AU Summer University

AU Summer University

Apply between the 16th of January until the 15th of March

What is AU Summer University?

AU Summer University is an offer for AU students, where you can take courses during the summer between your regular semesters.

The courses you can take at AU Summer University are a part of your degree and will count instead of an elective course.

The courses differ from the semester courses by being very intensive, international and taught in English.
You are not able to take the courses at AU Summer University during a semester - they are only offered in the summer. 
At AU Summer University we have over 100 courses from all five faculties. 
There are over 2500 students every year, including a large amount of international students and lecturers.
Besides the courses, there are also many social activites you can participate in. In general, we try to make sure that it is not too boring taking classes in your summer vacation. For instance, we give out free popsicles each Thursday!

Why take a course at AU Summer University?

Most students who take a summer university course take it to get ahead in ECTS and get some space and more time in a later semester. That can be smart if you are doing an internship or are going on exchange or just want a less hectic semester where you only have 20 or 25 ECTS. 

Some students do it to catch up on ECTS point. If you have fallen behind in your study programme and want to catch up on ECTS points, you can do that by taking a summer university course. 

Other students do it to get an international experience in Aarhus. 
Since AU Summer University in many ways is more international than the regular semesters, it can feel like a kind of mini-exchange and an intercultural experience that youotherwise wouldn't get on AU, since our students and lecturers come from all over the world. 

Other students follow a Summer University course because they have seen a specific course they find interesting and want to have this instead of the elective courses offered by their degree programme. 

Often the reasons for AU students to take Summer University courses are a combination of the above mentioned. 

Important information about the application process

Please read this information before applying in order to avoid a potentially frustrating situation.

  • In the box that belongs to your study you will find the courses that have been approved for your education. If you want to apply for one of these courses, please use this link.
  • If you want to apply for a course that does not appear in the box for your study, you will first need to apply for a preapproval and then apply for the course by using this link. You apply for the preapproval at your study council. We encourage you to apply in our application system after getting the preapproval. If it is not possible for you to get the preapproval before the application deadline (16th of march), you can upload the receipt you received when you sent your application to the student council. Please be aware that some courses have specific requirements, which means that you can not be accepted even though you have a preapproval.
  • If you are a Phd-student, please apply via this link. Please make sure that the course can be approved as part of your Phd-education. You have to upload documentation (screenshot or other) from your Phd planner, where we can see that the course is inserted into your education.
  • If you want to apply for a master’s course in the summer between your bachelor’s degree and master’s degree, please apply via this link. Please notice, that students from ITKO, cand.soc, cand.merc.aud and all cand.merc educations don’t have the possibility to study a master’s level course before beginning on the master.

The system will guide you through the application process. If you need help to choose the courses in the system, you can find a short guide here.

It is your own responsibility to apply correctly. If you apply incorrectly or apply for a course which you are not allowed to follow, we will not notice it before the deadline. It will be difficult to help you applying for another course or cancel a course that you applied for by mistake.

Please read our FAQ!

Which courses belong to my study programme?

You can see which courses are approved for your studyprogramme below.
Not all courselists are ready yet, but they will appear on this page before 16/1.

Aarhus BSS

Law

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying law, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
International Construction Law 10 18/7-29/7 Institut for Byggeri og Bygningsdesign

MA

Current Issues in European Human Rights Protection 10 24/7-9/8 Juridisk Institut MA

Political science

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying political science, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
EU Politics in Theory and Practice 10 3/7-21/7 PS MA
Politics in Latin America 10 24/7-11/8 PS MA
Evaluation, Education and Social Inequality 10 31/7-18/8 PS MA

Psychology

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying psychology, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
Youth, Drugs and Alcohol: Social Science Approaches 10 4/7-21/7 CRF/PSYK BA
Substance Use Disorders: Critical Views on Interventions and Recovery 10 24/7-11/8 CRF/PSYK BA

Bsc in Economics and Business Administration (HA)

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying HA, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
Transfer Pricing, a Growing International Business Profession 5 4/7-14/7 ECON BA
Transport Economics and Analytics 5 4/7-14/7 ECON BA
Business Intelligence from Web Data Analytics and Data Mining 10 4/7-21/7 ECON BA
Economics of Football: How Behavioural Economics can Explain Soccer 10 4/7-21/7 ECON BA
Financial Analysis and Decision Making-A Simulation Approach 10 4/7-21/7 ECON BA
International Trade and Policy in the Era of Nationalism 10 4/7-21/7 ECON BA
The Economics of Advertising 10 4/7-21/7 ECON BA
Managing attention in the age of (mis)information overload 5 4/7-21/7 MGMT BA
Advanced Nonverbal Communication 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT BA
Diversity and Inclusion at the Workplace 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT BA
Introduction to Design Thinking: Understanding Creativity and Applying Innovation in Real Life 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT BA
Supply Chain Management 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT BA
Mergers and Acquisitions 5 24/7-4/8 ECON BA
Money and Banking 5 24/7-4/8 ECON BA
The Economics of Information 5 24/7-4/8 ECON BA
Entrepreneurial Venturing and the New Economy: An Introduction to Concepts and Tools for Success 5 24/7-4/8 MGMT BA
Fraud and Ethics in Accounting Practice 10 24/7-11/8 ECON BA
Sports Economics 10 24/7-11/8 ECON BA
Digital Business Innovation & Social Media 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT BA
Strategic Management of Risk 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT BA

HA (jur.)

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying HA(jur.), you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
Transport Economics and Analytics 5 4/7-14/7 ECON BA
Economics of Football: How Behavioural Economics can Explain Soccer 10 4/7-21/7 ECON BA
Financial Analysis and Decision Making-A Simulation Approach 10 4/7-21/7 ECON BA
International Trade and Policy in the Era of Nationalism 10 4/7-21/7 ECON BA
The Economics of Advertising 10 4/7-21/7 ECON BA
Advanced Nonverbal Communication 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT BA
Diversity and Inclusion at the Workplace 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT BA
Introduction to Design Thinking: Understanding Creativity and Applying Innovation in Real Life 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT BA
Supply Chain Management 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT BA
Mergers and Acquisitions 5 24/7-4/8 ECON BA
Money and Banking 5 24/7-4/8 ECON BA
The Economics of Information 5 24/7-4/8 ECON BA
Entrepreneurial Venturing and the New Economy: An Introduction to Concepts and Tools for Success 5 24/7-4/8 MGMT BA
Sports Economics 10 24/7-11/8 ECON BA
Digital Business Innovation & Social Media 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT BA
Strategic Management of Risk 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT BA

GMM

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying GMM, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
Transport Economics and Analytics 5 4/7-14/7 ECON BA
Business Intelligence from Web Data Analytics and Data Mining 10 4/7-21/7 ECON BA
Introduction to Design Thinking: Understanding Creativity and Applying Innovation in Real Life 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT BA
Mergers and Acquisitions 5 24/7-4/8 ECON BA
Digital Business Innovation & Social Media 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT BA
Strategic Management of Risk 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT BA

Ba. Oecon

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying Ba. Oecon, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
Transfer Pricing, a Growing International Business Profession 5 4/7-14/7 ECON BA
Business Intelligence from Web Data Analytics and Data Mining 10 4/7-21/7 ECON BA
Financial Analysis and Decision Making-A Simulation Approach 10 4/7-21/7 ECON BA
The Economics of Advertising 10 4/7-21/7 ECON BA
Mergers and Acquisitions 5 24/7-4/8 ECON BA
Money and Banking 5 24/7-4/8 ECON BA
The Economics of Information 5 24/7-4/8 ECON BA
Fraud and Ethics in Accounting Practice 10 24/7-11/8 ECON BA
Sports Economics 10 24/7-11/8 ECON BA

Cand.Merc.

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying cand.merc, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Course ECTS Dates Institute Level
Managing continuous change: avoiding repetitive change syndrome 5 04/7-14/7 MGMT MA
Forensic Accounting Fraud Analytics 5 04/7-14/7 ECON MA
Behavioral Corporate Finance 10 04/7-21/7 ECON MA
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Mutual Funds  10 04/7-21/7 ECON MA
Lean Management 10 04/7-21/7 ECON MA
Blockchain and supply chain management 10 04/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Leadership Potential and Succession Planning 10 04/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Organizational Crisis Management 10 04/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Stakeholder Management in Global Contexts 10 04/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Transformative Consumer Research: a marketing contribution to a better world 10 04/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Python Fundamentals for Machine Learning 10 04/7-21/7 BTECH MA
Financial Analytics in R 5 24/7-04/8 ECON MA
Business Analytics with Python  10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Computational Thinking with Python: Programming for Business Problems 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Corporate Governance and ESG Investing 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Financial Risk Management 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
High Frequency Finance and Algorithmic Trading 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Entrepreneurial Finance 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Beyond financial statements: narrative reporting on value creation 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Leadership and Emotional Intelligence in Organisations 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Leadership, Management Strategy and Business Ethics 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
New Venture Strategy 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Organisational Misbehaviour 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Service Management and Marketing 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Six Sigma Design & Innovation 10 24/7-11/8 BTECH MA
TRIZ: win-win problem solving methodology in R&D, production, service and logistics 10 24/7-11/8 BTECH MA

Cand.merc. (jur)

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying cand.merc(jur.), you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
Forensic Accounting Fraud Analytics 5 4/7-14/7 ECON MA
Managing continuous change: avoiding repetitive change syndrome 5 4/7-14/7 MGMT MA
Behavioral Corporate Finance 10 4/7-21/7 ECON MA
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Mutual Funds  10 4/7-21/7 ECON MA
Lean Management 10 4/7-21/7 ECON MA
Blockchain and supply chain management 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Leadership Potential and Succession Planning 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Organizational Crisis Management 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Stakeholder Management in Global Contexts 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Transformative Consumer Research: a marketing contribution to a better world 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Financial Analytics in R 5 24/7-4/8 ECON MA
Business Analytics with Python  10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Computational Thinking with Python: Programming for Business Problems 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Corporate Governance and ESG Investing 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Financial Risk Management 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
High Frequency Finance and Algorithmic Trading 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Entrepreneurial Finance 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Beyond financial statements: narrative reporting on value creation 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Leadership and Emotional Intelligence in Organisations 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Leadership, Management Strategy and Business Ethics 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
New Venture Strategy 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Organisational Misbehaviour 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Service Management and Marketing 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA

Cand.merc.aud

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying cand.merc.aud, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
Forensic Accounting Fraud Analytics 5 4/7-14/7 ECON MA
Managing continuous change: avoiding repetitive change syndrome 5 4/7-14/7 MGMT MA
Behavioral Corporate Finance 10 4/7-21/7 ECON MA
Lean Management 10 4/7-21/7 ECON MA
Blockchain and supply chain management 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Leadership Potential and Succession Planning 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Organizational Crisis Management 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Stakeholder Management in Global Contexts 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Financial Analytics in R 5 24/7-4/8 ECON MA
Business Analytics with Python  10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Computational Thinking with Python: Programming for Business Problems 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Corporate Governance and ESG Investing 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Financial Risk Management 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Entrepreneurial Finance 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Beyond financial statements: narrative reporting on value creation 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Leadership and Emotional Intelligence in Organisations 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Leadership, Management Strategy and Business Ethics 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
New Venture Strategy 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Organisational Misbehaviour 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA

ITKO

There are no courses directly approved for ITKO students. In order to take a Summer University course as a BDE student you must apply for a preapproval via mystudies.au.dk.

You can apply between 16th of January - 15th of March after receiving your preapproval.

When applying for courses via Summer University, you must take into consideration that the courses may have recommended preapprovals. These will be specified in the course catalogue. It is your responsibility to make sure that you fulfill these requirements properly.

BDE

There are no courses directly approved for BDE students. In order to take a Summer University course as a BDE student you must apply for a preapproval via mystudies.au.dk.

You can apply between 16th of January - 15th of March after receiving your preapproval.

When applying for courses via Summer University, you must take into consideration that the courses may have recommended preapprovals. These will be specified in the course catalogue. It is your responsibility to make sure that you fulfill these requirements properly.

MSc Technology Based Business Development (cand.polyt)

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying cand.polyt, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Cand.polyt. (social sciences)

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying Cand.polyt. (social sciences), you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
Managing continuous change: avoiding repetitive change syndrome 5 4/7-14/7 MGMT MA
Corporate Governance and ESG Investing 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Entrepreneurial Finance 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Beyond financial statements: narrative reporting on value creation 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Leadership and Emotional Intelligence in Organisations 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Leadership, Management Strategy and Business Ethics 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Organisational Misbehaviour 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Service Management and Marketing 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA

Pol-Øk

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying political economy, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
Politics in Latin America 10 24/7-11/8 PS MA
Evaluation, Education and Social Inequality 10 31/7-18/8 PS MA

Cand.soc

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying Cand.soc, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
Forensic Accounting Fraud Analytics 5 4/7-14/7 ECON MA
Managing continuous change: avoiding repetitive change syndrome 5 4/7-14/7 MGMT MA
Behavioral Corporate Finance 10 4/7-21/7 ECON MA
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Mutual Funds  10 4/7-21/7 ECON MA
Lean Management 10 4/7-21/7 ECON MA
Blockchain and supply chain management 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Leadership Potential and Succession Planning 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Organizational Crisis Management 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Stakeholder Management in Global Contexts 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Transformative Consumer Research: a marketing contribution to a better world 10 4/7-21/7 MGMT MA
Financial Analytics in R 5 24/7-4/8 ECON MA
Business Analytics with Python  10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Computational Thinking with Python: Programming for Business Problems 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Corporate Governance and ESG Investing 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Financial Risk Management 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
High Frequency Finance and Algorithmic Trading 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Entrepreneurial Finance 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Beyond financial statements: narrative reporting on value creation 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Leadership and Emotional Intelligence in Organisations 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Leadership, Management Strategy and Business Ethics 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
New Venture Strategy 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Organisational Misbehaviour 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA
Service Management and Marketing 10 24/7-11/8 MGMT MA

Cand.oecon (not approved for pol-øk)

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying Cand.oecon*, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
Forensic Accounting Fraud Analytics 5 4/7-14/7 ECON MA
Behavioral Corporate Finance 10 4/7-21/7 ECON MA
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Mutual Funds  10 4/7-21/7 ECON MA
Financial Analytics in R 5 24/7-4/8 ECON MA
Business Analytics with Python  10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Corporate Governance and ESG Investing 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
Financial Risk Management 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA
High Frequency Finance and Algorithmic Trading 10 24/7-11/8 ECON MA

* Does not apply to pol-øk

Arts

All Arts educations with IV - or HUM courses in the studyprogramme

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying at ARTS and have a HUM or IV course in your study programme, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

KURSUS ECTS DATOER INSTITUT NIVEAU
Algorithmic spectre: Philosophical perspectives on modern economics and the computer 10 04/7-21/7 IKS BA
A home's story - Theoretical and practical introduction into buildings archaeology in Europe  10 04/7-21/7 IKS BA
Cross-cultural negotiation 10 04/7-21/7 IKK BA
Gender representations in literature and culture  10 04/7-21/7 IKK BA
Managing language in international organizations 10 04/7-21/7 IKK BA
Multimodal anthropology - experimental approaches 10 04/7-21/7 IKS BA
Visual media production: making short fiction films 10 04/7-21/7 IKK BA
An introduction to micro-phenomenology focusing on the exploration of the more than human  10 24/7-11/8 IKS BA
Applied conversation analysis 10 24/7-11/8 IKK BA
Artificial intelligence and co-creativity  10 24/7-11/8 IKS BA
Global streaming cultures: business, politics & practices of video-on-demand 10 24/7-11/8 IKK BA
The viking age - the archaeology of the sea-bound world 10 24/7-11/8 IKS BA
Wicked problems: environmental communication, media, and justice in the anthropocene 10 24/7-11/8 IKK BA
Sounding city - sonic interventions and storytelling for liveable urban spaces 10 31/7-11/8 IKK BA

DPU

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying DPU, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus Level ECTS Dates Term
Capabilities approach, education, and pedagogy 10 4/7-21/7 DPU MA
Critical sociological theories of knowledge, education and social pathology 10 14/8-25/8 DPU MA

Health

Medicine

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying Cand.oecon*, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
Integrative Neuroimaging  5 03/07-21/07 IKM MA
The Interdisciplinary Summer School on Cognitive Neuroscience 5 03/07-21/07 IKM MA
Cardiovascular Phenotyping of Human-Disease Relevant Animal Models 5 03/07-21/07 IBM MA
Translational Psychobiology 5 03/07-21/07 IBM BA
Clinical Placement - Summer 10 03/07-25/08 IKM MA
Aarhus Summer School in Music Neuroscience 5 24/07-11/08 IKM MA
How to write and publish a research paper 5 31/07-11/08 IKM MA
Immunotherapy 5 31/07-11/08 IBM MA
Immunotherapy 5 31/07-11/08 IBM BA
Psychoactive Drugs in Forensic Medicine 5 03/08-21/08 * MA
Clinical Global Infectious Diseases 5 07/08-25/08 IKM MA
Extracellular Vesicles in Health and Disease 5 07/08-25/08 IKM MA
Genetic Engineering using CRISPR/Cas 5 14/08-25/08 IBM BA

* Department of Forensic Medicine

Dental Surgery

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying dental surgery, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
The Interdisciplinary Summer School on Cognitive Neuroscience 5 03/07-21/07 IKM MA
How to write and publish a research paper 5 31/07-11/08 IKM MA
Immunotherapy 5 31/07-11/08 IBM MA
Clinical Global Infectious Diseases 5 07/08-25/08 IKM MA
Genetic Engineering using CRISPR/Cas 5 14/08-25/08 IBM BA

Public health science

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying public health science, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
The Interdisciplinary Summer School on Cognitive Neuroscience 5 03/07-21/07 IKM MA
How to write and publish a research paper 5 31/07-11/08 IKM MA
Clinical Global Infectious Diseases 5 07/08-25/08 IKM MA

Health Science

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying health science, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
The Interdisciplinary Summer School on Cognitive Neuroscience 5 03/07-21/07 IKM MA
Clinical Global Infectious Diseases 5 07/08-25/08 IKM MA

Sports

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying political science, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
Clinical Global Infectious Diseases 5 7/8-25/8 IKM MA
How to write and publish a research paper 5 31/7-11/8 IKM MA
The Interdisciplinary Summer School on Cognitive Neuroscience 5 03/07-21/07 IKM MA

Nursing

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying nursing, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
The Interdisciplinary Summer School on Cognitive Neuroscience 5 03/07-21/07 IKM MA

Nat and Tech

Nat

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying Natural Science, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus

ECTS

Datoer

Institut

Niveau

Next-Generation Sequencing 

5

26/6-30/6

BiRC

MA

Analysis of GWAS Data with a Focus on Prediction of Complex Phenotypes 

5

03/7-7/7

BiRC

MA

Application of Synchrotron Radiation in Nanoscience

5

10/7-18/8*

iNANO

MA

Data Analytics Ethics

5

24/7-4/8

MAT

BA

Matrix computations

5

24/7-4/8

MAT

BA

Statistical Process Control

5

24/7-4/8

MAT

BA

Climate Change - Cross-disciplinary Challenges and Solutions 

5

31/7-13/8

Geoscience

MA

Cubesat 101 5 4/7-14/7 Geoscience MA

X-ray Free Electron Lasers: A combined Virtual Lab and real-lab experience of European XFEL (Hamburg)

5

24/7-11/8

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Tech

When do I apply?
January 16th - March 15th 

How do I apply?
If you are studying Technical Science, you can apply for a spot on the courses below by clicking here.

The system will guide you - you can find a short guide here if you feel the need for additional help.

Kursus ECTS Datoer Institut Niveau
Integrated Nutrient Management 5 26/6-30/6 AGRO MA
Diagnosis of Plant Disease 5 03/7-14/7 AGRO MA
International Construction Law 10 17/7-28/7 CAE MA
Food & Ingredients  5 24/7-4/8 FOOD MA
Making Sense of Data: Handling, Processing, Visualizing, and Analyzing Data in R 5 24/7-4/8 AGRO MA
Gene Mapping  5 31/7-4/8 QGG MA
Genomic prediction in animals and plants 5 07/8-11/8 QGG MA
Feed Ration Planning in Dairy Cattle Herds 5 07/8-17/8 AGRO MA
Bioactive Molecules in Agroecology 5 07/8-18/8 AGRO MA
Wind Power Summer School - In Cooperation with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy A/S and Vestas Wind Systems A/S  5 13/8-25/8 MPE MA
Advanced Water Cycle Management  5 13/8-26/8 BCE MA
Hands-on advanced methods and techniques in plant science and biotechnology  5 14/8-25/8 AGRO MA
Learn Software design using C++ from the inventor of C++ 5 24/7-4/8 DATA BA

How to apply

The application process

Follow the 4 steps below in order to apply when the applicationsystem is open
You are welcome to contact summeruniversity@au.dk if you have any questions.

Step 1: Find your applicant type

Step 2: Formalities and documentation

Once you have determined what kind of applicant you are, you need to consider these formalities and prepare certain documents before you are ready to apply in our online system.

Applicant within own study programme:
You need to make sure that the course you are applying for is part of your study programme and also that you have enough space for the ECTS. If you have any doubts about this, you need to contact your local study administration. It is your own responsibility that you only choose courses which you are allowed to take as part of your study programme. We will only, very late in the process, notice if you have chosen a course that cannot be approved and at this time, it might be too late to choose a different course.

Applicant with pre-approval:
You need to apply for a pre-approval with you own Board of Studies first. You do this via mystudies.au.dk. We recommend that you wait to apply in our application system, until you have received the pre-approval from the Board of Studies. If this is not possible to get before the application deadline on March 15 at 12 noon, you must upload the confirmation you receive when you applied for the pre-approval. You need to be aware that some courses have academic pre-requisites, which might mean that it will not be possible to be admitted to the course, even with a pre-approval. It is important that you look at the details of the course thoroughly, in the course catalogue and our course page, before applying.

Applicant between bachelor and master:
First of all, you need to be aware that ITKO, cand.soc, cand.merc.aud and cand. Merc (all lines), do NOT allow you to follow master courses before you have started your master degree.
If you are not studying at one of these degrees, you need to apply for admittance to your master degree, of you have not already done so. You also need to make sure that the course is part of the master degree, you are applying for.
When you apply for the course in our application system, you need to upload the confirmation you have received when applying for your master degree. Your registration in STADS, will not be final before you are admitted to your master degree in June.

Applicant PhD:
You need to make sure that the course can be approved as part of your PhD studies. When you apply in our application system, you need to upload a screenshot or similar from you PhD planner, confirming that the course is part of your PhD studies.

Step 3: Choosing your course

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Once you have determined what type of applicant you are and what kind of documentation is required, you are ready to choose your courses in our application system.

You can see the courses here or in the course catalogue.

It is important that you find the English course title, since you need this to find the course in our application system. You also need to note which term the course is in.

You can choose up to 3 priorities in each term.

Step 4: Apply online!

Once you have determined what type of applicant you are, have your documentation ready and have found out which course(s) you want, you are ready to apply in our online application system.

The system will guide you through, start by registering yourself. If you need help selecting the course(s) in the system, you can find a short guide here.

Applicant within own studyprogramme:
Click here to apply for a course that is part of your studyprogramme.

Applicant with a pre-approval:
Click here to apply for a course that has been approved for you by the Board of Studies

Applicant between bachelor and master:
Click here to apply for a course that has been approved for your studyprogramme and that you want to take as part of your master degree.

Applicant PhD:
Click here to apply for a course that you are taking as part of your PhD

Social Programme

AU Summer University is not just about taking courses – it is also about being social!

We have planned a social programme with different events each day throughout the summer. Our events are mostly relevant for the international students, but we have gathered a selection of events that are relevant for both international and AU students below. You can find the full social programme here.

For some of our events, you need to sign up, and it will be possible to do so approximately one week before event start. Other events do not require you to sign up and you can just show up.

We will share when it is possible to sign up for events at our Instagram and Facebook, so don’t forget to follow us to receive important information regarding the social programme!

Thumbs Up Thursday: Free popsicles!

Thursday equals ice cream. After almost making it through the week, you deserve a treat! We've booked the ice cream truck to deliver fresh popsicles to boost your energy. It's the perfect small break from studying and gives you a moment to relax and enjoy the sun.

Dates 1st term: Thursday the 6th, 13th and 20th of July 

Dates 2nd term: Thursday the 27th of July and Thursday the 3rd and the 10th of August 

Time: 12.00 AM

Price: Free

Where: In front of The Nobel Park Cafeteria, building 1481, Jens Chr. Skous Vej, 8200 Aarhus

This event doesn't require you to sign up.

Dinner and Outdoor Games in Uniparken

Let’s have dinner and play games! Aarhus University is home for the beautiful University park in the middle of campus, which is frequently used by students as well as the rest of Aarhus’ citizens – especially in the summer. The park has a hilly terrain, lakes, and paths, which are used by students to walk from one end of campus to the other. Therefore, there is no better place for us to enjoy a picnic and end the term in a cozy way in beautiful settings. All you have to do is bring your own food and drinks and then we'll bring the outdoor games!

Date 1st term: Saturday the 8th of July 

Date 2nd term: Saturday the 29th of August 

Time: 18.00-21.00 (Danish time)  

Place: Outside The Lake Auditoriums, building 1250, Bartholins Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus C. 

Price: Free, but you have to bring your own food and drinks.

This event doesn't require you to sign up. 

Aarhus Bowlinghal: Let's go bowling!

Let's go bowling! Bowling is a great activity to get to know each other and have a great time. Most nations have bowling, so you probably know the game already which is a great oppurtunity to show off your skills. We'll be six people on each team. We'll go there on a Friday so you can get your partymode on and have some beer if you feel like it. Aarhus Bowlinghal also has a restaurant so you can go there before we meet up and have dinner with your friends if you want to. 

Date 1st term: Friday the 14th of July

Date 2nd term: Friday the 4th of August

Time: 19.00 PM (Danish time)  

Place: Eckersbergsgade 15, 8000 Aarhus C

Price: 68DKK

Sign up term 1:

Sign up term 2: 

Aarhus Racing Track

Have you ever been to a horse race?

You now get the opportunity for a unique experience at Aarhus Horse Racing. Spend your Sunday afternoon in Aarhus’ beautiful, natural surroundings and experience the excitement of a classic horse race. The ticket price is only 30 DKK and it is possible to take the bus from the city to the race. 

Date 1st term: Thursday the 13th of July at 17.00 (Danish time).    

Date 2nd term: Thursday the 3rd of August at 17.00 (Danish time)

Place: Observatorievejen 2, Aarhus C

Price: 30DKK 

Sign up term 1: 

Sign up term 2: 

Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses

In the middle of Aarhus city, the beautiful green oasis called Botanical Garden is located. Walking through The Botanical Gardens you will see the the Hessel Brook, a small outlet of Aarhus Stream, running a steepsided watherway from Aarhus Steem and Egaa Stream. In the Botanical Garden you can enjoy collections of theme beds, bogs, beech woods and dunes. The park is open to the public all year around and all day. The Botanical Garden is also home of the Tropical Houses (or Greenhouses) which shows you suptropical and tropical plants. The houses are divided into four climate zones which gives a varity of different experinces. The Botanical Garden also has a café next to the Tropical Houses where you will be able to get a cup of coffee or a piece of cake afterwards. This is definetly a must see when you're in Aarhus!

Date 1st term: Monday the 17th of July

Date 2nd term: Monday the 7th of August

Time: 15.00 PM (Danish time)  

Place: Møllevejen, Peter Holms Vej 10A, 8000 Aarhus C

Price: Free!

This event does not require you to sign up.

Streetfood and Garagens Summerbio

Delicious food and a great movie in the open air – is there a better combination? We don’t think so, and therefore we invite you to join us for an evening at Aarhus Street Food and Summerbio! Aarhus Street Food is a permanent street food market located in old buildings at the bus station. It has over 30 street kitchens and bars serving food from all around the world; from traditional Danish smørrebrød and tarteletter to Vietnamese Bánh mì’s. So whether you want to taste Danish food or have the food from your home country, you can find something here – including vegans and vegetarians. Besides being a street food market, Aarhus Street Food is also the place for Garagens Sommerbio, which is an outdoor movie theatre showing movies like 10 Things I Hate About You, Juno and CODA. We’ll be enjoying food from Street Food together first and then afterwards watching a great movie on the enormous screen.  

Date 1st term: Tuesday the 11th of July 

Date 2nd term: Tuesday the 1st of August 

Time: 17.30 (Danish time)  

Place: Ny Banegårdsgade 46, 8000 Aarhus C.  

Price: Free to attend, but you have to buy your own food and drinks at Street Food.   

This event doesn't require you to sign up. 

Applications FAQ

When will I receive an answer to my application?

You will receive an answer to your application in April. If you did not get a spot at any of your priorities you will receive an e-mail from us with information about our second round of application. In the second round it is only possible to apply for courses with avaliable seats.

Can I change my course once I have received a spot at a course?

Unfortunately it is not possible to change courses once you have been accepted into a course.

How many courses can I apply for?

You can choose up to 3 priorities in each term. You will only be offered one course in each term.
Notice that if your studying cand.merc or HA within the 2022 study programme, you can only choose 10 ECTS in total at Summer University.

Are there waiting lists for fully booked courses?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to get on a waiting list for a fully booked course. If you have not gotten a seat at the course in the first place, it is because the course is either fully booked or cancelled and it is therefore not possible to get a seat.

Are the courses first come - first served/how are the seats allocated?

No! None of the courses are first come first served. Unless otherwise announced in the course description in the course catalogue, seats in any given course will be distributed to the following groups in descending order:

· Aarhus University students from primary program or related education (see course catalogue)

· Aarhus University students from any other study program

· Students from other Danish universities applying to take the course as a credit module as well as students nominated through an exchange agreement or other partnership agreement

· Free movers and other Danish applicants (Tomplads)

Within these groups the seats will distributed as described in the course description.

This also means that technically it does not matter if you apply by January 16th or March 15th as long as you apply within the deadline March 15th at 12.00 (noon)

Can I change/cancel my application?

It is not possible to change or cancel your application in our applicationsystem. If you regret your application before 15th of March 11.59 we will cancel your application for you, if you send us a mail at summeruniversity@au.dk

After the application deadline it is only possible to deregistrate for the course on the same rules that apply for regular semester courses.

Is it possible to take a course and not have the ECTS inserted into my study programme?

No, it is unfortunately not possible to take a course as extra-curricular activity. This is also why you can only register for a course if you have the space in your study programme and within the group of courses that the course belongs to.

I cannot find the course I am interested in in STADS?

That is because you cannot apply for a Summer University course in STADS. If you follow our 4 steps to apply you will automatically get to our application system.

You can apply from 16/1 - 15/3 at 12 noon.

What do I do if I want to apply both for a course within my own study programme and a course that I need a pre-approval for?

If you want to apply both for a course within your own study programme and a course that you need a pre-approval for, you need to make to applications: One as 'applicant within own study programme' and one as 'applicant with pre-approval'.

Can I take a master level course before I start my master's degree?

If you are a bachelor's student who graduates this summer and will start your master's degree immidiately after, it is a possibility to take a master course during the summer before you actually start your degree, to get a head start on your master's degree. However, this does not apply if you are applying for any of the following master degrees:

- ITKO

- Cand.merc. (all tracks)

- Cand.soc.

- Cand.merc.aud.

To get a seat in a summer course, you need to do the following.

1. Apply for regular admission to the master's degree you wish to take, if you have not already done so. Remember that the application deadline is at midnight between March 1st and March 2nd.

2. Sign up for AU Summer University before March 15th in our application system through this link. Choose Aarhus University student as student type and when the system asks you for a preapproval, you should upload the receipt you got upon applying for the master's degree.

In April you will receive an answer from AU Summer University letting you know which course you got a seat in. After this you will be able to see the course in STADS.

You will receive notice by June 1st at the latest whether or not you were accepted to the master's program. You have until June 15th to confirm your seat in the program. (NB! If you have applied to master's degree program where you do not have legal right of admission, this of course only holds if you get accepted to the program.)

Around June 22nd you will get a message saying that you have been enrolled in the master's degree program. After this, your registration for AU Summer University will fall into place.

Until you are officially enrolled, the registration is STADS will say 'denied' even though you have received notice that you have a seat in the course. But there is no need to worry. This does not mean that you are not signed up for the course.

Please keep in mind that students who are already enrolled in a master's program have priority right for courses with limited seats as opposed to students with a temporary enrollment.

Can I apply without my pre-approval and then send it in later?

It is an advantage if you have your pre-approval before applying.

However, non of our courses are allocated after 'first-come, first-served', so it does not make a difference if you apply on the 16th of January or the 15th of March at 11.59.

If you do not get your pre-approval before the application deadline, you have to apply for the course and upload a receipt that shows that you have applied for the pre-approval. Once you get your pre-approval, remember to send it to us via e-mail.

Unfortunately, we cannot give you a seat on the course before we have your pre-approval.