• Downtown Aalborg

    Denmark: Aalborg University

  • Quaint architecture

    Denmark: Aalborg University

  • Aalborg bridge

    Denmark: Aalborg University

Introduction

Known for its interdisciplinary curriculum, AAU has made internationalization a cornerstone of its development. Using a problem-based, project-organized educational model, semesters at AAU are centered on complex real-life problems which students attempt to find answers to in a scientific manner while working together. As one of the most progressive cities in Europe, Aalborg is known for its contributions to sustainable development.

Aalborg logo

 

Location

Aalborg is an old, Danish city dating back to around the year 1040. With its approximately 200,000 inhabitants, it is the fourth largest city in Denmark and the capital of the region of northern Jutland. Today, Aalborg is an active city of commerce and service while still having retained a significant industrial and production sector. During the recent decade, major developments have taken place within IT, education, and research.

Aalborg is a lively city with lots of activities, and nevertheless a safe city to live in. The city provides its inhabitants with good living facilities as well as an efficient public bus transport system with Aalborg University as a central hub. In the city centre Aalborg University's "Studenterhus (student union) is located where students meet for cultural experiences or relaxation from books and student assignments. The region of northern Jutland is also worth a visit. Only 35 kilometres from Aalborg you find some of the best and nicest beaches in Europe along its western coastline.

 

Academics

UNI students are able to take undergraduate or master's level courses at Aalborg University, based on their Guest and Exchange Programme offerings. Although instruction at Aalborg University is in Danish, there are many classes are taught in English in the following areas of study:

  • Economics and Business Administration
  • Electronics and IT
  • Energy Engineering
  • International Business Communication
  • International Cultural Studies
  • Internet Technologies and Computer Systems
  • Scandinavian Studies

The university's International Office does screen applicants' transcript and application materials. If they do not have enough spots for exchange students or do not see that an applicant has the conditions to study in a programme, they will provide a conditional offer until the requirements are completed. All international students at Aalborg University are offered optional Danish courses at the AAU Language School.

Teaching Methods: Each semester, you will work closely together with a group of fellow students on a large written assignment. At AAU there are two types of lectures; Project unit courses and study unit courses.

Project unit courses:During project unit courses, you and your group can find inspiration for your project if you are finding it difficult to decide on a topic and a problem. The series of lectures falls within the overall theme of the individual semester and gives you an insight into a specific subject.

Study unit courses: The study unit courses give you a more general basic knowledge within your subject area and provide breadth in your education.

Credit Equivalents/Grade Conversion:

    Credits                         Grades

(Uses ECTS credits)        12    = A
5 = 2.5 sem hrs                10    = A
4 = 2                                   7    = B
3 = 1.5                                4    = C
2 = 1                      Less than 4 = no transfer credit

At Aalborg University (AAU), you have the opportunity of being allocated a Buddy when commencing your studies. A Buddy is a currently enrolled Danish or international student who is also enrolled at AAU and who has volunteered as your contact person during the first couple of weeks of your stay. You will also be offered a free course in Danish when your studies commence. You will receive a registration form for the Buddy network together with your letter of acceptance and will meet your Buddy a couple of days after your arrival.

Participant Info

At Aalborg University (AAU), you have the opportunity of being allocated a Buddy when commencing your studies. A Buddy is a currently enrolled Danish or international student who is also enrolled at AAU and who has volunteered as your contact person during the first couple of weeks of your stay. You will also be offered a free course in Danish when your studies commence. You will receive a registration form for the Buddy network together with your letter of acceptance and will meet your Buddy a couple of days after your arrival.

Housing & Meals

Housing:

Aalborg University's International Accommodation Office (IAO) assists the university's international students in finding a place to live in Aalborg (UNI students only study at Aalborg campus).

  • ​Residence Hall- Single room with shared kitchen and bathroom with other students (Recommended)
  • Non-university facilities- Small one person flat with private bathroom and your own kitchen
  • Apartment/house- Single room, shared spaces by 3 to 5 students, with shared bathroom and kitchen

Aalborg building

The accommodations in the city centre are shared facilities, unfurnished, and are mainly for degree students. All accommodations is only rented out for a period of 6 months: 1st. February - 1st August and/or 1st August - February. The prices are listed as the monthly rent, although the payments are to be paid in two installments. All accommodations are non-smoking.

The rent amount and location vary according to the type of housing chosen. Most apartments are located in or in the vicinity of downtown Aalborg, approximately 5-6 km from the University's main campus while the dormitories are located relatively closer to the main campus. It is recommended to apply for housing as soon as you are accepted by AAU's International Office.

Meals:

All types of accommodation have a kitchen so students are able to make their own meals. 

Program Costs

Denmark: Aalborg University

Estimated Program Cost:

$16,984*

* estimated total cost of participation, actual amount depends on type of housing accommodation selected, actual airfare purchase price, personal spending habits, and other factors

Click Below to View Detailed Budget Sheet:

Cost of studying on-campus*

*per semester, estimated, will vary per person

Tuition & Fees:

$4,350

Room & Board:

$4,390

Books:

$450

Personal Expenses:

$825

Transportation:

$200


Total:

$10,216

Source: https://admissions.uni.edu/costs

Dates & Deadlines

APPLY

Term: 
Fall
App Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Program Dates: 
Monday, September 3, 2018 to Saturday, December 22, 2018
Term: 
Spring
App Deadline: 
Monday, October 1, 2018
Program Dates: 
Friday, February 1, 2019 to Friday, May 31, 2019
Term: 
Academic Year
App Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Program Dates: 
Monday, September 3, 2018 to Friday, May 31, 2019

The Study Abroad Center reserves the right to determine participants' eligibility to Study Abroad. Students must meet all of the following in order to be eligible to Study Abroad:

  • Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher at the time of application and maintain this GPA prior to departure and throughout the study abroad process
    • If your cumulative GPA is between 2.40 to 2.49, submit the following to the Study Abroad Center (28 Gilchrist):
      • A letter of reference from your academic advisor supporting your pursuit of study abroad
      • An essay, which should explain why your cumulative GPA is below a 2.50, include how your cumulative GPA is stable or improving, a detailed plan for improving your academic performance a strong academic and/or personal interest in your study abroad location and/or course, and a compelling academic rationale for studying abroad.
  • Must be over the age of 18 years old
  • Must meet the course prerequisites (participation in the program is dependent upon meeting these)
  • Must be in good standing with the University
  • UNI's partner institutions may require additional eligibility requirements to be met, these vary from institution to institution. Please consult with the Study Abroad Center staff to discuss these additional requirements if applicable.
  • Applicants traveling to a region of a country or a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) will not be eligible.
  • All study abroad applicants must pass the Study Abroad Applicant Assessment with a score of 70% or greater.
  • Applicants may be selected for an in-person interview before being accepted. Selection for an interview does not guarantee acceptance into the program. You will be contacted directly by the Study Abroad Center if selected for an interview.