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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
UW Study Abroad Program Manager: renesm, shannonq
Program Information:
Location Aarhus, Denmark
Academic Term Summer Quarter (A-Term)
Summer Quarter (B-Term)
Estimated  Fee $1,890
Credits 2-5 UW Credits (5-10 ECTS) per quarter
Prerequisites Current undergraduate student
Program Manager Mike Renes |
Priority Application Deadline March 15
General Aarhus University is well known for its programs in social sciences, but interested students may also select courses from a variety of other fields including arts and sciences. Students participating in this program will study in a beautiful coastal city that combines urban living with spectacular natural surroundings.
Aarhus University was founded in 1928. The university has two campuses in Denmark: one campus is located in Aarhus, and the other campus is located in Herning. The main campus, in Aarhus, has nearby beaches, harbors, and forests that students can easily bike ride to. Herning is home to the Business and Technology departments. Both campus locations give exchange students the opportunity to enjoy the excitement of buzzing city streets and a relaxing seaside, countryside, forests, cultural, and artistic offerings.


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.


Prerequisites and Language Requirements

Prerequisites for this program may vary depending on the course selected by the student. Therefore, students are encouraged to thoroughly read the course description webpage prior to applying for a particular course. In general, applicants must be current undergraduate students and must have some level of English proficiency as most of the courses are taught in English.

Credits and Conversion Scale

You will approx. receive 2 - 5 UW credits per quarter. 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


AU Summer University offers a large variety of courses within the fields of Arts, Business and Economics, Business Communication, Political Science and Law, Health, Science and Technology. All courses are taught in English by Aarhus University faculty. In general, students can expect rigorous academic content, followed by application to real-world challenges.

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.



Students have the option of residing in AU accommodation or finding their own housing in Aarhus.

AU offers two type of accommodation for summer university students:

  • Student residences are single corridor rooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms. You may live with either Danish students or with other international summer school students.
  • Shared facility houses are typically houses with 6-12 single rooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms, where you will live with international summer university students.
Students do not have the option to select the accommodation but are, instead, assigned to one of the two accommodations by the university. Regardless of the accommodation, all rooms include a bed, table, chair, lamp and wardrobe or alike, and have access to a kitchen and bathroom. Students will also be provided with a pillow and bed linen. Note that meals are not included and students must either cook for themselves or buy food. The cost of AU residences only includes utilities and internet access. 


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. 


Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: $1,890

Included in the program fee:

  • $350 Study Abroad Fee
  • Instruction
  • Program activities and program travel
Not included in the program fee:
  • Housing
  • Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $1400)
  • Food (about $14/day)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.74/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money

Payment Due Date: Payment Deadline

The Study Abroad fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates. Students must pay the course-related fees directly through the Aarhus University Summer program application.

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.


  • 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 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 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.


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


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.