Business Academy Aarhus offers exchange semesters for a variety of programmes.
An AP degree programme lasts 2-2½ years and awards between 120-150 ECTS credits.
A BA top-up degree lasts 1½ years and awards 90 ECTS credits.
Exchange students must take an entire semester and will, therefore, receive 30 ECTS credits per semester.
Please note that subjects cannot be mixed across different semesters and/or programmes.
All incoming exchange students must have at least 60 ECTS or equivalent and a relevant academic background to qualify for a semester with us.
Chemical and Biotechnical Science (AP)
3rd semester - available in the autumn semester 2024:
- Biotechnology II, 5 ECTS
- Chemical technology III, 5 ECTS
- Optimisation and validation, 5 ECTS
- Project, 10 ECTS
- Specialisation, 5 ECTS
Chemical and Biotechnical Technology (BA top-up)
6th Semester – available in the spring semester 2024:
The semester is divided into two parts:
- Chemical technology, 15 ECTS
- Biotechnology, 15 ECTS
Please note that participation in this course requires previous knowledge within Chemical and Biotechnical, and each qualified student will be interviewed over Skype.
Digital Concept Development (BA top-up)
5th semester – available in the autumn semester:
- Digital concepts, 15 ECTS
- Digital value creation, 15 ECTS
6th semester – available in the spring semester:
- Digital user experience, 10 ECTS
and one of the following specialisations:
- Specialisation 1: Advanced UX design, 20 ECTS
- Specialisation 2: Creating immersive entertaining experiences*, 20 ECTS
- Specialisation 3: Smart solutions, 20 ECTS
Specialisation 2 includes a compulsory trip to New York which will cost about €1200-€1500. This will have to be paid as soon as you have been accepted into the programme.
Financial Management and Services (BA)
4th semester – available in the spring semester 2023 (last time):
- Business tax, 5 ECTS
- External accounts, 10 ECTS
- Project management, 5 ECTS
- Sales II business customers, 5 ECTS
- Management accounting, 5 ECTS
Multimedia Design (AP)
2nd semester – available in the spring semester:
- Multimedia production 2 (30 ECTS)
Students must join a self-paid study trip, either to New York (€1200-€1500) or in Denmark (€200)
3rd semester - available in the autumn semester:
- Specialisation within UX/UI and frontend development (30 ECTS)
Please note that students must have documented experience with the programming of digital user interfaces (HTML and CSS) to take the 3rd semester.
The dates below give an overall idea of the academic calendar (autumn and spring semester) at Business Academy Aarhus.
Semester / holidays
Autumn semester start
1st – 4th semester: Mid to late August
5th – 6th semester: Mid-August
From the 23rd December and return on the 2nd of January, or first weekday after the 2nd January.
Spring semester start
1st – 4th semester: Late January/Early February
5th – 6th semester: Late January/Early February
3 days prior to Easter, and Easter days including Easter Monday
1 July to mid-August
The exact dates are dependant on each specific programme. The exam period is usually in December/January and May/June, but some programmes are organised with continuous exam projects throughout the semester. All programmes create an activity calendar for each semester with the exact dates for planned activities and exams. You will receive information from your programme secretary before the start of the semester.
The Danish marking scale
ECTS credits indicate the student workload required to complete a course. They reflect the relationship between the quantity of work required for each course and the quantity of work required to complete a full year of academic study at Business Academy Aarhus.
In the ECTS system, 60 credits represent the workload for one academic year of study (two semesters), whereas 30 credits represent one semester. Credits are only granted for completed courses, which must be passed with an exam.
Danish Mark / ECTS Mark
12 / A
For an excellent performance displaying a high level of command of all aspects of the relevant material, with no or only a few minor weaknesses
10 / B
For a very good performance displaying a high level of command of most aspects of the relevant material, with only minor weaknesses
7 / C
For a good performance displaying a good command of the relevant material but also some weaknesses
4 / D
For a fair performance displaying some command of the relevant material but also some major weaknesses
02 / E
For a performance meeting only the minimum requirements of acceptance
00 / Fx
For a performance which does not meet the minimum requirements of acceptance
-03 / F
For a performance which is unacceptable in all respects
Erasmus + 2021-2027
Erasmus Charter 2021-2027 (pdf)
Erasmus Policy Statement (pdf)