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Qualifying with supplementary courses

Inform us on if you are supplementing

When completing your application on, you must specify the subject and level you are supplementing and whether you will complete the course before or after July 5 (the final deadline for adding additional documents to your application).

You do not need to provide any documentation or even be enrolled in the course at the time of application, as long as you upload the final course certificate upon completion: 

  • If your course is completed before July 5, you must upload the course certificate to before July 5, 12.00 noon. This ensures that the completed course is included in the assessment of your application.
  • If your course is completed after July 5, any admission will be conditional on passing the relevant course(s) by August 31. This date is also the deadline for uploading the course certificate to SDU's admission portal,
    Note: If you are a non EU/EEA applicant, it is not possible to take supplementaty courses after July 5, why you have to upload all your documents at latest July 5 at 12 noon.

Specifically for Medicine, Clinical Biomechanics, and Psychology:

If you are supplementing for these programmes after July 5th, you can only supplement one level in a single subject. If you need additional subjects or subject levels, these must be completed by July 5th.

However, you can supplement with multiple subjects if you are applying for admission with a winter start. This is possible for Clinical Biomechanics and Medicine with a master's programme in Odense. For winter start, you must submit proof of successful supplementation by January 31st to

We recommend that you take and successfully complete supplementary courses at upper secondary level or single-subject courses at the HF level.

You can find information about the available subjects, course durations, as well as details about the application process and financial aspects on or

If you completed your upper secondary education (hf, hhx, htx, stx, or eux) after May 1, 2022, you should be aware that taking supplementary courses may affect the grade point average from your secondary school examination negatively. 

The grade you receive in the supplementary course will be factored into your overall grade point average if the grade for the supplementary course is lower than your average grade. In other words, you cannot raise your average by supplementing, but you can lower it.

Your grade point average will be adjusted downward

When we receive your examination results after supplementation, your grade point average will be recalculated, and if it is lower than your previous grade point average, the new grade point average will apply.

Your grade point average will only be adjusted for the programme(s) where the supplementary subject is a specific admission requirement, and it only applies to the programmes you are applying for in quota 1.

Adjustment does not affect the grade requirement

For programmes with grade requirements in quota 1, we will use your original grade point average from your secondary school diploma. The adjustment only impacts your grade point average in relation to the admission quotient.

If your grade point average is lower than the admission quotient

You will lose your study place if your adjusted grade point average is lower than the admission quotient for the programme you have applied to. This applies even if you receive your examination results after summer supplementation, just before the start of studies on September 1st.

Note: Applicants with a different basis for admission than a Danish upper secondary education diploma, including applicants with international or foreign certificates, are not subject to the adjustment rules.

If you are supplementing to meet the grade requirements for a specific programme combination, you must complete the subjects by July 5th.

The examination certificate should be uploaded to your application on no later than July 5th at 12:00.

If you believe you possess qualifications equivalent to the required subject and level, you can contact your local VUC (Adult Education Center) to inquire about the possibility of undergoing an Individual Competency Assessment (IKV). However, please note that a competency assessment cannot be used for subjects where you need to meet a specific grade requirement.

Note: If you choose to undergo an Individual Competency Assessment, you must still adhere to the important deadlines for supplementation (see: Important Dates).


Alternatively, you can apply for an exemption from the admission requirement if you have acquired qualifications in another way that are equivalent to the admission requirement. Read more about the possibility of exemption here.

Requirements for passed courses

All programmes require you to have passed certain subjects at certain levels.

Find the requirements here

Last Updated 04.04.2024