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Intercultural Studies

Master (2 years) of Intercultural Studies, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8000 EUR
Cultural and language differences shape the everyday life of individuals and organisations in our increasingly interdependent and transnational world. These cultural and language entanglements include different histories and conflicts and are represented in different media and literatures. The increased interconnectivity and transnational mobility of both people and mediated information demand new sensitivities and skills to understand, analyse, and negotiate cultural difference. The Intercultural Studies program prepares students to analyse different contemporary contexts of identity negotiation and interaction, and to engage in planning for professional interaction in globalising spaces while enhancing language competences. Students can choose from four different tracks:
  • Intercultural Studies (English)
  • Intercultural Studies (French)
  • Intercultural Studies (German)
  • Intercultural Studies (Latin America and Spain)

The program develops students’ knowledge on diverse conceptualisations of culture and the rich potentials of cultural differences while sharpening language skills to enable intercultural dialogue and collaboration in a global world. The program also contains practical components for students to develop their competences in working innovatively on intercultural issues within and beyond organisations.


The four different foreign-language combinations follow a similar basic structure, but address interculturality within specific historical and societal contexts related to the English, French, German and Spanish languages. The English track is taught exclusively in English while the other three tracks are taught both in English and in French, German and Spanish respectively.


Aarhus University provides a vibrant social and study environment to students. Read more about this here:  


Graduates of the program are highly valued for their sensitivities towards interculturality and their international communicative skills in both private and public organisations.


In general, admission to a master’s degree programme requires successful completion of a relevant and recognised university degree equivalent to a Danish bachelor’s degree in level and length (180 ECTS). In addition, you must meet the specific requirements for the individual programme, including language requirements. If you wish to study a master’s degree at Aarhus University, please check out our page ‘Am I qualified for admission’:

If you are curious about how to submit a master’s degree application to Aarhus University, then make sure to check out our ‘Apply Now’ page. Here you can find information about relevant fees, guides, and video tutorials on how to use the application portal:

There are the same English language requirements for all international students with a few exceptions. The general English language requirements for master’s degrees can be found here:

Aarhus University offers a limited number of Danish state scholarships for highly qualified non-EU students applying for master’s degrees. You can read more about scholarships here:

Students from outside the EU are generally required to pay tuition and application fee. You can consult our page Tuition fees for master’s degree programmes:

Would you like to chat with a fellow student from your country, or with someone who studies the programme you are interested in? You can get help with your questions from Aarhus University’s Student Ambassadors: 


Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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