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Temporary admission to the Master's degree programme

When can you get an exemption for temporary admission?

You can apply for an exemption permitting temporary admission to the Master’s degree enabling you to take courses that will form part of your future Master’s degree programme.

  • The sum of the ECTS credits outstanding in your Bachelor’s degree programme and the ECTS credits you wish to take as part of the temporary admission must not exceed 30 ECTS credits altogether. These rules can be adjusted, but it is not possible under any circumstances to obtain an exemption permitting you to gain more than 30 ECTS credits in the Master’s degree programme.

Your application will be decided on the basis of an overall assessment of how you are progressing with your degree. If you still need to pass one or more compulsory study components – for example if you have used several examination attempts in one or more compulsory courses and have not yet passed – you should not expect to be granted exemption for temporary admission to the Master’s degree programme.

You cannot apply for the State Education Grant and Loan Scheme (SU) for the Master’s degree programme on the basis of temporary admission.

  • If you have no SU units left from your Bachelor’s degree programme, you cannot apply for SU for the Master’s degree programme until you have completed your Bachelor’s degree and can be enrolled in the Master’s degree programme.
  • If you have questions regarding SU, please contact the SU Office.

The deadlines for applying for temporary admission are:

  • 1 June (for autumn semester)
  • 1 December (for spring semester)

If your application is based on circumstances that were not known at the time of the application deadline, you can apply after the deadlines.

How do you apply?

To apply you should fill out this application form: The ‘Exemption for temporary admission’ form.

  • Write which courses in your Bachelor’s degree programme you have not yet passed – both the ones you have to pass in the next examination period and those you have to pass later (Remember to write the name of the course, the number of ECTS credits and the examination period).
  • Write which courses you expect to pass – they must be part of your Master’s degree programme (Remember to write the name of the course, the number of ECTS credits and the examination period).
  • State the reasons for your application – we need to know why your study programme deviates from the norm, including whether any special personal circumstances play a part.
  • Attach an approved Bachelor’s programme, but only if it deviates from the one you last submitted (you do not have to attach a new Bachelor's programme, if you have filled it out electronically in the contract generator).
  • Attach an approved Master’s programme – we need to know that the courses you wish to take have been approved as part of your future Master’s degree programme. The Master’s degree programme must therefore have been approved by the degree programme coordinator at your department (you do not need to attach the Master's programme, if you have filled it out electronically in the contract generator).

What happens after you have applied?

After you have filed your application the following happens:

  • We register your application and check the number of ECTS credits, the programmes, your progression, etc.
  • If we grant you an exemption for temporary admission, we advise AU Studies centrally, and the office will enrol you. You will be notified of your temporary admission via letter or e-mail.
  • If your application for an exemption for temporary admission is rejected, you will be notified accordingly.

We will contact you in case we need more information to deal with your application. Please therefore indicate your mobile number or similar on the application form.

What happens when the temporary admission expires?

If you complete your Bachelor’s degree before your temporary Master’s degree admission expires, you should send an e-mail to indskriv@au.dk to get enrolled in your Master's programme.

If your temporary Master’s degree admission expires before you have completed your Bachelor’s degree, it is up to you to apply for admission to the Master’s degree programme when you have completed your Bachelor's degree. You apply via the DANS application system at http://kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/how-to-apply-online/.

  • You should also be aware that you can no longer sit examinations in the courses that form part of your Master’s degree programme after the expiry of your temporary admission to the programme, and that any registrations for examinations in courses forming part of your Master’s degree programme will be cancelled.

It is extremely important that you have a plan for completing your Bachelor’s degree as soon as possible and a temporary plan for your Master’s degree (the Master’s programme).

It is also important to emphasise that we assume you give priority to completing your Bachelor’s degree programme before commencing the Master’s degree programme, and you cannot expect to receive an extension of the temporary admission.

Do you have any questions?

You are always welcome to contact studieservice.st@au.dk

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