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Language Requirements

As an exchange student at Aarhus University, you are expected to participate actively in class discussions, group work and projects. You must also be able to write academic papers and take written exams. To do this, you must have the necessary level of English language proficiency, comparable to the English B level from the Danish upper secondary school (gymnasium). International qualifications comparable to this level are:

  • TOEFL test results of at least 560 (paper based test) or 83 (internet based test)

  • IELTS test with a minimum score of 6.5 points

  • C1 level obtained by examination from a CEFR-validated English language course 

Since you are expected to have the appropriate English skills, most applications should not include language documents. However, Aarhus University reserves the right to take action if students do not comply with the required language skills. 

Please note that if you apply to be an exchange student within the Faculty of Science and Technology, Faculty of Arts (the English Degree Programme only) and Faculty of Health, you must include language documentation. Please review the information below.

Faculty of Health

International Semester in Medicine  

Applicants for the International Semester in Medicine at the Faculty of Health are required to have English language qualifications comparable to CEFR C1, TOEFL IBT 83, IELTS 6.5. English language qualifications can be documented as follows: TOEFL testIELTS (academic) test, "C1 level" obtained by examination from a CEFR-validated English language course.

Applicants can be exempted from this rule. The exemption apply to the following types:

  • Applicants with a completed English-taught entrance examination ("high school") or an English-taught Bachelor's programme
  • Applicants currently enrolled in an English-taught Bachelor's or Master’s programme
  • Applicants with a Danish/Nordic entrance examination (high school) or International Baccalaureate (high school) with an English level comparable to a Danish B level in English.

Courses in the International Semester in Medicine are the only ones taught in English at the Faculty of Health. Applicants to any other courses are expected to be fluent in Danish.