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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:

As a University of Washington student you can receive up to $15,000 (yes, fifteen thousand dollars!) to study on an exchange in Denmark. For more information and to apply, please see the Scan|Design website.

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  Location Aarhus, Denmark
Autumn Semester / Academic Year
Spring Semester
  Credits 20-25 UW credits per semester
  Eligibility Junior standing or above by time of  
departure; min. 3.0 GPA
  Language Instruction in English
  Adviser Mike Renes |
Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
Spring Semester priority deadline 
May 15 (Spring Semester)
  General Aarhus University is well-known for its
programs in the Social Sciences, in particular 
within Political Science, and offers the
chance to study in a beautiful costal city that 
combines urban living with spectacular
natural surroundings.
  Where You Will Study
  Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
  Application Process
  Program Evaluations
  Visas This country is part of the Schengen area. Please click here to learn more about important rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area.

This university also offers a summer school option. For more information, visit Aarhus University Summer School

Where You Will Study

The city of Aarhus, originally founded by the Vikings in the 8th century, has grown to be 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.


This direct exchange is geared towards students who want to choose from a wide variety of courses taught in English and fully immerse themselves in the life and culture of Danish society and student life. Aarhus University is well-known for its programs in the Social Sciences, in particular within Political Science. Participants need a high level of personal maturity and independence.

The "University Studies in Jutland" opened in 1928 in a rented accommodation with only 78 students. In 2007, the University of Aarhus merged with the Danish National Environmental Research Institute (NERI), the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences (DIAS) and the Aarhus School of Business (ASB) and the Danish University of Education (DPU). As a result of the merger, the University of Aarhus is the second-largest university in Denmark with approximately 35,000 students and is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.

Aarhus University operates on semesters and courses can vary in length within the semester dates. Class contact hours are usually fewer than at the UW and students are expected to work on their own and in groups on academic topics. Interaction and dialogue between lecturers and students is central to the teaching at Aarhus University. Students are expected to take an active part in the academic discussions during class, and many lecturers require students to make oral presentations once or twice during the course. A high level of responsibility and active participation is expected of the student. Danish university education is not a guided tour. It is up to the individual student to get the most out of what is offered.

You can begin your 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 information about earning UW academic credit, please visit credits for exchanges



Exchange students at Aarhus are guaranteed housing as long they apply before the specified deadlines. Housing is typically a single room with a shared kitchen and/or bathroom.


Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

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 IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.

The Scan|Design Foundation offers scholarships to University of Washington students wishing to study in Denmark. For more information and to apply, please see the Scan|Design website.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on  Finances.


Application Process

To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad advisor following your selection for the exchange.

See  Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.



Program Evaluations

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences. 

To see past students' evaluations for the Aarhus University Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.

Aarhus University Exchange.pdf

Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email