Aarhus University Summer School

Spend your summer in the beautiful city of Aarhus, the 2017 European Capital of Culture!

Aarhus University is one of the best universities in Denmark for student satisfaction. For their summer program, they offer 94 courses in English at Bachelor’s level or Master’s level in many academic areas. These include Business Economics and Management, Communication, Culture and Society, Health, Law, Political Science, Science and Technology.

Key information


Aarhus, Denmark





Program type


Key information

Application status


S20 deadline

Already passed

University-specific additional requirements

One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.

S21 applications

Open Fall 2020

Student Experience

Image of person diving into Aarhus harbour pool

Program details

The Summer School offers programs in the following academic areas: Business Economics and Management, Communication, Culture and Society, Health, Law, Political Science, Science and Technology. 

For an overview of available programs click here.

In order to transfer back 1 UCalgary half course (3 units), students need to choose from the 10 ECTS courses. 

Most AU Summer Programs are held at the Aarhus campus. However, some courses take place elsewhere in order to access specific locations, materials or labs that are relevant to the coursework. Please check each course page for details.

Term I: July 6 - 24, 2020
Term II: July 27 - August 14, 2020

  1. Costs

    Students will pay tuition for 1 course to UCalgary and will not be charged international tuition by the partner. 

    The estimated living expenses in Aarhus for this program are 860-940 EUR. For details, click here.

  2. Funding

    Our office administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved U of C study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the exchange funding page for more information.

Various types of accommodation are available including student residence and shared houses. For details and cost click here.

This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at UCalgary, who have completed at least 1 full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (B-).

Students applying from the Haskayne School of Business must meet the Haskayne requirements for exchange.

Courses are taught in English. No second-language skills are necessary.

The program includes a great social program including activities like BBQs, canoeing, city tours, Danish culture events and much more. For details click here.

Have questions?

Study Abroad 101

Please watch this YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.

Watch Study Abroad 101

Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Study Abroad Advising

If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.

1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.

Book an appointment

The exchange advisor for this program is: Saskia Schaelicke

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.