Being an exchange student

Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering welcomes exchange students from all our partner institutions.

A semester abroad is a fantastic chance to broaden your cultural foundation, and it will add value to you as a potential international employee.

Aarhus is a university city and a very popular destination for both Danish students and for students from all over the world.

AAMS welcomes exchange students to our English-taught course every semester.

We look forward to welcoming you to join us for a semester at AAMS, and therefore you will have an introductory programme and you will get a Danish buddy to help you find your feet. As an exchange student coming to Denmark, you will need to be registered in Denmark and get a so-called CPR number. We will help you with this during your introduction programme.


Buddy programme

During your semester at AAMS you will be associated with a Danish buddy. Your buddy is a full-degree Danish student who will help introduce you to Aarhus and get you acquainted with the city’s student life. When you arrive in Aarhus your buddy will meet you and help you get settled into your dormitory. After the introductory programme, you and your buddy to decide what you would like to do within the framework of the buddy arrangement.

Your buddies will contact you before your arrival in Denmark so that you can plan matters regarding your stay at AAMS. They will also create a group on Facebook especially for you and your fellow international students. After your arrival you will be able to plan meetings, parties or other social events.

The Danish marking system

The Danish marking scale is a seven-point scale:

Danish mark   

Explanation of the mark

ECTS mark


For an excellent performance



For a very good performance



For a good performance



For a fair performance



For an adequate performance



For an inadequate performance


Other Assessments
”P” is ”Passed”. The assessment “Pass/Fail” corresponds to the assessment “Approved/Not approved”.


International office