Aalborg University

3.8 out of 5 (210 ratings / 131 reviews) Aalborg, Denmark
All degree programmes and research activities at Aalborg University are problem and project-based and have an interdisciplinary focus. Through strong interplay between staff and students and intense collaboration with public and private sectors, we offer degree programmes with a real-world approach and provide world-class research.

Master's Programmes

Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)
Journalism & Media (1)



Aalborg University is a young university with only 40 years of history. Since its establishment in 1974, AAU has been characterised by a problem-based and project-oriented teaching method (PBL) – also called the Aalborg Model, and by extensive collaboration with the surrounding society. 


  • Aalborg University offers bachelor's programmes  within the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and technical sciences
  • AAU offers master's programmes within the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, technical sciences and health sciences. 
  • Aalborg University (AAU) offers a number of guest and exchange programmes (including Erasmus) and other programmes at bachelor's and master’s levels which are open to international students. 


  • Aalborg University (AAU) provides high-quality research within natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and engineering and health sciences and focuses on strong national and international world class research groups representing the academic areas of the University.
  • AAU secures a high quality level within research and within the research based programmes e.g. by providing special support for the most promising researcher talents. 


As a student, you can get help to make the easiest possible transition from student life to working life at AAU Career.

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Student services

If you are a student at AAU and want help to create a better everyday life, our student guidance counselors can help with:

  • Wellbeing and a good study routine
  • Study techniques also during master thesis
  • Study doubts, change of studies and termination of studies
  • Guidance and rules on e.g. leave, maternity leave and sick leave

Housing services

  • The International accommodation Office at the Copenhagen campus readily provides guidance on how to search for accommodation in Copenhagen.
  • The housing situation in the capital is one of the most severe ones in Europe, and the task of securing affordable accommodation should not be underestimated. 
  • As Aalborg University Copenhagen unfortunately cannot offer any housing guarantee along with your place of study, we recommend starting your search as early as possible, preferably at least three months prior to your study start.   

Library services

  • Aalborg University Library's principal task is to support research and teaching at Aalborg University by providing relevant information and documentation. Aalborg University has over 3.000 employees and 18.500 students.
  • The library's services are primarily directed towards those subject areas that are of relevance to Aalborg University. 

ICT services

WiFi available for staff and students.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Aalborg is Denmark’s fourth biggest city and with its approximately 125,000 inhabitants, it is of a manageable size. As a student at Aalborg University, you can enjoy Aalborg’s many opportunities with regard to cultural experiences, sports and spare time activities.  
  • AAU CPH is located in the southwestern part of central Copenhagen known as ‘Sydhavnen’. You can easily go to AAU CPH from anywhere in the greater Copenhagen area by bicycle, train or bus.
  • AAU Esbjerg is Aalborg University’s campus in Esbjerg - Denmark’s fifth biggest town with approximately 72,000 inhabitants. 

Sports facilities

In Aalborg Studenternes Idrætsforening (AASI) you can practise e.g. aerobics, badminton, football and swimming together with other students. The sports club is closely affiliated with Aalborg University, although everyone regardless of their educational institution in Aalborg is welcome to take part in the great social aspects of sports.

Also, AAU has its own very modern fitness centre, UniFitness, at campus where you can enjoy yourself. In UniFitness you can practise cardio training, weight training and team training. 

Student clubs

  • Student bar "Slusen"
  • Coffee Spot
  • Student Political Organisation - SPO
  • AMPED 
  • Navigator
  • Sustainabeans
  • Social life AAU CPH
  • Gala planning commitee
  • Study Environment Committee

Student Reviews

Why I want to study abroad
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I studied at National University Bangladesh. I learned many things, but it's not an international standard. That's why I want to study abroad.

Own experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Authorities are so fishy

Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

I want to study in Europe

Aalborg, North Jutland, Denmark


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