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Location Aarhus, Denmark
Academic Term Autumn Semester / Academic Year
Spring Semester
Credits 20 - 25 UW credits per semester
Eligibility Registered undergraduate and graduate Architecture students in good standing
Language Instruction in English
Adviser Kim Sawada (undergraduate)|claduine@uw.edu
Claudine Manio (graduate)     | sawada@uw.edu
Program Manager Mike Renes | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline Jan 15 (Autumn Semester / Academic Year)
Priority deadline for Spring Semester
May 15 (Final deadline for Spring Semester)
HIGHLIGHTS
General Students will attend the Aarhus School of Architecture through the UW Architecture department. Students should be responsible and show preparedness to study abroad solo.
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Aarhus Architecture School (Arkitektskolen Aarhus) is an independent institution founded in 1965. The school offers top-tier instruction in architecture and design, centered around three key approaches: artistic, scientific, and practice-based. The main campus, in Aarhus, has nearby beaches, harbors, and forests that students can easily bike ride to. Its location gives exchange students the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of buzzing city streets and a relaxing seaside, countryside, forests, cultural, and artistic offerings.
 
LOCATION

Site

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, 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.

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.

 
ACADEMICS

Prerequisites and Language Requirements

Students participating in this exchange program must be registered undergraduate or graduate Architecture students in good academic standing.

Credits

20 - 25 UW credits per semester

Courses

Aarhus Architecture school uses an artistic, scientific, and practice-based approach to architecture, with the ultimate goal of making architects who can change the world.

Students can learn more about their curriculum here: Aarhus Architecture School Curriculum

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.

 
ACCOMMODATIONS

Housing

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 Architecture School Housing website. On this website, you will find information about the housing application, housing FAQ's, a list of housing options, price overviews, as well as other tips, rules, and regulations.

University Accommodations: Aarhus Architecture School offers accommodations to international students through Student Housing Aarhus. This option is generally cheaper and closer to the school than many other housing options.

Private Accommodations: You can also find your own accommodations if you prefer. Aarhus Architecture School's Student Housing page offers many resources for students searching for their own housing. We 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!

 
VISA INFORMATION

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. 

 
FINANCES

Program Expenses

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.

Financial Aid

  • 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.

Scholarships

  • 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.

Budgeting Tools

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 goglobal@uw.edu 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.
 
APPLICATION

Application Process

The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and 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.

Disability Accommodations

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.

Withdrawals

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. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the 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:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.