Application deadlines and important dates

Opening for applications

Commencement of studies August/September 2017

Commencement of studies January/February 2018

The application system opens

  • 1 November 2016 for applications to all Master's degree programmes.
 

The application system opens

  • Mid August 2017 (to be announced).
 

Application deadlines

Are you having trouble figuring out when you should apply for admission to your Master's degree programme?

Commencement of studies August/September 2017

An early application deadline has been introduced for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens applying with a non-Danish Bachelor's degree for summer admission 2017. 

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens applying with a Danish Bachelor's degree may apply by 15 March and 1 April (see below), but will then not be assessed for a possible tuition waiver or scholarship. Thus, we still advise you to apply not later than 15 January.

15 January 2017


15 March 2017

  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens with a non-Danish Bachelor's degree who are exempt from paying tuition fees.
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens (including Danish) with a non-Danish Bachelor's degree.

All EU/EEA/Swiss (including Danish) citizens (incl. applicants with a Danish Bachelor's degree) to the following Master's degree programmes with a limitation on intake:

  • Anthropology of Education and Globalisation, Campus Emdrup
  • Cognitive Semiotics
  • European Studies
  • Human Security
  • International Studies
  • Political Science, English language line
  • Religious Roots of Europe

1 April 2017

  • Applicants with a Danish Bachelor's degree - with the exception of a limited number of English language Master's degree programmes with a limitation on intake (see 15 March deadline above).
  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens with a Danish Bachelor's degree who must pay tuition fees, but do not wish to be assessed with a view to a possible Danish state scholarship.

 

Special application deadlines

Please note that special application deadlines, admission requirements and procedures apply for the following Master's degree programmes:

 

Available Master's degree programmes


Commencement of studies January/February 2018

15 September 2017


15 October 2017


Early/mid January 2018 (dates will be announced later)

  • 2nd round application deadlines (only possible for certain groups of applicants).

Upload final documentation to your application

If any necessary documents are missing, we will contact you through the application system. Do not send your documents by email.

There are fixed deadlines for uploading your final documentation of completed Bachelor's degree programme and passed language test, if you have not done so at the time of application.

Who needs to upload documentation?

  • If you do NOT hold a qualifying Bachelor's degree from Aarhus University, you must contact Aarhus University when you have completed the degree. Please write an e-mail stating this to kandidat@au.dk (if you hold a Danish qualifying degree) or ma.admission@au.dk (if you hold a foreign qualifying degree).
  • If you are a student from Aalborg University, Copenhagen Business School, Roskilde University, University of Southern Denmark, Technical University of Denmark, IT University of Copenhagen or University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University will be able to obtain your documentation from your educational institution. All you need to do is to write us an e-mail as soon as you have completed your Bachelor's degree. Please use the contact information above.  
  • If you are not a student at one of the above mentioned educational institutions, please contact us through one of the contact information above and state that you have completed your Bachelor's degree. We will reopen you application for you in order to upload the lacking documentation.
  • If you are completing your Bachelor's degree (BA) at Aarhus University, then you need not do anything as Aarhus University will automatically register the completion of your BA.

Deadlines for uploading documentation

Commencement of studies August/September 2017

Commencement of studies January/February 2018

1 May

Deadline for uploading the English language test result for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens.

1 July

Deadline for non-EU/EEA citizens for uploading documentation of

  • completed Bachelor's degree programme
  • completed supplementary courses

The deadline also applies to ALL applicants for the following Master's programmes:

  • Psychology (except applicants with a legal right of admission)

1 August

Deadline for documenting English and Danish language qualifications for EU/EEA/Swiss (including Danish) citizens (unless otherwise announced).

Late September

Final deadline for uploading documentation regarding completion of Bachelor's degree and/or supplementary courses for applicants and programmes that are not listed specifically under the '1 July' date mentioned above.

31 October

Final documentation deadline for completion of Bachelor's degree for students with legal right of admission to the Master’s degree programme in Psychology. 

 

 

The deadlines for uploading documentation of completed Bachelor’s degree and passed language test are:

1 December 2017
Deadline for non-EU/EEA-applicants (completed Bachelor’s degree and passed language test).

1 January 2018
Deadline for EU/EEA/Danish applicants (passed language test).

6 March 2018
Deadline for EU/EEA/Danish applicants (completed Bachelor’s degree in case of conditional admission enrolment).

Reply to your application

Reply dates

Commencement of studies August/September 2017

Commencement of studies January/February 2017

Early March

  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens receive a (conditional) admission or rejection letter – or a status letter if a final decision cannot be made at this point.
  • Scholarship letters

1 May - 15 June

  • All EU/EEA/Swiss/Nordic/Danish applicants will receive one of the following letters: Conditional admission letter, Admission letter or Status letter (Psychology).

    Mid July

    • Final admission and rejection letters for applicants without a legal right of admission to Psychology.
     

    Early November 2017

    • Non-EU/EFA/Swiss/Danish applicants will receive either a conditional or unconditional admission offer or a letter of rejection.
    • Non-EU/EFA/Swiss/Danish applicants who are also offered a scholarship will receive a scholarship letter along with their admission offer.

    Late November 2017

    • An invoice is sent out to all non-EU/EEA applicants who are liable to pay tuition fees.

    10 December 2017 (at the latest)

    • In the period 1 – 10 December, EU/EEA/Swiss/Danish applicants who have applied not later than 15 October will receive one of the following letters: Conditional admission letter, Admission letter (unconditional) or Rejection letter.

    Running replies

    • Applicants who have applied after 15 October in the 2nd round of admissions will receive running replies.

     

    Confirmation of receipt

    Once you have submitted your application(s), you will receive a confirmation stating that we have received your application through the application portal. The confirmation will appear under the tab "Messages" in the application portal. If you do not receive it, please check your spam filter.

    Letters of admission and rejection

    Conditional admission letter: If you are academically qualified for admission except for the completion of your Bachelor's degree and fulfilment of our language requirement, you will receive a letter of conditional admission. You still need to upload final documentation.

    Admission letter: If you are unconditionally qualified for admission, you will receive a letter of admission, and you are not required to upload any further documentation regarding your academic or language qualifications.

    Invoice (fee-paying students): After accepting their (conditional) admission offer, non-EU/EEA/Swiss applicants who are liable to pay tuition fees will receive an invoice by email.

    Scholarship letter: Scholarship letters are sent out along with the (conditional) admission letters to those non-EU/EEA/Swiss applicants who are awarded a tuition waiver/scholarship.

    Status letter (Psychology): If you have applied for admission to the Master's degree programme in Nursing or Psychology, you will be informed not later than 15 June whether or not you meet the admission requirements. During July, you will receive the final decision regarding your application for admission.

    Rejection letter: Rejection letters are sent out to applicants who do not meet the academic requirements for any of the programmes they have applied for.     

    Accept your admission offer

    If you receive an admission offer (conditional or unconditional), you must actively accept it within a specific deadline. If you do not accept your admission offer before the set deadline, your offer is annulled.

    Please note that ALL applicants must actively confirm their wish to accept an admission offer,  and that the deadline for accepting the admission offer for some applicants may be very short (a few days). You will receive information regarding the specific deadline that applies to you in your admission letter.

    Deadlines

    Commencement of studies August/September 2017

    Commencement of studies January/February 2017

     

    1 April

    Deadline for accepting the admission offer for:

    • non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens without a permanent residence permit (or similar) in Denmark. Except applicants with pending results.

    15 June

    Deadline for accepting your admission offer, if you wish to receive your July ‘SU grant’ for your Master’s programme (under the Danish Education Grants and Loans Scheme) at the end of June.

    It is a condition that you have applied for ’SU’ for your Master’s programme no later than 15 June. If you apply for ‘SU’ later than 15 June, your SU grant will be delayed 2-3 weeks.

    Read more about applying for SU grants during the summer holidays here.

    22 June

    Deadline for accepting the admission offer for:

    • EU/EEA/Swiss/Nordic/Danish applicants.

    Except applicants without a legal right of admission for Psychology (see 20 July).

    Regarding ‘SU’, see 15 June.

    20 July

    Deadline for accepting the admission offer for:

    • applicants for Psychology without a legal right of admission.

    2nd round applicants

    2nd  round applicants have one week from the date of their possible admission offer to accept it.

     


    10 November 2017

    Deadline for acception the admission offer for:

    15 December 2017

    Deadline for accepting the admission offer for:

    Late January 2018

    Deadline for accepting the admission offer for:

    • All 2nd round applicants.

    Conditional enrolment

    If you are an EU/EEA citizen and have been conditionally admitted to a programme, but have not yet completed your Bachelor's degree, you are likely to be so-called "conditionally enrolled" in the programme.

    When you are conditionally enrolled, you cannot participate in any exam activity, but you can apply for courses and attend lectures. As long as you are conditionally enrolled, you cannot receive State education grant for the Master's degree programme. If you already receive the State education grant from your Bachelor's degree, you may continue to do so provided you have monthly SU grants left.

    If you do not hold a qualifying Bachelor's degree from Aarhus University, you must contact Aarhus University when you have completed your degree. Please write an e-mail stating this to kandidat@au.dk or ma.admission@au.dk (non-Danish applicants).

    If you do not complete your Bachelor’s degree before the set deadline, you will be withdrawn from the Master’s degree programme. On technical grounds, you will not be able to see the date of withdrawal of the conditional enrollment on Student Self-Service (STADS). If you are enrolled in a Bachelor's degree programme at Aarhus University, you will remain enrolled in this programme.

    Documentation deadlines for completing your Bachelor's degree

    Commencement of studies August/September 2017

    Commencement of studies January/February 2017

    Late September

    • All applicants - except legal right applicants for Psychology.

    7 March 2017

    • All applicants - except legal right applicants for Psychology.

    31 October

    • Legal right applicants for Psychology. Read about the special deadlines (available in Danish only).

    31 March 2017

    • Legal right applicants for Psychology. Read about the special deadlines (available in Danish only).

     

    Commencement of studies January/February 2018

     

    Early March 2018 (to be announced)

    • All applicants - except leagl right applicants for Psychology.

     

    31 March 2018

    • Legal right applicants for Psychology. Read about the special deadlines (available in Danish only).

    Enrolment, CPR number and student card

    Change of status: from admission to enrolment

    When you have accepted your admission offer, the Admissions Office will initiate the process of changing your status from an admitted applicant to an enrolled student. During this process, we will move your personal data from the online application system to our students database and activate your Master’s degree programme.

    It is a condition for having your status changed to unconditional enrolment that you meet all the admission requirements and other conditions for enrolment. Students from non-EU/EEA countries must also have paid their tuition fees.

    If you are conditionally admitted, you can also only be conditionally enrolled until you have completed your Bachelor’s degree, passed all required supplementary courses and meet all language requirements. This, however, is only possible for EU/EEA citizens.

    Read more about the deadlines for uploading documentation and final admission.

    When does enrolment take place?

    The process of enrolling conditionally and unconditionally admitted applicants will take place during July and during December/early January. The task of enrolling thousands of new students is a time-consuming activity at the Admissions Office, and even if your admission offer is unconditional at an earlier date, enrolment will primarily take place during these periods.

    When your conditional or unconditional enrolment is registered in our students database, you will receive an enrolment notification by email from our IT department. Notifications will be sent out during July and August - and during December and January for those who commence their studies in January/February.

    Please wait for your email notification! Even if your fellow students have already received one, you still need to wait for your own. The notification contains your student number, examination number and information about how to access the AU self-service system and how to obtain a student card.

    However, if you are already a student at Aarhus University, you will NOT receive such a notification, but must check your enrolment on the Student Self-Service (STADS).

    Access to mit.au.dk (Self-Service) and Student Self-Service (STADS)

    When you have received your enrolment notification, you must log in to mit.au.dk (Self-service) to obtain access to Aarhus University’s Student Self-Service (STADS).

    Do not create a user account on mit.au.dk (Student Self-Service) yourself. Please wait until you have received your enrolment notification in order to avoid having several accounts connected to you as a user.

    If you already have access to Student Self-Service (STADS), e.g. as an exchange student, please be aware that your enrolment in the Master's degree programme is connected to the (temporary or permanent) CPR number you used in your application for admission for Master's degree programmes.

    The first time you log in, your email account will become activated, and you can now order your student card.

    If you have problems logging in, please contact our Helpdesk by email on helpdesk@au.dk or by phone on +45 8715 0911 for support.

    Temporary CPR number

    The key to mit.au.dk (Self-Service) account is your permanent Danish CPR (social security) number (ten characters, numbers only) or the temporary CPR number which was assigned to you when you submitted your application through our online application system (ten characters, a combination of numbers and letters).

    If you have a temporary CPR number, you must apply for a permanent Danish CPR number after your arrival in Denmark. Our International Centre will assist students attending campus Aarhus in applying for one during the Intro Week.

    Permanent CPR number

    Everyone who lives in Denmark must have a permanent CPR number. The CPR number will be your primary source of identification when dealing with public authorities, banks, etc.

    When you receive your permanent CPR number from Citizens Service app. 2-3 weeks after you have applied for it, you must notify Aarhus University using this web form: Change of CPR number

    Holders of a previous Danish CPR number must contact the relevant Citizens Service and have their number reactivated.

    You are required to do so within two months after your arrival in Denmark.

    Aarhus University needs your permanent CPR number for merging the data connected to your temporary CPR number (your application and enrolment data) with the data connected to your permanent CPR number, including your address in Aarhus, which will be automatically updated through exchange of data between the Civil Registration System and Aarhus University.

    When your data have been merged, your permanent CPR number will be your new identification key to your mit.au.dk (Self-Service) account.

    You cannot graduate from Aarhus University without a proper Danish CPR number.

    Read more about how to apply for a CPR number.

    Student email account

    On Student Self-Service (STADS) you will have a student email account at your disposal. All communication from AU to you will be sent to this email address. It is therefore essential for you to log in as soon as possible after you have received your enrolment notification in order to activate your email account.

    You can read more on Email system at AU

    Student ID card

    The student card is used as identification at exams, as electronic access key to buildings and for student discount in cafes and shops.

    If you do not already have a student card at Aarhus University, you must order your student card on mit.au.dk (Self-Service) when you have received your enrolment notification (see above).

    Read more about the student card and how to receive it on Student card at AU

    Student Self-Service (STADS)

    On mit.au.dk (Self-Service) you will find a link to your Student Self-service (STADS) where you can see details about your study activities, such as exam registrations, results etc.

    The Students Portal - students.au.dk - for enrolled students

    Congratulations – you are now ready to commence your studies at Aarhus University.

    From now on, your primary source of information on student life at AU will be the Students Portal

    You can read more about how AU welcomes you during the AU Intro Weeks

    And please make sure to read the online Pre-Arrival Full Degree Guide.