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Guest and Exchange

What is a guest student?

As a guest or exchange student you can attend single elective courses, minor subjects or one or two semesters. Options, application procedures, deadlines and terms and conditions vary among the different groups of guest students.

AAU makes a distinction between:

  • Exchange students from partner universities abroad
  • Paying guests (from non-partner universities abroad)
  • Guest students from Danish universities

exchange from Abroad

This section is only for students from partner universities (Erasmus, Nordic or overseas) who wish to study at Aalborg University for no more than one or two semesters.

Before applying, please carefully read the information below and inform yourself on options for courses here.

NOMINATION DEADLINES

·    15 MARCH WHEN APPLYING FOR THE SEPTEMBER INTAKE

·    1 OCTOBER WHEN APPLYING FOR THE FEBRUARY INTAKE

APPLICATION DEADLINe

·    1 APRIL WHEN APPLYING FOR THE SEPTEMBER INTAKE

·    15 OCTOBER WHEN APPLYING FOR THE FEBRUARY INTAKE
 

In order to apply as an Exchange student for Aalborg University, you must 

  • Make sure that your home university nominates you for exchange.
  • Fill in the correct application form below (1 or 2 semesters) and submit it online.
  • After submitting the form, you email it as PDF, together with all necessary documentation to (email link below): 
     

Students from overseas partner universities:
 

jacques kloster

Students from European or Nordic partner unviersities (that is: students in the Erasmus programme, Nordplus, Nordlys or other Nordic programme)
 

 

Rikke Hougaard Sørensen

 

Application form for Exchange students

(Not for Erasmus Mundus applications)
 

Submitting the application form

When you 'submit' the application form, you should be prompted to print it out. This is the only confirmation of reception you will receive, and it means you have successfully submitted and sent the application to us.

If you are instead redirected to the homepage of Aalborg University, the application form was not submitted correctly, and you have to try again.

What to do if you are experiencing problems with the online application form:

  • Try a different internet browser (we recommend using Internet Explorer)
  • Please refrain from inserting links to websites
  • Please only use letters from the Roman alphabet
  • Do not write more than the maximum letter count
  • Disable pop-up blocker, antivirus or firewall
  • Try a different IP-address

Applicants requiring residence permit are advised to apply as soon as possible but no later than 1 April / 15 October.

When you email the PDF version of the online application form to International Office, please make sure that you send all the requested information as outlined in the checklist. If you do not send the requested information your application cannot be processed and consequently, the application will be rejected. An application is not received before International Office has received the PDF application and supporting documents via email.

ENCLOSURES

  • PDF application form including signature
  • Copies of certificates and academic transcripts in English.
  • Documentation for English language level. Please read the section Language Requirements and valid reasons for exemption from submitting an English test carefully to find out how you need to document your English skills
  • Copy of the section in your passport or National ID where your name, picture and nationality can be seen.
  • Learning agreement

Please do NOT send documents other than the ones mentioned above. If we will need further documentation, you will be informed.

Forwarded documents will not be returned to you. Therefore, please do not submit any original documents.


paying GUEST students

Students who are not currently studying at an AAU partner university (or students from an AAU partner university who were not selected for exchange) are welcome to apply as paying guest students (free movers)

Information on fees can be found here: http://www.en.aau.dk/education/continuing-education/empty-place-scheme/

Before applying, please carefully read the information below and inform yourself on options for courses here.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

·    1 APRIL WHEN APPLYING FOR THE SEPTEMBER INTAKE

·    15 OCTOBER WHEN APPLYING FOR THE FEBRUARY INTAKE

 

 Online application form (not from partner universities)

 

SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION FORM

When you 'submit' the application form, you should be prompted to print it out. This is the only confirmation of reception you will receive, and it means you have successfully submitted and sent the application to us.
If you are instead redirected to the homepage of Aalborg University, the application form was not submitted correctly, and you have to try again.

What to do if you are experiencing problems with the online application form:

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  • Please refrain from inserting links to websites
  • Please only use letters from the Roman alphabet
  • Do not write more than the maximum letter count
  • Disable pop-up blocker, antivirus or firewall
  • Try a different IP-address

Applicants requiring residence permit are advised to apply as soon as possible but no later than 1 April / 15 October.

When you email the PDF version of the online application form to International Office, please make sure that you send all the requested information as outlined in the checklist. If you do not send the requested information your application cannot be processed and consequently, the application will be rejected. An application is not received before International Office has received the PDF application and supporting documents via email.

ENCLOSURES

  • PDF application form including signature
  • Copies of certificates and academic transcripts in English.
  • Documentation for English language level. Please read the section Language Requirements and valid reasons for exemption from submitting an English test carefully to find out how you need to document your English skills
  • Copy of the section in your passport or National ID where your name, picture and nationality can be seen.
  • Learning agreement

Please do NOT send documents other than the ones mentioned above. If we will need further documentation, you will be informed.

language Requirements - (all short term applicants)

Programmes offered in English at Aalborg University require that your command of the English language is equivalent to level B (Danish level) in English. Level B (Danish level) in regards to languages is considered equivalent to level B2 referring to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Applicants applying for Exchange programmes must submit the results of one of the below mentioned IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge tests with the required minimum scores – by uploading the test results to the Application Portal.

We do not accept tests that are more than 2 years old at the time of the application deadline.

Please note that Language and International Studies, English at Aalborg University requires you to be able to document Danish A Level in English. For the specific test requirements and possible exceptions, please see the section Danish A Level in English below.

DANISH B LEVEL IN ENGLISH (MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS)

  • IELTS (academic test): 6.5 www.ielts.org or
  • TOEFL (paper-based): 560 www.ets.org/toefl or
  • TOEFL (internet-based): 88 www.ets.org/toefl or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE) www.cambridgeenglish.org or
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) www.cambridgeenglish.org or
  • Cambridge First Certificate with the grade B www.cambridgeenglish.org

If you have not taken a test at the time of applying, you must include documentation that you have signed up to take a test. 
 

DANISH A LEVEL IN ENGLISH (MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS)

Please note that the programme Language and International Studies, English at Aalborg University requires that you have a command of the English language equivalent to level A (Danish level) in English. Level A (Danish level) in regards to languages is considered equivalent to level C1 referring to Common European framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Danish A level in English corresponds to:

  • IELTS (academic test) 7.0
  • TOEFL IBT: 100
  • TOEFL PBT: 600
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Minimum Grade B, meaning minimum of 193 on the Cambridge English Scale

VALID REASONS FOR EXEMPTION FROM SUBMITTING AN ENGLISH TEST

The following conditions apply for being exempted from submitting an English test.

  • Applicants who have passed either 'English level B' or 'English level A' in upper secondary school in Denmark (minimum average grade 02) or a skills set test ('realkompetencevurdering') in 'English level B' or 'English level A'. 
     
  • Applicants holding an English taught qualifying upper secondary school exam, bachelor degree or master degree from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland or South Africa.
     
  • Applicants holding a Danish, Nordic, German, or European Baccalaureate (from Schola Europaea) qualifying exam with an English level, which the Danish Agency for Higher Education considers equivalent to a Danish B level in English. In regards to Language and International Studies English the achieved English level must be considered equivalent to a Danish A level by the Danish Agency for Higher Education.
     
  • Applicants holding a passed English taught International Baccalaureate (from the IB diploma programme http://www.ibo.org/). In regards to Language and International Studies English applicants must have passed an IB English course considered equivalent to a Danish A level by the Danish Agency for Higher Education.
     
  • Applicants holding a qualifying exam (with a minimum of two years of instruction in English during the last three years of upper secondary school) from EU/EEA countries if it is stated on the national final diploma that the achieved level of English language qualifications is equivalent to level B2 referring to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). In regards to Language and International Studies English level C1 (CEFR) must be stated as achieved level. Please note that this option will be removed from the 2019 admission year and onwards.

Applicants holding a complete Bachelor's or Master's degree in English linguistics.
 
Applicants with a full Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a Danish University to which a Danish B level in English (‘English B’) was a requirement at the time of admission.

Guests from Danish universities

How to apply

From 1 January 2017 you can apply here:

application portal

 

Choose the correct term

Please make sure to choose the correct technical term in the box ‘offer type' in the Application Portal:

  • ’Single subject as a guest student’ = Applying for a single course.
     
  • ‘Elective for Bachelor’ = Applying for a minor subject/an elective course in a Bachelor’s programme.
     
  • ‘Elective for Master’ = Applying for a minor subject in a Master’s programme.


Pre-approved credit transfer and documentation

Please upload the study board’s pre-approval of your study activities (as a guest student) at Aalborg University. Further, you need to upload a transcript from your current programme.

Since you must meet any specific entry requirements you will need to upload your diploma from upper secondary school (in case you apply for courses at a Bachelor’s programme), or your Bachelor’s degree diploma (in case you apply for courses at a Master’s programme).

If you apply as a guest student for a minor subject (gymnasie-sidefag), and your major subject is a upper secondary school subject, a pre-approval from your study board is not necessary.


Application deadline

  • February intake 2017: 1 november 2016

  • September intake 2017: 1 April 2017

 

  • February intake 2018: 15 october

  • September intake 2018: 1 March


Response to your application

Response will be given continuously.

Cultural agreement programme

Scholarships are offered to Master's degree- and PhD-level students from higher education institutions in the following countries:

  • China, Japan, Israel, Egypt, Russia
     

Read more about the Cultural Agreement programme

Contact information


NON-EU APPLICANTS

International coordinator

Jacques Kloster

  jakl@adm.aau.dk

 

EU APPLICANTS

INTERNATIONAL COORDINATOR

Rikke Hougaard Sørensen

  rhs@adm.aau.dk