Credit module at Arts

As a student at another university than Aarhus University, you might have the opportunity to replace some of the compulsory or elective courses in your degree programme with individual courses from a degree programme at Aarhus University.

What is a credit module?

A credit module is a module or course you take in another subject than your main subject and that can replace compulsory or elective courses in your degree programme, i.e. you qualify for credit transfer.

A credit module is therefore not a course you take in addition to your degree programme. If you would like to take modules in addition to your degree programme, please contact the Secretariat for Continuing Education at Arts.

What are the prerequisites for enrolment in a credit module?

The prerequisites for enrolment in a credit module are:

  • You must be enrolled in a higher degree programme at a Danish university
    It is not a prerequisite that you have already enrolled in a degree programme at Aarhus University.
  • That credit for the module/course can be transferred.

    The board of studies for your main subject must confirm that credit for the course can be transferred to your current degree programme and thereby replace a module in your current programme.

  • That you fulfill the the upper secondary subject levels that are admission requirements for the degree programme.
    This also applies if the level is taken as part of the qualifying examination. The pass requirement cannot be met by rounding up.
  • That there are places available on the module in which you wish to enrol.
    The board of studies for the subject offering the module determines whether there are places available and whether you have the necessary academic level to attend the instruction and participate in the examination in the requested module. Please note that there may be special rules for courses at 1st semester.

Application deadlines

The deadlines for applying for admission at at credit module at Arts are as follows:

  • Courses / modules in the spring semester: November 5
  • Courses / modules in the autumn semester: May 5

If by the deadline you do not yet have a pre-approval, we encourage you to apply and send us the pre-approval as soon as possible.

If you want to be sure to get an answer to your application before the start of the semester, you must apply within the above deadline. Any available seats in a course/module are allocated according to the first-come-first-served principle.

Guide

Students at AU

  1. Application for advance approval
    Before applying for admission to the credit module, you must obtain approval for the course to form part of your degree programme. To apply for advance approval of the requested course, use the application form for advance approval of credit modules found on your self-service page at mit.au.dk.
  2. Application for admission to the requested credit module
    To apply for admission to the credit module, please send an email to Study Centre Arts. If you have more than one priority, include a list of priorities in the email. Remember to attach your advance approval as well as any appendices.
  3. Response to your application
    The board of studies responsible for the credit module will process your application. If you have applied within the deadline, you can expect to receive a response to your application no later than January/August.
  4. Application for credit transfer following the course
    Once you have passed the course, the result will automatically be transferred to your degree programme. 
  5. If you fail to pass the credit module
    If you fail to pass the credit module in the approved period, you can request an extension of the period of enrolment. You must ensure that your period of enrolment is extended by contacting Study Centre Arts.

Students from other institutions of education

  1. Application for advance approval
    Before applying for admission to the credit module, you must obtain advance approval for the course to form part of your degree programme. The board of studies for your degree programme is responsible for granting advance approval. It is also a good idea to make sure that visiting students are admitted to the requested course. In most cases, it will be stated in the course description in the AU course catalogue.
  2. Application for admission to the requested credit module
    To apply for admission to the credit module, please send the completed application form to Study Centre Arts. You must enclose an advance approval from your own board of studies/degree programme as well as any appendices. If you have more than one priority, you should also include a list of priorities.
  3. Response to your application
    The board of studies responsible for the credit module will process your application. If you have applied within the deadline, you can expect to receive a response to your application no later than January/August.
  4. Application for credit transfer following the course
    Once you have passed the credit module, you must notify your own board of studies and submit documentation to ensure that the credits obtained for the module can be transferred to your degree programme.
  5. If you fail to pass the credit module
    If you fail to pass the credit module in the approved period, you can request an extension of the period of enrolment. You must inform Study Centre Arts that your period of enrolment needs to be extended.

FAQ

  • How can I find out whether visiting students are admitted to a specific course/module?
    In most cases, it will be stated in the AU course catalogue. If not, you can contact Study Centre Arts.
  • When is the deadline for applying for advance approval?
    If you are a student at Aarhus University, you should be aware that there may be a deadline for submitting applications for advance approval to your board of studies. You can find the deadlines on your study portal.
  • The application deadline will soon expire, but I have not yet obtained advance approval – can I apply anyway?
    Yes – if you have not yet received a response to your application for advance approval, we encourage you to apply anyway and then submit your advance approval as soon as possible.
  • I am having problems registering for exams in the credit module – what should I do?
    If you are having problems registering for courses and/or exams, please contact Study Centre Arts.

  • I did not pass my exam in the credit module – can I take the exam again next semester?
    If you do not pass the credit module in the period in which your enrolment applies, you must contact Study Centre Arts and request that your period of enrolment be extended.
  • I have completed the credit module, but why does it not appear in my study plan?
    Once you have passed the credit module, you must apply to the board of studies for your main subject to have the credits obtained for the course/module transferred to your degree programme. If you are a student at Arts, the credits should be transferred automatically. If not, please contact Study Centre Arts.