Aalborg is home to Denmark's largest theatre district, Jomfu Ane Gade. In addition to the arts, Aalborg has more restaurants, pubs, and cafes than any other city in Denmark.
Located on the narrowest part of the breathtaking Limfjord, amid wood-covered hills, moors, and shallow marshes the region around Aalborg can only be described as "beautiful."
Just outside the city are some of Denmark's most popular beaches. The Aalborg tower provides a magnificent view of charming Danish fjords in addition to a bird's eye view of the city.
You can also find Viking relics and ruins near the city center and around the country itself, for example Lindholm Høje (a Viking burial site, 15 minutes from the main city train station).
For more information about Aalborg, visit their tourism website.
Students may spend a semester or academic year studying at Aalborg Universitet (AAU). The University is located about three miles from the city center. With more than 12,000 students, the university's teaching approach combines lectures and seminars with project-orientated group work. Aalborg Universitet strives to equip students with real-life problem solving skills.
The website above provides more in-depth information and you can also find Aalborg on Facebook.
Many students studying in Aalborg enroll in the International Cultural Studies Program, which includes the study and research of culture, communications, politics, history and language. There is a strong focus on group work and presentations.
Students are required to enroll in a Danish language course. A typical semester consists of 12-15 credits, which amounts to 4-5 courses. Find past course information on this website.
Students are also able to be assigned a "buddy" from the university, who is a current Danish or international student and who will help you navigate through the university and city your first couple of weeks in Denmark. Learn more on their webpage. Aalborg University also provides a link to a "Denmark Survival Guide" on their website.
You can also find general information about being an international student in Aalborg on the exchange website.
Program Dates: Program dates, including mandatory orientation, will be sent to you in your acceptance letter. Generally dates are:
Fall: early September-late January
Spring: late January/early February to late June
Students study in in Aalborg generally sign up for a private room in a university residence hall. Kitchen and living areas are shared with other Danish and international students.
A very limited number of single person apartments (flats) are available. Find more information on Aalborg's housing website.