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Due to COVID 19 it has been decided to cancel the “Advanced Water Cycle Management Course 2020”.

We are in the position where the risk level of the COVID 19 pandemic is too high and too difficult to foresee. Also, the  quality and content of the programme cannot be maintained as originally expected.

We apologise for any inconveniences this may provide for participants or applicants to the course. Questions may be directed to the Course Manager Kristine Howe Kjer: kkh@bios.au.dk.

We expect to launch a new course in August 2021.


The course is open of a maximum of 50 participants and welcomes AU students, applicants from the industry and other national and international applicants according to the course admission requirements.

If there are more than 50 applicants, participants will be selected based on the organizer‘s judgement of course relevance for the individual applicant.

All applicants must upload a one-page motivated application and CV during the application process.


The Advanced Water Cycle Management Course will provide 5 ECTS subject to passing the exam. 

For further details please visit the official course description here

How to apply

How to apply?

If you want to apply for the Advanced Water Cycle Management Course you must follow the application procedure through the AU Summer University. Apply here

Please, read through the admission and language requirements for the course and mind the application deadline(s). 

  • All participants can apply through the AU Summer University. Apply here
  • AU students can also apply through the internal AU-  S-systemt.

All applicants must upload a one-page motivated application, CV and any other relevant document(s) according to the admission requirements.   

Application - deadlines:

AU Students: 1 - 5 November 2019.

All others: 15 January - 1 April, 2020.

  • PhD students
  • Exchange or external AU students
  • Diploma students
  • Any other applicants

(Diploma student - remember to obtain pre-approval if requested by your institution).


If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, course fee or the course in general please reach out the AU Course Manager or AU Summer University Contact person. 

Admission requirements

The course welcomes all interested with a minimum of the following degrees:

  • Bachelor in biological or chemical engineering, or similar
  • Bachelor in bioscience
  • Bachelor in geoscience
  • Bachelor in agroecology
  • Bachelor of Technology Management
  • Bachelor of engineering or Bachelor student (diplomingeniør) (4.-7. Semester)

If relevant the selection committee can choose to make an exemption from the above criteria.

Industry applicants as well as national and international students from different universities are highly welcomed.

Language Requirements

The Advanced Water Cycle Management Course is provided by the Department of Bioscience under the Faculty of Science at Aarhus University. 

All applicants at the Faculty of Science and Technology are required to have English language qualifications comparable to CEFR C1, TOEFL IBT 83, IELTS 6.5. English language qualifications can be documented as follows: TOEFL testIELTS (academic) test, "C1 level" obtained by examination from a CEFR-validated English language course.

The following applicants can be exempted from this rule:

  • Applicants who have completed an entrance examination ("high school") or Bachelor's programme where the language of instruction was English
  • Applicants currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master’s programme where the language of instruction is English
  • Applicants who have completed a Danish/Nordic entrance examination (high school) or International Baccalaureate (high school) with an English level comparable to a Danish B level in English.


Please note that  accommodation at Låsby Kro is mandatory for all course participants.

Accommodation fee includes a shared room. A few single room might be available on request and at additional cost.

  Food/ accommodation* and course fee  
Diploma engineering students (4.-7. semester) from Aarhus University or other Danish institutions with a pre-approval           € 335*  
Master students from AU and other Danish institutions with a pre-approval           € 335*  
Exchange students with a nomination           € 335*  
Diploma engineering students and Master students from Denmark without a pre-approval or students from EU/EEA coming without an exchange agreement          € 560    
Diploma engineering students and Master students from non-EU/EEA countries without an exchange agreement          € 1000  
PhD students from AU and other Danish universities with a pre-approval          € 750  
PhD students EU/EEA countries          € 2,150  
PhD students non-EU/EEA countries          € 2,280  
Non student applicants from EU/EEA countries          € 2,150  
Non student applicants from non EU/EEA countries          € 2,280  


Practical Issues

Responsible Course Coordinator: Kristine Howe Kjer: kkh@bios.au.dk 

AU Summer University

Email: SummerUniversity@au.dk

Academic coordinator

Professor Niels Peter Revsbech
Email: revsbech@bios.au.dk