Aarhus School of Business

Aarhus, Denmark

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The Jutland Business School, founded in 1939, split in two separate units in 1956, forming what would later become The Aarhus School of Business (ASB) as it exists today in its current location, Fuglesangs Allé. The ASB has since become the second largest university in Denmark and one of Europe's leading business schools, with over 7,000 students in attendance. An EQUIS accreditation places ASB among the best business schools worldwide and on a par with the London Business School, INSEAD in France, and the University of Washington, USA. In addition to high quality research programs, modern surroundings, and the use of cutting edge technology, students benefit from a strong international orientation. International partnerships and exchange agreements with over 150 business schools and universities worldwide insure a diverse student body and prepare students to consider business activities in a global perspective.

Travel Grant: The Aarhus School of Business is offering a scholarship of DKK 10,000 ($1,400.00 USD) to students participating in the fall 2016 semester exchange program.

Please note: students are not accepted into the program until they submit their application and deposit to the UF International Center. You can start your online application today!

The City

With a population in excess of 250,000 inhabitants, Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark. It was founded by the King of Denmark around the year 900; a time when Vikings ruled the country. Today, Aarhus is known as the capital of the provinces, recognized for its thriving business and commercial sector as well as the many schools and educational institutions located in the area. The downtown area hosts a mixture of cobbled streets, green parks, old monuments and modern buildings in addition to the Aarhus River, which runs through the city's center. The river provides a picturesque landscape for patrons of the many intimate cafes that populate the area. In contrast to the pulsating life of Aarhus, the city is surrounded by tranquil nature sanctuaries. Sandy beaches and large forest areas to the north and south of the city provide residents a quiet place to relax.

Student Life

For Danes, ‘hygge’ – the concept of coziness – is an essential part of life. Maybe that is why Danes have been named the happiest people in the world on numerous occasions. Thanks to hygee, international students are warmly welcomed at the university and are provided with many opportunities to meet and socialize with other Danish and international students. The ASB campus is situated just north of the city center, placing it within walking distance to many of the area's restaurants, cafes, parks, gardens, theatres, art galleries, shopping centers, and night clubs. In addition to the numerous city entertainment outlets and cultural events, there are also many academic and recreational activities on campus that are available to exchange students. There is also a mentor and buddy program to help students ease into their new surroundings.

Term Dates

Fall Semester: early September to mid-December
Spring Semester: late January to mid-June

Language of Instruction

Courses are taught in English or Danish. UF students are able to take a full load of business courses in English.

Courses Available

Aarhus BBS offers a variety of business courses for students to choose from. There is a free, non-credit, Danish language class students may attend. Use our course equivalency database to find out which courses at Aarhus BBS can apply to your UF degree. Please see an academic advisor for information pertaining to requesting additional equivalencies.

Grade Conversion
points from
points to
11 12 A
9 10 B+
7 8 B
4 6 C+
2 3 C
0 1 E
Credit Conversion
ASB credit UF credit
2 ECTS credits 1 UF credits
(2 X .6 = 1.2)
3 ECTS credits 2 UF credits
(3 X .6 = 1.8)
4 ECTS credits 2 UF credits
(4 X .6 = 2.4)
5 ECTS credits 3 UF credits
(5 X .6 = 3)
8 ECTS credits 5 UF credits
(8 X .6 = 4.8)
14 ECTS credits 8 UF credits
(14 X .6 = 8.4)

ECTS X .6 = UF credit (rounded)

Credit conversion is on a course-by-course basis - NOT the sum of credits earned.

Courses may post with foreign credits and ECTS credits. UF conversion is based on ECTS credits.

Estimated Expenses
Rough Expense Comparison Semester at UF Semester at ASB
UF Tuition $3,155 $3,155
UFIC Admin. Fee --- $300
International Health Insurance --- $160
Airfare --- $1,600
Housing/Utilities $2,710 $3,000
Internet/cable $630 Included
Food $2,115 $1,600
Books $650 $300
Transportation $550 $200
Visa --- $300
Total $9,810 $10,615

Complete this budget worksheet to compare multiple program costs.


Aarhus BBS has a housing service to help student secure their accommodation. Students will complete a housing application form at the time of their exchange student online application. Please note that Aarhus is unable to provide accommodations for students with late applications. More than 90 percent of the rooms available to exchange students will be in the residence halls. Residence halls are situated all over Aarhus (Danish universities do not have on-campus accommodation). Living in a residence provides you with more than just a room with a bed and a desk. Your peers will provide a strong network for growing and learning - many long-lasting friendships begin here. In many residences you will live together with Danish students, in a few residences you will live with international students primarily. The facilities vary from building to building, and you will find rooms with/without private bathroom and with private or shared kitchen. All rooms are single rooms and it is not allowed to stay two persons in one room.


The currency is the Danish Krone (DKK).

Travel Opportunities

In Denmark you will find that the distances are short – and this makes it possible to combine the atmosphere of a buzzing city life with the relaxation of the beautiful Danish country- and seaside. Clean beaches and green forests are rarely more than a half hour’s drive away along with numerous cultural and artistic offerings available. International travel is also practical as Denmark lies in the heart of Northern Europe, with Germany to the south, Norway to the north, and Sweden to the east. Aarhus is strategically located with world-wide transport links by air, sea and land. Its airport, ports, railway station and well-developed network of roads, make Aarhus an important transport center.

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To arrange an appointment with a Heavener Study Abroad Advisor, please call 352.273.0151 or visit 301 Heavener Hall.

Heavener School of Business
301 Heavener Hall, PO Box 117160
Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7160

You may also contact an International Programs Student Ambassador to learn more about study abroad from experienced peers.

Contacts Abroad

Nanna Gaarde Jensen
International Coordinator
Aarhus University
School of Business and Social Sciences
Tåsingegade 3
8000 Aarhus C
Phone: +45 871 52529
Email (àngj at au.dk)