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Transferring to SDU

Rules for transferring

In order to transfer to SDU, you must have passed courses matching the entire first year of the programme you wish to enter.

If your current courses do not cover the entire first year, you have to apply for regular admission instead. If you are accepted, you will have to apply for a credit transfer afterwards.

We recommend that you compare the structure and content of your current programme with that of the same programme at SDU. You can read more about each programme and it's structure on the websites of each programme.

If you are in doubt about whether you have the entire first year covered, we recommend that you apply for a transfer as well as for regular admission. 

Please note that a transfer is only possible if there are vacant study places in the relevant steps of the programme.

How to apply for a bachelor's programme
The application form

To apply for a transfer, you have to fill out an online application form.

Relevant enclosures

When applying for transfer to a bachelor's programme, you need to attach the following enclosures to your application: 

  • A High School diploma or other proof that you fulfill the entry requirements of the programme
  • A transcript of records from your current programme listing all examination attempts and also listing the courses for which you are currently signed up.
  • A confirmation of your enrollment or a confirmation stating the last date of your enrollment and why your enrollment was discontinued.
Deadlines

The application deadline is June 1 for admission in September and November 1 for admission in February. Unless the programme is covered by the ministerial dimensioning of study programmes (see below), you can apply for a transfer in February or in September, not depending on the regular study start of the programme.

When you apply before the deadline, your application will be answered no later than July 1/December 20. The answer will be forwarded to the e-mail address listed in your application.

After the deadline you can still apply. If you apply after the deadline, you will receive your answer very close to and in some cases even after the study start. So remember to apply in time. After the beginning of the semester you can no longer apply.

How to apply for a Master's programme
The application form

To apply for a transfer, you have to fill out an online application form.

Relevant enclosures

When applying for transfer to a Master's programme, you need to attach the following enclosures to your application: 

  • A copy of your Bachelor's diploma, including a transcript of records.
  • A transcript of records from your current programme listing all examination attempts and also listing the courses for which you are currently signed up.
  • A confirmation of your enrollment or a confirmation stating the last date of your enrollment and why your enrollment was discontinued.
Deadlines

The application deadline is June 1 for admission in September and November 1 for admission in February. Unless the programme is covered by the ministerial dimensioning of study programmes (see below), you can apply for a transfer in February or in September, not depending on the regular study start of the programme.

When you apply before the deadline, your application will be answered no later than July 1/December 20. The answer will be forwarded to the e-mail address listed in your application.

After the deadline you can still apply. If you apply after the deadline, you will receive your answer very close to and in some cases even after the study start. So remember to apply in time. After the beginning of the semester you can no longer apply.

Special rules for dimensioned programmes

A number of programmes at University of Southern Denmark are covered by a ministerial 'dimensioning', regulating the intakes in programmes within certain academic fields.

In the dimensioned programmes a limit is set for how many students can be taken in each year. The limit covers applicants who apply for regular admission to the first year of the programme as well as applicants applying for a transfer to a later step in the programme. Therefore, a transfer to a dimensioned programme is not possible if all of the study places are filled up in the regular intake.

For the same reason, we cannot answer your application before we have answered all applications for regular admission. If you apply for a transfer to a dimensioned bachelor's programme, you application will not be answered before August.

For dimensioned programmes you can only apply a transfer starting in September.

Transferring to the Medicine programme

It is not possible to apply for a transfer to the bachelor's or the master's programme in Medicine. Generally there are no vacant study places in these programmes. If vacant study places should occur, it will be announced on this site.

You can apply for regular admission to the programmes, as long as you have not passed what equates the entire first year of the programme at University of Southern Denmark.

Questions?

If you have questions regarding transfer, you are more than welcome to call +45 6550 1052 or write an e-mail via the contact form  SPOC. You can also report to Student Services on Campus Odense.

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