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People, innovation, design and programming

The Department of Computer Science at Aarhus University focuses on a wide range of interest fields within computer science, and offers education for students with technical approaches, as well as approaches within design, user interfaces, business, etc.

We have around 700 students distributed between our two Bachelor’s degree programs and two Master’s degree programs. Besides that, the department has a very successful PhD degree program in computer science and a continuing education program.

PhD student Michael Nielsen explains how mathematics and computer science form the basis for how we can secure ourselves in the future of digital reality. (in Danish only)

The study counsellor explains the difference between the two programmes, computer science and IT product development. (in Danish only)

Study Computer Science

Computer science is about solving complex problems and developing future software and IT systems. The Department offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees in computer science.

Read more about the Computer Science Programmes:

PhD in Computer Science

All PhD students at the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, are affiliated with the Graduate School of Science and Technology (GSST). We accept both Danish and international students with a Bachelor or Master's degree in computer science - most often we can provide full funding. You can apply for admission four times a year; February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. Please see the separate information for prospective PhD students and for currently enrolled PhD students.

Study IT Product Development

The IT Product Development programme at the Department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, places particular emphasis on giving the student competencies within computer science, combined with knowledge of product design and business understanding.

The department of Computer Science, Aarhus University, offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in IT Product Development.

Read more about the IT Product Development programmes:

Continuing Education

The Department of Computer Science offers continuing education programmes aimed at developing qualifications that meet the needs of the science community as well as public and private companies.

Read more about the continuing education programmes

    Facts and Figures

  • 413 Computer Science bachelor students
  • 209 Computer Science master students
  • 71 PhD students
  • 777


  • 105 IT Product Development bachelor students
  • 50 IT Product Development master students

  • Updated May 2024

Admission requirements at CS AU

Read more about admission requirements to our degree programmes and learn about deadlines and how to apply for programmes at Aarhus University.

General application procedure for admission at Aarhus University