Exchange studies

Health is one of the five faculties at Aarhus University and comprises five departments.

This faculty provides degree programmes in all areas of the health sciences, including: medicine, dentistry, sports science and public health.

Students studying at one of our partner universities with a formal student exchange agreement have the opportunity to be nominated by their home university for an exchange period at the faculty of Health at Aarhus University.

General information for exchange students is available on Aarhus University’s portal for international students.

Academic calendar

The official academic calendar at Aarhus University is divided into two semesters:

  • Autumn semester (September to January)
  • Spring semester (February to June)

Most courses at the Faculty of Health start during August/January with exams in January/June. The international summer courses are taught in July-August.

Nomination and application deadlines

Autumn semesters: April 1st
Spring semesters: October 1st

All students must be nominated by their home universities a minimum of 14 days before the application deadline.

Grading Scale

At Aarhus University there are two types of grading depending on the course.

 The type of grading will be defined in each course syllabus.

 B/U – (pass/fair)

 Most courses use the Danish grading system as explained below.

GradeDescriptionECTS
12 For an excellent performance displaying a high level of command of
all aspects of the relevant material, with no or only a few minor weaknesses
A
10 For a very good performance displaying a high level of command of
most aspects of the relevant material, with only minor weaknesses
B
7 For a good performance displaying good command of the relevant material but also some weaknesses C
4 For a fair performance displaying some command of the relevant material but also some major weaknesses D
02 For a performance meeting only the minimum requirements for acceptance E
00 For a performance which does not meet the minimum requirements
for acceptance
Fx
-3 For a performance which is unacceptable in all respects F

Language of teaching

The primary teaching language is Danish. However, the faculty offers a number of courses taught in English e.g.:

Mentor programme

All accepted exchange students at the Faculty of Health are offered a mentor who will be their point of contact during their arrival and start at Aarhus University. The mentors are all current students at the Faculty of Health and will do their best to make the start at Aarhus University as pleasant and easy as possible.

Read more about the mentor programme

Practical information

You may need additional practical information on, for example:

  • How and when to apply
  • Living in Aarhus
  • Danish language course

The information is available on Aarhus University’s portal for international students.

 

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