Develop professional competences in information technology

VIA Software Technology Engineering  


The programme provides you with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop and manage information systems. It will prepare you for a career in information technology.

About the programme


Title: Software Technology Engineering Exchange Programme

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

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.

A typical exchange student programme consists of 3-4 courses and a project of between 5 and 15 ECTS credits - at least 30 ECTS per semester. The students work on projects in teams of 3-4. 

We offer English-language courses to all exchange students. English is taught on different levels. You will be tested and divided into groups upon your arrival unless you are a native English speaker. 

Project work

Many exchange students do a project. Project work is a way of incorporating real-life challenges into study programmes. You will typically be working in teams of four to analyse and solve a problem, sometimes in cooperation with a company. 

All teams will be assigned one or more supervisors. The supervisors will assist you in forming teams and finding possible ideas for projects, and they will guide you through your project work. 

Evaluation and exams

During the study course there will be a number of tests and exams, both oral and written. Your performance will be assessed by an examiner and an external/internal examiner. 

We have a close dialogue with the industry in order to make sure that our programme provides you with the skills and qualifications you will need on the job. 

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

VIA University College expects you to have completed part of your degree course at your home university. In most cases, this will be the first two years of a B.Sc. 

We work in close cooperation with your home university to ensure that you will receive credit at your home university for each course you successfully complete at VIA University College. 


You must bring a laptop to all classes at VIA. 

Computer requirements: WIFI connection and ability to run Windows 7 or above. 

The computer must meet these requirements so that programs for classroom instruction can be installed. We also recommend at least 2 GB RAM. 

Free books

All books for courses at the Department of Software Technology Engineering are lent out for free one semester at a time at the Campus Horsens Library. 

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 on our English website.

If you need further information, please contact our International coordinator:

Lise Hjerrild 
T: 45 87 55 43 18

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 Lise Hjerrild 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.

If you do not fulfil the above criteria, you can contact our International Coordinator to know more bout tuition fee: 

Lise Hjerrild 

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 coordinator: 

Lise Hjerrild 
T: +45 87 55 43 18 

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

VIA Software Technology 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.