|Academic Term||Autumn Semester / Academic Year|
|Credits||20 - 25 UW credits per semester|
|Eligibility||Junior standing or above by time of departure;
min. 3.0 GPA
|Language||Instruction in English|
|Program Manager||Sarah Homer | email@example.com|
|Priority Application Deadline||January 31 (Autumn Semester / Academic Year)
Spring Semester priority deadline
|May 15 (Spring Semester)|
|General||Aarhus University stands as high-ranking research-based institution that is founded on globally oriented, academically diverse, and inclusive values. The University is known for partnering with other renowned research institutions and university networks.|
Aarhus, originally founded by the Vikings in the 8th century, is Denmark's second largest city with a population of more than 300,000. It has all the advantages and resources of a big city while keeping to a manageable size, and consequently everything in Aarhus is within biking distance.
Denmark is located in the southernmost part of Europe and is known as the gateway of Scandinavia. It is a secure country with low crime rates, Danes are relaxed and welcoming, have a great command of the English language, and are commonly known as the “happiest people in the world. Standard of living in Denmark is high, with the medical treatments, employee salaries, and the Danish welfare system keeping its communities happy and healthy.
Aarhus is also Denmark's youngest city in terms of the average age of its inhabitants. This is clearly evident along the canal in the city center, where the student population frequents the many cafés and restaurants packed tightly along the canal. Residents also enjoy the many outdoor opportunities the city has to offer including several city parks, beautiful beaches and tranquil forests.
Prerequisites and Language Requirements
Students participating in this exchange program must be of junior standing or above at the time of departure and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
Credits and Conversion Scale
You will approx. receive 20 - 25 UW credits per semester. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program.
If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here
On this exchange program, you will have access to over 1000 courses taught in English. Courses range from lectures for 400 students to seminars for 20 students. Some of these courses may also include practical/ laboratory work.
Regardless of the course, you will be expected to attend class and actively participate in academic discussions during class. You will also be encouraged to join study groups, as they are a central aspect of Aarhus University and as they allow students to get a better grasp of the course material.
Students can begin their search for courses right here: Aarhus University course catalog
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.
As an exchange student on this program, you are responsible for finding your own accommodations. This gives you the freedom to choose whatever housing is most appropriate to your level of comfort and your budget.
To begin your housing search, we recommend visiting the Aarhus University Housing website. On this website, you will find information about the housing application, housing FAQ's, a list of housing options (look under "Housing through AU"), price overviews, as well as other tips, rules, and regulations.
University Accommodations: You will be living in one of 50+ dormitories operated by Aarhus University Housing alongside Danish students. Accomodations come in a wide variety of forms ranging from single dorm rooms to studio apartments to shared houses (at this time it is not possible to apply for a specific dorm). Housing is scattered all over the city of Aarhus, ranging from a few minute walk to a 30 minute commute from campus. Fortunately, public transportation in Aarhus is very efficient, and it is also pretty bike friendly!
Private Accommodations: Aarhus University Housing also has tips to find housing on the private market, if you do not wish to opt-in to university housing. Aarhus University Housing strongly recommends that you begin searching for housing at least 2-3 months prior to your arrival as finding a room after arrival is not common and housing options may be limited (especially during Autumn Semester)!
The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.
The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.
If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance.
As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and UW Study Abroad Office administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. In most cases, you pay housing fees directly to the host institution or housing facility. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.
- A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
- You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid. For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
- Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.
- There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
- Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
- For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered. You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship. Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.
We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:
- Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
- Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
- Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
- Visit the Finances section of our website.
The application to become an exchange student includes
- A personal statement
- Your top 3 preferences for exchange location
- One recommendation from a professor or TA
- Electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad.
To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory online pre-departure orientation.
UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation page to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest.
Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. The program fee may not be refundable once your exchange program has begun.
The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
- Provide notice in writing to the program manager that you will no longer be participating in the program.
- Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.