Registration for courses and exams - Arts

Registration deadlines

  • 1-5 May: registration and withdrawal for the autumn semester

  • 1-5 November: registration and withdrawal for the spring semester

Registration for compulsory courses

  • You will be registered automatically for compulsory courses and corresponding exams prior to the start of each semester.
  • You must check that you are registered correctly for courses and exams before the registration deadline. You can see your registrations in your study timeline on mystudies.au.dk.
  • If you want to change your registration for courses and exams, you must do it before the registration deadline via the Student self service system.
  • If you want to withdraw your registration, please be aware of the special rules that apply.
  • The automatic registration for exams only applies to the first exam attempt. This means that you are responsible for registering for the second and third exam attempts. For more information see the page Re-examinations.
  • If you experience any problems related to registration or withdrawal, you must send an e-mail to Study Centre Arts before the registrationdeadline.  The receipt for your email is your documentation that you have contacted us in due time.

Registration for elective courses

You will not be registered automatically for elective courses and other elective elements such as internationalisation electives and profile courses. You must therefore register/indicate your priorities in the Student Self-Service system (STADS) during the registration period.

When you register for an elective course, you will be registered automatically for the corresponding exam as well.

After the registration deadline, your registration is binding. You will no longer be able to withdraw from or change your elective course.

Special registration deadlines for elective courses on the 1st semester

If the first semester of your Bachelor's or Master's degree programme includes elective courses, you must register for these/indicate your priorities in the Student Self-Service system (STADS) via mitstudie.au.dk/en.

For students on the following Bachelor's degree programmes, the registration deadline is postphoned to 13 to 18 August

  • History
     

For students on the following Master's degree programmes, the registration deadline is 5 to 10 August

  • Anthropology (General Anthropology, choice of language of instruction on the course 'Contemporary anthropological themes')
  • Art History
  • Comparative Literature
  • English (Track A)
  • International business communication
  • Media Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Study of Religion
  • Theology
     

For students on the following Master's supplementary subjects, the registration deadline is 5 to 10 August

  • English (Track A and B)
  • History
  • Audio Visuality
  • Philosophy
  • Visual Art and Visual Culture

How can I see which elective subjects I can choose between?

The elective subjects offered (including the IV electives and profile courses) will be published in the course catalogue prior to the registration period before the following deadlines:

Students on the School of Communication and Culture and School of Culture and Society

  • Elective course in the autumn semester: 1 April
  • Elective courses in the Spring semester: 1 Oktober

Students at the Danish School of Education

  • Elective course in the autumn semester: 22 March
  • Elective courses in the Spring semester: 21 September

To see the current semester's range of elective courses, you can either find your academic regulations and the study programme diagram here and then click on to the course catalogue (by clicking on the elective course in the study diagram). You can also use the search function in the course catalogue. In both counts, you must delimit your search so that you can see the courses for the relevant semester.

FAQs about elective courses

I’m having difficulties registering for elective courses via the self-service system

If you can’t log onto the self-service system, or if you can’t register your wishes for elective courses for any other reason, please contact the Study Centre Arts. If you do this before the end of the registration period, your wishes will be registered and processed in the same way as those of students applying via the self-service system.

It is important that your email to the study centre clearly states which elective courses you would like and lists your priorities.

How are the places on elective courses allocated?

We start by allocating as many first priorities as possible.

However, the number of places on elective courses is sometimes limited. If there are more applicants than vacancies, places are allocated randomly by drawing lots among all the students who have the elective course in question as their first priority.

Any vacancies remaining when all the first-priority students have been given a place will be given to students who have the course in question as their second priority if their first priority has not been granted. This is also done by drawing lots.

You cannot be certain of getting a place on your first priority, so it is important that you list all the priorities that the self-service system allows. If you do not state a second or third priority and are not granted your first priority, you will be given a place on a random elective course.

How do I find out which elective course I have been given?

After the registration period, all your wishes are processed and places will be allocated. Once this process has been completed, you can see that your registration status has changed from “being processed” (under behandling) to “place” (plads).

I have changed my mind. Can I get a place on another elective course?

You can change your wishes and priorities in the self-service system throughout the registration period. But you can’t change your wishes and priorities after the registration deadline. So it’s very important to ensure that your wishes and priorities have been registered correctly.

Once you have been given a place on an elective course, you cannot get a place on another course – even though you have not been given your first priority. The reason why you have not been given your first priority is that there were too many applicants for the course in question. All students are treated in the same way, so you cannot get a place on a different elective course once the places have been allocated.

Do I risk getting a place on an elective course that I have not chosen?

If there are a lot of applicants for all the elective courses you have chosen, there is a small risk that you will not be given a place on any of them. If this happens, you will be contacted by the studies administration staff and asked to choose an elective course from among the courses which still have vacancies. So it is important that you start by stating your priorities among all the courses stated in the self-service system. This will improve your chance of being given one of the courses you have prioritised.

I forgot to apply during the registration period. What should I do?

If you have forgotten to apply, please send an email to the Study Centre Arts stating your wishes for elective courses. It is important that your email to the study centre clearly states which elective courses you would like and lists your priorities. However, your wishes will not be processed until all the students who applied during the registration period have been given a place. This means that you can only get a place on an elective course which has vacancies.

I have applied for advance approval to study abroad, but want to register for an elective course instead

If you have applied for advance approval to study abroad instead of taking an elective course on your own degree programme, but now regret this decision and want to take an elective course after all, you must apply to have your advance approval cancelled. You can do this using an application for dispensation at mitstudie.au.dk

I am enrolled temporarily on a Master’s degree programme – can I apply for elective courses?

If you are enrolled temporarily on a Master’s degree programme and are taking the first semester of this programme, you are entitled to apply for an elective course on the second semester. However, if there are more applicants than vacancies on the elective course of your choice, you will be put at the back of the queue for places. You can read more about this on the website for temporary Master’s degree programmes.

I failed the exam in my elective course – can I choose a new one?

If you have been registered for an elective course previously but have not yet passed the exam, you cannot register for a new elective course. Instead, you need to take the re-examination in the elective course for which you were registered.

Registering for project placements and field studies

If you are planning to do a field study or project placement, you must register in the Student Self-Service system (STADS). This applies even if you have not obtained a final agreement with a host organisation or signed a project placement agreement.

You must register during the registration period stated above.

After the deadline, your registration is binding.

If you have registered for a field study or project placement in the coming semester but fail to obtain an agreement, you can apply for registration for the alternative courses specified in your academic regulations for the semester in question after the normal deadline.

Please note that the number of courses offered may be limited as you can only register for courses with vacant places.

Read more on the page about project placements.

Registering for courses if you have an advance approval for courses at another programme

If you have gotten an advance approval of a course/module outside of your degree programme it is considered to be a registration for teaching and exams. Consequently, you cannot apply for a course/module on your degree programme at the same time.

However, if you need to follow one or more courses at another programme or another university, you should be aware of the registration procedure and deadlines here.

Read more about deadlines and procedures for applying for advance approval and credit transfer.

 
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