Aarhus University Seal

Admission requirements

What are the requirements for admission?

  1. You must be in your third/final year of your bachelor engineering studies or at a similar educational level.  
  2. There must be an exchange agreement covering the relevant subject area between Aarhus University and your home university.
  3. You are required to have English language qualifications comparable to CEFR C1, TOEFL IBT 83, IELTS 6.5. Please read the guidelines for the English Language requirements here. You are exempt from uploading an English test if:
    • You are enrolled as a student at a university in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Scotland, or Ireland, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, or Faroe Islands.
    • You are enrolled as a student at a university that is a CircleU partner. 
    • You are currently enrolled in an English-taught Bachelor’s or Master’s programme. Please be aware that you must upload a letter of confirmation from your home university. 
  4. You must upload an official transcript of records with your online application. The transcript of records must be in English and show all the former passed grades of your bachelor studies.
  5. If applying for the International Semester in Urban Water (Wastewater Engineering or Water Supply Engineering), you must have passed a basic course in Hydraulics as well as a basic course in Geology.
  6. If applying for the International Semester in Software Engineering you must have basic electronics skills and passed intermediate courses in object-oriented programming concepts (such as encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism) in C++, C#, Java or similar OO-language.
  7. If applying for the International Semester in Mechanical Engineering, you must have passed fundamental courses in Mechanics of Materials, Thermodynamics an CAD. Furthermore, you must check in the course catalogue that you fulfill the specific academic prerequisites for the courses you are interested in. For the courses with prerequisites, please submit a supporting document on how you fulfill those requirements, for example attach the syllabus or course contents of relevant subjects you have taken.

Each application will be evaluated individually according to the requirements above, including an assessment of your general academic level and grades. The evaluation process secures the quality of the programmes and in the best interest of the student. Therefore, we reserve the right to reject an application, if we evaluate that the requirements are not fulfilled.

Maximum intake for Urban Water: 20 students (per semester)