Study Abroad Program Overview
Aarhus is Denmark's second largest city and offers all the advantages of living in a big city while keeping things manageable. Everything is within biking distance. Although founded by the Vikings in the 8th century, the student population makes Aarhus today Denmark's youngest city when you consider the age of its inhabitants. Students frequent the many cafes and restaurants along the canal. The city is located on the waterfront and you are never far from beautiful beaches or tranquil forests. It is also well-connected by air so the rest of Europe is at your fingertips!
Aarhus University is consistently ranked among the world's top universities. It offers a wide range of courses taught in English. Teaching is generally structured around lectures, seminars, and practical exercises. Study groups are a central part of university life and can be beneficial to your studies as well as a helpful way to meet other students.
Students attend classes with host country students.
Language of Instruction
Language study is available but not required.
Late August to Late January (students may finish exams by late December)
Late January to Late June
Late August to Late June
You can sign up for the fall program and decide after you arrive to stay for
You will apply for housing through AU Housing at the time you submit your online application for admission to Aarhus University. Housing is located throughout the city. Your commute to school will vary depending on where your housing is located. Students normally ride their bikes or take public transportation, which is very accessible, efficient, and inexpensive.
There are numerous clubs and organizations either through Aarhus University or through the community that students can join. The Aarhus Student House serves as a meeting place for Danish and international students. It organizes social and cultural activities throughout the year, including parties, road trips, and a weekly "international nights" dinner club.
There are also a lot of volunteering opportunities. This is a great way for international students to get to know native Danes and create a stronger connection with both Aarhus and Denmark.
See the Aarhus University website for more information.
UCEAP students are supported by UC’s network of EAP offices at every UC campus and partnerships with UCEAP host universities throughout the world. The International Office at Aarhus University will help you integrate into the culture and university and provide assistance with course selection, housing, safety, and other matters.
You can also request a mentor. Mentors are volunteer students from Aarhus University who assist exchange students upon arrival. They can even meet you at the bus or train station and take you to your housing accommodations.
Aarhus University offers a wide range of courses taught in English in many UC majors
. Particular strengths include psychology, business and management, economics, communication, anthropology and biological sciences. Most coursework is at the upper-division undergraduate level.
Aarhus University offers an Aspects of Danish
course that is designed for exchange students and introduces you to the social, political, economic, and cultural life of Denmark.
Courses at the Masters level at the Aarhus University are open to UCEAP undergraduates with the appropriate academic background according to each courses’ prerequisites and are considered to be equivalent to 4th year undergraduate level work at the UC. Be sure to carefully review the prerequisites and strongly consider whether your previous coursework has prepared you for the material covered in the course.
Note: The final exams for the Faculty of Science and Technology will take place in January. If you are on the fall semester program, you will not be able to take courses in this faculty because your program will end in December, prior to the final exam. If you are a science or technology major, you should consider participating in the yearlong or spring semester at Aarhus.
Use the following resources to learn about courses on UCEAP:
You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. 20-24 quarter/13.3-16 semester units per semester: usually two-four courses
Internships, Research, and Independent Study
Internships, research, and independent study are not available on this program.
Aarhus University is a young, modern university. Founded in 1928, it is consistently ranked among the world's top universities. All programmes are deeply rooted in research, and the university has strong collaborative ties with business and cultural communities as well as strong international networks.
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.
Estimated EAP Costs *
* Estimates do not include Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.
1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.
All fees are subject to change without notice.
These expenses are estimated. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of payment information, visit the Participants Portal
and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include Non Resident Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non Resident Fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.
- Predeparture expenses (visa, etc.)
- Round-trip transportation from California
- UC fees
- Tuition at partner institution
- Accident and medical insurance
- On-site orientation
- Room and board
- Program excursions
- Books and other incidental expenses
- Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
2.85 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.
All applicants must also have:
- Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
- Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
- A willingness to abide by program regulations.
- Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements and be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
Application Information and Deadlines
Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.
Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.
For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.
These are minimum requirements. After selection by your UC Campus EAP Office, final admission is determined by Aarhus University.
Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines: