There are certain conditions you should be aware of if you want to withdraw from your programme.
Do you want to withdraw from your programme?
Withdrawing from a programme means making a serious decision and we hope that you will have considered such a decision very carefully. If you are still in doubt as to whether it is the right decision for you or if you do not feel that you have a clear idea of the consequences of doing so, you are very welcome to contact Guidance Centre to discuss your decision.
If you want to withdraw from the University of Southern Denmark, you must use the form on the right-hand side of this page and forward it from your student e-mail address. You can also hand it in or forward it to the address on the form.
Help us to find the causes of student drop-out
We hope that you will state the reason(s) why you are withdrawing from the university. We will treat your information confidentially and only use it to discover the reasons why students drop out so that we can develop and improve our programmes and services.
Important rules regarding withdrawal
You should read the rules below before withdrawing from the university:
Withdrawal and the first-year examination
You are subject to the rules for the first-year examination if you withdraw from your programme on 1 November or later during your first year. The consequence of this rule is that you must apply for exemption in order to be eligible for a place on the same programme again.
If you withdraw from your programme during the first term before 1 November, you need not apply for exemption in connection with an application for enrolment in the same programme again.
If you are enrolled again, you will have two years to pass the examinations that comprise the first-year examination in pursuance of the curriculum.
NB: If you do not want to withdraw from the programme after all, you can cancel your withdrawal within 14 days and must make your decision known in writing.
Re-enrolment in the same programme
If you decide to interrupt your programme, you should note that you must do so before 1 April if you plan to apply for re-enrolment in the same programme later in the same year commencing on 1 September (cf. Section 34, subsection 5 of the ministerial order). This is due to the fact that at least five months must elapse before re-enrolment in the same programme can take place. If you have withdrawn from a programme it is important to note that you cannot register for an examination under the programme during a term in which you have or had been withdrawn from it (Section 36).
The university can grant exemption from this provision in special circumstances.
Enrolment in another programme
You can naturally apply for enrolment in another programme. BUT if you have withdrawn from two or more programmes of further and higher education without completing them, you must apply for exemption to avoid your application being placed at the bottom of the pile. The university can grant exemption from this in special circumstances.
SU stops automatically when you withdraw from a programme
If you receive SU, we ensure that it is stopped automatically. SU stops at the end of the month you withdraw. If you withdraw on the first of a month, you are no longer entitled to receive SU for that month. If you do receive SU after you have withdrawn, for example if you withdraw at the end of a month, the SU you receive must be repaid and you will receive a demand for this from the Financial Management. Ask an SU staff member if you are in doubt.
Rules and guidelines for withdrawing from a programme and leaving the University of Southern Denmark are established in pursuance of the ministerial order on admission, etc., to Bachelor and graduate programmes at universities (no. 52 of 28 January 2009, Ministry of Science, Technology and Development) and the Ministry of Education executive order on admission (no. 106 of 9 February 2009).