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Are you studying or have you previously studied in a programme?

How to apply, depends on how much of the programme you have already passed.

Unsure whether you have passed the first year?

Maybe you don't know for sure whether you have passed the first year of studies. This might for instance be the case if the programme has changed since you were enroled. If in doubt, it is always best to apply for both re-admission (via new admission to the same programme) and for 're-enrolment' - check both of the links above for more information.

You have to apply for regular admission to the new programme you wish to start in.

If you are admitted to the new programme, you are obliged to apply for starting credits immediately after admission. When you apply for starting credits, the study board of your new programme decides whether courses in the new programme can be substituted by courses you have already passed.

You will receive more info if you are accepted for the programme.

If you wish to change from one programme to another,  as a general rule you will have to apply for regular admission to the new programme - in the same manner as when you started in your current programme. If you are admitted to the new programme, you are obliged to apply for starting credits immediately after admission

Do your current courses match the first year of studies?

If you expect to achieve a credit transfer covering the entire first year of studies in the new programme, you have to apply for a change of programmes rather than regular admission. This is especially relevant if you are switching between programmes where the first year of studies are identical.

How to apply for a change of programmes

Before you apply, we advice you to compare the structure of you current programme with that of the new programme. If you are uncertain whether courses from your current programme will cover the entire first year, it is a good idea to apply for regular admission as well as a change of programme - this will optimize your chances.

Switching between profiles in the same programme

If you wish to switch between profiles or branches within the same programme, you have to forward an application to the Study Board of your programme.

 If you are a student at another Danish university, but wish to continue your studies at SDU, as a general rule, you have to apply for re-admission – even if you have not interrupted your current educational programme. 

Find out about applying for re-admission

Expecting a credit transfer covering the first year of studies?

You have to apply for a 'transfer' if you expect to achieve a credit transfer covering the entire first year of studies. Please note that the content and structure of your current programme is not necessarily the same as that of the programme at SDU. Therefore, we advice you to read more about the specific programme and its structure before applying.

How to apply for a transfer

Maybe you don’t know for sure whether you have passed first year of studies. If in doubt, it is always best to apply for both re-admission and transfer.

Studying outside of Denmark? 

If you are a student in another country, you have to apply for new admission, no matter how close your current programme matches the programme at University of Southern Denmark. If you are admitted, subsequently you have to apply for a credit transfer.

Change from full-time master’s programme to master’s programme for working professionals
If you are attending a full-time master’s programme and would like to change to the same master’s programme for working professionals, you should not withdraw from the master’s  programme but apply for the master’s programme for working professionals in one of the following ways:

  • If you haven’t passed your first year of studies, you must apply for re-admission.
  • If you have passed your first year of studies, you must apply for a transfer.

If you are not sure whether you have passed the first year of studies, we recommend that you apply for both re-admission and a transfer.

You can find application deadlines for admission, re-admission and transfer for each master programme for working professionals at sdu.dk.

Use the application portal DANS if you are applying for a transfer.

Have you completed a Master's programme?

If you've already obtained a Master's degree, you can only be admitted to a new programme if there are vacant study places in the programme.

Learn more about the rule and the possibility to apply for exemption

Have you completed another type of study programme?

As long as you do not hold a Master's degree, you are free to apply for admission to a new programme.



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Last Updated 06.01.2021