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Calling all students at the Faculty of Arts!

The main focus of your everyday life as a student will of course be your degree programme. But please remember that there are a number of other issues connected to your studies which you need to have under control, and for which you need to take responsibility.

As a student at the Faculty of Arts you are responsible for:

  • Keeping up to date on the study portal ( This is where general information for students will be posted (information about exam periods, for instance).
  • Keeping up to date on Blackboard, where you will find information about your teaching.
  • Using to register for teaching and check your registration for exams and applications for dispensation. You are responsible for ensuring that you are registered correctly for teaching and exams, and for observing all deadlines in this connection.
  • Checking your AU mail or setting it up on your smart phone or computer. The university sends important information to you via your AU mail.
  • Keeping an eye on your E-boks. Important documents, such as response to applications for exemption, will be sent to your e-boks.
  • Understanding the academic regulations for your degree programme and the courses explained there, and checking for any changes that might be made during your programme. Among other things, the academic regulations outline the rules governing the assessment of your exams.
  • Familiarise yourself with rules and information – if you are in any doubt, just ask your study center or  your student counsellor.
  • Observing deadlines – for instance, exam assignments will not be assessed if you submit them after the deadline, and this will count as a failed attempt to pass the exam in question.
  • Providing your student registration number and other necessary and relevant information when dealing with the AU Studies Administration.

In return, the AU Studies Administration will:

  • Collect relevant and current information on the study portal.
  • Offer information and guidance about your studies and study planning.
  • Keep you informed about issues concerning your degree programme, either via the study portal or by sending mails to your AU mail.
  • Ensure that your exam results are available in the self-service system no later than four weeks after you sit exams. Please note that the results of Bachelor’s projects and Master’s theses may take up to six weeks.
  • Ensure that you receive your diploma no later than two months after you have completed your degree programme. (If you use e-Boks, you will recieve your diploma in your e-Boks).
  • Ensure that you can find information about where and when your teaching takes place no later than one month before the semester starts.

If you have any questions about all this, you will find more information on the study portal. You are also welcome to ask one of the faculty’s study centres in Emdrup or Aarhus. If you are a student at a professional master’s programme at the School of Education, please contact Masterstudiecentret.

ECTS and workload

The programs at Arts are organised as full-time study meaning 1,640 working hours annually equivalent to 60 ECTS. See the table below. The workload is particularly intensive around exams, but is aimed to be evenly distributed over the term. Large parts of a full time study consists in preparation for and post-processing of the teaching in study groups and/or individually. This includes in-depth study of supplementary texts, completion of assignments, presentations, peer feedback and assignments. Please be aware that it is expected that you use the period after your exams and up to the start of the semester to prepare for the following semester.

5 ECTS equals aproximately137 hours
10 ECTS equals approximately 273 hours
15 ECTS equals approximately 410 hours
20 ECTS equals approximately 547 hours
25 ECTS equals approximately 683 hours
30 ECTS equals approximately 820 hours

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