Exchange students

Information for incoming exchange students

Incoming exchange students are students from a foreign institution who study at BTECH for one or two semesters according to a bilateral agreement between the students' home institution and Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University. On this page, you can read more about the different courses and how to apply.

Please note that teaching takes place at BTECH in Herning

Admission for Incoming Exchange Students

If you are interested in studying at BTECH as an exchange student for one or two semesters, contact the International Office at your home university. Your university will then nominate you for an exchange stay at BTECH.

Once you have been nominated by your home university, you will receive an email from Aarhus University inviting you to activate your AU account and proceed with the exchange application.

Application for AU Housing is integrated in the exchange application form.

Courses for Exchange Students at BTECH

Preparing Your Online Course Selection Form

Please carefully read and follow the instructions in the guidelines (see below) before completing the online “Course Selection Form for incoming exchange students” in the Application portal.

Be aware that you can only select courses from the course list (see below) which contains a complete list of courses offered to exchange students accepted to Aarhus BSS, Departments of Business Development and Technology (BTECH), campus Herning.

Bachelor students can only choose bachelor level courses and master students can both choose bachelor and master level courses. 

NB: Please be aware that courses may be cancelled and that minor changes in the course list may occur. The course lists will be updated on a regular basis.

Submitting Your Online Course Selection Form

Between October 22 and October 31 you can access the “Course Selection Form for incoming exchange students” in the Application portal. You will receive an email once the Course Selection Form is available. 

The deadline to submit the Course Selection Form is October 31, 2019

In the Course Selection Form you will be asked to identify your Stay, and then choose your Faculty.

  • Your Stay is: Country - Home University - Subject Area
  • Your Faculty is: Aarhus BSS

Number of Courses and Credits

As an exchange student you must follow between 25 ECTS and 30 ECTS during your exchange semester in order for your residence permit/certificate to be valid. 30 ECTS would be considered full time for regular degree seeking students.

Please choose between 30-45 ECTS in the online Course Selection Form. Select your courses in order of priority, so that your first priority is Course 1, second priority is Course 2, etc. If you live up to the pre-requisites and have followed the guidelines you will be enrolled in 25 ECTS or 30 ECTS according to your priorities. 

Choosing courses in the online Course Selection Form

  1. Choose "UVA STADS Code" in the Filter
  2. Type in the "UVA STADS Code" from the Course List in the search field
  3. Confirm the chosen course
  4. Choose courses worth a total of 30-45 ECTS
  5. Submit your Course Selection Form

Admission to Courses

Unless otherwise noted in the Course List, you are guaranteed admission to courses, if:

  • You have followed the instructions in the Guidelines
  • You live up to the pre-requisites listed in the Course List
  • You apply by the deadline

Please note that if you fail to apply by the deadline, you are not guaranteed admission to any of the courses you apply for.

You will receive an email with the courses you are admitted to be early December.

Changing Courses and Final Course Change Deadline (add/drop date)

Around January 1, 2020 you will receive an email with information on how to check your personal timetable and how to change courses. All course changes will be handled via email. 

Final course change deadline: Until February 7, 2020 you are allowed to request changes. After this date you will not be allowed to add or drop courses. 

Erasmus Learning Agreement

Erasmus-students (most European students) will need to have an Erasmus Learning Agreement signed. The Learning Agreement can be signed once your course application has been processed and all your courses have been approved. You may send the Learning Agreement to once your application has been processed.

Spring 2020


Autumn 2019

Application dates

Spring semester
Applications open: 1 September
Application deadline: 1 October

    Autumn semester
    Applications open: 1 March
    Application deadline: 1 April

    The Pre-Arrival Guide