Aarhus University- Summer University

Program Details

Program Location Aarhus, Denmark
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20145
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 07/02/24 to 08/09/24
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Aarhus University- Summer University

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- Summer University

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.75 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
  • Summer Course Load: 10 ECTS credits

In order to earn 6 credits at Purdue, students can enroll in one 10 ECTS credit course or two 5 ECTS credit courses. TIP:  Examine the 10-ECTS courses first.  Then, determine which of these are Bachelor's courses.  Make your choices based on which ones interest you and in which term the courses are offered.

Students can only take one course at any one time.  The Aarhus summer courses are intensive and can take up almost the entire day. It would not be possible to fit two classes in one day. Thus, if taking two 5-ECTS courses, they must be taken sequentially, the first during Term 1, the other during Term 2.  


A varied program of social activities will be offered to all Summer University participants. Some activities may require a nominal fee.


Aarhus Summer School will reserve participants accommodation in student residence halls located within 10 to 30 minutes of the campus. Meals can be taken at the school cafe, in the residence kitchens, or at nearby restaurants.

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: Summer 2023

Costs per term 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 term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,200.00
Housing $600.00
Local Transportation $50.00
Visa $50.00
Books and Supplies $100.00
Meals $300.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $1,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

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 Summer Programs Feb 1

Returnees Information

Aarhus University- Summer University

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.