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Top Reasons to choose AU

Top 100 University

Aarhus University is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top universities – for instance it was ranked as number 73 in the 2015 Shanghai Ranking and number 40 in Natural Sciences in the 2013 Leiden Ranking

Unique Research facilities

Aarhus University offers state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories and the young researchers enjoy supervised research training that enables them to perform high-quality research. At Aarhus University we have a strong tradition of multidisciplinary research for instance in one of our 42 major research centres.

Attractive working conditions

At most universities, PhD students are considered the oldest students – at Aarhus University, PhD students are the youngest members of staff. Young researchers thus enjoy highly attractive conditions including an attractive salary, a pension, and parental leave benefits.

Professional service and guidance

Aarhus University offers a full range of services to make your transition into the university as smooth as possible. AU has three support units – one for international academic staff (IAS), one for student mobility (IC) and one for housing services. IAS assists young researchers and PhD students from abroad in all practical matters, including visa, resident and work permit, child care, etc.

No bureaucracy, only service

Moving to another country to work always requires contact with a wide range of public authorities when you first arrive. This normally results in endless walks from authority to authority. But moving to Denmark for at position at Aarhus University is a positive exception – we cut down on bureaucracy by making sure you only have to go once!

The Danish authorities offer a number of services to foreign employees and students. The International Citizen Service (ICS) is the government’s central point of access to all relevant authorities on arriving in Denmark. It offers face-to-face assistance with applications for the Certificate of Registration for EU citizens, issuing civil registration numbers (CPR numbers) and health insurance cards as well as registration with the tax authorities.

Great work-life balance

Denmark prides itself on having a healthy work-life balance. As a PhD student you will also enjoy the flexible working conditions and social support networks, including maternity/paternity leave and childcare facilities at reasonable prices. Furthermore, Denmark is widely cited as one of the world’s most liveable places. It has the world’s highest level of income equality according to the OECD.

Aarhus City
Studying in Denmark
Dale's Café at the International Centre
The Steno Library