Aarhus University

Program Details

Program Location Aarhus, Denmark
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20145
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Fall 2022 08/22/22 to 12/23/22
2022-23 Academic Year 08/22/22 to 06/30/23
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Aarhus University

Aarhus city view

Experience life in one of the happiest countries in the world when you study abroad in the Scandinavian country of Denmark. Aarhus is historically one of the oldest cities in Denmark but demographically one of the youngest, creating a vibrant mix of youthful energy with rich history and culture.

Students at Aarhus will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn in the Scandinavian study style that values an analytical approach, group work, and student-teacher interaction
  • Integrate into a society that believes in “hygge” – making people feel at home
  • Make friends from all over the world at one of the largest international business schools in Europe

University: Aarhus is known as one of the top 100 universities in the world with a strong international base of students. Founded in 1928, the school is publicly recognized for its education and research. Aarhus offers a range of disciplines such as journalism, engineering, music, dentistry, theology, and architecture. Students are encouraged to participate in academic clubs and social activities to complement their coursework and international experience.

Location:  Located just three hours outside Copenhagen, Aarhus is home to over 300,000 people in its city center. Although the city was founded in the 8th Century, Aarhus is young at heart with students making up 13% of the population and growing. Today, the city is a main hub for trades and services and plays a critical economic and cultural role in Scandinavia.  With its strong musical traditions, Aarhus is home to a plethora of rock bands, jazz musicians, concert halls, and music producers.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Aarhus University

Aarhus is a hip, young city!

The program is open to Purdue students of junior standing at the start of the program who have completed coursework in Management, Finance, Economics, and Accounting. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [Daniels School of Business]
Specifically from: COM (CLA)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Semester Course Load: 30 ECTS (15 Purdue credit hours)

Similar to Purdue, Aarhus provides a rigorous academic program with high standards of achievement. Teaching is typically centered on lectures, seminars, and practical experiences with the expectation of active student participation in class. Participants usually take 300- and 400-level courses and make a few oral group presentations in class.

Check out possible courses here.


Depending on your mood and tastes, the attractions are endless. Visit the Old Town Museum for a history lesson, or the internationally-recognized ARoS Art Museum to get in touch with your creative or architectural side. Make sure to visit the Tivoli Friheden amusement park, historic castles and cathedrals, and, of course, the harbor! If you’re feeling really adventurous, get out of town and travel. Explore Denmark, take a trip to Copenhagen! There is much to be explored, so don’t miss out.


Most of the housing at Aarhus is in the so-called "kollegiem" or halls of residence. Each student has their own room. Some rooms include private baths while others have shared baths. Approximately 13 students share a common room and a fully equipped kitchen. Laundry facilities are available in the residence hall.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2021

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,500.00
Housing $3,500.00
Local Transportation $300.00
Visa $325.00
Books and Supplies $500.00
Meals $2,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Click here to learn more about the Aarhus BSS Scholarship for Exchange Students.

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Aarhus University

The canals of Aarhus ... lovely!

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.