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Generally, you can be re-enroled provided that:

  • you must have been withdrawn from study for at least 5 months before the new study start at the same programme
  • you have passed the entire first year of studies
  • there are vacant study places in the programme
  • you meet the entry requirements of the programme
  • All Bachelor and BEng Engineering programmes require a minimum GPA in quota 1, however when you apply for re-enrolment it is the quota 2 GPA minimum requirement that must be met. Programmes with a quota 2 GPA are Pharmacy, Medicine and Clinical Biomechanics

Furthermore, your possibilities depend on why your previous enrolment was discontinued.

If SDU stopped your enrolment in the programme, you can only start again if you can prove that your chances of completing the programme have improved significantly

You have to present a written explanation

As part of your application, you have to upload a written explanation explaining how your chances of completing the programme have improved significantly.

Fill in your written explanation in this form

You have to present the matters which you think are relevant as to your chances of completing the programme. For instance you can draw on:

  • why you didn't complete the programme in the first place

  • what relevant activities you have participated in since your enrolment stopped

  • how you have strengthened academic skills relevant to courses which you were previously unable to pass

  • significant changes to your health conditions

  • significant changes to personal or private matters of relevance

Remember to attach documentation regarding relevant matters, to the extend this is possible.

Documentation of health conditions

If illness or other health conditions have prevented you from completing the programme then a doctor´s note may be deemed as relevant documentation if it includes the following: 

  • Stated times for the first and last medical consultation

  • Clarification of whether the medical assessment was made on the basis of own examination or the patient’s information

  • Description of how your condition has affected your ability to study

  • Information regarding a possible fit note or future prospects for further treatment. 

Please check that the doctor´s note also includes:

  • Your name, civil registration number (CPR) or date of birth

  • Date of issue

  • Doctor´s name, CVR or provisions number as well as a signature and stamp

If you stopped your enrolment yourself, you can apply without any special documentation.

If, however, you withdrew at a time where the University would have discontinued your enrolment anyway, you must apply in the same manner as if the University discontinued your enrolment - see the info above.

Unsure whether you have passed the first year?

If you haven't covered the entire first year, you cannot be re-enroled. Inestead, you have to apply for re-admission once again. If you are unsure whether first year is covered, you can apply for re-admission as well.

Find out about applying for re-admission

Application deadlines

You can apply for re-enrolment from 1 January to 1 March (for study start in September) and from 1 October to 1 November (for study start in February). 
We suggest that you apply as soon as possible, as the applications are processed and any vacant study spots allocated on a regular basis.

Your application can only be met if there are any vacant study spots in the study programme that you apply for. The number of vacant study spots varies from each study programme and from each year. Some years there are no vacant study spots.

We will answer your application no later than 1 August/20 December.

Apply for re-enrolment

Use the transfer-form if you are not from SDU


If you have questions, you are more than welcome to call +45 6550 1052 or write an e-mail via the contact form  SPOC. You can also report to Student Services on Campus Odense.


Admissions University of Southern Denmark

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230
  • Phone: +45 6550 1052

Last Updated 08.02.2021