VIA University College is Denmark’s largest university college which specializes in applied science. The internationally oriented higher education establishment was founded in 2008 as the result of mergers between numerous institutions of higher education. Today, VIA is the largest of the seven university colleges in the Central Denmark Region. The renowned institution stands for excellent education in the fields of Business, Design, Education and Social Studies, Film and Animation, Health, and Technology and Construction. Prospective students can choose to study at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. VIA means “by way of” in Latin and that’s how VIA University College see itself- as a station on life’s journey, which helps students learn and grow before becoming highly qualified industry professionals, eager to make a difference in the world. Even though the programmes are interactive and dynamic, some of the programmes’ ( including teaching, nursing and social education) roots can be traced back to more than 100 years ago. The curriculum is strongly built on Danish traditions for teaching students in partnership with professional practice. The school is very multicultural, and thus offers an international learning environment that takes on a global approach to education and research. About 50% of the programmes are therefore taught in English and the school is also able to offer international double degrees, as well as student and staff exchange, summer schools and research projects. Since its official status as a research institution in 2013, the Danish university college has been education tomorrow’s leaders, with the goal of having 30 per cent of PhD employees by 2020. Students get to gain valuable experience with research, innovation and development during the duration of their studies. The school is particularly proud of being able to work with public and private organisations in Denmark and abroad, thus enabling its students to network.
Based on the EDUopinions rankings, the VIA University College rating is 4.2. If you want to know more about this school, read the student reviews on our website.
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Coming from Eastern European country the education on Denmark surpassed my expectations. The program in VIA UC gave me a lots of practical input for my future marketing management carreer. The classes were engaging, the proffessors had incredible style of conveing the lessons.View more
Life as a student at VIA University is a lot different than I would have thought. More than half of the university consists of international students so you have the chance of getting to know different cultures. The campus is fresh, it was built this year(2021), and even though it’s not the biggest one, its really cozy and nice especially the group rooms you can book for your group or for just yourself and do some work because the studies at VIA are group-centered so you rarely have to work alone. This kind of study help you to get to know how is the work done in the real world as a mechanical engineer and not only
The atmosphere at the lessons is really nice and friendly mostly because there are no formalities, you are only allowed to call the teacher on his/her first name and talk to him/her more like a friend than like a lecturer
VIA University is in a small town in Denmark but this wasn’t so bad due to it being a place full of international students.
I improved my language skills and developped as a professional.
They have to work more with events for students but academically is really good and they prepare you for the “real life.”
I love studying at this university, first of all because teachers treat you as your friend, not as a student. Teachers always give you a real life examples and as well provide a lot of practice with actual companies.View more
I believe VIA UC gives really good opportunities to develop within a specific field. I can talk from my experience being a Marketing Management student. The study model is comprehensive with internship possibilities to gain practical knowledge about the subject. I enjoy learning environment as well as lecturers, who can be successful entrepreneurs/experts in their field. The focus is based on group work as well as problem-solving cases.
Campus Horsens offers a wide range of places to study, library, gym, and several organisations as AIESEC or student council DSR, that offer extracurricular opportunities. The attached Vitus Bering Innovation Park gives an insight into a business environment which encourages students to participate in innovative challenges or offers support with developing own businesses.View more
I’m a Margeting Management programme student in Horsens.l like the organization of our lectures and our teachres, but in my opinion they should require more from students. They should check our knownlage not only in the end of the semester but also during. Horsens is a small city so I wouldn’t really go for it once again but still people are really friendly and Universty is amazing. We have all a lot of nice equipment, interesting extra workshops and school ogranizations. Via is open 24/7, when you need place to study or work on your project is a perfect place to do it.View more
A few universities out there , cater most on theory and leave it upon the student to go to practical placement/internship to have a taste of what happens in the real-life cases of their specialized studies. With via its different, Student from first few semesters is put to work hands-on, in groups on projects that are beneficial in their respective courses.View more
Firstly, I wouldn’t recommend the university, simply because it is in Horsens. I my opinion, the school has to offer much more to its students than just comfort and technology. I have been studying in many schools and universities around Europe, and by far VIA is not even close to being called a school (that’s my opinion). A student need more attention to develop it’s intellect and aspirations than the school provides. Of course every student is different and it depends totally on his/hers capabilities to become better as a person which the school should also help achieve (but it doesn’t).
The main focus of this particular VIA University (Horsesn) is to push its students more and more. No one is asking what’s the reason and why is this happening. What is the measure of perspective in an education? What is right and what is wrong, what could be better, what has to change and so on. Questions that any teacher should ask himself/herself before preaching “knowledge” to others.View more