Europe or Overseas?
You can apply for universities both in Europe and Overseas and you just have to take care of deadlines in the two separate application rounds. For Overseas universities the deadline is November 1 and for EU universities March 1. If you did not get nomination for Overseas, you still have the chance to apply for your favourite universities in Europe.
It is your choice to choose preferred countries and every student has their own individual reasons to prefer particular parts of the world.
Choosing universities for application
There are three important sources to use when selecting universities for the application.
- A partner list showing all the universities offering study places for SDU students in the coming application round. Universities that do not appear in this list you cannot be applied for. The list also shows if a specific university will offer study places for students from Faculty of Engineering. If not, you can still apply but will always be last in row compared to faculties included in the list.
- A Guide Sheet with all universities for engineering students, including those that might not offer study places in the coming application round. Therefore, you will have to compare the two lists but in most cases, they will be nearly identical. From the Guide Sheet you will be able to see if a specific university offers courses or programs that could be relevant for exactly your study program. In this case, e.g. a Civil engineering student will quickly be able to see the relevant universities to study closer.
Only apply for universities with relevant courses
Every university where you wish to apply must offer relevant courses of at least 30 ECTS. In the application to SDU, the courses must be listed in order to show the relevance of the university. In the Guide Sheet mentioned above, you will be able to find links that in most cases can lead you to a list of courses taught in English.
Relevant courses – ask your program coordinator
The courses you would like to follow at a partner university must fit your engineering program. Many engineering programs have one or more obligatory courses, which must be a part of your study plan for studies at a partner university. So remember to get the information from your program coordinator and make sure these courses are available for you at the partner universities where you wish to apply.
As a bachelor student you are allowed to follow one course of 5 ECTS in the local language, politics, history or similar. In this way, you can get insight in the culture in which you are staying.
After you are nominated and accepted at the partner university, you will have to apply for pre-approval of your courses at the TEK Study Board and latest in the end of the semester before going abroad. First you find the courses you would like to study at the partner university together with the course descriptions. Then stop by your program coordinator for supervision before applying for pre-approval. Login to use the application form for Pre-approval of Credit Transfer. Questions in this matter can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your courses changes, it is very important to apply for new pre-approval again.
Most partner universities follow the same academic calendar as SDU, but you must always remember to check if this applies to the university where you would like to go. Most important is to finish exams at the partner university in order to be back in Denmark to start the following semester.
Apply for more than one partner university
When you apply for a partner university, the nomination is based at the average grade from your bachelor studies. Some destinations are particular popular and will take a grade in the very high end of the scale. These are typically USA, Australia, Singapore and Canada. So in order for you to be sure to go abroad, it is advisable to apply for as many universities as possible within your limit of relevant and interesting places. Some students apply for as many as 10-15 universities.