Study at Business Academy Aarhus, School of Applied Sciences

A flexible pathway to higher education.

Choosing a programme is a major life decision, and finding out which programme is right for you is not always easy.

When you embark on a higher education programme with us, you'll get:

  • a top-quality internationally recognised degree
  • combined theory and practice in small classes of 20-35 students, which ensures close contact between lecturer and students
  • focus on learning in small teams, with real-life cases in collaboration with companies
  • a compulsory internship as well as excellent job opportunities during and after your studies
  • a great international experience in a vibrant, active and culturally diverse city
  • Danish lessons on campus
  • plenty of other social activities

A truly international focus

We have about 100 international students from many places around the world. If you choose one of our programmes taught exclusively in English, you will study with students from many different countries. All teaching and the exams are in English. Internationalisation not only takes place in the classrooms but also in the many social activities we offer.

Prepare for the future with your internship

As a student at Business Academy Aarhus, you will take part in a compulsory internship where you will be able to use your knowledge in practice. This 2-5 month internship will give you a chance to experience:

  • Relevant real-life learning in a company
  • Networking and experience that may lead to a future job
  • Working in an international company

Your career starts with your education

No matter whether you are looking for an internship or your first job after graduation, Business Academy Aarhus’s Student and Career Counselling can provide you with the inspiration, tools and assistance you need. As an Academy student, you can participate in various courses and workshops such as help with applications, CVs and job interviews. We also provide individual assistance and advice.

Facilities and offers for students

We prioritise excellent study facilities on all our campuses. So we provide plenty of places to sit and study - either alone or with your group.

We have comfortable seats, couches and actual group rooms all around our campusses - eg. in the huge canteen area, the library, Basement as well as all the niches in the hallways. And during the peak season of project work, the Academy buzzes with hard-working students.

You have access to the Academy 24 hours a day using your student card (while you are studying at the Academy). 

Student and Career Counselling at Business Academy Aarhus can help you with information about our programmes and we will be your sparring partner throughout your studies.

Our goal is that you choose the right programme and complete your studies successfully.

From the start to the finish of your programme, you are welcome to come to the Student and Career Counselling for either individual counselling or courses for groups of students. 

You’ll get help with creating an overview of your internship and career opportunities as well as concrete tools to help you achieve your goals. They offer, among other things, courses in writing good applications and CVs – and will help you practice for internship and job interviews.

The library is above the canteen area at Sønderhøj 30. The library offers a wide range of books, journals and magazines, papers and online subscriptions.  In addition to this, the librarians teach data collection and information searches which will be needed for your projects.

You will need your student and access card to borrow books etc. from the library.  

Visit the library online here

The bookshop, FACTUM Books, is also at our Sønderhøj 30 campus - next to the library on the first floor. You will primarily find non-fiction on the shelves, and you can buy office supplies such as files, folders and wrapping paper etc.

All the Academy's branded clothing can also be bought here.

You can get a 10 percent discount on most books if you are a student. Material that is not in-stock can usually be ordered for you.

Visit the book shop online here

The Academy’s canteen offers a wide selection of food and drinks. The canteen creates meals and menus which focus on variety and healthy eating – always using fresh ingredients.

See pictures of the canteens food on Instagram

Basement is the official student café and bar at Business Academy Aarhus.

Basement is the place to go to enjoy a coffee, drink a beer or soda with your fellow students, or just use the facilities as a quiet study area during the week. There is a wide selection of refreshments at student-friendly prices, and a comfortable lounge area to study, hang out or just play something! From board games and PlayStation to beer pong and dice games. The “after school” bar is open from 11.30 on Thursdays and Fridays.

Get more information about Basement

All international students at the Academy have the opportunity to take Danish language courses on campus for free.

We strongly encourage our international students to learn Danish during their stay in Denmark, as it not only helps with the integration process, it is also extremely helpful when looking for jobs and internships in Denmark.

Read more about the Danish language courses here

Have an influence on your programme.

Most of the programmes at the Academy have their own Student Council. The Student Council allows you to have a say on your programme and organises social activities across classes. Each class elects two representatives to represent them in the Student Council. The Student Council works closely with the interdisciplinary Academy Council.

The Academy Council is the student's opportunity to have a direct say on their daily life as a student at Business Academy Aarhus.

Read more about the Student and Academy Council

GROW is the Academy’s on-campus student incubator. All current students can apply to get free office space if they have a business start-up. It’s also possible to become a part of the GROW community and stay updated about relevant presentations, workshops and other activities which will strengthen your professional network and equip you to create and develop a concept, a company and to act as an entrepreneur.

Get more information about GROW

Our in-house makers lab, CREATE, is a part of the student incubator facilities in GROW. The CREATE hub is open for all students on request and it gives you the ability to start making prototypes or develop new ideas etc. You can use all the various tools to create prototypes, 3D print, VR, and much more. Create is student-run, and is open daily between 12-14 during the week.

Find out more on GROW’s website

Studenterhus Aarhus is a lively meeting place for all Danish and international students in Aarhus. Studenterhus is open to the public, where you as a student can organise activities, throw parties, strengthen your career options, or make friends for the rest of your life. They have a cafe and a bar, and the cafe offers a place for you to hold your study group meetings or projects. Every week the Studentehus hosts several events - cultural, social, academic and career-related. On Tuesdays, they arrange “International Nights” which is the perfect opportunity for you to mingle with other international and Danish students from all around Aarhus. You can visit as a regular guest, a volunteer or join as a member. Membership is not mandatory but entitles you to various discounts for events and special invites exclusive to members. It costs around DKK 100, and you are automatically a member if you are an exchange student. You can pick up your membership card from Student House Aarhus by presenting your student card. You can still join their events and activities if you are not a member.

Visit the Student House Aarhus website

The international office can assist you if you are considering doing an exchange semester or internship abroad, and/or participating in any of our international summer school opportunities.

See contact information for the staff at International Office

The SU (Danish state educational support) office can assist you with any enquiries about SU, once you are enrolled at the Academy and meet the requirements to apply.

You can find more details here

Academic Calendar

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

Winter holidays

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

Easter holidays

3 days prior to Easter, and Easter days including Easter Monday

Summer holidays

1 July to mid-August

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. The programme specific activity calendars will be available just prior to the semester start.