VIA University College is one of Denmark’s largest institutions of higher education based in central Denmark with a total of eight different campuses located in locations such as Aarhus, Horsens and Hostelbro. The institution has approximately 20,000 students and 2,000 staff.
VIA offers a wide range of vocational bachelor courses and more traditional subjects including Education, Engineering, Design, Business and Film. The Danish approach to education at VIA incorporates hands on experience, project based learning and encouraging a culture of open exchange between student and lecturers.
Programmes of study
DMU’s exchange agreement with the VIA University College allows students enrolled on the following programmes to study abroad:
Modules will be available in English and further information about the study options and campus locations can be found by clicking the relevant study programme above. Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at VIA University College.
Learn more about campus activities and events
Every year, around 3,500 international students from more than 60 different countries attend VIA on exchange or full degree programmes at one of their eight campuses. International students have the opportunity to be matched with a local student buddy/mentor who can help navigate student life at VIA.
At each VIA campus, there is a student council or social community responsible for improving the quality of your student life and study environment. A variety of social activities and events are available on campus along with professional courses.
While some campuses have their own sports clubs, Denmark offers almost 16,000 in total, as the Danes are very involved in leisure activities. There is a club for almost any kind of sport, and we therefore encourage our students to become involved in a local sports club to make new friends and grow their network while pursuing their interests.
Travel & accommodation
Visas & insurance
Living costs in Denmark tend to be higher than those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have a created a simple cost comparison between the UK and Denmark: