Students at Campus Horsens

The environment at VIA supports intercultural understanding

Campus Horsens has a diverse and international study environment. The focus is on hands-on educational programmes.

About Campus Horsens

  • Facts

  • Facilities

    Campus Horsens is home to students from more than 60 countries.

    Campus Horsens has its own unique international pulse. The focus here is on delivering an education that qualifies you to work in a variety of disciplines, languages, and cultures. 

    You’ll learn how to make use of diversity to achieve a common goal. This is a useful skill to have when you go out into a global workplace. 

    Student psychologist 

    If something is bothering you that makes it difficult for you to feel comfortable in your daily life or concentrate on your studies, you can always book an appointment with our student psychologist Mette B. Madsen. 

    Advisory services are free for students and all contacts with the student psychologist are handled with the greatest discretion. 

    Student priest 

    The student priest and psychotherapist Anette Foged Schultz is also available for one-on-one sessions with students at Campus Horsens. 

    You are welcome to talk to Anette regardless of your religion, or if you are not religious at all. 

    The student priest is required to maintain complete confidentiality. All appointments are free. 


    The library at Campus Horsens contains books and other materials focused on: mathematics, physics, general technology, building and landscape technology, machine technology, agricultural technology, environmental protection technology, EDB/IT, languages, management and economics, business, social education and nursing. 

    You’ll also have the opportunity to read a wide selection of newspapers, trade magazines and journals. 

    The library offers courses on searching literature and information. 


    In the canteen at Campus Horsens you can find a wide selection of warm and cold dishes, salads, meat and cheeses, homemade bread, as well as cakes and desserts. 

    With its fresh ingredients and reasonable prices, Campus Horsens is a popular place for get-togethers. 


    The bookstore at Campus Horsens can provide everything needed for student life. 

    You can buy textbooks, books about your field of study and dictionaries, along with stationary and office supplies. 

    The store also sells headsets, USB drives, computer bags and other IT equipment as part of its standard range. You can also buy logo items and wine in the store. 


    IT Support 

    At Campus Horsens, wireless access to the Internet is free of charge. 

    During the introduction week, you will be introduced to the Campus Horsens IT services and get an account so that you can use the Internet, print and get access to our Intranet. Our Intranet is the link between lecturers, the administrative staff and the students, and an important source of information.

  • Activities

    You’ll be part of an active and social student environment.

    There are tons of social activities on Campus Horsens, and the campus is lively 24/7. 

    The Student Council 

    The Campus Horsens Student Council sponsors a large variety of events. You can enjoy everything from salsa dance classes to Counter-Strike tournaments to Photoshop instruction to film evenings – and much more. 

    The Student Council also helps arrange parties for students – and they are good parties! 

    Sports hall 

    Campus Horsens offers a sports hall that is covers roughly a square kilometre. The sports hall is used as part of course work for the social education course, as well as some other courses. 

    Students can also book the sports hall for free time activities like football, fitness, CrossFit, Mixed Martial Arts, etc. 

    Read more about the sports hall and other opportunities for playing sports at Campus Horsens on the VIA Sports Clubs Facebook page

  • VIA Language Assessment Centre

    You are required to have an English level of B2.

    VIA Language Assessment Centre (VIALAC) is situated at VIA Campus Horsens. Our core competences are language assessment testing of potential students as well as intercultural and language proficiency skills upgrading of our lecturers. 

    English language entry requirements 

    If English is not your first language, you need to provide documentation of your English language level. VIA University College – School of Business, Technology and Creative Industries requires that you have an English level of B2 or higher (certificate is required). 

    As documentation we accept the following internationally recognised language tests: IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge ESOL tests, TOEIC. We also accept International Baccalaureates.

    Test scores

    For the internationally recognised tests as well as the IB, the required test scores for the following study programmes are:

    • AP Degree in Marketing Management
    • Bachelor of Architectural Technology & Construction Management
    • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
    • Bachelor of ICT Engineering
    • Bachelor of International Sales & Marketing Management
    • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
    • Bachelor of Supply Engineering
    • Bachelor of Value Chain Management

    IELTS An average band score of 6.0
    TOEFL iBT 80
    TOEFL PBT 550
    Cambridge ESOL tests CAE, C grade
    TOEIC 700
    IB (International Baccalaureate)

    Group 1: All grades

    Group 2: English B HL, all grades English B SL, minimum grade 5 

    For Bachelor of Global Business Engineering the following test scores are required:

    IELTS 7.0 in all bands
    TOEFL iBT 100
    TOEFL PBT 600
    Cambridge ESOL tests CAE, A grade or CPE, C grade (or higher)
    TOEIC 780
    IB (International Baccalaureate)

    Group 1: minimum grade 6

    Group 2: English B HL, minimum grade 6

    VIAT/e – The VIA English Language Assessment Test

    Alternatively, you may choose to sit for the VIA English Language Assessment Test – the VIAT/e.

    The VIAT/e will take approximately 100 minutes and is only valid for admission into study programmes at VIA University College - School of Business, Technology and Creative Industries. The test will be conducted by a qualified VIALAC representative. 

    Read more about the test

    Test dates 

    For applications for the spring as well as summer 2016 intakes, the test dates will be available here soon.

    The test will take place at VIA University College, Chr. M. Oestergaards Vej 4, 8700 Horsens.  

    If you are applying through one of our agents, please contact the agent for available test dates.

    To sign up for a test, please send an email to

    In the email, please indicate which date you wish to sign up for as well as full name, country of origin/country of residence and email address. You will receive a confirmation email, once you are signed up for the test. 

    Applying through agents

    If you are applying through one of our agents, please contact the agent to set up an appointment for the test. When you apply through an agent, the test dates will be different from the dates mentioned above. 

    For questions concerning the VIAT/e, please contact Helle Svendsen at .

    On the day of the test 

    On the day of the test, please go to the main reception at VIA University College, Chr. M. Oestergaards Vej 4, 8700 Horsens. Unless otherwise indicated in the confirmation email, the test starts at 10:00. A VIALAC representative will meet you at the reception area. 

    For documentation purposes, please bring a valid picture ID. 

    The VIAT/e is a paper-based test. You may make use of a dictionary, either in a book format or as an online version. However, no other use of the Internet is allowed during the test.

    If you are using one of our agents, please contact the agent for information concerning dates and procedures. 

    Test retake 

    If you do not pass the VIAT/e in the first attempt, you may re-sit the test, provided you comply with the following rules: 

    You must receive sufficient and proper language training. VIALAC therefore requires that you follow an intensive English language course for at least 2 months at an authorised language school or other language institution. 

    To reach a sufficient level of English, you must do at least 100 hours of student work. 

    Certificate is required

    VIALAC requires a certificate or other form of documentation from the authorised language course provider. If the documentation is in another language than English, you must send both the original and a translated version of the documentation. 

    Documentation from a Danish language course provider need not be translated. 

    To retake the VIAT/e you must sign up for a new test and attach the above-mentioned documentation by email to, once again indicating full name, country of origin/country of residence and email address as well as the test date of your first attempt. 

    VIA Agents 

    VIA University College - School of Business, Technology and Creative Industries cooperates with a number of agents in Europe. If you wish to sit for the VIAT/e at one of our agents, please contact them directly. 

    You can find a list of our agents here (pdf).

  • VIA Student Incubator

    VIA students learn to develop and carry out new ideas and projects.

    At the VIA Student Incubator, students work with innovation and entrepreneurship. They learn to develop and generate new ideas and projects. 

    This might be the student's own ideas, or external projects being carried out in co-operation with local institutions and companies, municipalities or regions. 

    Professional events 

    VIA Student Incubator holds a number of professional events and workshops focused on teaching students about entrepreneurship and networking. 

    Office space 

    As a student entrepreneur, you can apply for office space at “VBI Innovation Park”, that is a part of VIA Campus Horsens. 


    VIA Student Incubator
    Mette Lindahl Thomassen
    T: +45 87 55 42 48

    Read more about VIA Student Incubator

  • Student counselling

    Contact the student counsellor office.

    The student counsellor can help you with questions about various VIA study programmes within technology and business, admission requirements, selection criteria and admission procedures. 

    Contact our student counsellors’ office on weekdays 08:00-14:00 at: or text/call +45 87 55 43 20.

  • Accommodation

    Do you need help finding accommodation in Horsens?

    If you need a place to live, you can apply for a flat at the Campus Student Village, located right next to VIA Campus Horsens. 

    You can also find an apartment in the ’youth city’ of Kamtjatka. Kamtjatka has room for 300 students and is located near the centre of Horsens. 

    Read more about the apartments at or contact Drosselbo at

  • Transportation

    City busses run directly from central Horsens to Campus Horsens.

    Campus Horsens is located about four kilometres north of the main train station in Horsens. 

    Bike to the campus 

    You can also bike to the campus. Biking is very popular in Denmark, and you can purchase a bike cheaply or rent one if you like. APERO is a non-profit, volunteer-run organisation established that rents bikes to students at VIA at affordable prices. Find APERO at Facebook.  

    There is a bike lane all the way from downtown Horsens to Campus Horsens, which is about three kilometres. 

    Horsens is generally very bike-friendly, with bike lanes all the way to both the forest and the beach. 

    You can use the online journey planner to plan your trip (also in English).

  • Contact

    You are welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

    VIA University College
    Campus Horsens
    Chr. M. Østergaards Vej 4
    DK - 8700 Horsens 

    T: +45 87 55 00 20

    Phone hours

    Monday to Thursday kl. 07.30-15.30
    Friday kl. 07.30-14.30. 

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