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New SU grant rules

New SU grant rules from 1 July 2016

From 1 July 2016, students who are delayed by more than six months (30 ECTS) in their studies will no longer be entitled to an SU grant under the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme in Denmark. The new rules apply to students who start a new post-secondary degree on 1 July 2016 or later. For example, these rules apply to you if you: 

  • finish your Bachelor’s degree programme during the summer of 2016, and subsequently start a Master’s degree programme
  • start a Bachelor’s degree programme or a professional Bachelor’s degree programme
  • switch from one Bachelor’s degree programme to another Bachelor’s degree programme
  • switch from one Master’s degree programme to another Master’s degree programme
  • switch from a professional Bachelor’s degree programme to a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme.  

If you started your degree programme before 1 July 2016, you are still allowed a maximum delay of 12 months (60 ECTS) before your SU grant is stopped.

FAQ

What is a delay? And how do I check if I am delayed?

Delays are calculated on the basis of the number of ECTS credits you have passed compared with the number of months you have received an SU grant. Students usually pass 30 ECTS credits per semester and receive an SU grant for six months. If you do not pass 30 ECTS credits in a semester, but still receive an SU grant for six months, this will constitute a delay the length of which depends on how many ECTS credits you have passed during the semester. In terms of study activity, five ECTS credits are equivalent to one month’s SU grant: 

  • If, for example, you have passed five ECTS credits in a semester, but have received an SU grant for six months, you will be delayed by five months in your studies.
  • If you have passed 10 ECTS credits in a semester, but received an SU grant for six months, you will be delayed by four months in your studies. 

 

You can see how many monthly SU grant portions (SU-klip) you have received at minSU and how many ECTS credits you have earned at mit.au.dk (Self-service).



What does active enrolment mean?

In order to be entitled to an SU grant, it is not enough for you to attend lectures and classes. You must also pass the prescribed number of ECTS credits per semester. You are regarded as being actively enrolled until you are delayed by more than six months (30 ECTS) in your studies.

When does my SU grant stop?

The disbursement of your SU grant stops when you are delayed by more than six months (30 ECTS) in your studies. Your level of active enrolment is checked each semester in March and September, and if your studies are delayed by more than six months (30 ECTS), the disbursement of your SU grant will stop from May and November, respectively. You will be notified by letter in your e-Boks before the disbursement of your SU grant is stopped.

What happens if I get sick and my studies are delayed?

If you get sick during your studies and cannot sit one or more exams, you can apply for additional monthly SU grant portions. If you are granted additional monthly SU grant portions, they will compensate for the delay caused by your illness.

Read more about applying for additional monthly SU grant portions at http://studerende.au.dk/en/su/illness/.

What happens if I fail an exam and my studies are delayed?

If you fail one or more exams and therefore do not earn the prescribed 30 ECTS credits per semester, this will constitute a delay if you have received an SU grant for the whole of the semester in question. If you sit a reexamination and pass, thereby earning the prescribed 30 ECTS credits for the semester in question, the delay caused by the failed exam will be cancelled. Please remember that you are allowed a delay of six months (30 ECTS) before your SU grant is stopped.

Will doing an internship/work placement affect my SU grant?

You must remember to apply for a credit transfer of the ECTS credits which you earn during your internship/work placement. Otherwise, you risk that your SU grant will be stopped if you are delayed by more than six months (30 ECTS) in your studies.

You can read more about the new rules at www.su.dk.

 

 

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