Erhvervskandidat - Master's programmes

In november, the Danish parliament passed changes concerning ways of creating at better connection between the educational system and the labour market, thus creating a better opportunity for bachelors, now being able to take a range of master's programmes over a period of 4 years whilst in relevant employment.

Master's programmes over a period of 4 years (Erhvervskandidat)

SDU would like to accommodate the labour markets needs of being able to educate one's self whilst in employment, therefore SDU is offering the following four-year master's programmes in English:

Start: September 1st 2018

Application deadline: March 1st 2018.

Master of Science (MSc) in Computer science (Erhvervskandidat) in Odense

Master of  Science (MSc ) in Engineering - Software Engineering  (Erhvervskandidat) in Odense

Start: February 1st 2019

Application deadline: October 15th for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens as well as applicants with a Danish residence permit.
It is September 1st for applicants from outside Europe.

What's different from entering af traditional full time master's programme (Erhvervskandidat)

  • You are required to have a relevant occupation for a minimum working week of 25 hours or to be a self-employed entrepreneur.
  • The programme can be completed over a period of 4 years whilst being employed.
  • You do not have to pay tuition fee unless you are a citizen of countries outside EU/EEA or Switzerland.
  • The programme is exactly the same at the 2-year variant.
  • You can not apply for state education grants (SU).


If you have any questions please contact us.

We can be reached on 6550 1054 or via mail:


Vacant study places

Read more about vacant study places and how to apply

Vacant study places

To give you the best possible experience, this site uses cookies Read more about cookies

Accept cookies