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Occupational requirements

Occupational requirements

When you apply for a Master’s programme (erhvervskandidat) 

it is not only the educational entry requirements that must be met, but also requirements for relevant occupation or an entrepreneur company.

Please read the guidelines at the bottom of this page when applying for admission, and via the links fill in and upload the occupational documents.

There are certain circumstances concerning requirements for relevant occupation or an entrepreneurial company:

 

Specifically, for employees in a public or private company

  • You must have documentary evidence that you are in relevant occupation
  • You must be employed for an average of a minimum of 25 hours per week.
  • In corroboration with your employer you must have arranged a work schedule, which allows you to complete the  Master’s programme (erhvervskandidat) within 4 years.
  • You must fill out and sign the Solemn declaration and submit it along with the filled out enclosures regarding your employment in a public or private company

Specifically, for entrepreneurs

  •  You must be able to prove that you are an entrepreneur with a relevant independent company.
  • The company must either have revenue and activities that generate earnings or be affiliated with a public or private entrepreneurial milieu.
  • You must fill out and sign the Solemn declaration and submit it along with the filled-out enclosures regarding your entrepreneurial company.
  • The company’s area of business and primary field of work must be described allow the university to assess whether the company’s activities can be deemed relevant to the Master’s programme (Erhvervskandidat) the applicant has applied for.

Information for both employees in a public or private company as well as for entrepreneurs

  • You must inform SDU if your employment situation changes.
  • If SDU deems that you no longer hold a relevant job or own a relevant entrepreneurial company you will be transferred to the full time Master’s programme. If possible, this will happen as of the following at the start of the semester – although no later than at the end of the following semester.
  • You must apply for permission from SDU if you change employers, your tasks are significantly changed or you go from owning an entrepreneurial company to having another relevant job. If SDU deems that your new employment is not similar to the original employment you will be transferred to the full time Master’s programme. If possible, this will happen as of the following at the start of the semester – although no later than the end of the following semester.
  • Twice a year SDU will obtain proof for the validity of the information.

Please note that SDU must be able to obtain proof of the provided information.

 

Enclosures

The Solemn declaration must be uploaded to the Application Portal when the application for admission on the Master’s programme (erhvervskandidat)is submitted. If your are an entrepreneur, the enclosure regarding entrepreneurial activity must also be submitted when applying for admission. If you are an employee in a private or public company, you must submit the enclosure regarding employment in a private or public company no later than the start of the programme and preferably when submitting the application. Enclosures can either be submitted through the Application Portal when applying or be sent through SPOC or erhvervskandidat@sdu.dk.

IMPORTANT! SDU only accepts the below-mentioned documents along with the Solemn declaration and proof of employment/entrepreneurial activities

 

Solemn declaration

 

Please read the instructions below on how to fill in the enclosure prior to filling it out.

 

The solemn declaration must be submitted along with your admissions application for a Master’s programme (erhvervskandidat). Failure to do this will result in you not being admitted to the Master’s programme (erhvervskandidat).

The declaration must only be filled out and signed by the applicant.

The following must be filled out:

  • Title of the desired Master’s programme (erhvervskandidat)
  • Information on the applicant
  • Applicant’s signature

The applicant solemnly declares that:

  • If employed in a private or public company, they must submit proof of relevant employment no later than at the start of the programme.
  • If they are an entrepreneur, they must submit proof of relevant entrepreneurial activities when applying for the programme.
  • They are obligated to let SDU know about significant changes to their employment/entrepreneurial activities for the duration of the programme.

The Solemn declaration must be uploaded to the Application Portal when the application for admission on the Master’s programme (erhvervskandidat) is submitted.

The applicant agrees to the obligation of informing SDU of significant changes in the employment/entrepreneurial occupation for the duration of the program, e.g.

  • termination of the employment
  • cessation of the entrepreneurial activities or changes in occupation that could lead to the entry requirements for Master’s programme (erhvervskandidat) no longer being met
  • Transition to another relevant occupation

If you do not inform SDU of the above-mentioned changes it can result in you not being able to continue in the Master’s programme (erhvervskandidat).

Failure to do this will result in you not being admitted to the Master’s programme (erhvervskandidat).

Please note that SDU must be able to obtain proof of the provided information.

Please download the Solemn declaration here.


Enclosure regarding employment in a private or public company

Please read the instructions below on how to fill in the enclosure prior to filling it out.

This enclosure must be filled out if you are applying for admission on a Master’s programme (erhvervskandidat) and you are employed in a private or public company. The enclosure must be submitted no later than at the start of the programme, e.g. if you do not currently have a relevant occupation but expect to meet that requirement prior to the start of the programme, cf. the Solemn declaration.

The enclosure must be filled out by the applicant in corroboration with the company and signed by both parties.

The following must be filled out:

  • Title of the desired Master’s programme (erhvervskandidat)
  • Information, including contact information, for the applicant and the company
  • Average weekly working hours (on a yearly basis)
  • A description of the applicant’s tasks for the duration of the programme
  • A description of the correlation between the programme and job
  • By signing the document both the applicant and the company confirm that the information above is correct, that both parties have familiarized themselves with the purpose and terms of the Master’s programme (erhvervskandidat) and that the parties have an employment agreement.

Please note that SDU must be able to obtain proof of the provided information.

The yearly basis of the working hours must amount to at least 25 hours a week. This requirement is meant to ensure that while studying the applicant is just as much an integral part of the work place as the other fulltime employees. According to Ministerial Order no. 1565 (19/12/2017), under special circumstances SDU has the option of granting an exemption from the required amount of minimum of hours if the employment is deemed to be relevant as is required for admission.

A description of the applicant’s tasks must be included to allow the university to assess whether the content of the tasks can be deemed relevant to the Master’s programme (erhvervskandidat) the applicant has applied for.

A description of the correlation between the Master’s programme (erhvervskandidat) and the job must show how the applicant and the company have planned to arrange the employment to ensure that the applicant can still participate in the Master’s programme.

You will not be able to gain admission to the Master’s program (erhvervskandidat) if you have not proven that you meet the requirements for relevant employment by the start of the programme.

Twice a year the university will obtain proof of the validity of the information.

Please download the enclosure regarding employment in a private or public company here

 

Enclosure regarding entrepreneurial activity

Please read the instructions below on how to fill in the enclosure prior to filling it out.

This enclosure must be filled out if you are applying for admission on a Master’s programme (erhvervskandidat) and you own an entrepreneurial company and/or you are affiliated with an entrepreneurial milieu. The enclosure must be submitted when applying for the programme, cf. the Solemn declaration.

The enclosure must be filled out by the applicant.

The following must be filled out:

  • Title of the desired Master’s programme (erhvervskandidat)
  • Information, including contact information, for the applicant and the entrepreneurial company
  • A description of the company’s area of business and primary field of work.
  • Information about any affiliation with a public or private entrepreneurial milieu as well as contact information.
  • Your signature to confirm the accuracy of the information given as well as the fact that your entrepreneurial company has revenue and activities that generate earnings or is affiliated with a public or private entrepreneurial milieu.

The company’s area of business and primary field of work must be described before the university can assess whether the company’s activities can be deemed relevant to the Master’s programme (erhvervskandidat) that the applicant has applied for.

An additional requirement for the entrepreneurial companies is that they must either have revenue and activities that generate earnings or be affiliated with a public or private entrepreneurial milieu.

Please note that SDU must be able to obtain proof of the provided information.

Twice a year the university will obtain proof regarding the validity of the information.

Please download the enclosure regarding entrepreneurial activity here

 

 


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