Teaching children

Get innovative and intercultural teacher competences at VIA UC

International Class and Teacher Education


For students interested in acquiring professional competences, studying new innovative teaching approaches in an international study environment and doing fieldwork in Danish Schools 

About the programme

  • Facts

    Title: The International Class in Teacher Education

    Duration of the programme: One semester, 30 ECTS

    Programme start: Mid-August and February

    Application deadlines:
    For the autumn semester: 1 May 
    For the spring semester:  1 November

    Study location: Aarhus. Read about Campus Aarhus C

    Language: The programme is taught in English

  • Structure and content

    We offer five modules in The International Class in Teacher Education. One module is mandatory and four of the modules are optional.

    The semester consists of one mandatory module, plus two modules chosen by you. You can take maximum three modules equivalent of 30 ECTS in total.

    You will be studying in an international study environment at VIA University College at Campus Aarhus C. The Campus is new and located in the city centre of Aarhus. 

    The international students come from many different countries. Most come from Europe.

    Teaching methods

    Our teaching methods consist of different and varied work and study forms, such as lectures, dialogue-based communication, discussions, student presentations and group activities. The innovative teaching approaches are all process-based.

    Collaboration between teachers and students is partly based on student initiative and independent work. We see active student participation and fieldwork as valuable and important components of studying a profession.

    The practical perspective: Danish school culture

    As an international student, you will study Danish school culture close up as a part of your semester. We consider the practical perspective of the teaching profession to be very important. 

    We will allocate you to a Danish primary or lower secondary school or a boarding school for a period of time. The cost of the boarding school will be DKK 500 (85 euro) for each international student, which covers cost of room and board for two weeks.

    The stay will give you the opportunity to see how Danish students learn in various learning environments. There will also be opportunities for you to visit classes with a focus on specific aspects of teaching.

    More information

  • Enrolment

    The semester modules are open to both International and Danish students.

    The minimum requirement to apply for the course is to have passed the first two semesters at bachelor’s level at your relevant university or another institute of higher education.

    With regards to language proficiency, it is required to have an English level, spoken and written, equivalent to B2, according to the Common European Framework.

    Who can apply?

    The programme is targeted towards students who are interested in becoming teachers in primary and lower secondary education.

  • How to apply

    You must apply through our application system 

    Your home institution must have an inter-institutional agreement with VIA University College in order for you to be able to apply for an exchange programme at VIA.  

    If an agreement exists, you will be able to fill in the application form. Please be aware that VIA must receive a nomination from your home institution as well. 

    Go to the application portal to apply now

  • Fees and tuition

    Exchange students from institutions with a bilateral partner agreement do not have to pay tuition fees.

    Are you studying at an institution in your home country with a bilateral partner agreement with VIA University College?
    If you are in doubt, check with the international office at your institution.

    Apply for scholarships

    Students who are not eligible for an Erasmus scholarship, can contact the International Counsellor for more information

  • Accommodation

    VIA University College can offer accommodation in Aarhus.

    If you are studying for a semester in The International Class in Teacher Education, you can rent a room in Aarhus for students.

    Read about the accommodation in Aarhus for students studying on VIA.

  • Student counselling

    Do you need help before applying?

    Please contact Therese Nørgreen, who can answer questions regarding your application or the international programme.

    Therese Nørgreen
    International Administrative Coordinator
    T: +45 87 55 35 18
    E: tnoe@via.dk

  • Contact

    If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us. 

    VIA University College
    Ceresbyen 24
    DK - 8000 Aarhus C

    Søren Iversen Hansen  
    International Coordinator
    T: +45 87 55 31 37
    E: soih@via.dk

    Therese Nørgreen
    International Administrative Coordinator
    T: +45 87 55 35 18
    E: tnoe@via.dk

Get inspired

Campus Aarhus C inside

Student life in Aarhus

The International Class in Teaching Education programme is located at Campus Aarhus C.

Dialogue and teaching

Tutors and buddies will help you

We provide tutors and buddies for the international class.

Student with his computer

A good educational choice

Why choose The International Class in Teacher Education?