Choosing courses

Please carefully read the instructions below before selecting courses and filling in the study plan in the online application form. Please do not attempt to choose courses before reading the instructions. Students applying at Business Administration, Business Communication or Economics and Business will receive directions on how to choose courses separately after admission to Aarhus University. 


When choosing courses it is important to respect the following rules:

  1. You choose one campus.
  2. You choose one faculty.
  3. You choose one or (maximum) two departments (but always within the same faculty).
  4. You choose 30 ECTS points per semester as follows:
  • 30 ECTS points per semester at one department OR
  • 20 ECTS points per semester at one department and 10 ECTS points at another department (but always within the same faculty)

If you have not chosen courses that are appropriate and/or fit your academic profile you will be asked to choose new courses and resubmit your application. This will prolong your application process and you might not be able to submit the application before the deadline and as a consequence your application may be rejected.

Students admitted to Aarhus BSS must choose courses at one department only. Students admitted to Business/Economics/Communication will receive specific instructions upon admission. Information is also available on the relevant course webpage


As part of your online application for exchange with Aarhus University, you must create a study plan.

The study plan must consist of 30 ECTS per semester. For students applying for a full academic year of exchange, this means that you should select courses equaling 30 ECTS for your first semester and 30 ECTS for your second semester.   

When you find relevant courses for your academic profile, please make sure that you list them correctly in the application form.

When choosing courses, there are six mandatory (*) fields that you must fill in regarding your study plan at AU:

  1. “Exchange programme”: Please choose the relevant program for your exchange among the following: “Erasmus”, “Bilateral Agreement”, “Cultural Agreement”, “Nordplus” or “Nordlys”.
  2. “Area of Study”: Please choose the study area where you will take 30 ECTS per semester; either 30 ECTS from one department or 20 ECTS from one department and 10 ECTS from another department, but always within the same faculty.
  3. “Study Period”: Please choose the appropriate study period. Make sure that the selected courses are listed in the AU course catalogue with the relevant study period for you exchange to AU.
  4. “Course title”: Please write the full name of the course as seen in the AU course catalogue. Make sure the chosen course respects the rules outlined to the left.
  5. “Department”: Please choose the department where the chosen course is offered.
  6. "ECTS": Please list the number of ECTS points of the chosen course, according to the course catalogue.