Study Business and Communications for one or two semesters

VIA Business and Communication  


Gain useful international experience and boost your future career by studying business and communication abroad.

About the programme


Title: Business and Communication Exchange Programme 

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

Programme start: February and August.

Study location: Horsens. Read about Campus Horsens (in English) 

Language: The programme is taught in English

See our Course Catalogue (in English).

Structure and content
You will primarily learn business theory through practical assignments

Studying one or more semesters outside your home university offers a number of benefits, such as a fresh academic approach, improved intercultural communication skills, and the ability to adapt and be flexible to new circumstances.

We offer a variety of bachelor courses taught in English for students whose ambition is a job as a business manager in the industry or in the public sector.

Teaching style

Teaching is structured around class tutorials, assignments, lab exercises and workshop practice.

Classes are small in order to allow group discussions and provide individualised attention. Focus is on active, student-centered learning to develop critical thinking and interpersonal skills.

Theory in classroom sessions is taught in the form of applied problem-based projects, preparing you for the working world.

Read more in our Course catalogue (in English).

Project work

Many exchange students do a project. Project work is a way of incorporating real-life contexts into the study programmes. Typically, students work in teams of four on a problem that they would like to analyse and solve - sometimes in cooperation with a company.

By working in teams, students will learn how to collaborate in a multicultural environment, how to cooperate with others who have different skills, and how groups can be mobilized to address real-life business problems.

Evaluation and exams

Your learning outcome will be assessed according to your performance on in-course assignments, tests, presentations and written and oral examinations. The varied assessment methods support your in developing skills which you can benefit from in your future career.

Examinations are organised as individual tests assessed by external or internal examiners. An external examiner appointed by the Danish Ministry of Education will participate in external examinations. For internal examinations, the assessment will be done by lecturers appointed by VIA University College.

You must have an English B2 level to attend the programme

Before you begin the exchange programme at VIA University College, you must have completed the first two years of a Bachelor Degree at your home university.

We work in close cooperation with your home university to to ensure that each course you complete successfully at VIA University College is credited at your home university.

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 on our English website.

Read about credit transfer at VIA University College (in English).

How to apply
There are two application deadlines every year, in April and October.

When your home university has nominated you for exchange at VIA School of Business, Technology & Creative Industries, we will send you further information and a link to our online application system.

Application deadlines

  • Autumn semester (August to January): 15 April
  • Spring semester (February to June): 15 October

Download Learning agreement for studies:

The learning agreement signed by your home institution must be sent to:

International coordinator 
Lise Hjerrild 

Upon receipt of your application

We will return the signed Learning Agreement for Studies together with an admission letter when we have approved your application.

You can book a place to live at You’ll find living spaces in a variety of categories and at a range of prices. As soon as you have booked a place to live, you will receive an email from Drosselbo. The mail will contain practical information such as where you should go to get the key to your residence when you arrive in Horsens.

Before your arrival, we will send you information concerning where to go on the first day of class as well as on and activities during the first days. 

Visa application

A visa application may take up to three months to process. Remember to apply well in advance.

Upon receipt of student application and B2 english language certificate VIA University College will send acceptance letter and ST1 visa application form to the student.

Fees and tuition
Get information about tuition fee.

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

If you have any questions please contact our International Coordinator Lise Hjerrild, E:

Read more about fees and finances.

Student counselling
Need help before applying?

Our International coordinator Lise Hjerrild can help you with questions about various VIA study programmes within business and communication, admission requirements, selection criteria and admission procedures.

Contact our International coordinator Lise Hjerrild, E:

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

VIA University College
Chr. M. Østergaards Vej 4 
8700 Horsens 
DK - Denmark
T: +45 87 55 40 00 

Opening hours:

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

Read about Campus Horsens (in English).