Admission to Denmark and Aarhus University


Some of the most common questions about admission and being an international student at the University of Aarhus are answered here. If you still have some questions please do not hesitate to contact us

For more general information about being an international student at the University of Aarhus please click here


Nationals from Nordic countries and EU/EEA countries can enter Denmark without a visa. Nationals from the following countries are also exempt from visa requirements:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (only people with passports issued by "Hong Kong Special Administrative Region" and passports issued by "Região Administrativa Especial de Macao"), Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Uruguay, U.S.A., The Vatican, Venezuela.

Nationals from all other countries need a visa. Please contact the Summer School Administration at theInstitute of Anthropology, Archaeology and Linguistics, in case you need documentation for your visa application.

You apply for a visa at a Danish mission in your country of origin or the country where you have lived for the last 3 months. In countries where there is no Danish representation, you can apply at the mission of other countries participating in the Schengen visa treaty, who represent Denmark in the country in question. You can get an application form from that consulate or embassy. If you apply at a Danish consulate or embassy, you can also get the application form from the website of the Danish Immigration Service.

Language requirements

So far the University of Aarhus does not require proof of English proficiency from guest students. But the teaching language is English and students must be able to read the relevant literature (in English) and follow teaching and discussion.

Health Insurance

  • EU/EEA students

You should get your European Health Insurance Card from your local authorities before travelling to Denmark. This card is a proof that you are entitled to health insurance in your home country. Above all, it gives you access to free medical care in Denmark until the Danish Health insurance covers you.



  • Other foreign students

As an international student or exchange student from another country than the above mentioned, you are not covered by the Danish Health Insurance Scheme due to the short duration of the Summer School programme. You should therefore take out a private medical insurance for your stay in Denmark.

Note that it is your responsibility to take out insurance for your personal belongings and third liability during your stay in Denmark

Please find more about information about health insurance here