Admission process

Before you apply

First of all, you need to contact the International Office at your home institution about going on exchange. This is to ensure that your home institution has a bilateral exchange agreement with Business Academy Aarhus. 

If your home institution does not have an agreement with Business Academy Aarhus, your International Office can contact us at to explore the opportunity of entering into a bilateral agreement.

Please note that if you are a non-EU citizen, you must apply for a residence and work permit for students. This can take a couple of months!

The application

If you are selected by your home institution to study at Business Academy Aarhus, please fill in the appropriate application form.

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As part of the application you are required to submit a learning agreement which describes your proposed study-programme at Business Academy Aarhus. This learning agreement must be approved by your home institution. You will also need to send an official transcript of your studies at your home institution. This is essential in order to decide whether you are qualified for admission, and whether Business Academy Aarhus can offer you the appropriate courses. 

Regarding English language qualifications, exchange students are required to live up to these minimum values and, upon request, should be able to document this: 

  • IELTS: 6.0 
  • TOEFL Internet based: 80 
  • TOEFL Paper based: 550 
  • Cambridge test: CAE A, B or C 
  • Oxford Placement test: 140 (min. 70 in each part) 
  • Oxford Online Placement test: B2 (min. 70 in each part) 

If you wish our assistance in finding a place to stay in Aarhus, and if you would like to have the help of a buddy, you must indicate this when you apply. The buddy, a student at the Academy, will meet with you when you arrive in Aarhus and will also show you to your dormitory, take you on a tour of the city and show you around the Academy.   

Application deadlines

  • 1 May for entry in August (autumn semester)
  • 1 November for entry in January (spring semester)


The processing of your application may take a few weeks, and if it is successful, you will receive an official “Letter of Admission” by e-mail from the International Office at Business Academy Aarhus.