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Aalborg University

3.8 out of 5 (188 ratings / 119 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)
Humanities (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. 

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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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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. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • At Aalborg University Esbjerg we are focused on creating and maintaining our great study environment. Due to our relative small campus size students and staff all know each other across the different fields and years of study. As a student you will soon feel at home.
  • We are located only around 3 kilometres from Esbjerg town centre and transport options between the town centre and campus are great. Thus, you have easy access to the many cultural experiences and spare time activities that Esbjerg has to offer its 6,500 students. Accomodation for students are plenty and cheaper than in most university cities. 

Student Reviews

a good review for uni. in Europe
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I was impressed with the educational structures, tutors. I can say it is recommended university in Europe.

Asian students' review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good, not the best, there is scope to improve. Best part is considering student's opinion for improved academic activities. I felt bit disconnected when I started first in 2019. The regional differences and difficulties of different Asian students are to be considered in an internationally acclaimed campus. Hope its improving nowadays.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

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