong Danish traditions for educating students in cooperation with professional practice. Some programmes, like teaching, nursing and social education go back more than 100 years. They still play an important role in developing the world known Danish welfare society and creating growth and innovation in private industries. 

As the world becomes more global, VIA increasingly takes an international approach to education and research. Today, almost half of our programmes are taught in English and we offer international double degrees, student and staff exchange, summer schools and research projects.


In 2013, the Danish university colleges gained official status as research institutions. We follow the same scientific standards as traditional universities but focus on applied research. 

Our goal is that by 2020, 30 percent of our employees will hold a PhD. Already, most students gain experience with research, innovation and development during their studies. 

We take particular pride in our close collaboration with professional practice. As a result, the knowledge we produce helps solve real challenges for public and private organisations – in Denmark and internationally.


Career Service Centre offers free career advice for students at all semesters. From your first day on campus, our consultants can advise you on:

  • How to find a student job, internship and full time job in Denmark?
  • How to write a CV and cover letter adapted to the Danish job market?
  • How does Danish job market work?
  • How to get in touch with businesses and organisations for collaboration on projects and internships?

You can book a time for career counselling with us on Campus Aarhus C, Herning, Horsens and Holstebro.

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Housing services

There are multiple accommodation options in VIA’s campus cities – dormitories, private apartments, house sharing – depending on preference and the length of your stay. Dormitories and house sharing offer great opportunities for socialising and meeting new friends and are more affordable. On the other hand, you own apartment will provide privacy and freedom.

Library services

In addition to VIA’s campus libraries, the Danish public libraries are worth a visit. Lending of books, journals, films, music and computer games is free and often libraries also host many free events such as film screenings, theatre performances etc. 

Student Life

Campus life

VIA has a total of eight campuses across the Central region of Denmark. 

  • Herning
  • Holstebro
  • Horsens
  • Randers
  • Silkeborg
  • Viborg
  • Aarhus C
  • Aarhus N


All programmes are accredited by the Danish Accreditation Council. VIA is a certified holder of an ERASMUS+ charter.

Student Reviews

Exciting future career choice
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The program is interesting, insightful and focused on interdisciplinary studies, combining architecture, construction and civil engineering. It is also highly focused on technology and advancements in the field. The teaching helps develop the way of thinking that is required in the field. At times, the program can be a bit rushed, with a lot of information needed and...

A University which truly brings ideas to life
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

VIA is a very project-focused university that teaches the foundation of working in the real world. We embark on real-life projects and have the ability to work with students from different cultures and backgrounds

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

A little bit confusing

Aarhus, Central Jutland, Denmark


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