FAQ for new students
Find an answer for all your questions about being a student at Business Academy Aarhus
Where can I find student accommodation?
We know it can be a bit of a challenge to find affordable student accommodation in Aarhus, but fear not, there are plenty of apartment and dorms available. The better prepared you are, the more likely you’ll find something suitable before your studies start. Unfortunately, it’s not common to have on-campus accommodation in Denmark, but there are options available exclusively for students in Aarhus.
How can I find a student job?
Finding a student job in Aarhus is not as difficult as it may seem. Depending on how proactive you are, it can take anywhere from weeks to months. Be aware that knowing a little bit of Danish might be helpful for you to get a desirable job here, but many students don’t speak Danish and still find jobs, mainly cleaning, warehouse work, dishwashing or similar.
Can I manage to study and work?
It’s all about your priorities. Your studies should be 1st priority, but only you know if you can manage the workload of studying and having a job (plus having a social life). Studies at the Academy are full-time, so you should then consider class time, projects, self-study and readings to take roughly 37hrs per week on average. Up to 15hrs of paid work per week should be manageable, especially if it’s weekend work.
How much will I have to study?
Once you are accepted to the Academy, you are expected to be a professional student. You’re responsible for your time management and teachers will not tell you exactly what to study or when to make notes. They are, of course, there to help and guide you, but it’s ultimately up to you how much time you invest in studying to pass your exams.
Your education is classed as full-time, and you should then consider class time, projects, self-study and readings to take roughly 37hrs per week on average.
Will I receive help to study?
The Academy’s sole purpose is to help educate and prepare you for your future career. Obviously, all the lecturers and staff at the academy are always at hand to help if you ever need assistance or guidance, academically reletad or otherwise. With that said, the more time and effort you put into your studies, the more you will get out of them.
What can I do after graduation?
Your opportunities after graduation greatly depend on your ambitions and goals. It’s also dependant on the programme you are graduating from. All of the programme descriptions have an overview of the different career options and further education opportunities.
How much does it cost in Denmark?
You may have heard that Denmark is expensive, and honestly, it can be. Everything is relative though, and it really depends on your own life choices, how and what you eat, and your spending habits.
You can read about some of the general living costs and an example of a typical student’s budget to get a good idea here
Can I receive any financial support?
There are opportunities to receive support through grants and scholarships during your studies, but they are dependant on your status as a student (fee paying/non-fee paying). There are also opportunities to receive support for exchange programmes and internships abroad as part of your studies.
What’s the social life in Aarhus like?
Aarhus is one of the main students hubs in Denmark. The city has activities to suit everyone’s needs, with a riveting nightlife, superb nature and world famous cultural experiences. Aarhus has the highest concentration of students in Denmark and boasts a vibrant student environment in the city because most of the educational institutes are situated in or around the city centre. This is what makes Aarhus a highly dynamic city with an ever-driving pulse.
What’s the weather like?
Danes say, there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing choices. With that said , we’re in the Nordic region, so expect some varied weather throughout the year. The weather here is temperate, and being surrounded by the sea can lead to breezy conditions at times as well. The winter can be cold, windy, wet and dark. The summer, in contrast, has long days and can have warm, clear sunny skies. Everything in between can be experienced at other times during the year. It does rain though, regardless of what season we’re in.
Is it easy to get around the city?
Denmark generally has a great public transportation system, and this is no different in Aarhus. The Danes love to bike everywhere, and this is definitely the cheapest option. If you’re not into that, then there are plenty of busses, trams and trains to get you around the city and surrounding areas.
Can I chat with a current student?
If you want to chat with a current student about any of the information presented here, or just more generally about the student experience at the Academy, then try our ask in our Facebook group.
Join the Internationals of Business Academy Aarhus Facebook group, and ask any questions to the members