When you apply for admission to study medicine at the University of Southern Denmark you should therefore decide whether to apply for a transfer to the three-year Bachelor programme, a transfer to the three-year graduate programme or apply directly to the three-year graduate programme.
When studying medicine at another university in Denmark or abroad, it may be possible to apply for a transfer. According to the rules for transfers, you must have passed what corresponds to the first year of the programme at the University of Southern Denmark. The Academic Study Board for Medicine at the University of Southern Denmark is responsible for deciding whether this applies to you. Furthermore, there must be an available place at that stage of the programme you have arrived at. Experience shows that it is often not possible to transfer after only one year as there are very few available places and it is rarely the case that one year of medical studies abroad will correspond to one year of the medical programme at the University of Southern Denmark. Traditionally we have a number of applicants from Hungary and Poland, for example, who apply for a transfer but not all of them can be offered a place here at the University of Southern Denmark.
If your application for a transfer to the Bachelor programme has been accepted, you must expect that your studies will be set back by six months or even a year. This depends entirely on the current curriculum here at the University of Southern Denmark and at the university you are studying at abroad. We do not have a list of the universities that are most compatible in this respect so you must look into this yourself. The subjects involved may appear to be very similar but can have extremely different structures and compositions, and the order in which they must be taken and their duration will also differ. It is therefore usually necessary to make an individual evaluation of which of the subjects taken at other universities can be accepted here at the University of Southern Denmark. You can find the curriculum for medicine at the University of Southern Denmark here.
You can compare the curriculum with the curriculum for your existing programme to gain an idea of the subjects that can be approved.
Which application should I choose?
If you have passed the first year of the programme and earned at least 60 ECTS points, you can apply for a transfer to the Bachelor programme in Medicine.
If you have passed the first three years of the programme/six terms and earned at least 180 ECTS points, you should apply for direct enrolment in the graduate programme. This means that you need not apply for a transfer. The application form for the graduate programme can be found here.
If you have passed the first four years of the programme and earned 240 ECTS points or more, you should apply for direct enrolment in the graduate programme. If you are enrolled in the graduate programme, you can apply to the Academic Study Board for credits for the remaining subjects, i.e. the subjects you have passed in addition to the 180 ECTS points. This means that you need not apply for a transfer to the graduate programme. The application form for the graduate programme can be found here.
You should only forward one application, i.e. you must not apply for a transfer to the Bachelor programme and apply for enrolment in the graduate programme. If you cannot be enrolled in accordance with your application and we consider that it would be possible for you to be enrolled in another way, we will contact you. You will not improve your chances of being enrolled by forwarding more than one type of application – on the contrary.
You must upload the following documentation when you forward your application:
- A description of all subjects in English
- An examination print-out or an examination certificate
- A copy of your passport
- Documentation for Danish at level A. Scandinavian applicants must document an examination corresponding to Danish at level A in their native languages. Norwegians: three years of Norwegians (4+4+6 / main language, secondary language, oral) Swedes: Swedish course B
Documentation that takes up several pages should as far as possible be uploaded as a single file. If you do not have the document in the form of a single file, you can find a program on the net, ’PDFMerge’, which makes it possible to put several pages into one file. For example, if your examination print-out takes up five pages, it will only be necessary to upload one document containing all five pages
Deadline for applications
The deadline for applications for transfers is 1 April to commence studies on 1 September
The deadline for applications for transfers is 1 November to commence studies on 1 February
Applications from applicants with foreign qualifying examinations received after the deadline will not be processed as the assessment of these examinations is extremely time-consuming. It is therefore important for applicants who do not have a Danish qualifying examination to apply within the deadline.
It is always a good idea to apply for a transfer to the Bachelor programme at the same time as applying for enrolment in the Bachelor programme through the Coordinated Enrolment System (KOT) and therefore perhaps start from scratch.
If you are enrolled and must start from scratch in the first term, however, it is possible to apply for credits for the individual subjects. If you also wish to apply from scratch, you can read more about the enrolment procedure here.
The deadline for applications though the Coordinated Enrolment System is 15 March.
If you need further guidance about the transfer procedure to the Medicin programme, you are welcome to contact Admission and Counselling. If you need more specific advice concerning the content of the programme, courses, study environment etc., please contact the academic adviser at the Medicine programme.