UCSC Exchange at Aarhus University

Mollestien, a street in Aarhus, Denmark

Student Exchange at Aarhus University

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Aarhus, Denmark


Fall Semester: Late August 2019 to late January 2020 (exact dates TBD, students can arrange to take final exams in December)

Spring Semester: Late January to late June 2020 (exact dates TBD)

Year: Late August 2019 to late June 2020 (exact dates TBD)

Term Options: Fall Semester (spans Fall and Winter Quarters), Spring Semester (spans Winter and Spring Quarters), or Academic Year

Program Overview:

Aarhus University is located in Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city. Situated on the coast, Aarhus is considered to have a university-town atmosphere, with a vibrant food scene and cultural attractions. With beautiful Danish architecture, Aarhus is an easily navigable city either on foot or bike, is less than three hours by train from Copenhagen and near many beautiful beaches and forests to explore. Aarhus University is the second oldest university in Denmark and offers a wide range of courses in English, including the arts, humanities, physical and biological sciences, social sciences, and engineering. In addition to an active student life on campus, Aarhus University is home to numerous research centers and museums.

Language of Instruction: English

Maximum Enrollment: Ten (10)

UC Santa Cruz Program Coordinator: Chris Hanson

Eligibility Requirements

This program is open to students who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 2.85 cumulative UCSC GPA or above
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Junior or Senior class standing by the time of departure
  • UCSC student, 18 years of age or older at the time of departure


You can search for courses on the Aarhus website. You will find a broad range of courses in the arts, humanities, physical and biological sciences, social sciences, and engineering. Particular strengths include anthropology, art history, biological sciences, business and management, chemistry, economics, engineering, English/literature, film & digital media, history, mathematics, political science, and psychology. As long as you meet any prerequisites, you can enroll in either undergraduate or master’s level courses at Aarhus.

How and When to Apply

Applications Open: Oct. 15, 2018

Fall 2019 and Year 2019–20 Deadline: March 1, 2019

Spring 2020 Deadline: June 1, 2019

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Please Note: The UC Santa Cruz Exchange Programs have limited space. Applications are processed and selected on rolling admission basis and first come first serve basis. Students are encouraged to apply early.

  1. Sign into SlugsAbroad with your CruzID to complete your Study Abroad Profile.
  2. Select your program to start the application process.
  3. Complete and submit the application. Make sure you have uploaded all required documents.
  4. Wait for notification about your selection status. You will be notified within three weeks of application submission. If selected, you will be prompted to begin completing pre-departure requirements, including health clearance and a host university application.