Second semester alternative at one of our credit awarding universities

Selected students will get the unique opportunity to substitute their second semester courses (30 ECTS) in Aarhus with courses taken at one of the prestigious universities listed below. Information about this opportunity will be provided after course start in Aarhus. 

Berkeley University of California, USA

About UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism

Founded in 1968, the Graduate School of Journalism is home to approximately 120 full-time graduate students from all over the world. The J-School has the reputation of being one of the top institutions in the world, and it lives up to its name! Expect to meet Pulitzer prize winners and highly respected journalists as your lecturers. 
Berkeley is home to some of the world's greatest minds leading more than 130 academic departments and 80 interdisciplinary research units and addressing the world’s most pertinent challenges.

Check out the City Guide written by students - Sophie Timmermann and Thess Mostoles, here.

Come and spend an unforgettable semester in Berkeley Video created by Sophie Timmermann and Thess Mostoles who studied in Berkeley in 2020.

University of Cape Town, South Africa

About UCT's Centre for Film and Media Studies

Established in 2004, the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town offers a range of courses that equip graduates with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to embark on a career in the film and media industry. Many of the CFMS's alumni have found entry level posts in the media, film, and television industries as well as in advertising, marketing, and education. The CFMS offers the opportunity for creativity, intellectual engagement, and practical training, while cultivating the passion and commitment of its students.

University of Hamburg, Germany

About UHH's Institute for Journalism and Mass Communication Studies 

The Journalism and Mass Communication Studies at UHH was founded in 1990, and its focus is to provide a stimulating environment for research, scholarship and teaching. The department has a strong focus on research especially in regards to studying public communication and current changes, with a special focus on the role of journalism in society. They offer students an in-depth discussion of concepts and empirical findings in the field of mass communication and a solid understanding of the methods of social scientific research. This knowledge allows students to analyse data and statistics and to evaluate professional opinions.

City, University of London, United Kingdom

About the Department of Journalism at City

The Department of Journalism at City, University of London has been offering postgraduate courses in journalism since 1976. Its record on getting graduates into the best jobs in journalism and broadcasting is exemplary, and the industry focus is intense. The 4,000+ graduates from City's Graduate School of Journalism form one of the strongest and most influential alumni networks in media, both in the UK and internationally. City’s location puts it right alongside the industry it serves, and the courses offered here make full use of those unrivaled contacts and resources. You will learn from top academics and practitioners, and you will practise your craft in outstanding studios and newsrooms that has recently been updated, in a £12M development project, in consultation with experts from the BBC and ITN. 

City, University of London has a long tradition of academic excellence, dating back to the foundation in 1894, and is ranked in the top 20 UK universities in the Guardian University Guide. The university attracts nearly 19,000 students from more than 150 countries as well as staff from over 50 countries. 

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

About UC's Faculty of Communications

Universidad Católica de Chile is a public university of international quality and is at the top of the Chilean university system with regard to teaching, research, creation and outreach. The mission of UC's Faculty of Communications is to teach and research a wide range of areas related to media and communications and to encourage the understanding and development of new forms of communication. Students focus on journalism practices and media systems in Chile and other parts of South America, gaining knowledge about developments in the field of social communications from a Latin American perspective within an increasing globalised world. 

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

About the School of Communication at UTS

The School of Communication has more than 30 years of teaching expertise, led by the best in the field, and it is shaped by the youth, agility, and entrepreneurial spirit that have come to define UTS. Many of Australia’s acclaimed journalists were educated at UTS, and it is a leader in undergraduate degrees in Journalism and postgraduate degrees in Advanced Journalism. The education is hands-on, and the custom-built facilities are stocked with the same equipment used in a professional workplace.


Fudan University, Shanghai, China

About Fudan University's School of Journalism

The School of Journalism at Fudan University was founded in 1988 and is known as the cradle of Chinese journalists. It is closely linked to the Chinese media industry, and alumni have played a significant role across the country as leading figures in the media industry. As the first higher education institution in China to commit to journalism, Fudan Journalism School currently consists of four departments including the Department of Journalism, Broadcasting, Advertising, and Communications with 81 faculty members and 1500 students.

The Lebanese American University, Lebanon

About the Department of Communication Arts at LAU

The Department of Communication Arts offers a rigorous and innovative education built on a liberal arts curriculum that balances theory and practice, and embraces critical inquiry, creativity, and research. The department is dedicated to excellence in the production and diffusion of knowledge and the critical practice of Communication, Multimedia Journalism, Television and Film, and the Performing Arts. 
The Lebanese American University (LAU) was founded as a college for women in 1924, tracing its origins back to the first school for girls in the Ottoman empire started by Presbyterian missionaries in the 1830s. The institution has grown and changed tremendously through the decades, but the enterprising and progressive spirit of those who started it endures. 


Swansea University, Wales, United Kingdom


About the Department of Media, Communication and PR at Swansea University

The teaching and research at the Department of Media, Communication and PR explores the history, theory and practice of media, film, journalism and public relations. The research is developed through the two main groupings of European Film and Identity, and Media History, Theory and Technology, together with overlapping clusters exploring Journalism and Welsh Media. The department has ascending reputation for excellence; out of almost 100 media departments in the whole of the UK, Swansea was rated 5th in the Guardian League Table and 7th in the Complete Uni Guide.
Swansea University was established by Royal Assent, and in 2020 will celebrate its centenary. As a top 30 UK research institution, it offers degrees at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research levels. It is located around 3 hours from London, in the south-west of the principality of Wales. Singleton Campus is set between acres of green parkland and miles of sea and sand. It is a stunning location, just a couple of miles from the city centre, on the edge of the beautiful Gower Peninsula and within easy reach of beaches and countryside. Swansea's thriving academic community is made up of almost 16,000 students, of which over 2,500 are postgraduates, studying a wide variety of subjects. The University was voted the overall Best University in the UK in the Student Choice Awards 2014 and again in 2019.