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Application deadlines and important dates

Application deadlines

Application timeline

Get an overview of when to apply, when you hear from us, and when you will start your studies at AU in this graphical timeline.


Commencement of studies August/September 2020

The online application portal is expected to open for applications for the summer intake of 2019 within the month of November.

15 January

NON-EU/EEA/Swiss/Danish citizens (without a permanent residence permit in Denmark).

1 March

EU/EEA/Swiss/Danish citizens (including non-EU/EEA citizens with a permanent residence permit in Denmark).


Commencement of studies January/February 2020

15 September


15 October


Special application deadlines

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

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 2020

Commencement of studies January/February 2020

1 May

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

Deadline for applying for housing through AU for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens.

15 June

Deadline for payment of tuition fees for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens.

1 July

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

  • completed Bachelor's degree
  • completed supplementary courses

The deadline also applies to ALL applicants to:

  • 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 (date will be announced)

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.

 

 

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

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

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

22 February
Deadline for EU/EEA/Danish applicants (completed Bachelor’s degree in case of conditional admission).

31 March
Deadline for applicants with a legal right of admission to Psychology (completed Bachelor’s degree).

Reply to your application

Reply dates

Commencement of studies August/September 2020

Commencement of studies January/February 2020

MSc in Economics and Business Administration

  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss applicants will receive a reply between 1 November and early March. However, scholarship letters and tuition fee invoices will be sent out in early March.
  • EU/EEA/Swiss applicants will receive a reply between 1 November and 10 June.

Early/Mid 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 or notice of tuition fee payment are sent out simultaneously.

1 May - 10 June

  • All EU/EEA/Swiss/Nordic/Danish applicants will receive one of the following letters: Conditional admission letter, Admission letter, Status letter (Psychology) or rejection letter.
    Where possible, letters may be sent out earlier.

    Mid July

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

    2nd round applicants

    • Replies will be sent out continuously to applicants who have applied in the 2nd round of admissions.

    21-25 October

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

    Early November

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

    10 December (at the latest)

    • In the period 1 – 10 December, EU/EEA/Swiss/Danish applicants who have applied not later than 15 October will receive a letter of (conditional) admission or rejection.

    2nd round applicants

    • Replies will be sent out continuously to applicants who have applied in the 2nd round of admissions.

     

    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 2020

    Commencement of studies January/February 2020

     

    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 the admission offer for:

    • EU/EEA/Swiss/Nordic/Danish applicants.
    • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss applicants who only received a status letter in March.

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

    15 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.

     


    1 November

    Deadline for accepting the admission offer for:

    15 December

    Deadline for accepting the admission offer for:

    2nd round applicants

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

    Enrolment and conditional admission

    If your offer of admission is conditional at the time of enrolment because you have not yet completed your Bachelor’s degree and/or relevant supplementary course, and/or if you do not meet the language requirements, you will be enrolled at Aarhus University anyway. However, in this case, to remain enrolled, you must meet all admission requirements by the set deadlines.

    The enrolment allows you to sign up for courses and follow lectures and you may sit exams.

    You may also apply for SU (Danish Students' Grants and Loans Scheme) for the Master’s programme (if you are eligible for SU): http://studerende.au.dk/en/su/.

    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 (Danish applicants) or ma.admission@au.dk (non-Danish applicants).

    If you do not meet all the admission requirements by the set deadlines, you will be withdrawn from the Master’s degree programme. 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 and relevant supplementary courses

    Commencement of studies August/September 2020

    Commencement of studies January/February 2020

    Late September (date will be announced)

    22 February

    Enrolment, CPR number and student card

    Change of status: from admission to enrolment

    When you have accepted your (conditional) offer of admission, 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 remaining enrolled you meet all the admission requirements and other conditions for enrolment within the set deadlines. Students from non-EU/EEA countries must also have paid their tuition fees.

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

    When does enrolment take place?

    Your enrolment will take place some time between mid June until early July (summer admission) and in December/early January (winter admission).

    When your enrolment is registered in our students database, you will receive an enrolment notification in the application system.

    Please wait for your enrolment notification before you create a user on mit.au.dk (Self-service)! The notification contains information about how to access the AU self-service system and how to get your student card.

    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.

    The only exceptions are scholarship recipients and tuition fee-paying students who need to create a user account to apply for housing through AU Housing Service. These applicants are required to apply for housing using the preliminary CPR number which is assigned to their profile in their application for admission to the Master’s programme.

    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 adm.it@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

    Commencement of study

    General information regarding study start is available at http://studerende.au.dk/en/studentorientation/.

    No later than the weeks leading up to commencement of studies, specific information on commence­ment of studies for your own Master’s degree programme will be available online. You can see the date(s) of the intro week and when the programme for the first week will be ready. You will also find the details regarding when and how your faculty or department will contact you with further practical information, if relevant.

    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.

    Mystudies.au.dk and the student portal 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 my mystudies.au.dk. Here you can see your timetable, messages from BlackBoard, emails and get direct access too all the different sites and systems, you need while a student at AU.

    For information on introductory activities for your new programme, and everything you need to know before you start, go to your Study 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.