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Applying as a current or a former student

If you are already enrolled on or have previously been enrolled on a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme, special rules may apply if you wish to be considered for another programme. Select the scenario/situation below that applies to you and see how you should apply.

I am already enrolled on a degree programme – I would like to transfer to another degree programme at AU.

If you are already enrolled on a degree programme and would like to transfer to another degree programme at AU, in the majority of cases, you will need to apply for admission to the new programme, just as you did when you applied for your current programme.

Have you passed your first academic year?

If you have been awarded more than 60 ECTS and expect to be able to obtain a credit transfer for the entire first academic year on your new programme at AU, you should instead apply for a change of programme. This is often relevant when changing between programmes with very similar first years.

Read more about how to apply for a change of programme

Are you unsure whether you have passed your first academic year?

If you are unsure whether you can get a credit transfer for the entire first academic year, we recommend you that you apply for both a change of programme and for admission to the new programme. It is not a problem to apply for both of these things at the same time

I have previously been enrolled on a degree programme – now I would like to apply for the same degree programme

How you should apply depends on how much of the programme you have already completed.

I have passed all courses in the first academic year

I have not passed all courses in the first academic year

Are you unsure whether you have passed all courses the first academic year?

Perhaps you are unsure whether what you have passed corresponds to the the first academic year. For example, the degree programme might have changed since you were enrolled on it, and the first academic year might now contain different courses.

If you are unsure whether you can get a credit transfer for the entire first academic year, we recommend you that you apply for both re-enrolment and for admission to the new programme. It is not a problem to apply for both of these things at the same time.

Please be aware of the five-month rule

When you apply for a degree programme that you have been enrolled on before, the five-month rule applies. This rule means that you must have been deregistered from the programme for at least five months before the start of the programme you are applying for.

I am already enrolled on a degree programme at another university in Denmark – I would like to continue on the same programme but transfer to AU

How you should apply depends on how much of your programme you have already completed.

Have you passed your first academic year?

If you have been awarded 60 ECTS or more and expect to be able to obtain a credit transfer for the entire first academic year on the programme at AU, you should apply for a university transfer. Please note that your current degree programme and the degree programme at AU might not have the same structure and content. It is therefore a good idea to compare the courses on your current programme with the academic regulations (studieordning) for the programme you wish to transfer to at AU.

Read more about how to apply for a university transfer

Are you unsure whether you have passed your first academic year?

If you are unsure whether you can get a credit transfer for the entire first academic year, we recommend you that you apply for both a university transfer and for admission to the new programme. It is not a problem to apply for both of these things at the same time.

If you have not passed your first academic year

If you have been awarded fewer than 60 ECTS, you must apply for admission to the new course, just as you did when you applied to your current university.

If you are admitted to the degree programme, AU will automatically assess whether you can get a credit transfer for some of the courses you have already completed on your current programme.

I am enrolled on a degree programme at AU – I would like to transfer to a different campus

If you are already enrolled on a degree programme at AU and would like to continue on the same programme but transfer to a different campus, you should apply for a campus transfer.

Read more about how to apply for a campus transfer

I have completed a degree programme – now I would like to apply for a new degree programme

If you have completed a higher education degree programme below Master’s level, you may apply for a new degree programme.

If you have completed a Master’s degree programme, you may only be admitted to a new higher education degree programme if there are empty places on the programme you are applying for. This also applies if you took your Master’s degree programme outside Denmark.

Read more about Master’s degree admission rules and options for applying for dispensation if you are applying for a Bachelor’s degree programme

Read more about Master’s degree admission rules and options for applying for dispensation if you are applying for a Master’s degree programme

I am enrolled – or have been enrolled – at a university outside Denmark. I would now like to study at AU

If you are enrolled or have been enrolled at a university outside Denmark, you must always apply for admission to AU, regardless of how much of your degree programme you have already completed.

Credit transfer

If you are admitted to a Bachelor’s degree programme, AU will automatically assess your credit transfer eligibility, unless you have already completed your degree programme.

If you are admitted to Master’s degree programme, AU will automatically assess your credit transfer eligibility, unless you have already completed your degree programme. If you have completed your degree programme and would like AU to assess your credit transfer eligibility, you must apply for this yourself.

You can read more about credit transfer assessment here and you how to apply for credit transfer as a Master’s degree student here.