Guidance at AU

The counsellor's top 5 questions from international applicants

 

Helle, who is a guidance counsellor at Aarhus University, has compiled a list of 5 questions that many international applicants ask.

1. HOW DO I FIND OUT WHICH MASTER'S PROGRAMMES I CAN APPLY FOR WITH MY BACHELOR?

Many international applicants ask me where they find a list or overview over Master's programmes they can apply for with their specific bachelor degrees. Unfortunately, there is no such list. To find out which Master’s programmes you can apply for, you have to look at how a specific Master programme and the admission requirements matches the courses that are included in your bachelor degree. A way to get started is to sort Master’s programmes by “Interest” on http://kandidat.au.dk/en/ and compare with your bachelor. That way you can ensure that you are applying for programmes that you are both interested in and are related to your bachelor's degree.

2. AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY TO AARHUS UNIVERSITY?

Many international students ask me to help them determine whether they can apply for a specific Master programme with their degree. That is no easy task. What you really need is a pre-assessment and the way to have that is by applying for the specific programme within the application deadline.  As always there are exemptions: For the Master’s programmes at BSS (Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences) it is possible to have your application pre-assessed during the period between September 1st and December 1st.  Send an email to ma.admission@au.dk.

You can read more about admission requirements here: http://kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/admission-requirements/.

3. HOW DO I FULFILL THE LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS?

When you apply for a Master’s programme you always have to fulfil the language requirement(Danish/English) for the specific programme.

The English language requirement is ‘a level B’. You prove your English skills by taking a test. The test expires after 2 years. Read more about language requirements and tests here: http://kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/admission-requirements/

Even though you have been enrolled in an English-taught program, you still need to take an English test.

If you are applying for a Master’s programme taught in Danish with a foreign university degree, you need to pass the “Study Test in Danish as a Second Language” or the former “Danskprøve 2” as well as having the highest level possible for your native language. Read more about the Danish language requirements here: http://kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/admission-requirements/

4. WHAT ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS AND TUITION FEES?

Many applicants ask me about tuition fees and how to apply for scholarships. The short answer is that you apply for scholarships automatically when you apply for a Master’s programme.

Tuition fees must be payed if you are a student from non EU/EEA/Schwitzerland. The amount varies depending on the program. You can find out more about scholarships and tuition fees here: http://kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/tuitionfees/

Students from non EU/EEA/Schwitzerland also have to pay an application fee of 100 Euro when applying. Read more about application fees(and exemptions) and the application procedure here: http://kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/application-procedure/

5. WHAT IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR ME?

The easiest way to find the specific application deadline that applies to you, is to click on the link below.

Generally, the application deadline for summer start is March 1st 11.59 pm, unless you are a non EU/EEA/Swiss applicant. Then the deadline is January 15th 11.59pm.

To find all the important information about deadlines and dates, check out this link: http://kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/application-deadlines-and-important-dates/

A final advice is to check out AU in 15 languages. Here, you read more about the university, living and studying in Denmark in 15 different languages: http://kandidat.au.dk/en/au-in-15-languages/

Talk to a counsellor - choices and admission

Do you have general questions about admission, requirements, choice of programmes etc.? 

You can book an appointment with our counsellors at the Guidance and Information Centre. We offer 25 minute sessions about: 

  • General admission to Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes, as well as supplementary subjects.
  • Choosing your programme

Please note that it is only possible to view available times 14 days ahead, but we are constantly opening new slots, so keep an eye on the site.

Walk-in guidance
Between 12 June and 5 July the guidance center offers walk-in guidance . If you would like to talk to a counsellor during this time, you just show up at the guidance center, and counsellors will be available for you to talk to. Opening hours are 9 am to 12 noon (Wednesdays closed). However, we are open on Wednesday 28 June and 5 July between 9 am and 12 noon.

Be aware that it is not possible to book appointments in advance during this period of time.

Address, Information and Guidance Centre:
Information and Guidance Centre
Fredrik Nielsens Vej 5, bygn. 1448,
8000 Aarhus C,

Phone:+45 8715 0720
E-mail: education@au.dk

Telephone and personal service hours:
Monday-Friday: 9-12 CET (Wednesday closed)

Notice: the Information and Guidance Center is closed 12-26 July 2017 (both days included).

Gitte

Rasmus

Helle

Camille

Sarah

Kathrine

Anne

Talk to a counsellor - student life and academic content

Do you have questions about a specific programme and its contents, career paths, admission, credit transfer etc.?

Then contact the student guidance services for each programme or faculty: 

International students

Student guidance

  • general questions about admission, requirements, choice of programmes etc.: contact the Information and Guidance Centre (contact info above)
  • more specific questions about admission: contact the admissions office, ba.admission@au.dk
  • questions about a specific programme and its contents: please contact the student guidance services for each programme or faculty (contact info above) 

Meet us abroad

Every year Aarhus University attends several fairs and events around the world. 
Find out if we are visiting a city near you, so you can meet AU abroad.

Open Day

Every year in February Aarhus University invites potential students to participate in our Open Day for international students.

On this day you can talk to admissions, meet current international students, get a tour of the campus and much more. The date for 2017 was 10 February and you can see the programme for the event here.

Parents

We know it is a major decision for a student to go abroad to undertake a full degree in a new country. We are also aware that parents, of course, wish to have as much information as possible about the country and the university their son or daughter may go to, to assist them in making an informed decision. We have therefore made information about Aarhus University and living in Denmark available in 15 different languages.