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.

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