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Re-admission - Applying for the same degree programme

Re-admission is for those who have previously been enrolled on the degree programme they wish to apply for but have not passed the entire first academic year.

If you would like to re-apply for a degree programme on which you have previously been enrolled but for which you have not passed the entire first academic year, you must apply for re-admission.

If you are admitted to the degree programme, AU will assess whether you can get a credit transfer for some of the courses you previously completed.

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

Special rules apply when you apply for a degree programme on which you have previously been enrolle.

The rules that apply to you depend on how you were withdrawn from the degree programme

Did you withdraw from the degree programme yourself?

If you withdrew from the degree programme yourself, you must apply for admission again in the same way you applied for the programme the first time.

If you withdrew from the degree programme yourself but were due to be de-registered by the university, you must apply in the same way as if the university had de-registered you see below.

How to apply

If you are applying to be re-admitted to a Bachelor’s degree programme, you must apply through www.optagelse.dk. If you are applying for a Master’s degree programme, you must apply through the application system DANS. Please note that there are different application deadlines.

When you apply, you must upload the following:

  • An academic transcript with all examination attempts (transcript RA052U)
  • A withdrawal letter or withdrawal confirmation from your university (if you are not a former AU  student)
  • Academic regulations or course descriptions of all courses (if you are not a former AU student)
  • An exam certificate for your upper-secondary school exam (if you are applying for a Bachelor’s degree programme)
  • Documentation that you meet language requirements, for example an upper-secondary school certificate (if you are applying for a Master’s degree programme)
  • Documentation that you have completed a Bachelor’s degree (if you are applying for a Master’s degree programme and are not a former AU student)
  • Other documentation (If you are applying for a Master’s degree programme, you may need to provide further documentation. See the Admission Requirements section of the degree programme website)

Did the university withdraw you from the degree programme?

If you have previously been enrolled on the degree programme you are applying for and were withdrawn by the university, Aarhus University must assess whether you have significantly improved possibilities to complete the programme. This applies regardless of which university you were enrolled at.

Examples of reasons for being withdrawn from a degree programme are:

  • Having no remaining examination attempts
  • Inactivity
  • Exceeding the maximum degree completion time

When you apply for re-admission, you must document that your possibilities to complete the degree programme have significantly improved since you were previously enrolled. In order to be re-admitted, you must also meet the admission requirements.

Aarhus University’s assessment of whether you have significantly improved study possibilities can include both academic and health considerations.

How to apply

When you apply for re-admission, you must upload this form, in which you must describe the ways in which your possibilities to complete the degree programme have improved.

You must describe the factors that mean you are now in a position to complete the degree programme. This description must include: 

  • The reason you did not complete the degree programme before
  • Why you believe you are now in a position to complete the programme, for example improvements in your health or your personal life.
  • The documentation you have to support this

Requirements for documentation of health-related issues

If illness or other health-related issues prevented you from completing your degree programme, relevant documentation can include a doctor’s certificate. The doctor’s certificate must include:

  • A description of how your health condition affected your ability to study
  • Details of your current condition
  • A clear indication of whether the medical assessment provided has been made on the basis of the doctor’s own examination or details provided by you
  • You name as well as your CPR number or date of birth
  • The doctor’s name, CVR number, signature and stamp
  • The date of issue

You must also upload the following

  • An academic transcript with all examination attempts (transcript RA052U) (if you are not a former AU student)
  • A withdrawal letter or withdrawal confirmation from your university (if you are not a former AU  student)
  • Academic regulations or course descriptions of all courses (if you are not a former AU student)
  • An exam certificate for your upper-secondary school exam (if you are applying for a Bachelor’s degree programme)
  • Documentation that you meet language requirements, for example an upper-secondary school certificate (if you are applying for a Master’s degree programme)
  • Documentation that you have completed a Bachelor’s degree (if you are applying for a Master’s degree programme and are not a former AU student)
  • Other documentation (If you are applying for a Master’s degree programme, you may need to provide further documentation. See the Admission Requirements section of the degree programme website)

Application deadlines

The application deadline for re-admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes is 15 March at 12.00 noon.

The application deadline for re-admission to Master’s degree programmes is 1 March for programmes that begin in August/September and 15 October for programmes that begin in January/February.

When will you get a response?

Have you applied for a Bachelor’s degree programme?

If you have applied to be re-admitted to a Bachelor’s degree programme, you will receive a response no later than 28 July.

Once we have processed your application, you will receive a decision in your e-Boks. If we accept your application for re-admission, this does not mean you are guaranteed a student place. It only means that you have the opportunity to be assessed on an equal footing with the other people applying for the degree programme.

If we reject your application for re-admission, it means that you cannot be considered for re-admission to the degree programme.

Have you applied for a Master’s degree programme?

If you have applied to be re-admitted to a Master’s degree programme, you will receive a response on 10 June if you have applied for a degree programme that starts in August/September and on 20 December if you have applied for a degree programme that starts in January/February.

Remember to check your application

It is important that you check your application regularly in order to see if we have requested further documentation. You should receive an email to notify you that there is new information in your application. Unfortunately, our emails sometimes go into the applicant’s spam folder and are overlooked. Or applicants sometimes provide an email address that they do not check regularly.

Questions and contact information

If you have any questions about applying for re-admission to a Bachelor’s degree programme, you are very welcome to write to optagelse@au.dk.

If you have any questions about applying for re-admission to a Master’s degree programme, you are very welcome to write to optagelse@au.dk.