The Aarhus School of Architecture is an independent Higher Education Institution offering programs within Architecture. The Architecture school is one of two National Institutions offering an artistically based Architecture education. All programs are research-based.
The Aarhus School of Architecture offers two educational programmes:
- A three-year Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
- A two-year Master of Arts in Architecture
Important aspects of our programmes
All programmes are full-time programmes and can neither be completed as distance-learning programs nor taken online. There is a presence requirement, requiring students to be present on a daily basis in the studios.
All our programmes have limited acceptance capacity; thus, the available places are very few.
The Bachelor’s programme is taught in Danish ONLY, and the Master’s Programme can be completed in both Danish and English.
Overview of programmes and admission criteria
As all Architecture program in Denmark are taught in Danish only, you will need to have passed the Danish test for studies (Studieprøven i dansk). Find more information about this (and studies in Denmark in general)
Adding to this, the access to the Bachelor’s programme is decided through an admission test which consists of two parts; a home assignment and an in-situ test at the Aarhus School of Architecture. More information can be obtained through the link above.
On top of passing the admission test, your Ukrainian High School grade point average (GPA) must be at least 7.
If you have already been admitted to a programme of architecture in Ukraine, we will need your most recent transcript and portfolio in order to determine placement in case of admitting you.
Access to the Master’s Programme requires either a Danish Language Proficiency test (pls. see the language requirement for admission to the BA program) or an English Language test, please see language requirements.
Admission is decided upon two elements; transcript and portfolio.
Temporary admission procedure for displaced Ukranian nationals
As the admission deadlines have been passed (BA: 15 March and MA: 1 February), you will need to apply for a “dispensation” from the admission deadlines. A dispensation means a permission to deviate from the regulations, in this case, the deadlines.
The deadline for filing the petition for dispensation is 1 August, 2022 at 12.00 noon. The dispensation should clearly state and contain the following:
- Which program you would like admission to
- Your full name and contact information (mail/telephone/address (if any)
- Educational records:
1. BA: High school diploma or equivalent, Danish Language test, o
2. MA: transcript, portfolio and language test (pls. see MA admission requirements)
- Proof of status as:
1. permission to stay in Denmark as a displaced national of Ukraine, or
2. Having filed an application for permission to stay in Denmark as a displaced national of Ukraine
The petition for dispensation should be mailed to Jørgen Helstrup: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important to stress that applying for a dispensation from the admission deadlines does not automatically mean you will be offered a place. We expect to have a very limited number of places available if any.
The next admission deadlines will be 15 March (BA) and 1 February (MA) for the 2023 programme start.
NB. The permission to stay in Denmark as a displaced national of Ukraine is granted by the Danish Immigration Service (SIRI). Read more.
General conditions for displaced Ukranian nationals
Concerning the general situation for displaced Ukrainian nationals, we expect the current legislation for that category of citizens to be changed so that they are considered to have EU-citizen benefits, which includes:
- Access to education tuition-free
- Access to Danish State Grants under certain terms
- Access to work parallel with their educational program
- Access to the National Danish Health System