Business Academy Aarhus, University of Applied Sciences, is a professional institution of higher education.
BAAA offers a variety of programmes at Academy Profession (AP) and Bachelor’s degree (BA) level. An AP degree lasts 2-2½ years and may be followed by a BA topup programme for 1½ years in order to obtain a full Bachelor’s degree. A BA programme lasts 3½ years.
All our programmes are accredited by the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education.
They offer programmes within these fields:
- IT and Technology
- Web, Media and
- Environment and
The Academy is closely linked to industry, aiming to bridge the gap between university studies and private sector companies. They therefore combine theory and practice which enables our students to solve practical problems in real life situations.
All our programmes include a compulsory internship lasting from 2½ - 10 months, within a company in Denmark or abroad.
At Business Academy Aarhus, teaching is performed in small classes of 20-35 students. Students attend classes on a daily basis and have between 18-25 lessons per week. For the remaining time, students are expected to prepare for classes, meet for group work, and complete assignments and projects.
The teaching methods include dialogue-based theoretical and practical training, group and project work, and company visits. BAAA expects students to be active in class, express their opinion and participate in discussions with lecturers and fellow students.
The relationship between student and lecturer is very informal, and a lecturer is often seen as a kind of mentor to the students, to guide them in the right direction when they are problem solving and searching for answers. In Denmark, everybody is on first-name basis.
Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark with a population of more than 320,000, where around 20% are students - so it’s a very young city. It’s situated by the seaside with lovely beaches and beautiful forests close by, and it offers a wide variety of sporting, outdoor and cultural activities.
Like the rest of Denmark, it’s a well-organised city and a safe place to live. The infrastructure is very good, and you’ll often see people taking their bike to work or school as it is cheaper, healthier and often faster.
The Academy has six different campuses, all in the city of Aarhus, and all with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in classrooms and laboratories. Students have access to the buildings 24/7, with wireless network access, and a well-equipped library. BAAA Career Centre counsels students on internship and job opportunities, how to prepare an application and a CV, as well as individual job interview training.
The Buddy Programme gives all new international students the chance to be paired with a current Academy student. They can then help with any practical matters, advice, and general integration into the new study and city environment. It includes organised professional events, cultural visits and social events and parties.
In Denmark, most students live in dormitories or share a flat with other students. Aarhus has more than 8,000 rooms for students in dormitories and housing associations, all administered by a central office. Many new students move to Aarhus each summer, so it’s important to apply for accommodation well in advance, preferably 5-6 months before study start.
Students from EU/EEA countries don’t pay tuition fees to study in Denmark. These are paid by the Danish state. However, living expenses are quite high in Denmark.
Below is an example of the expenses a typical student might have living in Aarhus:
- Rent (single room in a dormitory): 340-410
- Food: 225
- Bus card (monthly season ticket): 55
- Phone: 25-50
- Internet (if not included in rent): 15
- Bike (second-hand): 40-80
- Study trip (depending on programme): 300-600
- Books (depending on programme): 190-620
- A cup of coffee in the canteen: 1,35
- A litre of milk: 1
- Loaf of bread: 1,65 EUR
*Please keep in mind that Denmark has its own currency (Danish krone - DKK). 1DKK is roughly 0.13 EUR
Students must bring their own laptop.
Aside from this, a deposit is usually required for accommodation (typically 3 months’ rent), and if the room/flat is unfurnished, then furniture, kitchen utensils, etc. would be needed as well.
Most students find a spare-time job, but it can take several months to find a job. It’s therefore important that new students can support themselves for at least the first 6 months in Aarhus. Students usually work 10-15 hours per week, and basic salary is from 13,60 EUR per hour.