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Credit transfer

When you apply for admission to a higher education degree programme, you are obliged to state whether you have previously passed courses on higher education degree programmes which you have not completed. Aarhus University needs this information to assess whether you can be granted credit transfer. In other words, whether (some of) the courses you have previously passed can replace parts of your new degree programme. Credit transfer is generally only granted for courses at the same degree programme level (Bachelor’s/Master’s degree level), but academic level is the most important factor. In some cases, courses at Bachelor’s degree level are of a sufficiently high level to replace courses at Master’s degree level.

First-semester courses

It will take a few months to process all applications, so we cannot inform you of whether you will be granted credit transfer prior to commencement of your studies. We therefore encourage you to participate in all the courses for which you are registered in the first semester. If you, later on, are granted credit transfer for a course for which you are registered, your registration for the course and course exams will be withdrawn.

You will be notified by email when a decision has been made on whether you will be granted credit transfer.

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Admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes: Previously passed education

Admission to Master’s degree programmes: Obligatory credit assessment

If you fail to provide information and/or if you have provided incorrect information about courses you have passed on a higher education degree programme on which you were previously enrolled, this may influence your chances of continuing on your degree programme.

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