Read one or two semesters at our Civil Engineering exchange programme

VIA Civil Engineering  


Our programme provides you with skills and knowledge needed to manage structural calculations, drawings, soil mechanics, road design and calculations.

About the programme


Titel: Civil Engineering Exchange Programme

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

Programme start: February or 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
Exchange students must have a total of at least 30 ECTS per semester.

As an exchange student, you may choose courses from our International Course Catalogue from the link below. Courses have been arranged in course area order:

See the course catalogue - Civil Engineering Exchange (in English).

You must have a total of at least 30 ECTS credits per semester (a maximum of 35 ECTS credits). A typical exchange student programme consists of 3-4 courses and a project of between 5 and 15 ECTS credits. 

We recommend that you also take a course in English unless you are a native English speaker. English is taught on various levels, and all exchange students will be tested and placed in the appropriate course.

If you can’t find a course with the subject matter you want, please contact our International coordinators Katrine Steenbach at (academic contents) or Hanne Miller at (application procedure). They will help you find the right course combination to fit your individual profile.

Project work

We recommend that all 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 2-4 on a problem that they would like to analyse and solve - sometimes in cooperation with a company.

Staff from the faculties will assist students in forming teams and finding possible ideas for projects. All teams will be assigned one or more supervisors. These supervisors will guide students through their project work.

Evaluation and exams

Your learning outcome will be assessed through in-course assignments, tests, presentations and examinations.

Assessments are based on the following types of examinations:

  • Written or oral examinations
  • In-class tests
  • Oral examination with a project report, and an oral group presentation as the basis of an individual exami-nation
  • Approval of participation in tuition activities according to criteria stipulated in the course description
  • Combinations of the above.

Examinations are organized as individual tests assessed by external or internal examiners. For external ex-aminations, an external examiner appointed by the Danish Ministry of Education will be called in. For internal examinations, the assessment will be done by lecturers appointed by VIA University College.

More information about examinations is contained in the course description. 

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

VIA University College expects international students taking part of their degree course at VIA University College to have already completed part of their degree course at their home university. In most cases, this means the first two years of a B.Sc.

We work in close cooperation with the students' home universities. This collaboration is to ensure the student receives credit at his or her home university for each course successfully completed at VIA University College.

Students who have completed 2 years = 120 ECTS of study at their home university are permitted to attend the exchange transfer programme at Department of Civil Engineering and be awarded a Danish bachelor degree upon completion of internship and 1 year = 60 ECTS of study in VIA University College.

The internship must have a duration of at least 20 weeks awarding a full 30 ECTS. The 1 year of study must award 60 ECTS equivalent for a total of 90 ECTS.

Contact our International coordinators Katrine Steenbach, or + 45 87 55 42 79 (to discuss the academic content of courses) or Hanne Miller at or +45 87 55 43 19 (to discuss the application procedure).

Documentation of your current English language level

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 VIA Language Assessment Centre at our English website.

Read about credit transfer at VIA University College in Horsens (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 Hanne Miller at 

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.

Please contact the Housing Department at least two weeks prior to your arrival with information on the time of your arrival (E: When you get to Horsens, contact the housing department with regard to your accommodation.

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 iInstitutions which have signed a Bilateral Agreement on the exchange of students with VIA University College

The tuition fee = EUR 7.450 for each semester.

Contact our International Coordinators Katrine Steenbach, (academic contents) or Hanne Miller, procedure) to hear more about your possibilities.

Read more about fees and finances.

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.

Contact our International coordinators Katrine Steenbach at or + 45 87 55 42 79 (to discuss the academic content of courses) or Hanne Miller at or +45 87 55 43 19 (to discuss the application procedure).

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

VIA Civil Engineering 
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).