VIA University College – Denmark

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:

  • Business & Law – Business and Management, International Business and Marketing
  • Computing, Engineering & Media – Mechanical Engineering and Software Engineering

Modules will be available in English and further information about the study options and campus locations can be found by clicking here. Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at VIA University College.

Travel & accommodation

  • Travel – VIA University College has multiple campus locations across central Denmark, therefore it is recommended that you only make travel plans once you know the details of where you will be based.
  • Accommodation – There are multiple accommodation options in VIA’s campus cities – dormitories, private apartments and house shares that you can choose from. For more information check out VIA University College housing webpage.

Visas & insurance

  • Visas – To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that you meet Danish immigration requirements.
  • Insurance – All students are recommended to purchase travel insurance for the duration of their time in Europe to cover personal possessions and healthcare. UK and EU nationals can apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which is time-limited to the length of the exchange period.


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: