How to apply


Admission requirements

As a general entry requirement, you must have completed two years of studies at university level within a relevant field of study. You must also meet the individual course prerequisites listed under each course description.

  • English language skills equivalent to the Danish B level in English (see section below)
Selection of students

We will try to welcome as many qualified students as possible. If, however, the number of qualified external applicants exceeds course capacity, we will select in the following order:

  1. Undergraduate exchange students from partner universities
  2. International undergraduate guest students
  3. Graduate exchange students from partner universities
  4. International graduate guest students
  5. Undergraduate students from other Danish schools/universities
  6. Graduate students from other Danish schools/universities
  7. Ph.D. students from partner universities abroad
  8. Other international Ph.D. students
  9. Other applicants

In each group students are prioritized on a “first come first serve” basis, i.e. according to the time we receive your complete application. In case a course is filled up, we will try to offer an alternative. All final decisions about admission will be sent out around mid-June 2019.


For International students

Required documents

Please make sure to submit the following signed documents through our onlline application system:

Nomination as an exchange student

If your home university has an exchange agreement with us, please check if you can get nominated through your international office.

If you are nominated by your home university, you do not have to pay tuition fees. 

Please find the list of all our exchange partners here. 

English skills

You must have documented English skillscompared to the Danish B level in English to follow courses offered in English.

International students can document them in one of the following ways:

  • by providing a signed Language Requirement Form (exchange students only)
  • by providing your secondary school leaving certificate (min. 210 hours at high school level) if you are an EU/EEA, Nordic or Swiss citizen
  • IELTS score of min 6.5 or a TOEFL score of min 575/230/88.

If your home university is an exchange partner with the University of Southern Denmark, please ask your international coordinator to sign the  Language Requirement Form.

For Danish students

SDU Students - own study program

As an SDU student applying for the SDU Summer School courses offered by your own study programme you must register for the course by using the Student self-service, just like any ordinary course. 

Course registration is open from 20 - 30 May, 2020. 

The Summer School courses follow the same rules as ordinary semester courses. This is important if you change your mind regarding participation, get ill during the course etc.

Students at other Danish institutions

 Students at other Danish schools or universities are welcome to apply if they meet the prerequisites.

If the summer course can be pre-approved for credit transfer to your current degree, you will not be charged tuition.

If you take the course as an additional course or as continuing education, you will need to pay tuition.

Please apply for admission through our online system and submit your pre-approval from your home university (if applicable).

Required documents:

  • Pre-approval for credit transfer (“forhåndsgodkendelse) from your Study Board
  • Transcript of records

Your Academic Study Board will only give you credit for a subject/course if its academic content lies within the framework of your curriculum. We recommend that you contact your Study Board well in advance to allow enough time to get your approval.


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