EU citizens do not require a student visa to enroll in
International Cultural Studies. Most non-EU citizens will require
a student visa or residence permit to study in Denmark for one
semester. For more information about applying for visas,
see the Aalborg
University Study Guide's section on this.
For students applying for a fall semester: May 1
For students applying for a spring semester: October 1
For students applying for a fall semester: March 15
For students applying for a spring semester: August 15
All applicants must complete an Aalborg
University Application Form. You must also attach a copy of
your academic transcript or record of examinations (which you
should translate into English), as well as documentation of English-language
Aalborg University does not itself own residence halls, most of
the international students from exchange partner universities
live in privately-owned residences called kollegium, or in rented
rooms and apartments contracted by the University. Accommodations
typically include a single room furnished with bed, desk, and
closet. Sometimes you have your own kitchen and bath; sometimes
the kitchen and bath are shared.
An application form for accommodation will be included in the Arrival
Folder that the International Office will send you when you are admitted.
If you submit this application by the stated deadline, Aalborg University's
International Accommodation Office will arrange your housing.
The International Office and International Cultural Studies
offer orientation programmes at the beginning of each semester. Attendance
at the International Office orientation is optional. Attendance at ICS
orientation is required.
Most oral exams are
held before December 23 or can normally be arranged for international guest
students by that date.
However, a few oral exams will be scheduled for January. Where this
applies, the course information will include a note pointing out that the oral
exam for that particular course will be scheduled in January
Consequently, it is possible to select courses enabling the student to return
home by Christmas, but course options will be slightly reduced.
Written exams are normally held in November-December. Written examinations that are held in January may be
Project reports are due May-June. Oral and written exams are
held in May-June, occasionally in April as well.
An academic transcript will be
provided at the end of each semester. The transcript lists the titles and
prefixes of all courses and projects for which you were registered, the
number of ECTS credits points you earned, and the grade or mark (based
on the 7 point Danish scale) you received for the classes and your project
work. A recommended grade conversion scale and an explanation of the methods
used to assess your work will also be provided.
The cost of attending International Cultural Studies will vary
from individual to individual, depending on their lifestyle. There are,
however, minimum costs that all students should
anticipate. When you apply for a visa, you will need to provide documentation
that you have at least 50,000 DKK for one year of study.
Students from European
partner universities can apply for scholarships through the Socrates programme.
Information about Danish Government Grants can be obtained at Cirius
or at the Ministry of Education in your country. Students from non-partner
universities in the United States may be able to apply for Stafford Loans
from the US Department of Education. AAU's Identification number is 02604300.
The International Office plays an important role in the international activities of the
University. See their website for useful and important information: