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    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
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    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 to 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:

    Try a different internet browser (we recommend using Internet Explorer) mtmtmt

    • 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.

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    Language requirements

    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 must submit the results of one of the below mentioned tests with the required minimum scores – by uploading the test results or receipt confirming that you have signed up for a test to the application portal.

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

    Minimum requirements – a Danish B level in English

    IELTS (academic test): 6.5
    TOEFL (internet-based): 88
    C2 Proficiency (CPE): 180
    C1 Advanced (CAE): 180
    ECPE: Passed test including certificate

    Valid reasons for exemption from submitting an  English test

    • Applicants with a complete (professional) Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a Danish educational institution to which a Danish B level in English (‘English B’) was a requirement at the time of admission.
       
    • Applicants holding an English taught qualifying upper secondary school exam, Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK or Ireland (Minimum two years of  the bachelor or master must have taken place in one of the mentioned countries)
       
    • Applicants holding a complete Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in English linguistics.
       
    • 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.
       
    • Applicants who have passed either 'English level B' in upper secondary school in Denmark (minimum average grade 02) or a skills set test (realkompetencevurdering at VUC) at 'English level B'.
       
    • Applicants holding a passed International Baccalaureate (from the IB diploma programme (www.ibo.org).

    Please note that applicants attending or holding a Professional Bachelor’s degree are not exempted from submitting one of the above-mentioned English tests.

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    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 2019: 15 october

    • September intake 2019: 1 March


    Response to your application

    Response will be given continuously.

Read more about

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

Email: jakl@adm.aau.dk

 

EU APPLICANTS

INTERNATIONAL COORDINATOR

Rikke Hougaard Sørensen

Email: internationaloffice@aau.dk
 

International coordinator

Mette Sæderup Thorvaldsen

Email: internationaloffice@aau.dk