Aarhus University

Aarhus University

4.2 out of 5 (81 ratings / 62 reviews) Aarhus, Denmark
Rooted in strong disciplines, researchers and students have been generating new knowledge here for over 90 years. Aarhus University is Denmark’s second-largest university, with 38,000 students, five faculties, research activities all over the country and campuses in Aarhus, Herning and Emdrup. 

Top reasons to study here

  • AU is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top universities.
  • Aarhus University is a dynamic, modern and highly international university.
  • AU offers more than 50 full degree programmes in English at Bachelor’s and Master’s level. All PhD programmes are in English.

About

History

The first step in the history of Aarhus University was taken in hired premises on 11 September 1928, when “University Studies in Jutland” was inaugurated with 64 students enrolled. The combined staff consisted of one professor and four senior associate professors. In 2018, the entire Aarhus University had approximately 38,000 students and 8,000 members of staff (full-time equivalent).

Education

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. 

Research

Aarhus University offers exciting career opportunities to researchers at every stage of their careers. Browse our PhD programmes and vacant junior and senior academic positions.

Career

Kick-off your future and career during your studies by learning Danish, getting a part time job or acquiring other skills relevant to the job market. As a student at Aarhus University you have access to both the local Career Service Centre at your faculty and to career programme for all international students at Aarhus University such as HEADSTART or Future Talent Denmark.  

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
71 -2
2020
69 -9
2019
60
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
155 -8
2021
147 -2
2020
145
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
-
2021
106 9
2020
115
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
105 3
2020
108
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

In Aarhus you don't live on campus. The residences are situated all over the Aarhus area – also in the outskirts, but always with public busses nearby. In all residences you have to cook and clean for yourself, and doing the laundry etc. is also your own responsibility. The residences are all very different. In some, you find rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen. In others, you find rooms with private bathroom, but you also find residences with studios where you have your own kitchen and bathroom. 

Library services

Located in the northwest end of the University Park, The State and University Library provide scientific books and articles for all the faculties at Aarhus University. At the library you’ll find reading rooms and rooms for study groups while the top floor offers areas for relaxing. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Aarhus Campus
  • Emdrup Campus
  • Herning Campus
  • AU Foulum
  • AU Silkeborg
  • AU Flakkebjerg
  • AU in Greenland

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Iam from india iam interested in studying

I want to study at denmark
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have done intermediate and also ielts and i got 5 band in IELTS

PhD at AU BTECH
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It was supposed to be stressful. I've been having time of my life. Doing PhD at BTECH is one of my best decisions ever.

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