Students at VIA Campus Horsens

Develop professional competences in information technology

VIA Software Engineering


The programme provides you with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop and manage information systems. It will prepare you for a career in information technology.

About the programme

  • Facts

    Title: Information and Communication Technology Engineering Exchange Programme 

    Duration of the programme: 1 or 2 semesters (at least 30 ECTS per semester). 

    Programme start: February or August at Campus Horsens. February at Campus Viborg (4th and 6th semester).

    Academic calendar: Spring semester 2020 (pdf)

    Study location: Horsens and Viborg. Read more about Campus Horsens and read more about Campus Viborg.

    Language: The programme is taught in English 

    See our course catalogue for Horsens.

    See the overview for courses in Viborg.

    Fact sheet: Fact Sheet for Partner Institutions of VIA University College (pdf)

  • Structure and content

    Exchange students must have a total of at least 30 ECTS per semester.

    A typical exchange student programme consists of 3-4 courses and a project of between 5 and 15 ECTS credits - at least 30 ECTS per semester. The students work on projects in teams of 3-4. 

    We offer English-language courses to all exchange students. English is taught on different levels. You will be tested and divided into groups upon your arrival unless you are a native English speaker. 

    Project work

    Many exchange students do a project. Project work is a way of incorporating real-life challenges into study programmes. You will typically be working in teams of four to analyse and solve a problem, sometimes in cooperation with a company. 

    All teams will be assigned one or more supervisors. The supervisors will assist you in forming teams and finding possible ideas for projects, and they will guide you through your project work.   


    The timetables shows the days and times each course is taught. 

    Please have a look at the timetables to see whether your choice is possible according to the timetable. If it is not, you will have to find alternative courses.

    Evaluation and exams

    During the study course there will be a number of tests and exams, both oral and written. Your performance will be assessed by an examiner and an external/internal examiner. 

    We have a close dialogue with the industry in order to make sure that our programme provides you with the skills and qualifications you will need on the job. 

  • Enrolment

    We ensure that you will receive credit at your home university for courses you complete successfully at VIA .

    VIA University College expects you to have completed part of your degree course at your home university. In most cases, this will be the first two years of a B.Sc. 

    We work in close cooperation with your home university to ensure that you will receive credit at your home university for each course you successfully complete at VIA University College. 


    You must bring a laptop to all classes at VIA. 

    Computer requirements: WIFI connection and ability to run Windows 7 or above. 

    The computer must meet these requirements so that programmes for classroom instruction can be installed. We also recommend at least 2 GB RAM. 

    Free books

    All books for courses at the Department of Software Engineering are lent out for free one semester at a time at the Campus Horsens Library. 

    Documentation of your current English language level

    If English is not your first language, you will need to provide documentation of your English language level. VIA University College requires that you have an English level of B2 or higher (certificate is required), as you must be able to understand spoken English when following courses and be able to write assignments and reports in English.

    As documentation, we accept confirmation of a B2 level from your home institution or one of the following internationally recognised language tests: TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS or the Cambridge ESOL test. For more information, please see:
    Information about VIA Language Assessment Centre

    If you need further information, please contact our International coordinator:

    Lise Hjerrild
    T: 45 87 55 43 18

    Read about credit transfer

  • 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

    Usually exchange students do not pay tuition fees.

    Exchange students pay no tuition fee if they come from: 

    • Institutions which have signed a Bilateral Agreement on the exchange of students with VIA University College 
    • Countries which are full members of the EU or from Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein 
    If you do not fulfil the above criteria, you can contact our International Coordinator:

    Lise Hjerrild

  • Student counselling

    Need help before applying?

    If you are not sure which study programme is right for you, It might be helpful for you to talk to a student counsellor. 

    Read more about our student counselling

    Contact our International coordinator: 

    Lise Hjerrild
    T: +45 87 55 43 18

  • Contact

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

    VIA Software Engineering
    Chr. M. Østergaards Vej 4
    DK - 8700 Horsens 

    T: +45 87 55 40 00.

    Opening hours:

    Lines are open: 

    Monday - Thursday at 07:45 – 15:30
    Friday at 07:45 – 14:30 

    Find us on Google Maps 

    Read about Campus Horsens.

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Video about the programme

View a short film that tells you how it is to be a student in the Software Engineering exchange programme.

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The VIA Band will perform small concerts during the Youth Music Festival in Chengdu.