AU Summer University courses

If you missed the application deadline you can still sign up for available courses via e-mail, see the list of available courses for your study prgramme in the box below. 

Practical Information

Where does the summer university teaching take place?

The majority of teaching in 2020 will take place online.

A few courses will take place with physical attendance. Teaching in Aarhus takes place, with very few exceptions, in the Nobel Park. Please keep in mind that there is no academic quarter unless it is explicitly stated by the lecturer in advance. The canteen in the Nobel Park is open but with limited assortment and opening hours.

Schedules, teaching and classrooms

On Blackboard you will find curriculum and list of literature for your course. Blackboard will be updated with this info from early June.

On Blackborad you will find a link to your zoom classroom if your summer course takes place online.

Expect teaching on the online courses to vary, as there will be lecturers and students from other time zones.

The courses that take place with physical attendance you can assume that the teaching is daily from 9-13. However, some courses may have longer days, so check out the curriculum on Blackboard. Unfortunately Summer University courses are not displayed in normal AU timetables. In general, summer courses are very intensive and the workload may be quite heavy, so you cannot count on having too much free time during the course.

You cannot expect the academic quarter to be standard, unless stated explicitly. If the syllabus says that teaching starts at 9.00, please come at 9.00! At least on the first day of classes.

Since some subjects are taught by international guest teachers, you should expect things to be a bit different from the usual AU model. The break structure, teaching methods, etc. may be different. Take it for what it is - a bonus experience and talk to the professor, if you think there is too little or too much of something.

Attendance in class
At some courses, there is a requirement for 80% attendance as a prerequisite for the exam. The requirement for 80% attendance applies to the live part of the online teaching. This is stated in the course description if there is a requirement for attendance.

Courses on Campus Aarhus

There are small number of courses that are held on Campus, you can see where your course is held.

Overview of rooms (updated 160620)

Literature and other course materials (on Blackboard)

The syllabus will be posted on Blackboard as soon as we receive them from the lecturers. It will be at the end of May at the earliest, and the end of June at the latest.

Library

Due to Covid-19 the librarys will not be open as usual.

You will find information here: https://library.au.dk/en/

Social Programme

The social programme will take place online in 2020 and is for all students at Summer Uni, also for you from AU. Please sign up if you think an event looks exciting! It is a great opportunity for a fun or cozy event with your fellow students from other countries

Blackboard and Zoom

On Blackboard information from the lecturer will be shared and the system can be used during your course to share information related to your course with the lecturer and the other students. Please remember to check your course(s) on Blackboard right away, as some courses might have preparations you need to do before the course starts.  

The website for blackboard is http://bb.au.dk

Teaching

 

The online teaching will take place via Zoom. 

On Blackboard you'll find a link to the Zoom-teaching room.

Syllabus

You will be able to see the syllabus, literature and day to day readings for your course on Blackboard. Please read it carefully. Lecturers expect students to be prepared for the course. 

 

 

Facebook

Make the most of your AU Summer University experience by joining our Facebook group, "AU Summer University 2020".

The group is used for practical information from the Summer University team, and for the exchange of information, academic as well as social stuff, between students.

Remember that this group is not only for international students, but also just as much AU students! 

Contact information

You can always contact us if you have any questions.

Email: Summeruniversity@au.dk

During the event, in July and August, you can contact our helpdesk at this email adress.

At the helpdesk, our very nice and talented student assistants will do their best to help you. The helpdesk in  is open from 8:00 -18:00. 

Which courses belong to my study programme?

Aarhus BSS

Law

Law students at AU can apply for these courses in STADS from November 1-5th: If you want to register for these courses after the 5th of November, then please send us as an e-mail at summeruniversity@au.dk

Course title Level ECTS Term  Dates
Animal Law MA 10 1 6/7-24/7
Law in the digital economy MA 10 1 6/7-24/7
Civil Law in the Digital Single Market  MA 10 2 27/7-14/8
Legal Aspects of Corporate Governance MA 10 2 27/7-14/8
Current Issues in European Human Rights Protection MA 10 2 27/7-14/8

Psychology

If you are a Bachelor's student in Psychology you can apply for the following Summer University course between May 1-5. You need to apply for the course in STADS as you do when applying for electives. If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

Youth, Drugs and Alcohol: Social Science Approaches

Please note that seats are not distributed first come, first served. Seats will be distributed by drawing lots if the number of qualified applicant exceed the number of available seats.

BA MMC

The Board of Studies for Business Communication and IT has pre-approved the below courses for BA MMC-students. The courses are offered by Department of Management for the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Economics and Business Administration. If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

CourseECTSLevelDatesLocationAvailable seats
Entrepreneurial Venturing5BA27/7-7/8Aarhus26
Retail Management10BA27/7-14/8Aarhus9
Social Marketing*5BA27/7-7/8Aarhus27
Strategic Management of Risk5BA6/7-17/7Aarhus8

* it is not possible to sign up for the course if you choose the elective Social Marketing offered in the BA MMC-programme.

Please note that seats are not distributed first come, first served. Seats will be distributed by drawing lots if the number of qualified applicant exceed the number of available seats.

MA CC

The Board of Studies for Business Communication and IT has pre-approved the below courses as MA CC electives, they are all offered by the department of management.

Course nameECTSTermDatesAvailable seats
Digital Technology and Innovation Strategy  516/7-17/7  10
Designing and Managing a Salesforce  516/7-17/7  27
Service Management and Marketing  10127/7-14/8  24
Managing the Family Business516/7-17/7 28
Organisational Misbehaviour5227/7-7/8  30
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation5227/7-7/8

You cannot find the courses at the Self-service (mit.au.dk). Instead you must apply via this link from April 24-26. NB! The application system will automatically ask for a pre-approval, however since the courses have already been pre-approved, you must upload a transcript from mit.au.dk instead. The courses that you have applied for may have recommended prerequisites. These are described in the course descriptions in the AU course catalogue. It is your own responsibility to make sure that you fulfill these prerequisites. The teaching will not be delayed on the basis of any lacking knowledge.

Please note that seats are not distributed first come, first served. Seats will be distributed by drawing lots if the number of qualified applicant exceed the number of available seats.

Bsc in Economics and Business Administration

There are still available courses left, if you are studying a bsc. in business administration (HA/BscB) you can sign up for the below courses by sending an e-mail to summeruniversity@au.dk with you study number and the name of the course you wish to sign up for. 

it is first come - first served for the below courses and we will close the registration after June 2nd. 

Please note that all these courses are online courses!  

Department of Management (MGMT)ECTSTerm Dates
Entrepreneurial Venturing: An Introduction to Concepts and Tools for Success5227/7-7/8
Introduction to Design Thinking: Understanding Creativity and Applying Innovation in real life5227/7-7/8

 

Department of Economics and Business Economics (ECON)ECTSTerm Dates
Financial and Decision Making-A Simulation Approach516/7-17/7
Money and Banking5227/7-7/8
Social Marketing 5227/7-7/8  

STADS self-service application guide

You can take a maximum of 20 ects points at Summer University, but only one course per term. Each term has its own registration form. You can prioritize up to three courses in each term. Remember to check for important notifications for some courses in the column "info" in the self-service. 

How to apply for one course: Prioritize minimum one and maximum ten courses in one term, or add a 1st priority in one term and another priority in another term (by using both forms).

How to apply for two courses: Add minimum one 1st priority in each term, by using both forms.

Adding a first priority in each term means that you want to take two courses and we will automatically sign you up for two courses, so do not do this unless you want two courses!

FAQ BSS registration forms
Am I guaranteed a seat at AU Summer University, I desperately need one course because I am going on an internship/exchange?

If you do not get a seat at your chosen courses during the first round due to i.e. overbooking or cancellation you are able to apply for courses with vacant seats in STADS from April 24th-26th. Most students get their first or second priority.

Okay then, but just to be sure to get a course I will add 10 priorities in each term, this way I technically have 20 priorities and will get a course either way!?

No, this will not be a smart solution if you only need one course. If you have more than one first priority we will automatically assume that this is because you need two courses and we will then enroll you in two courses. Once enrolled in a course you will need to apply for an exemption from the study board, which can take several weeks and a heavy paper workload, in order to be able to cancel your registration for the course you don’t need.

My first priority is in one term, but my other priorities are in another term, what do I do?

No problem! The system can handle that. Just apply for your 1st priority by using the correct form for the term and then go to the next form and add other priorities (without stating a 1st priority in the same term as your 2nd priority).

How can I make sure that I will get a combination of courses that adds up to the ECTS amount that I need?

If you need two courses and it need to give a total of, 10,15 or 20 and you therefore have a mix of courses, priorities in different terms and with a different ECTS load we will take a loot at how many ECTS points your two first priorities are. If we cannot give you your two first priorities, we will then try to give you a combination of lower priority courses that gives the same total amount of ECTS points as your two first priorities. A larger part of the allocation is however handled automatically via a STADS script, so we cannot guarantee that it will add up, but if you are allocated two courses that gives an unwanted of ECTS in total then do not hesitate to contact us and then we will sort it out.    

BSc - Top-up

It is not possible for top-up students to take a course at AU Summer University towards a degree, since the top-up study programme consists of mandatory courses that are not offered at AU Summer University. The courses at AU Summer University are designed as elective courses and in the top-up programme you do not have elective courses.  

So, since it is not possible to have any of the courses we offer inserted into your top-up degree, the only option to take courses at Summer University is if you pay for it, according to Danish law.

The course will not be inserted into your diploma or degree at AU - but you will receive a separate official AU single subject diploma upon completion of the course, which can be used as an appendix to your degree diploma.

To apply for a course as a fee-paying student you have to apply via this link and choose freemover as applicant type (the system will then ask you for your transcript, english language proficiency and copy of your passport, since you are already an AU student you can just upload your academic transcript as all three document types, thus you have to upload the same document three times). You can find the fee for each course on this page.

Msc in Economics and Business administration

It is unfortunately no longer possible to attend AU Summer University, since all Msc courses are overbooked.

So, you will have to take the 10 ects credits during the autumn semester instead.

If you need ects credits then please contact kandidat.bss@au.dk.

If you want to sign up for autumn courses then please send them a list with three prioritized courses, since some courses may be unavailable. You can find the full course selection in the course catalogue. Also please check the cluster of courses to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Some autumn courses may be entirely online. If this is important to you when choosing courses, because you are e.g in an internship next semester, then please wait until after July 10th, only then we will know which courses are online.     

STADS self-service application guide

You can take a maximum of 20 ects points at Summer University, but only one course per term. Each term has its own registration form. You can prioritize up to three courses in each term. Remember to check for important notifications for some courses in the column "info" in the self-service. 

How to apply for one course: Prioritize minimum one and maximum ten courses in one term, or add a 1st priority in one term and another priority in another term (by using both forms).

How to apply for two courses: Add minimum one 1st priority in each term, by using both forms.

Adding a first priority in each term means that you want to take two courses and we will automatically sign you up for two courses, so do not do this unless you want two courses!

FAQ BSS registration forms

Am I guaranteed a seat at AU Summer University, I desperately need one course because I am going on an internship/exchange?

If you do not get a seat at your chosen courses during the first round due to i.e. overbooking or cancellation you are able to apply for courses with vacant seats in STADS from April 24th-26th. Most students get their first or second priority.

Okay then, but just to be sure to get a course I will add 10 priorities in each term, this way I technically have 20 priorities and will get a course either way!?

No, this will not be a smart solution if you only need one course. If you have more than one first priority we will automatically assume that this is because you need two courses and we will then enroll you in two courses. Once enrolled in a course you will need to apply for an exemption from the study board, which can take several weeks and a heavy paper workload, in order to be able to cancel your registration for the course you don’t need.

My first priority is in one term, but my other priorities are in another term, what do I do?

No problem! The system can handle that. Just apply for your 1st priority by using the correct form for the term and then go to the next form and add other priorities (without stating a 1st priority in the same term as your 2nd priority).

How can I make sure that I will get a combination of courses that adds up to the ECTS amount that I need?

If you need two courses and it must give a total of, 10,15 or 20 and you therefore have a mix of courses, priorities in different terms and with a different ECTS load we will take a look at how many ECTS points your two first priorities are. If we cannot give you your two first priorities, we will then try to give you a combination of lower priority courses that gives the same total amount of ECTS points as your two first priorities. A larger part of the allocation is however handled automatically via a STADS script, so we cannot guarantee that it will add up, but if you are allocated two courses that gives an unwanted amount of ECTS in total then do not hesitate to contact us and then we'll fix it manually. 

GMM

The Board of Studies for Business Development and Technology has pre-approved all below listed courses for GMM-student. 

The courses listed below are offered by the Department of Management:

CourseECTSTerm

Dates

Entrepreneurial Venturing: An Introduction to Concepts and Tools for Success5227/7-7/8
Introduction to design thinking: Understanding
Creativity and Applying Innovation in Real Life
5  227/7-7/8   


The course listed below are offered by the Department of Economics and Business Economics

CourseECTSTermDates
Mergers and Acquisitions5227/7-7/8

You cannot find the courses at the Self-service (mit.au.dk). Instead you must apply via this link from May 1-5.

Please note that seats are not distributed first come, first served. Seats will be distributed by drawing lots if the number of qualified applicant exceed the number of available seats.


NB!
 The application system will automatically ask for a pre-approval, however since the courses have already been pre-approved, you must upload a  confirmation of enrollment from mit.au.dk instead. 

The courses that you have applied for may have recommended prerequisites. These are described in the course descriptions in the AU course catalogue. It is your own responsibility to make sure that you fulfill these prerequisites. The teaching will not be delayed on the basis of any lacking knowledge. 

BDE

There are no courses offered by the BDE study programme, so in order to be able to take a Summer University course you need to have the course you are interested in pre-approved by your study board via mit.au.dk.

You can find a courselist with all the Summer University courses here

When you have the pre-approval you can apply for the course via this link. The application period is May 1-5.

Msc Technology Based Business Development (cand.polyt)

The Department of Business Development and Technology offers following master course: 

  • Enabling Digital Transformation in Manufacturing and Supply Chains 5 ECTS
  • Six Sigma

You must apply for this courses via mit.au.dk, following the same procedure as when you register for regular electives. You can apply between May 1-5. If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

Apart from the above course The Board of Studies for Business Development and Technology has pre-approved all below listed courses for students at Technology Based Business Development. 

 

Course

ECTS

Term

Dates

Within Social science

Service Management and Marketing  

10

1

27/7-14/8  

No

Organisational Misbehaviour

5

2

27/7-7/8  

Yes

Financial Analytics in R

5

2

27/7-7/8

No

Issues in Energy and Environmental Management 

5

2

27/7-7/8

No

Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation 5 2 27/7-7/8

Please be aware that a maximum of 10 ECTS within traditional areas of social science can be inserted in your study programme.

Please note that seats are not distributed first come, first served. Seats will be distributed by drawing lots if the number of qualified applicant exceed the number of available seats.

You cannot find the courses from Department of Management and Department of Economics and Business Economics at the Self-service (mit.au.dk). Instead you must apply via this link from May 1-5. 

NB! The application system will automatically ask for a prior approval, however since the courses have already been prior approved, you must upload a confirmation of enrollment from mit.au.dk instead. 

The courses that you have applied for may have recommended prerequisites. These are described in the course descriptions in the AU course catalogue. It is your own responsibility to make sure that you fulfill these prerequisites. The teaching will not be delayed on the basis of any lacking knowledge. 

Arts

The following IV-courses are apporved til all Arts degrees with either HIM or IV courses in their studyprogramme. You can apply for the courses in STADS from May 1-5. All IV-courses are preapproved as HUM-courses, so if you have HUM-courses in you studyprogramme you can take IV courses at Summer University 2020. Thus you do not need to apply for an preapproval from the studyboard but can apply directly in STADS at mit.au.dk. If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

CourseDepartmentECTSDatesAvailable seats
How Do We Think about Animals? An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies Across DisciplinesIKK106/7-24/714
Histories and Languages of the Viking Age: Old Norse & Medieval LatinIKS1013/7-24/715
Serial(ized) crime on TV across EuropeIKK1020/7-7/827
Global Fandom in the Digital AgeIKK1027/7-14/820
Reading narratives of slavery, memory and human rightsIKK103/8-14/829
The Humanities and the Global Environmental CrisisIKS1027/7-7/818

Please note that seats are not distributed first come, first served. Seats will be distributed by drawing lots if the number of qualified applicant exceed the number of available seats.

Health

HE students can apply to AU Summer University courses in STADS during the following periods:

1-5 November 2019

15/1-1/4 2020 12 noon CET

1-5 May 2020 (still seats available at all courses)

If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

Please note that seats are not distributed first come, first served. Seats will be distributed by drawing lots if the number of qualified applicant exceed the number of available seats.

All of the courses take place in Aarhus.

Click on your HE program below to see which Summer University courses you can apply for.

Health Science

CourseLevelECTSDates
Healthy Entrepreneurship and Innovation MA53/8-14/8
Cognitive NeuroscienceMA520/7-31/7
Mother Child HealthMA527/7-14/8

Nursing

Optometry and Visual Science

Nat-Tech

Nat-Tech (% engineering)

The below courses are offered by the Faculty of Science and Technology and you can apply for them in the stads self-service from May 1-5. All courses are 5 ECTS and at Master's level. If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics 
CoursetitleDates LocationAvailable seats
Gene Mapping 3/8-8/8Aarhus16
Genomic prediction in animals and plants10/8-14/8Aarhus15
Hands-on advanced methods and techniques in plant science and biotechnology 10/8-21/8Flakkebjerg6
Department of Agroecology
Coursetitle Dates Location Available seats
Integrated Nutrient Management28/6-4/7Skjern12
Nutrient Absorption and Metabolism3/8-19/8Foulum6
Department of Bioscience
Course title Dates Location Available seats
Risk Assessment of Xenobiotics6/7-17/7Aarhus19
Department of Food Science
Course title Dates Location Available seats
Food & Ingredients 27/7-7/8 + 1 week of online material beforeAgro Food Park8
Summer school in food entrepreneurship 10/8-14/8 + 2 weeks of online discussion and material beforeAgro Food Park22
Sustainable Food Packaging Design 3/8-7/8 + 2 weeks of online material beforeAgro Food Park27
Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO)
Course title Dates Location Available seats
Application of Synchrotron Radiation in NanoscienceOnline 13/7-14/8, Hamborg, 16/8-21/8Online/Hamborg6
Department of Geoscience
Course title DatesLocationAvailable seats
Climate Change - Crossdisciplinary Challenges and Solutions3/8-14/8Aarhus9

Please note that seats are not distributed first come, first served. Seats will be distributed by drawing lots if the number of qualified applicant exceed the number of available seats.

ST Engineering

The following bachelor course is offered by the department of engineering:

Please note that seats are not distributed first come, first served. Seats will be distributed by drawing lots if the number of qualified applicant exceed the number of available seats.

Course title Level ECTS Term  DatesAvailable seats
Health Tech Innovation (Danish) B.Sc 5 2 3/8-21/829

If you want to apply for this courses you have to do it through AU Summer University's application system and not at mit.au.dk.

In the application system you have to pick 'AU Student' as Student Type, and please remember that you have to upload a motivated application and a CV/resume. Instead of a pre-approval that the system will ask for, you can upload a confirmation of enrollment from mit.au.dk.

Pre-approved courses from other study programmes

Your board of studies has not yet approved any courses from other study programmes, if they do we will state it here.

It is however still possible to apply for courses from other study programmes, but you will need to apply for an individual pre-approval via mit.au.dk first.
You must apply for pre-approved courses through the online application system and not STADS.

Application FAQ

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 found 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 15th or April 1st as long as you apply within the deadline April 1st at 11.59.

Can I change/cancel my registration?

You are free to change and cancel your STADS registrations as long as the registration is still open in STADS. After the deadline April 1st it is only possible to cancel/change a course registration according to the rules at your board of studies, which are the same rules as for 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. 

My STADS registration is rejected, what should I do?

This is most likely due to the fact that you don’t have enough space in your study programme for the course you are trying to register for. But please send us an e-mail at summeruniversity@au.dk then we will check it for you and guide you to what you can do. 

I can’t find the course I am interested in in STADS?

First of all you need to check if the course you are interested in, is in fact offered by your study programme, if not, you cannot find the course in STADS but must apply via AU Summer University's online application system.

Remember that in this case the course needs to be pre-approved by your board of studies before you can be registered for a course not offered by your study programme.

What if I want to apply for a course offered by my own study programme and a course that is pre-approved?

In that case you have to make two different applications. One in STADS for the course offered by your own study programme and one in AU Summer University's application system, for the one you have gotten pre-approved.   

Can I take a master level Summer University course before I start my master’s degree?

If you are a bachelor's student who graduates this summer and will start on your master's degree right 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 the AU Summer University before April 1st 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 mid-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 bear 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.