The first step in the history of Aarhus University was taken in hired premises on 11 September 1928, when “University Studies in Jutland” was inaugurated with 64 students enrolled. The combined staff consisted of one professor and four senior associate professors. In 2018, the entire Aarhus University had approximately 38,000 students and 8,000 members of staff (full-time equivalent).
With more than half of its 40,000 students enrolled at Master’s or PhD level, Aarhus University is a graduate university. Today more than 12 per cent of our students are international. Among our students more than 120 nationalities are represented.
Aarhus University offers exciting career opportunities to researchers at every stage of their careers. Browse our PhD programmes and vacant junior and senior academic positions.
Kick-off your future and career during your studies by learning Danish, getting a part time job or acquiring other skills relevant to the job market. As a student at Aarhus University you have access to both the local Career Service Centre at your faculty and to career programme for all international students at Aarhus University such as HEADSTART or Future Talent Denmark.
Student Housing Aarhus is not part of the university. It is an independent organisation from where most halls of residences are distributed.
In Aarhus you don't live on campus. The residences are situated all over the Aarhus area – also in the outskirts, but always with public busses nearby. In all residences you have to cook and clean for yourself, and doing the laundry etc. is also your own responsibility. Only a few residences provide furniture so be aware of this when you are applying for a room. If you choose an unfurnished room, you need to furnish your room after arrival.
Located in the northwest end of the University Park, The State and University Library provide scientific books and articles for all the faculties at Aarhus University. At the library you’ll find reading rooms and rooms for study groups while the top floor offers areas for relaxing.
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