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The big question

1. Choose out of interest.

It sounds so easy, but you cannot choose what to study at random. What do you prefer working with? Which courses in high school were you particularly fond of? Maybe there are study programmes available that match your wishes better, of which you currently don’t know. Look into the study programmes with which you are familiar, but also into similar study programmes.

Be openminded and curious and ask yourself questions like:

  1. What are my interests?
  2. What am I good at?
  3. What motivates me?
  4. How would I like to study? (lectures, study groups, etc.)
  5. Which study programmes have I previously looked into?

2. Get close to your study programme.

Open Day, Study Training, Student for a Day. You can get in touch with your study programme and potential fellow students in several ways. An important part of your preparation and your clarification is to acquaint yourself with the real-life study programme, so seize the opportunities available and ask questions, such as

  1. How is the structure of the study programme?
  2. How is the study environment? Is it right for you?
  3. How is the academic level?
  4. How is the teaching?

3. You have several options during the course of your study.

There are several ways to go, once you have started studying. There are many possibilities for both minor subjects at other study programmes and electives within your own study programme, and you can often top-up your bachelor with a completely different Master’s study programme. In other words, you can steer your study programme in a certain direction, when you know more about what you are enthusiastic about. Spend time looking at the many combinations of the various study programmes at www.sdu.dk/diva and ask the important questions when you participate at the Open Day.

  1. Which choices do I have during my study programme?
  2. Which competencies should my study programme give me – is there a special direction in which I want to go?

4. Take on a long-term perspective.

Where do you want your study programme to lead you? What are your dreams in relation to work? Maybe there’s another path to your dream job than what you had imagined. Use your network and discuss it with your friends and family. Maybe they can give you suggestions, and they can ask you questions, such as

  1. What are your career dreams?
  2. Which tasks would you prefer to perform in your future job?
  3. Is there a company or an industry in which you would prefer to work?
  4. Which type of working day do you prefer?

5. Is it realistic?

Remember to check up on the entry requirements, so that you know before study start, whether you need to supplement or not. The entry requirements for SDU’s study programmes are available under each study programme at www.sdu.dk.
If you are not sure whether you comply with the entry requirements of the study programme(s) for which you want to apply, please contact the Admissions office at +45 6550 1051 on working days between 10 am and 2 pm or at admission@sdu.dk.

6. Remember to prioritize.

You have up to 8 possibilities in your application. That means that you can prioritize between several different study programmes, which is why it is a good idea to spend some time looking into more than one study programme. Your deadline for prioritizing study programmes and adding study programmes in quota 1 at www.optagelse.dk is 5 July, noon. When you are completing your application, remember to ask yourself the questions:

  1. What is standby – and is it a good idea for me to tick this off in my application?
  2. Did I consider a plan B – and maybe a plan C?

It’s important that your heart is in it, and if you need help choosing, please contact one of our counsellors at +45 6550 1051 on working days between 10 am and 2 pm or at admission@sdu.dk, whenever it’s convenient for you.

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