Collaboration with students

Forge relationships with future talents – before they graduate. Collaborating with students at Aarhus BSS is a great opportunity to build strong relationships with the workforce of the future.

Students from Aarhus BSS have the latest knowledge within economics, law, management, political science, psychology and business development. By taking a look at the qualification profiles of the various study programmes, you will be able to identify the profile that best matches your company. The qualification profiles will help you get an idea of the students’ competencies, and you can see where students typically find work after graduation.

International students – a boon for the Danish business community

Approximately 10 per cent of students at Aarhus BSS are international students, and they come from 65 different countries around the world. At the end of their studies, many of these highly qualified graduates are ready to enter the Danish labour market. Creating career paths for them is a priority for us and society as a whole.

International students are a boon for the Danish labour market. The advantage of international graduates from Aarhus BSS is that they are already familiar with Danish language and culture from their studies.

Hiring an international student from Aarhus BSS is not just an advantage for Danish companies with focus on foreign markets. With their international background and a qualification from a Danish university, international students are an asset to many types of companies thanks to their wide-ranging abilities, including innovative thinking and problem-solving skills. Their competencies can help Danish companies navigate a globalised world.

Examples of collaboration

Collaborations between companies and students can take many different shapes. We have listed some common examples below. If you have any questions about other types of collaborations, you are welcome to contact us at

Student jobs

Employing a student in a student job is often a good way to recruit for permanent employment. Students from Aarhus BSS can help your company in a wide range of areas, such as Economy, law, management, political science, psychology or business development.

Student jobs

  • Weekly hours: 15 h./hours needed
  • Both bachelor and master students
  • Can help within a wide range of areas: Economy, law, management, political science, psychology or business development
  • Often a good way for recruiting for full-time jobs


Strengthen the relationship with future talents - even before they finish their studies. An internship is an ideal opportunity for your company if you want to build strong relationships with students at Aarhus BSS.

With an intern from Aarhus BSS, you get the latest theoretical knowledge in economics, business analysis, business communication, marketing, law, political science, psychology, logistics, finance, strategy, management etc.

Contact the Student Counsellors' Office for more information about interships.

Facts about internships 

The bullets below are indicative

  • Scope: 3-5 days a week
  • Period: 2-6 months, mainly in autumn
  • The student must have the internship agreement approved by a supervisor from Aarhus BSS.
  • Internships are often useful if you consider recruiting students for thesis collaboration, student job or any full-time job after graduation.

What is required by your company?

  • The students are involved in study-related tasks/projects - i.e. the students expect you to offer similar tasks at a high level, which corresponds to what you can expect from a soon-to-be graduate.
  • You provide a contact person to supervise the student during the course of the internship.
  • You prepare an internship agreement together, which must be approved by the supervisor from Aarhus BSS. This ensures that the internship is relevant to the student’s education and that your expectations are in alignment.
  • You involve the intern, i.e., the intern participates in meetings/events, even if they do not necessarily have connection to the intern' work. It gives the student an insight into the daily work at the workplace.
  • During or after the internship, the intern must prepare an internship assignment related to your company. You can submit ideas/suggestions for the assignment.

Internship agreement

An internship agreement is signed for most of the study programs - a standard form, you fill out in collaboration with the students. The student obtains the internship agreement after which you fill it out collaboratively to agree on tasks and the scope of the internship.

The student's supervisor from Aarhus BSS must approve the contract in advance.

The internship agreement must include:

  • The company's name and contact information
  • Information of a contact person in the company
  • Scope of internship: weekly hours and overall duration
  • A description of duties the student must carry out during the internship. The tasks must be of relevance to the student's study program to be able to be included as part of the study program.

Confidentiality agreement

The student can easily sign a confidentiality agreement with your company, if this is a prerequisite in order to be able to provide an in-depth insight into the company as a workplace.

Learn more about confidentiality agreements - contact the Student Counselling Office at Aarhus BSS


Companies that affiliate students in project-based internships can give them an acknowledgement to show their appreciation. Students can accept acknowledgements up to a maximum of 3000 Danish kroner per month besides their monthly student grant (SU).

A project-based internship forms part of your education as it is an integrated part of the courses constituting your degree programme. Therefore, students are eligible to receive SU while they take part in a project-based internship. Please note, as a student you cannot accept a salary during your project-based internship. This also applies if you give up your SU.

Students cannot expect to receive a permanent monthly acknowledgement from the company. Furthermore, you cannot make an agreement on beforehand that ensures a monthly acknowledgement
However, the student and the company can make an agreement from which it appears that the student can receive an acknowledgement for her/his efforts.

Legislation and salary

A number of countries (e.g. France and Germany) have legislation that requires companies to disburse a salary to students when they work for the company as part of a project-based internship.

Students can receive the salary constituted by law, if they participate in a project-based internship in one of the countries where salaries are required.
However, it is important to emphasize that the student cannot receive SU while they also receive a salary from the place of internship.

Students must at all times be able to document that it is a legal requirement before they are allowed to receive salary in connection with a project-based internship.

Project collaboration

A collaboration with an AU student can be MBA projects, master theses or undergraduate projects and is a collaboration between one or more students and your company. The collaboration will normally involve information gathering where the student e.g. conducts interviews and other information from your company. It is useful knowledge - directly to your business.

The scope of the collaboration can vary from simple interviews to various types of joint activities and reporting. The duration of a project can vary from a single day to a six-month thesis project. Scope of the report will be from 25 pages (bachelor thesis) to 150 pages (master thesis).

If you need advice on collaborating with a student, please contact Aarhus BSS Career. We would be more than happy to talk to you about your needs.

You can search for students in AU Job and Project Bank.

Confidentiality agreement

Students at Aarhus BSS often cooperates with private companies/organisations when writing their thesis and/or other projects. Often the company wants to make a written agreement securing that internal company information is distributed or disclosed to any third party.

Aarhus BSS/Aarhus University can sign a standard confidentiality agreement - find it on Fast Track Agreements ( (Student Agreement). Usually, the student will have it signed by the company, the internal supervisor at Aarhus BSS, and the supervisor will forward it to the Technology Transfer Office at Aarhus University.

Are you interested in collaborating with students?

Then contact us to learn more about the possibilities.

Do you have a vacant position?

Upload a job ad to the AU Job and Project Bank. You can advertise vacancies for 30 days free of charge.