Aalborg University

Denmark

Public

Aalborg University

Aalborg, Denmark

Public

11%

Acceptance Rate

8:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

50:50

Male: Female Ratio

February and September

Intakes

11%

Acceptance Rate

8:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

50:50

Male: Female Ratio

February and September

Intakes

History, Affiliations and Rankings

Aalborg University was established in 1974, achieved University status in 1994 and began its expansion in 1995 by opening a department in Esbjerg with the merging of Esbjerg Engineering College. In 2003, Aalborg University opened a department in Copenhagen; and in 2010, the School of Medicine was created. AAU is a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU), the CESAER universities for Science and Technology, NUAS, and corporates with the Nordic Centre and University of Greenland and Erasmus+ program. Despite being a fairly young university, Aalborg already ranks amongst the best and most acknowledged international universities in the world. Since its establishment, the University follows an innovative teaching and learning methodology that is characterized by "problem-solving based and project-oriented" approach called the Aalborg Model. The university is ranked #326 as per QS World University Rankings 2022, #241 as per US News and World Report, placed between #201 - 250 as per THE Rankings 2022, and ranked in the bracket #301 - 400 as per ARWU 2020. The Times Higher Education also ranks Aalborg at #4 in Denmark

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Aalborg University (AAU) has three campus locations in Denmark - the main campus at Aalborg, and campuses in Esbjerg and Copenhagen. It comprises 5 faculties with 19 Departments and 5 Doctoral schools under each of them. All Aalborg University campuses are modernized infrastructures, equipped with the latest technology, innovative learning spaces and situated in dynamic metropolises that exposes students to the best opportunities. AAU at Copenhagen is situated in former Nokia headquarters Sydhavnen, which is today, a world-class, modern university campus. Apart from these, AAU also has the AAU Innovation and AAU Shared Services that include the Aalborg University Library, Campus Services, IT Services, HR, Rector's Office and much more.  The University Library is a public research library for the North Jutland region. The University Library is geographically located at Langagervej 2 in Aalborg, which is linked to smaller branches located on other campuses in Aalborg, Esbjerg, and Copenhagen. At Aalborg, specialized courses within the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences are offered at the Bachelor's and Master's level across 11 subject areas. PhD and Continuing Education opportunities for working professionals are also available. International students can also attend Aalborg as an exchange student. Aalborg University at Esbjerg primarily offers Bachelors in Engineering and MSc in Engineering programs as well as programs in Chemistry, Biotechnology, Risk and Safety Management

Accomplishments and Alumni

In the short span since its establishment, Aalborg University has become a world-leading institution that falls among the top 2% of the universities worldwide and top 5 in Denmark. According to the 2018 MIT report, Aalborg University is considered to have the best Engineering program in Europe - taking fourth place in the world. AAU has been characterized by an innovative problem-based and project-oriented teaching method (PBL), also called the Aalborg Model, and by an extensive collaboration with the surrounding society. Each year, researchers at Aalborg University generate world-class inventions and research results that have great commercial potential. The University has a number of notable alumni and people associated with it including, Erik Bach (Danish Composer and Music Teacher), Frede Blaabjerg (World known Danish Researcher within the areas of renewable energy and power electronics), Louise Nyholm Kallestrup (Danish Historian), Toke Reichstein (Danish Economist and Professor at Copenhagen Business School).

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Aalborg University has an overall student population of 19,400+ students studying across its 3 campuses, out of which 2,440 are international students who come from all parts of the world. The gender distribution in the student demographics is nearly balanced with 49.6% of the total students being women. 3,158 students study part-time at AAU at the Undergraduate level, while there are 454 part-time graduates. Student-faculty relationships at Aalborg University are informal, and the students can expect the Professors to know them by their first-names. Further, courses are designed such that students will extensively participate in group work and activities, which helps them build long lasting connections and friendships. Also, the University has an extensive international network of partner universities across the world, including with universities in China, and therefore, several international students visit Aalborg on exchange semesters creating opportunities for multicultural interactions on the campus. Siemens Gamesa, the LEGO Group, Orsted, Danske Bank, Aarhus University, COWI, Ramboll, KMD and other academic and corporate organizations recruit graduates from Aalborg University. 

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Aalborg University was established in 1974, achieved University status in 1994 and began its expansion in 1995 by opening a department in Esbjerg with the merging of Esbjerg Engineering College. In 2003, Aalborg University opened a department in Copenhagen; and in 2010, the School of Medicine was created. AAU is a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU), the CESAER universities for Science and Technology, NUAS, and corporates with the Nordic Centre and University of Greenland and Erasmus+ program. Despite being a fairly young university, Aalborg already ranks amongst the best and most acknowledged international universities in the world. Since its establishment, the University follows an innovative teaching and learning methodology that is characterized by "problem-solving based and project-oriented" approach called the Aalborg Model. The university is ranked #326 as per QS World University Rankings 2022, #241 as per US News and World Report, placed between #201 - 250 as per THE Rankings 2022, and ranked in the bracket #301 - 400 as per ARWU 2020. The Times Higher Education also ranks Aalborg at #4 in Denmark

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

Aalborg University (AAU) has three campus locations in Denmark - the main campus at Aalborg, and campuses in Esbjerg and Copenhagen. It comprises 5 faculties with 19 Departments and 5 Doctoral schools under each of them. All Aalborg University campuses are modernized infrastructures, equipped with the latest technology, innovative learning spaces and situated in dynamic metropolises that exposes students to the best opportunities. AAU at Copenhagen is situated in former Nokia headquarters Sydhavnen, which is today, a world-class, modern university campus. Apart from these, AAU also has the AAU Innovation and AAU Shared Services that include the Aalborg University Library, Campus Services, IT Services, HR, Rector's Office and much more.  The University Library is a public research library for the North Jutland region. The University Library is geographically located at Langagervej 2 in Aalborg, which is linked to smaller branches located on other campuses in Aalborg, Esbjerg, and Copenhagen. At Aalborg, specialized courses within the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences are offered at the Bachelor's and Master's level across 11 subject areas. PhD and Continuing Education opportunities for working professionals are also available. International students can also attend Aalborg as an exchange student. Aalborg University at Esbjerg primarily offers Bachelors in Engineering and MSc in Engineering programs as well as programs in Chemistry, Biotechnology, Risk and Safety Management

Accomplishments and Alumni

In the short span since its establishment, Aalborg University has become a world-leading institution that falls among the top 2% of the universities worldwide and top 5 in Denmark. According to the 2018 MIT report, Aalborg University is considered to have the best Engineering program in Europe - taking fourth place in the world. AAU has been characterized by an innovative problem-based and project-oriented teaching method (PBL), also called the Aalborg Model, and by an extensive collaboration with the surrounding society. Each year, researchers at Aalborg University generate world-class inventions and research results that have great commercial potential. The University has a number of notable alumni and people associated with it including, Erik Bach (Danish Composer and Music Teacher), Frede Blaabjerg (World known Danish Researcher within the areas of renewable energy and power electronics), Louise Nyholm Kallestrup (Danish Historian), Toke Reichstein (Danish Economist and Professor at Copenhagen Business School).

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

Aalborg University has an overall student population of 19,400+ students studying across its 3 campuses, out of which 2,440 are international students who come from all parts of the world. The gender distribution in the student demographics is nearly balanced with 49.6% of the total students being women. 3,158 students study part-time at AAU at the Undergraduate level, while there are 454 part-time graduates. Student-faculty relationships at Aalborg University are informal, and the students can expect the Professors to know them by their first-names. Further, courses are designed such that students will extensively participate in group work and activities, which helps them build long lasting connections and friendships. Also, the University has an extensive international network of partner universities across the world, including with universities in China, and therefore, several international students visit Aalborg on exchange semesters creating opportunities for multicultural interactions on the campus. Siemens Gamesa, the LEGO Group, Orsted, Danske Bank, Aarhus University, COWI, Ramboll, KMD and other academic and corporate organizations recruit graduates from Aalborg University. 

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13%

International Students %

13%

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

326

Global Ranking

QS-2022

201-250

Global Ranking

Times-2022

201-250

Global Ranking

Times-2021

241

Global Ranking

USN-2022

305

Global Ranking

QS-2021

326

Global Ranking

QS-2022

201-250

Global Ranking

Times-2022

201-250

Global Ranking

Times-2021

241

Global Ranking

USN-2022

305

Global Ranking

QS-2021

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You should calculate transportation costs into your overall budget along with costs like insurance, laundry, food, books, study materials, social life, trips etc. The monthly budget recommended is DKK 7500 (INR 85,983) , approximately USD 1.293, or Euro 1.008 to live in Aalborg.
You should calculate transportation costs into your overall budget along with costs like insurance, laundry, food, books, study materials, social life, trips etc. The monthly budget recommended is DKK 7500 (INR 85,983) , approximately USD 1.293, or Euro 1.008 to live in Aalborg.
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No, it is not possible to request certain accommodation. You can ask for a certain accommodation but we cannot guarantee a specific accommodation. We do our best to meet your wishes.
International students may not be entitled to government accommodation benefits. If you receive any kind of benefits you´re not entitled to your residence permit can be revoked.
International students may not be entitled to government accommodation benefits. If you receive any kind of benefits you´re not entitled to your residence permit can be revoked.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to defer the admission. You need to apply again, when the Application Portal opens in December for the September intake and June for the February intake. However, if you are offered admission and have paid the application fee it is possible to reuse this year's application fee receipt for next year’s intake.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to defer the admission. You need to apply again, when the Application Portal opens in December for the September intake and June for the February intake. However, if you are offered admission and have paid the application fee it is possible to reuse this year's application fee receipt for next year’s intake.
If you are a student from an EU/EEA nation or Switzerland, or from one of AAU's partner universities outside of the EU/EEA, you will not be charged a tuition fee, allowing you to study for free at Aalborg University.
If you are a student from an EU/EEA nation or Switzerland, or from one of AAU's partner universities outside of the EU/EEA, you will not be charged a tuition fee, allowing you to study for free at Aalborg University.

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