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© 2007, The Danish Rectors’ Conference SecretariatPublished by the Secretariat of the DanishRectors’ Conference 2007Information for this publication was collated in thesummer of 2007. The Secretariat of the DanishRectors’ Conference cannot be held responsible forchanges to the information subsequent to that date.EditorsJette RøgildKatrine Biering SonnenscheinGabrielle StockmannAvailable fromThe Danish Rectors’ Conference SecretariatFiolstræde 44, 1. th.DK-1171 Copenhagen KTel.: +45 33 92 54 05Fax: +45 33 92 50 75rks@rks.dkwww.rks.dkDesigned and printed byGebet ApS, DenmarkCover photos by Tao Lytzen for CBSISBN 978-87-90470-35-7


ContentsUseful Web Sites ....................................................................... 4Denmark......................................................................................... 6Danish University Education................................................. 8Life in Denmark.........................................................................12Frequently Asked Questions...............................................14Introduction to the Eight Danish Universities...........16


Useful Web SitesGeneral information on DenmarkThe Ministry of Foreign Affairs website includesaddresses of Danish embassies abroadInformation on Danish immigration lawwww.denmark.dkwww.newtodenmark.dkThe official travel guide to Denmarkwww.visitdenmark.comStudy in DenmarkA comprehensive guide to studying in Denmarkwww.studyindenmark.dkCirius is a national authority supporting theinter nationalisation of education and training in Denmarkwww.ciriusonline.dkInformation on studies in English at Danisheducational institutionswww.ug.dk/internationalt.aspxHelp for full degree bachelor students with the universityapplication formwww.optagelse.dkThe Danish Rectors’ Conference is an umbrellaorganisation for Denmark’s eight universitiesMinistry of Science, Technology and Innovationwww.rks.dkwww.vtu.dkA worldwide student organisationwww.aiesec.org/denmarkA European student organisationwww.aegee-kbh.dkLiving in DenmarkInformation on accommodationInformation on working in Denmarkwww.findbolig.nuwww.lejebolig.dkwww.ledigelejligheder.dkwww.workindenmark.dkTravel plannerwww.rejseplanen.dk4 | Choose a Danish University | 2007


The Eight Danish UniversitiesUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenUniversity of AarhusÅrhusUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdense, Kolding, Esbjerg, Sønderborg, SlagelseRoskilde UniversityRoskildeAalborg UniversityAalborg, Esbjerg, CopenhagenTechnical University of DenmarkCopenhagenCopenhagen Business SchoolCopenhagenAalborgIT University of CopenhagenCopenhagenÅrhusRoskildeCopenhagenEsbjergKoldingSlagelseOdenseSønderborgChoose a Danish University | 2007 | 5


DenmarkDenmark is a small country in northern Europe witha unique mix of Scandinavian and European culture.You could say Denmark is Scandinavia’s gateway to Europe.Thanks to Denmark’s international outlook,visitors find it easy to live and study in thecountry. The native language is Danish, whichresembles other Scandinavian languages.However most Danes speak English fluently asa second language. Most households receiveinternational television channels, cinemasshow foreign films in the original language andforeign newspapers are available at libraries.Denmark plays an active role in globalbusiness and politics. Danish universities havea long tradition of welcoming internationalstudents and researchers. Over the last 20years, the number of international studyprogrammes has increased considerably withthe expansion of universities’ global networks.GeographyDenmark is located in Northern Europe– north of Germany, south of Norway andsouthwest of Sweden – between the North Seaand the Baltic Sea. It consists of the peninsulaof Jutland and more than 400 islands, includingGreenland and the Faroe Islands.The landscape is very flat. You are nevermore than 52 kilometres from the sea inDen mark, famous for its long white beaches.Woodland makes up 11 per cent of the countryside.Even the towns and cities are full of parksand green spaces.Copenhagen is the country’s capital, withsome 1.2 million inhabitants. Often calledthe ‘Paris of the North,’ the city has an old,historical centre and many pedestrian streets,cycle paths and parks.Climate and the environmentThe climate is temperate, with mild, windywinters and cool summers. January andFebruary are the coldest months and Augustis the warmest month.The wind can be quite strong, whichexplains why the Danish wind industry isthe world’s largest. Wind power accountsfor almost 20 per cent of Denmark’s powerconsumption.Danes are very environmentally conscious.Nine out of 10 Danes routinely recycle bottlesand glass. Seven out of 10 take short showerslasting no more than five minutes. Three outof four turn off the light in rooms they are notusing. And two out of three Danes always buyenvironmentally friendly products. Tap wateris of high drinking quality and the air is clean.PoliticsDenmark is a constitutional monarchy andmodern democracy. The country is headedby the royal family, which has a ceremonialrole devoid of political power. Folketinget, theDanish parliament, is based on a system ofproportional representation, whereby severalparties can be represented. Thus the governmentis often a multi-party coalition.For more information on Foketinget seewww.ft.dkEU membershipSince Denmark joined the EEC/EU in 1973,the country has played a significant role inenvironmental and social matters as well asthe EU enlargement process. Denmark has notintroduced the euro, the EU common currency,due to a referendum in Denmark in 1992in which the nation rejected the MaastrichtTreaty. However the krone, Denmark’s nationalcurrency, is closely linked to the euro because ofDenmark’s fixed exchange-rate policy.Photo: Ole Bang Berthelsen“Danish culture hastaught me a lot aboutbasic human rightsand values. Denmarkis a liberal and tolerantcountry. Many Danesare knowledgeableabout the world andinterested in foreigncultures.” (Abdullah)Name: Abdullah KhosoCountry: PakistanAge: 26Study programme:European MA in Media6 | Choose a Danish University | 2007


Photo: Cees van RoedenPhoto: Bob KristPhoto: Klaus BentzenWelfareDenmark is a wealthy country. Its economy isopen and dependent on foreign trade. GDP percapita is one of the highest in Europe. Denmarkis a welfare society with a relatively evendistribution of wealth. Income tax is relative toearnings, so the more you earn, the more taxyou pay.Thanks to the Danish taxation system,citizens are well cared for by the state. Danesenjoy free education, medical treatment,hospitalisation and a pension from the age of65. The state also subsidises unemploymentbenefit, dental costs and nursing home accommodation.This gives people a considerabledegree of security.EqualityDenmark is a world example in terms of genderequality. Danish women have a high employmentrate – almost 75 per cent. Women are wellrepresented in Folketinget and county and localcouncils. Equal pay has been achieved to alarge extent.ReligionA total of 83.3 per cent of Danes belong to theLutheran National Church. The second-largestreligious group are Muslims, who make upabout five per cent of the population.Personal safetyForeigners visiting Denmark often mentionsecurity and safety as the country’s mostdistinctive features.Children walk to school on their own.Even famous business executives don’t usuallyuse bodyguards. The country’s parliament– Folketinget – is open to the public, and it isnot uncommon to see government ministerscycling through the capital. Even the Queencan go shopping with minimum securitypersonnel.Road safety has improved considerablyover the last 30 years. The number of peoplekilled or severely injured in traffic accidentsmore than halved between 1970 and 1997.Denmark is sheltered from naturaldisasters.For more information on Denmark see:www.denmark.dkDenmark is at thefore front of researchin specialised areas suchas biotechnology, foodscience and environmentalprotection.Choose a a Danish University | | 2007 | | 7


DanishUniversity EducationDanish universities welcome foreign students from around the world– full degree students as well as exchange and guest students. Denmarkis known for its modern teaching approach and high academic standards.Higher education institutions can be groupedinto research-based universities, specialistuniversity-level institutions and colleges. Thisbrochure describes the eight Danish researchbaseduniversities that award bachelor’s,master’s and doctoral degrees. For informationon other sectors see: www.ciriusonline.dkintensive programmes. Students on theseprogrammes usually come to Denmark as anexchange or guest student.• Summer programmesSome universities offer a wide range of coursesduring the summer holidays.Study programmes in EnglishInternational students can choose from a rangeof courses and full degree programmes taughtin English. Joint programmes are offered incooperation with partner universities in othercountries, enabling students to obtain a jointor double degree. If you speak Danish, youcan also follow study programmes taught inDanish. International students can choosefrom the following options:• Full degree programmesStudents follow a full-time study programme atbachelor or master level and receive a Danishdegree or joint degree.• Exchange/guest student programmesExchange students usually come to Denmark viaa bilateral or multilateral exchange at their homeuniversity and follow courses of their choice atthe host institution for one or two terms.• Tailored programmesSome institutions offer study programmestailored to the needs of international students,including one-term study opportunities andFor more information on study programmestaught in English at Danish universities see:www.ug.dkDegreesInternational students can choose from thefollowing options:• 3-year bachelor’s degree (BA or BSc, 180 ECTS)The main entry requirement for a bachelor’sdegree is an upper secondary-school diploma.• 2-year master’s degree (MA or MSc,Danish Candidatus programmes, 120 ECTS)The entry requirement is a bachelor’s degreeof good academic standing in the same subjectas, or one similar to, the master’s degree. Someuniversities also give international students theopportunity to complete studies in one yearwith a postgraduate diploma.• 1- or 2-year master’s degree(MBA programmes, 60 ECTS)Most of these part-time programmes allowstudents to work while studying. Some areintensive full-time programmes lasting onePhoto: Ole Bang Berthelsen“The university hasmodern facilities andadvanced informationtechnology, includinge-library and classroomswith wirelessinternet and computers.Denmark has highlydeveloped IT.” ( Justin)Name: Justin M. PierceCountry: USAge: 21Study programme:BSc in BusinessAdministration8 | Choose a Danish University | 2007


Photo: University of CopenhagenPhoto: Tao Lytzen for CBSPhoto: University of Copenhagenyear. Entry requirements are a bachelor’sdegree of good academic standing and 2-3years of professional experience.• 3-year PhD degree (180 ECTS)The entry requirement is a master’s degree.This brochure only deals with 2-year MA/MScdegrees (120 ECTS) and not with 1- or 2-yearmaster’s degrees (60 ECTS) or PhDs. Formore information on these degrees contact therelevant university.Modern teaching approachUniversities in Denmark offer a dynamicstudy environment. Small seminars and groupwork are central to most study programmes.Students are expected to participate in classand develop an analytical approach to theirstudies.The Danish university system emphasisesindependent study and self-discipline. Thismeans students have to work hard but can fulfiltheir potential.Project work in groups is part of almostall study programmes. Students developanalytical skills in groups, gaining valuableexperience for their future careers. Projectwork also has social benefits. Students get toknow each other while working together andoften become friends.Exams in Denmark are both oral andwritten, depending on the course. This differsfrom the university exam format of many othercountries where only one method is used.Communication between students andprofessors is informal. Students call teachersby their first name and discuss topics in class.Students are asked to evaluate their teachers’abilities after each term in an anonymous form.As a result, teaching methods are developingand improving constantly.Did you know that morethan 80 per cent ofDanish women betweenthe years of 30 and 54 areactive in the job market?Choose a a Danish University | | 2007 | | 9


Since 1900, a total of 13Nobel Prize winnershave been Danish.Photo: Tao Lytzen for CBSPhoto: University of CopenhagenPhoto: Tao Lytzen for CBSDanish universities offer modern facilitieswith advanced information technology suchas e-library, computer disposal and classroomswith wireless internet connection.High-quality educationDanish university education is rooted in acontinental European university traditionbased on the continuous interaction betweenteaching and research. Academic standardsare high. Studying in Denmark offers studentsaccess to up-to-date research through lecturesand project work. Studying in Denmark equipsstudents with new skills and can be a once-in-alifetimeexperience.Written and oral examinations are conductedby teachers and an external examiner,who ensures all exams meet set standards.All universities in Denmark are public andsubject to state regulation. Universities enjoy aconsiderable degree of autonomy but must abideby a framework of quality assurance, whichAct on universities(the University Act)“…To safeguard studentinfluence on educationand teaching, the Deanshall set up the necessarynumber of studyboards...”“Each study board shallcomprise of equal numbersof representativesfrom academic staff andstudents, selected by andfrom academic staff andstudents respectively …”10 | Choose a Danish University | 2007


guarantees that all Danish universities meetnational and international academic standards.All study programmes are to be accreditedon a five-year cycle by the independent Danishaccreditation institution. As part of theaccreditation of the study programmes, theuniversities must document that the accreditedstudy programmes are satisfactorily integratedin the university’s system for quality assurance,cf. the European standards and guidelines forquality assurance.Danish language coursesAn entry requirement to study programmestaught in Danish is a strong command ofthe Danish language. You can demonstrateproficiency by taking Studieprøven (proficiencytest at C1 level in Danish), which is preparatoryfor higher education. This test comprises offour exams and shows ability to read, write,speak and understand Danish. Some universitystudy programmes demand a certain mark.The test can be taken at sprogcentre, languagecentres throughout Denmark. It is also possibleto take Danish language courses at someuniversities.TermsThe academic calendar at most Danishuniversities is divided into terms, whichinclude public holidays. At most universitiesthe first term begins in August/September andfinishes in December/January, including theChristmas holidays. The second term startsin January/February and ends in June, andincludes the Easter holidays.Photo: Ole Bang Berthelsen“Communicationbetween students andteachers is informal.This makes discussionsin lectures interactiveand dynamic. Studentsare expected to take ananalytical approach totheir studies.” (Marina)Name: MarinaShipanovaCountry: RussiaAge: 25Study programme:BSc in InternationalBusinessBologna processDenmark is taking part in the Bologna Process,a reform of higher education programmes in Europe:• Mutually recognising foreign qualifications• Implementing a common degree structure• Implementing a common credit system (theECTS) as a means to promote the greatestpossible student mobility• Promoting mobility by participating in anumber of higher education exchangeprogrammes• Cooperating in quality assurance• Promoting the European dimension inhigher education• Developing life-long learning• Involving higher education institutions andstudents in the process• Promoting higher education in Europe• Highlighting the importance of re sea rchas an integral part of higher educationacross EuropeChoose a Danish University | 2007 | 11


Life in DenmarkThere’s never a dull moment when studying in Denmark. At universityyou can join an array of student organisations that organise sporting,political and social events where you can meet fellow students. Andwhen you’re not at university, you can travel the country and visit itstop tourist attractions.Student lifeWelcome programmesMost universities have welcome programmesfor international students. As brief introductionsto both the academic and social aspectsof university, these programmes help you settleinto university life. Many universities also offera mentor/buddy system, which pairs internationalstudents up with a Danish student, orbuddy, who helps with practical matters duringthe first few weeks.Student organisationsAt university you will find numerous associa -tions organising regular social events throughoutthe academic year. These include clubs thatorganise events giving international studentsand Danish students the opportunity tosocialise and get to know each other.Sports activitiesMany universities have extensive sportsfacilities and an array of sports clubs you canjoin. If you can’t find a club that interests youat university, there are also many public andprivate clubs you can join.Social activitiesSocialising is a central part of university life.Several departmental committees organisesocial activities such as parties, cafés and excursions.The infamous weekly Fredagsbar, FridayBar, held at Danish universities is a great place tomeet students for coffees, soft drinks or beers.Political influenceYou will have the opportunity to influenceuniversity life. Every university has politicalorganisations representing students’ rights.International full degree students can vote forthese and stand for election.LeisureTravellingDenmark is small. Public transport is highlyefficient so you do not need a car. Bikes arewidely used to get around, especially in cities.It is an easy and cheap means of transport. Youcan buy a cheap bike second-hand by respondingto newspaper adverts or going to your localpolice bike auction.Many international students spend theirholidays exploring Denmark and nearbyEuropean countries. From Denmark you canreach Norway, Germany and Sweden easily bytrain or bus. See: www.eurolines-travel.comIf you want to go to Sweden, you can takethe train or bus across the Øresund Bridge.Check out www.rejseplanen.dk when you aretravelling by public transport. This websitetells you the easiest and quickest way to getfrom one place to another in Denmark.NatureIt’s easy to get out of the city and into thecountryside in Denmark. You will find manygreat opportunities to cycle in forests andexplore the countryside.If you like hiking, why not join the StuderendesPhoto: Ole Bang Berthelsen“The social aspectof university is veryimportant in Denmark.Every Friday, studentsmeet at the universitycafé. This is a good opportunityto get to knowother students and makefriends.” ( Joana)Name: Joana StirnbergCountry: GermanyAge: 22Study programme: BA inEU-Studies12 | Choose a Danish University | 2007


Photo: Cees van RoedenPhoto: Dorte KroghPhoto: Ditte IsagerVandreklub, Students’ Hiking Club. It offers awide range of trips and activities organised bymembers: www.vandreklub.dkTourismIf you want to visit Denmark’s castles, heritagesites, museums, exhibitions and theme parks,visit the official Danish Tourism website:www.visitdenmark.comAnother popular website is AOK,Everything about Copenhagen: www.aok.dkIt details upcoming events in the capital. Itincludes information on films, exhibitions andwhere to find good restaurants and pubs.Denmark is famous for its art, architectureand design. For more information on Danishdesign see: www.ddc.dkDenmark is a smallcountry yet contributesto one per cent of theworld’s entire scientificproduction.MusicInternational pop and rock stars play regularlyin concert and at festivals in Denmark. Theworld-famous Roskilde Festival takes placein June/July: www.roskilde-festival.dk andCopenhagen Jazz Festival in July is also knownworldwide: www.festival.jazz.dkChoose a Danish University | 2007 | 13


FAQWhat is the application procedure?If you want to study a full degree, contact theuniversity for information on entry qualifications,supplementary tests and applicationdeadlines. These vary, so contact the relevantuniversity for information.You can study in Denmark as an exchange/guest student if you are enrolled at a universityin your home country. Contact your home universityto find out about studying in Denmarkvia an exchange agreement.How much are tuition fees?Tuition at Danish universities is free for EU/EEA citizens. Tuition fees for students fromnon-EU/EEA countries vary from 5,000 to15,500 euros per year. Visits according touniversity exchange programmes are free ofcharge. Consult individual university websitesfor more information.Can I get a scholarship?Scholarships and tuition fee waivers forinternational students are available as follows:- Institutional and governmental scholarshipsfor highly qualified students.- Erasmus Mundus scholarships for master’sdegrees.- Exchange/guest students can access a rangeof financial support schemes and tuition feewaivers.Contact your home university or the Danishuniversity you would like to attend for moreinformation, or visit: www.studyindenmark.dkDo I need a residence permit?If you are an EU/EEA citizen you can applyfor your residence certificate when you havearrived in Denmark. Nordic citizens do notneed a residence permit.If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen you must applyfor a residence permit through the DanishEmbassy/Consulate General in your homecountry before leaving. Allow two months forit to be processed: www.newtodenmark.dkAm I covered by healthinsurance in Denmark?EU/EEA nationals who are covered by publichealth insurance in their country of originwill be covered by public health insurancewhen they move to Denmark. If you moveto Denmark from a country which is not amember of the EU/EEA, it will typically besix weeks before you can access public healthservices.The public health service in Denmark covershospitalisation and medical consultations,both fully subsidised by the state. Howeverdental care and prescription medicine are notfully subsidised: www.denmark.dkHow and where can I findaccommodation?Finding a cheap place to live often takes time, socontact the university for information as soon asyou receive your letter of acceptance. Universityadministration offices often offer advice on findingaccommodation and some guarantee you aplace to live. Several forms of accommodationare available:- A kollegium, a room in student halls of residence,costs 240-400 euros per month. Whilenone of the universities have on-campushousing, many have halls of residence nearcampus.- A room with a private family costs 200-500euros per month.- A rented flat - either on an individual basis orsharing with other students – varies in cost.To find accommodation see: www.findbolig.nuPhoto: Ole Bang Berthelsen“When I arrived, I wasamazed by the numberof people – young andold - who speak fluentEnglish. It’s really easy tocommunicate.” (Anna)Name: Anna Maria RylCountry: PolandAge: 24Study programme:MSc in BusinessLanguage and Culture14 | Choose a Danish University | 2007


Can I get a job in Denmark?The chances of finding employment are small,so do not rely on finding paid full-time orpart-time work to finance your stay.Students from Scandinavian countries andEU/EEA member states do not usually need awork permit for student jobs. Only EU studentsfrom the 10 new EU member countries mustapply for a work permit.Students from non-EU/EEA countriesare allowed to work up to 15 hours per weekduring term time and to work full-time duringthe summer holidays ( June, July, and August).You receive a work permit together with theresidence permit: www.newtodenmark.dkHow do I manage my money?Foreign credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard,Eurocard and American Express are widelyaccepted in Denmark, but generally not insupermarkets. Credit cards can be used in themany cash machines in cities. Another optionis traveller cheques, which can be cashed inbanks.Most Danes have a dankort, which can beused in almost every shop in Denmark. Youcan get this card when opening a bank accountin Denmark.In most cases it is free to open a bankaccount. Ask for advice on the different optionsavailable and the costs involved.What are living costs?- Cereals (750 g): 3 euros- A kilo of rice: 1.50 euros- A newspaper: 2 euros- A litre of milk: 1 euro- A sandwich: 3-5 euros- Six eggs: 1-2 euros- A litre of petrol: 1.30 euros- A kilo of potatoes: 1.50 euros- A coffee: 3 euros- Cinema: 9.50 euros- A second-hand bike: 135 euros- A night at a youth hostel: 16 eurosDid you know Denmarkhas the world’s mostfrequently citedresearchers?Photo: Tao Lytzen for CBSChoose a Danish University | 2007 | 15


Introduction to the eight Danish universitiesThe University of CopenhagenIntroductionThe University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479. It is located in thecapital and is the oldest and largest university in Denmark. The University ofCopenhagen’s most important contributions to society are outstanding basicresearch and the education of graduates to the highest standard. The Universityhas produced no less than eight Nobel Prize winners. In 2006, the University wasranked 54th in the world and 14th in Europe (THES Ranking). The same yearthe University joined nine of the world’s leading research universities to formthe International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU). The University alsorepresents a cornerstone in the regional educational and research collaborationin the Danish-Swedish Øresund Region.FacultiesOur eight faculties create a comprehensive university. The faculties are: HealthSciences, Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science,Social Sciences and Theology. The faculties are located in four campus areas.Degree programmes taught in EnglishThe University of Copenhagen offers master’s degrees in English in:Agricultural Development; Biology-Biotechnology; Environmental andNatural Resource Economics; Environmental Chemistry; Food Scienceand Technology; Horticultural Sciences; Parasitology; Process AnalyticalTechnology; Ancient History of West Asia; Economics; Human Biology; PublicHealth; Insurance Mathematics; Mathematics; Mathematics-Economics;Statistics; Computer Science; Physics; Geophysics; Biophysics; Astronomy;Geography and Geoinformatics; Geology-Geoscience; Chemistry;Environmental Chemistry; Biology; Molecular Biomedicine; Biochemistry;Bioinformatics; Nanotechnology; E-science.FiguresTotal number of students: 37,000Number of international students: 3,300Number of academic staff: 3,295Tuition feesStudents from non-EU/EEA countries are required to paytuition fees. For detailed information, please visitwww.ku.dk/international/english. Exchange students donot pay tuition fees.Application deadlinesAll degree student applicants with non-Danish examinations(regardless of nationality) applying for bachelor’sprogrammes must apply before 15 March. Master’s degreestudents apply directly to the relevant faculty. Please checkdeadlines with the faculty. Non-degree application deadlinesare 1 May and 1 October.The University of Copenhagen also participates in the following ErasmusMundus programmes: Trope-Ed: Master of International Health;Europubhealth: European Master of Public Health; Agris Mundus: SustainableDevelopment in Agriculture Master’s Course; Sutrofor: Sustainable TropicalForestry Erasmus Mundus Master’s Course; Sufonama: Sustainable Forest andNature Management. The University continues to develop high quality degreeprogrammes taught in English.Courses in English for non-degree studentsEach semester the University of Copenhagen offers more than 500 individualcourses taught in English.University of CopenhagenNørregade 10P.O. Box 2177DK-1017 Copenhagen KPhone: +45 35 32 26 26Fax: +45 35 32 26 28E-mail: ku@ku.dkFor more informationwww.ku.dk/english16 | Choose a Danish University | 2007


University of AarhusIntroductionThe University of Aarhus is among the top 200 universities in the world.Founded in 1928 it has a long tradition of offering broad and internationallyrecognised research and education. It is a modern university, which collaborateswith the business community, cultural centres and other universities throughoutthe world.In the beginning of 2007 the University of Aarhus merged with The NationalEnvironmental Research Institute, The Danish Institute of AgriculturalSciences, The Aarhus School of Business and The Danish University ofEducation. As a result of the merger the University of Aarhus has increasedconsiderably in size and is now the second-largest university in Denmark.FiguresTotal number of students: 24,400Number of international students: 1,600Number of academic staff: 3,595Tuition feesPlease contact the university for information.Application deadlinesPlease contact the university for information.FacultiesThe University of Aarhus has nine faculties and schools: Humanities,Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Theology, Science, Agricultural Science,Environmental Research Institute, School of Business and School of Education.Degree programmes taught in EnglishBachelor’s programmes: Biotechnology, Business Administration, BusinessAdministration and International Management, Chemistry and Technology,Electronic Engineering, Geotechnology, Global Management andManufacturing, International Management, International Communicationand Multimidia, Marketing and Management Communication.Master’s programmes: Astronomy, Biology, Bioinformatics, Biology, BiomedicalEngineering, Business, Business Performance Management, Chemistry,Computer Science, Cognitive Semiotics, Corporate Communication,Economic Consulting, European Studies, EU Business and Law, Finance,Finance and International Business, Geology, Geophysics, History of Science,Information Management, Information Technology, International Business,International Management, International Communication and Multimedia,International Studies, Logistics, Management Accounting and Control,Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, Material Physics –Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Medicine,Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology Multimedia, Nanoscience, Opticsand Electronics, Organisation and Leadership, Philosophy, Physics, ProcessEngineering, Statistics, Strategy, Technical Physics, Technical Geology,Technical IT.Erasmus Mundus: Three programmes within Lifelong Learning, Journalism andMedia, Media and Communication and Cultural Studies.Courses in English for non-degree studentsCourses taught in English are offered by the following faculties and schools atbachelor and master levels: Humanities, Social Sciences, Theology, Science,Health Sciences, School of Business and School of Education.University of AarhusNordre Ringgade 1DK-8000 Aarhus CPhone: +45 89 42 11 11Fax: +45 89 42 11 09E-mail: au@au.dkFor more informationwww.au.dkChoose a Danish University | 2007 | 17


Introduction to the eight Danish universitiesUniversity of Southern DenmarkIntroductionThe University of Southern Denmark is a modern five campus university withclose links with business, industry and institutions in Denmark and across theworld.The University is firmly committed to thinking and acting internationally at alllevels. This global approach enables international students and researchers toparticipate equally alongside their Danish counterparts.FacultiesThe University offers education and research at the highest level, with five faculties:Health Sciences, Science, Engineering, Social Sciences and Humanities.Degree programmes taught in EnglishEngineering: B.Eng. in Global Management and Manufacturing; B.Eng. inMechatronics - Management and Technology; B.Sc. in Innovation and Business;B.Sc. in Mechatronics; M.Sc.Eng. in Chemistry; M.Sc.Eng. in EmbeddedSystems; M.Sc.Eng. in Innovation and Business; M.Sc.Eng. in Mechatronics;M.Sc.Eng. in Modern Artificial Intelligence; M.Sc.Eng. in Physics andTechnology; M.Sc. Eng. in Product Development and Innovation; M.Sc.Eng.in Robotics; M.Sc.Eng. in Software Systems; M.Sc. in IT Product Design.Natural Sciences: M.Sc. in Aquatic Environmental Biology; M.Sc. in BiologicalOceanography; M.Sc. in Biotechnology; M.Sc. in Computer Science.Social Sciences: B.Sc. in Business Administration; B.Sc. in European Studies;M.Sc. in Economics in Theory and Applications; M.Sc. in Economics andBusiness Administration, Business Relationship Management; M.Sc. inEconomics and Business Administration, Enterprise Development; M.Sc.in Economics and Business Administration, Environmental and ResourceManagement; M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, Finance; M.Sc.in Economics and Business Administration, Global Logistics and Supply ChainManagement; M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, Marketing,Globalization, and Communication; M.Sc. in Economics and BusinessAdministration, Strategic Entrepreneurship; M.Sc. in Economics and BusinessAdministration, Strategy and Organization; M.Sc. in European Studies.Humanities: B.Sc. in Business, Language and Culture [Chinese]; M.A. inAmerican Studies; M.A. in English Studies; M.Sc. in International Business andModern Languages; M.Sc. in International Tourism and Leisure Management;M.A. in Maritime Archaeology.Health Sciences: M.Sc. in Public Health.Courses in English for non-degree studentsThe University offers tailored exchange programmes taught in English.Non-degree students can also choose courses from the 38 entire degrees taughtin English. In addition to this, the Faculty of Humanities offers courses taught inEnglish, German, French and Spanish at bachelor and master levels.FiguresDegree students: 18,000International students: 2,700Academic staff: 1,400Tuition feesNon EU/EEA citizens are required to pay tuition fee (unlessenrolled as exchange students). Fees range from 6,200 to13,900 euros.Application deadlinesDepends on the degree; check www.sdu.dk for moreinformation.University ofSouthern DenmarkCampusvej 55DK-5230 Odense MPhone: +45 65 50 22 64Fax: +45 66 15 75 00E-mail: int@sdu.dkFor more informationwww.sdu.dk18 | Choose a Danish University | 2007


Roskilde UniversityIntroductionRoskilde University is a state university founded in 1972 with the objective ofproviding research and education at the highest level in the fields of NaturalScience, Social Science and the Humanities.Roskilde University is located in a beautiful landscape close to the town ofRoskilde and is highly accessible due to excellent train and bus connections.Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, can be reached within 25 minutes fromRoskilde University.Faculties• Department of Communication, Businessand Information Technologies (CBIT)• Department of Culture and Identity (CUID)• Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change (ENSPAC)• Department of Psychology and Educational Studies (PAES)• Department of Science, Systems and Models (NSM)• Department of Society and Globalisation (ISG)FiguresTotal number of students: 9,000Number of international students: 900Number of academic staff: 800Tuition feesFees for non EU/EEA citizens range from 6,700 to 12,300euros per academic year.Application deadlinesApplicants with a foreign entrance examination must applybefore 15 March in the year of enrolment.Degree programmes taught in English• Bachelor of Science• Bachelor of Social Science• Bachelor of Arts• Master of Science (Chemistry and Environmental Biology; Chemistryand Molecular Biology; Environmental Biology and Molecular Biology;Environmental Biology and Technological and Socio-Economic Planning)• Master of Social Science (Public Administration; Public Administrationwith specialisation in European Union Studies and Cultural Encounters;Public Administration with specialisation in European Union Studies andCommunication)• Master of Arts (Communication and English; Communication and CulturalEncounters; English and Cultural Encounters)Courses in English for non-degree studentsMore than 100 courses taught in English are offered by all departments atbachelor and master levels.Roskilde UniversityUniversitetsvej 1P.O.Box 260DK-4000 RoskildeDenmarkPhone: +45 46 74 20 00Fax: +45 46 74 30 00E-mail: ruc@ruc.dkFor more informationwww.ruc.dkChoose a Danish University | 2007 | 19


Introduction to the eight Danish universitiesAalborg UniversityIntroductionBreaking away from the traditional university concept, Aalborg Universityemerged in 1974 with a profile very much of its own. The key concept inboth research and teaching is: interdisciplinarity, problem-centred andproject-organised studies, and interaction of theory and practice through closecooperation with institutions and companies outside the university. Many of theprogrammes give the students the opportunity to undertake an internship in acompany or organisation as part ot the education.FacultiesHumanities; Social Science; Engineering, Science and MedicineBachelor’s degrees taught in EnglishBachelor of Engineering and Science (Communication Systems; ComputerScience; Electrical Energy Engineering; Medialogy); Bachelor of Science(Business Administration)Master’s degrees taught in EnglishMaster of Arts (Culture and Innovative Language; Culture, Communication andGlobalisation; Human Centred Informatics; Tourism)Master of Social Science (Changes in European Welfare Regimes and theEuropean Social Model; Development and Int. Relations; European Studies;Innovation, Knowledge and Economic Dynamics; Innovation, Knowledge andEntrepreneurial Dynamics; Int. Business Economics)Master of Engineering and Science (Acoustics; Applied Signal Processing andImplementation; Architectural Design; Architecture; Biomedical Engineering;Biomedical Engineering and Informatics; Chemical Engineering; CivilEngineering; Computer Vision and Graphics; Digital Design; Electrical PowerSystems and High Voltage Tech.; Environmental Engineering; EnvironmentalMan.; Environmental Studies (Erasmus Mundus); GPS Tech.; GeoinformationTech. and Man.; Indoor Environmental Engineering; Industrial Biotechnology;Industrial Design; Industrial Geography; Information Architecture;Information Tech.; Integrative Geography; Intelligent Autonomous Systems;Intelligent Multimedia; Intelligent Reliable Systems; Int. Education inChemistry; Int. Technology Man.; Land Man.; Machine Intelligence; MaterialScience; Measurement Science; Mechanical Vibro-Acoustics and Noise;Medialogy; Megatronic Control Engineering; Mobile Communication;Networking Planning and Man.; Network Security; Oil and Gas Tech.; PowerElectronics and Drive; Product, Process and Production Development; RFIntegrated Systems and Circuits; Signal and Information Processing forCommunications; Software Construction; Software Systems Engineering;Spatial Information Man.; Sustainable Energy Engineering (ElectricalSpecialization and Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Tech. Specialisation); SustainableEnergy Planning and Man.; Thermal Energy and Process Engineering; UrbanDesign; Urban Planning and Man.; Windpower Systems)Courses in English for guest and exchange students (non-degreestudents)All master’s degree programme courses taught in English are also offeredfor guest/exchange students. The following programmes are only for guest/exchange students: Environmental Tech. and Man.; European Studies inSociety, Science and Tech.; Int. Cultural Studies; Languages and Int. BusinessCommunication; Psychology.FiguresTotal number of students: 14,185Number of international students: 1,400Number of academic staff: 1,243Tuition feesStudents from non EU/EEA countries are required topay tution fee. Fees range from 5,300 to 14,400 euros peracademic year.Application deadlinesApplicants requiring visa: 15 March and 15 August.Other applicants: 1 May and 1 October.Aalborg UniversityP.O. Box 159DK-9100 AalborgPhone: +45 96 35 80 80E-mail: post@aau.dkFor more informationwww.studyguide.aau.dkwww.en.aau.dk20 | Choose a Danish University | 2007


Introduction to the eight Danish universitiesCopenhagen Business SchoolIntroductionCopenhagen Business School (CBS) was established in 1917 and becameintegrated as an institution of higher education in the Danish education systemin 1965.• CBS is one of the largest business schools in Northern Europe with more than15,000 students.• CBS offers world-class research-based programmes at undergraduate, graduateand PhD levels as well as executive and other post experience educationprogrammes.• CBS creates and provides original and relevant knowledge through publishing,participation in the public debate, consultancy and our Expert databaseExperts@cbs.• CBS develops and shares knowledge in partnership with other universities,enterprises, organisations and universities, and contributes to the developmentof business and society.At CBS, students are actively involved in the learning process, with project- andproblem-based teaching methods. CBS focuses on learning and individualisedskills development rather than teaching and mass education.FiguresTotal number of students: 15,000Number of internationaland exchange students: 2,700Number of academic staff: 436Tuition feesFees range from 9,500 to 12,500 eurosper academic year.Application deadlinesYou can find the admission criteriaand application deadlines on our web page:http://uk.cbs.dk/uddannelserBachelor’s degree programmes taught in English:• BSc in International Business• BSc in Business Administration and Service Management• BSc in International Business and Politics• BSc in Business, Language and Culture - with French, German or Spanish• Asian Studies Programme - with Japanese or Chinese• BA in Information Management• International Summer University Program - Summer elective courses:www.cbs.dk/summerMaster’s degree programmes taught in English:• MSc in Economic and Business Administration (with specialisation in:Applied Economics & Finance, Finance & Strategic Management,International Business, International Marketing & Management,Management Accounting and Control, Marketing CommunicationsManagement, Management of Innovation & Business Development, StrategicMarket Creation, Strategy, Organisation and Leadership)• CEMS Master’s in International Management• MSc in Business, Language and Culture with specialisation in: Business andDevelopment Studies or Intercultural Management• MSocSc in Business Economics and Management with a specialisation inManagement of Creative Business Processes• International Summer University Program - Summer elective courses:www.cbs.dk/summerCourses in English for non-degree studentsA large number of courses at both the bachelor’s and master’s degree levelsare offered in English for exchange and guest students. We also have anInternational Summer University Program - a six-week summer programmewhich offers students the opportunity to complete the equivalent of half asemester’s credits: www.cbs.dk/summerCopenhagen Business SchoolSolbjerg Plads 3DK-2000 FrederiksbergPhone: +45 38 15 38 15E-mail: cbs@cbs.dkFor more informationhttp://uk.cbs.dk22 | Choose a Danish University | 2007


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