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Credit and exemption

Credit and exemption
If you have passed an exam which is not part of your current study programme but which is likely to correspond to a course in your programme, you may apply for a credit transfer.

If for some reason you are stuck due to the rules of the university regulating your study programme, you can apply for an exemption under special circumstances.

Credit
If you have gained credits through a course of study, a part of a course of study or perhaps just a single course, you may file an application to have the credits transferred to your new course of study. It is the provider of the study programme, i.e. the academic study board, which can award credit. If you would like to apply for credit, we recommend that you contact the academic adviser of your programme.

In general you can apply for credit if you have passed an exam in a similar course at another course of study, at another educational institution or abroad.

You cannot be awarded credit for courses from the same study programme, e.g. if a course or the academic substance is part of both your major and your minor subject. In this case you should contact the academic adviser of your programme for information about exemption or subsituting the course with another one.

Accounting for academic substance and extent
The award of credit requires that all information about the course is available to the university. You have to account for the ECTS and the academic substance of the course or courses and its/their relevance to your intended or current course of study. 

Pre-approval of credit transfer
If you consider following a course that is not part of your course of study - perhaps at another university - and you would like this course to be part of your course of study, it is important that you apply to the academic study board for the credit transfer to be pre-approved.

Internship and credit
Often you may be awarded credits for an internship if it is considered relevant for your course of study. Read more about internship and credit on the home pages of the Career Centre.

Appeals regarding credit transfer
If you do not agree with a decision concerning credit transfer based on your non-Danish qualifications, you may appeal to the Qualifications Board. Your appeal stating your reasons for your complaint must be sent to your faculty within two weeks of receiving the decision.

If you would like to appeal against a decision concerning credit transfer based on a Danish qualification, you may appeal to the university's Credit Transfer Complaint Board (Meritankenævn - this page is in Danish only). The appeal stating your reasons for your complaint must be sent to js@sdu.dk within two weeks of receiving the decision.

The same applies to decisions concerning the pre-approval of credit transfer (foreign or Danish). All appeals regarding pre-approval of credit transfer must be filed with the university's Credit Transfer Complaint Board within two weeks of receiving the decision. The appeal stating your reasons for your complaint must be sent to js@sdu.dk.

Appeals against decisions concerning credit transfer to the 3½-year Bachelor of Engineering programmes (Global Management and Manufacturing, Interaction Design and Mechatronics) are considered by the Qualifications Board. Your appeal stating your reasons for your complaint must be sent to The Faculty of Engineering within two weeks of receiving the decision.

Exemption
The study programmes of the university have been structured around different rules that you must comply with. Under special circumstances the university can make an exemption from these rules. If you need the university to make an exemption in your case, you may contact the academic adviser of your programme for more information. An exemption may only be granted under special circumstances, e.g. illness or maternity leave. There may be numerous reasons for making an exemption as well as numerous special circumstances, and it may differ who has to make an assessment of your application. Please contact the Counselling Centre for more information.

Find more information on how to apply for an exemption concerning the registration for graduate courses and examination prior to completion of the bachelor programme.

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