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Aalborg University

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Aalborg University is a Danish university located mainly in Aalborg, Denmark, with campuses in Aalborg, Esbjerg and Copenhagen. It offers 76 undergraduate educations and 112 postgraduate educations, and several of those are conducted in English. The university is divided into five faculties:

  • The Faculty of Humanities
  • The Technical Faculty of IT and Design
  • The Faculty of Social Sciences
  • The Faculty of Engineering and Science
  • The Faculty of Medicine

With approximately 20,000 students, Aalborg University is Denmark’s fifth largest university based on student enrolment. The university is placed in the QS World University Ranking (2016–17) among the 300 best universities in the World. It is ranked 46th in the QS Top 50 Under 50, and it has a five stars' QS Star Rating. In addition, it is ranked 40th for Electrical Engineering worldwide in the QS World University Tops by Subject.

When it comes to engineering, Aalborg University is very focused on developing engineers with experience from working with real companies in their semester projects. Also, focus is put on working in a team environment that develops the interpersonal skills, as well as team-working skills.

Aalborg University (AAU) was established in 1974 under Aalborg University Center (AUC), but changed its name to Aalborg University in 1994. The university is headquartered and located on the main campus in the eastern part of the Aalborg, but the university also has departments located downtown. In 2011, Aalborg University experienced the largest increase in applicants in Denmark, as the number of new students increased by 31%. 

Programs available

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

School of Architecture, Design and Planning

School of Business and Economy

School of Communication, Art & Technology

School of Culture and Global Studies

School of Engineering and Science

School of Information and Communication Technology

School of Medicine and Health

University Highlights

Total students - 16,991


International students - 2,604


Total faculty staff - 1,698


Total students - 16,991


International students - 2,604


Total faculty staff - 1,698


Undergraduate Program

< 2,000
12,000 - 14,000

Postgraduate Program

< 2,000
10,000 - 12,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.
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This institution accepts IELTS!
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