AU Summer University Courses

2021 information

It is still possible to apply for AU Summer University 2021 if there's space in the course you are interested in.

You can find available courses in the boxes below by finding your study programme. you can only apply by sending an e-mail to summeruniversity@au.dk with your study number and the name of the course you are interested in. We will then sign you up, provided there's still empty spaces in the course and that you have space in your study programme. 

W will update this page accordingly, but there may be courses that have recently been fully booked that we have not yet deleted from this page, if you send us an e-mail we will let you know.

It is not possible to apply for other courses that the ones below and there is no waiting list for otherwise fully booked courses.

Which courses belong to my study programme?

Aarhus BSS

Law

Law students at AU can apply for the following Summer University courses in STADS in the secondary application round from April 23 to April 26 at 12 noon. These courses do not require a pre-approval, if you are studying the master degree in Law.

 

Course Online/On campus ECTS Dates
Animal Law Online 10 5/7-23/7
Current issues in international Human Rights Law  Online 10 26/7-13/8

Psychology

If you are a Bachelor's student in Psychology you can apply for the following Summer University courses in the secondary application round between April 23 and April 26 at 12 noon. You need to apply for the course in STADS as you do when applying for electives. If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

 

Course Online/On campus ECTS Dates
Youth, Drugs and Alcohol: Social Science Approaches Online 10 5/7-23/7
Substance Use Disorders: Critical Views on Interventions and Recovery Online 10 26/7-13/8

If you are studying at the master degree in Psychology there are no courses offered at Summer University. It is however possible to attend courses from other departments. This require a pre-approval, which you can apply for at mitstudie.au.dk. Then you'll have to apply for a seat at AU Summer University at this page.

BA MMC

The Board of Studies for Business Communication and IT has pre-approved the below courses for BA MMC-students. Students can apply for the following Summer University courses in STADS in the secondary application round from April 23 to April 26 at 12 noon. If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

CourseOnline/On campusECTSDatesDepartment
Positive Organisational Behaviour (POB)Online55/7-16/7MGMT
Strategic Management of RiskOnline55/7-16/7MGMT

MA CC

The Board of Studies for Business Communication and IT has pre-approved the below courses as MA CC electives which you can apply for in the secondary application round. You cannot find the courses at the Self-service (mitstudie.au.dk). Instead you must apply via this link from April 23 to April 26 at 12 noon.

The application system will automatically ask for a pre-approval, however since the courses have already been pre-approved, you must upload a transcript from mitstudie.au.dk instead.

 

CourseOnline/On campusECTSDatesDepartment
Vision, Decision, and LeadershipOnline526/7-6/8MGMT
Management information systems (MIS)Online1026/7-13/8MGMT


The courses that you have applied for may have recommended prerequisites. These are described in the course descriptions in the AU course catalogue. It is your own responsibility to make sure that you fulfill these prerequisites. The teaching will not be delayed on the basis of any lacking knowledge.

Bsc in Economics and Business Administration

BSc(B) students can apply for the following Summer University courses in STADS in the secondary round from April 23 to April 26 at 12 noon. If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

 

CourseOnline/On campusECTSDatesDepartment
Introduction to Design Thinking: Understanding Creativity and Applying Innovation in Real Life Online55/7-16/7MGMT
Positive Organisational Behaviour (POB)Online55/7-16/7MGMT
Strategic Management of RiskOnline55/7-16/7MGMT
Financial Analysis and Decision Making-A Simulation ApproachOnline55/7-16/7ECON
Global Logistics & International TradeOnline55/7-16/7ECON
Google Analytics and Web Traffic AcquisitionOnline526/7-6/8ECON
Money and BankingOnline526/7-6/8ECON

STADS self-service application guide

You can take a maximum of 20 ects points at Summer University, but only one course per term. Each term has its own registration form. You can prioritize up to three courses in each term. Remember to check for important notifications for some courses in the column "info" in the self-service. 

How to apply for one course: Prioritize minimum one and maximum ten courses in one term, or add a 1st priority in one term and another priority in another term (by using both forms).

How to apply for two courses: Add minimum one 1st priority in each term, by using both forms.

Adding a first priority in each term means that you want to take two courses and we will automatically sign you up for two courses, so do not do this unless you want two courses!

FAQ BSS registration forms
Am I guaranteed a seat at AU Summer University, I desperately need one course because I am going on an internship/exchange?

If you do not get a seat at your chosen courses during the first round due to i.e. overbooking or cancellation you are able to apply for courses with vacant seats in STADS from April 24th-26th. Most students get their first or second priority.

Okay then, but just to be sure to get a course I will add 10 priorities in each term, this way I technically have 20 priorities and will get a course either way!?

No, this will not be a smart solution if you only need one course. If you have more than one first priority we will automatically assume that this is because you need two courses and we will then enroll you in two courses. Once enrolled in a course you will need to apply for an exemption from the study board, which can take several weeks and a heavy paper workload, in order to be able to cancel your registration for the course you don’t need.

My first priority is in one term, but my other priorities are in another term, what do I do?

No problem! The system can handle that. Just apply for your 1st priority by using the correct form for the term and then go to the next form and add other priorities (without stating a 1st priority in the same term as your 2nd priority).

How can I make sure that I will get a combination of courses that adds up to the ECTS amount that I need?

If you need two courses and it need to give a total of, 10,15 or 20 and you therefore have a mix of courses, priorities in different terms and with a different ECTS load we will take a loot at how many ECTS points your two first priorities are. If we cannot give you your two first priorities, we will then try to give you a combination of lower priority courses that gives the same total amount of ECTS points as your two first priorities. A larger part of the allocation is however handled automatically via a STADS script, so we cannot guarantee that it will add up, but if you are allocated two courses that gives an unwanted of ECTS in total then do not hesitate to contact us and then we will sort it out.    

Msc in Economics and Business administration

Cand.merc student can apply for the following Summer University courses in STADS in the secondary round from April 23 to April 26 at 12 noon. If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

Course

Online/On campusECTSDatesDepartment
Vision, Decision, and LeadershipOnline526/7-6/8MGMT
Financial Analytics in ROnline526/7-6/8ECON
Interactive Service MarketingOnline1026/7-13/8MGMT
Management information systems (MIS)Online1026/7-13/8MGMT

The courses below, offered by the BTECH department, is also preapproved for cand.merc. The courses cannot be found in STADS. Instead, application for the course takes place via this link between April 23-26.

CourseOnline/On campusECTSDatesDepartment
Six Sigma Design and InnovationOnline1026/7-13/8BTECH


Guide: 
The application system will automatically ask for a preapproval. As the course is already preapproved for your degree, you should upload a confirmation of enrollment from mystudies.au.dk instead.

STADS self-service application guide

You can take a maximum of 20 ects points at Summer University, but only one course per term. Each term has its own registration form. You can prioritize up to three courses in each term. Remember to check for important notifications for some courses in the column "info" in the self-service. 

How to apply for one course: Prioritize minimum one and maximum ten courses in one term, or add a 1st priority in one term and another priority in another term (by using both forms).

How to apply for two courses: Add minimum one 1st priority in each term, by using both forms.

Adding a first priority in each term means that you want to take two courses and we will automatically sign you up for two courses, so do not do this unless you want two courses!

FAQ BSS registration forms

Am I guaranteed a seat at AU Summer University, I desperately need one course because I am going on an internship/exchange?

If you do not get a seat at your chosen courses during the first round due to i.e. overbooking or cancellation you are able to apply for courses with vacant seats in STADS from April 24th-26th. Most students get their first or second priority.

Okay then, but just to be sure to get a course I will add 10 priorities in each term, this way I technically have 20 priorities and will get a course either way!?

No, this will not be a smart solution if you only need one course. If you have more than one first priority we will automatically assume that this is because you need two courses and we will then enroll you in two courses. Once enrolled in a course you will need to apply for an exemption from the study board, which can take several weeks and a heavy paper workload, in order to be able to cancel your registration for the course you don’t need.

My first priority is in one term, but my other priorities are in another term, what do I do?

No problem! The system can handle that. Just apply for your 1st priority by using the correct form for the term and then go to the next form and add other priorities (without stating a 1st priority in the same term as your 2nd priority).

How can I make sure that I will get a combination of courses that adds up to the ECTS amount that I need?

If you need two courses and it must give a total of, 10,15 or 20 and you therefore have a mix of courses, priorities in different terms and with a different ECTS load we will take a look at how many ECTS points your two first priorities are. If we cannot give you your two first priorities, we will then try to give you a combination of lower priority courses that gives the same total amount of ECTS points as your two first priorities. A larger part of the allocation is however handled automatically via a STADS script, so we cannot guarantee that it will add up, but if you are allocated two courses that gives an unwanted amount of ECTS in total then do not hesitate to contact us and then we'll fix it manually. 

GMM

The Board of Studies for Business Development and Technology has pre-approved all below listed courses for GMM-students open for application in the secondary round:

 

CourseOnline/On campusECTSDatesDepartment
Introduction to Design Thinking: Understanding Creativity and Applying Innovation in Real Life Online55/7-16/7MGMT



The application system will automatically ask for a pre-approval, however since the courses have already been pre-approved, you must upload a confirmation of enrollment from mit.au.dk instead. 
You cannot find the courses at the Self-service (mitstudie.au.dk). Instead you must apply via this link from April 23-April 26 at 12 noon.

The courses that you have applied for may have recommended prerequisites. These are described in the course descriptions in the AU course catalogue. It is your own responsibility to make sure that you fulfill these prerequisites. The teaching will not be delayed on the basis of any lacking knowledge. 

Msc Economics & Management

There are no AU Summer University courses offered directly to Economics & Management students, so in order to be able to take a Summer University course you need to have the course you are interested in pre-approved by your study board via mitstudie.au.dk.

You can find a course list with all the Summer University courses here

When you have the pre-approval you can apply for the course via this link. The system is open for applications in the secondary round from April 23-April 26 at 12 noon.

BDE

There are no courses offered by the BDE study programme, so in order to be able to take a Summer University course you need to have the course you are interested in pre-approved by your study board via mitstudie.au.dk.

You can find a courselist with all the Summer University courses here

When you have the pre-approval you can apply for the course via this link. The system is open for applications in the secondary round from April 23-April 26 at 12 noon.

Msc Technology Based Business Development (cand.polyt)

The Board of Studies for Business Development and Technology has pre-approved all below listed courses for students at Technology Based Business Development open for application in the secondary application round:

 

FagOnline/On campusECTSDatoInstitut
Six Sigma Design & InnovationOnline1026/7-13/8BTECH


You must apply for these courses via mitstudie.au.dk, following the same procedure as when you register for regular electives. You can apply between April 23 and April 26 at 12 noon. If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

Please be aware that a maximum of 10 ECTS within traditional areas of social science can be inserted in your study programme.

The courses that you have applied for may have recommended prerequisites. These are described in the course descriptions in the AU course catalogue. It is your own responsibility to make sure that you fulfill these prerequisites. The teaching will not be delayed on the basis of any lacking knowledge. 

Arts

The following IV-courses are approved to all Arts degrees with either HUM or IV courses in their study programme. The courses below are open for further applications in the secondary application round. You can apply for the courses in STADS from April 23 and April 26 at 12 noon. All IV-courses are preapproved as HUM-courses, so if you have HUM-courses in you study programme you can take IV courses at Summer University 2021. Thus you do not need to apply for an preapproval from the study board but can apply directly in STADS at mitstudie.au.dk. If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

CourseOnline/On campusECTSDates
Histories and Languages of the Viking Age: Old Norse & Medieval LatinOn-Campus105/7-23/7
Reading Women: Contemporary Feminist Literature from Latin America and Spain Online105/7-23/7
Serial(ized) crime on TV across EuropeOnline105/7-23/7
Site-specific audiodrama On-Campus1026/7-13/8
The Humanities and the Global Environmental CrisisOnline1026/7-13/8
Talk at Work Online1026/7-13/8
Reading Narratives of Slavery, Memory and Human RightsOnline102/8-13/8
Sounding city - sonic interventions and storytelling for liveable urban spacesOn-Campus109/8-20/8

Health

HE students can apply to AU Summer University courses in STADS during the following periods:

1-5 November 2020

15/1-8/4 2021 12 noon CET

1-5 May 2021 (still seats available at all courses)

If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

Please note that seats are not distributed first come, first served. Seats will be distributed by drawing lots if the number of qualified applicant exceed the number of available seats.

All of the courses take place in Aarhus.

Click on your HE program below to see which Summer University courses you can apply for.

Odontology

CourseOnline/On campusLevelECTSDates
Clinical Global Infectious DiseasesOn campusMA59/8-27/8
The Interdisciplinary Summer School on Neuroimaging (ISSN) OnlineMA55/7-23/7
Healthy Entrepreneurship and InnovationOnlineMA52/8-13/8
How to write and publish a research paperOn campusMA52/8-13/8
Mother-Child-HealthOnlineMA526/7-13/8 

Public Health

CourseOnline/On campusLevelECTSDates
Healthy Entrepreneurship and Innovation OnlineMA52/8-13/8
The Interdisciplinary Summer School on Cognitive NeuroscienceOnlineMA55/7-23/7
Mother-Child-HealthOnlineMA526/7-13/8
How to write and publish a research paperOn campusMA52/8-13/8

Health Science

CourseOnline/On campusLevelECTSDates
Healthy Entrepreneurship and Innovation OnlineMA52/8-13/8
The Interdisciplinary Summer School on Cognitive NeuroscienceOnlineMA55/7-23/7
Mother-Child-HealthOnlineMA526/7-13/8

Nursing

CourseOnline/On campusLevelECTSDates
Healthy Entrepreneurship and Innovation OnlineMA52/8-13/8
The Interdisciplinary Summer School on Cognitive NeuroscienceOnlineMA55/7-23/7
Mother-Child-Health OnlineMA526/7-13/8

Optometry and Visual Science

CourseOnline/On-campusLevelECTSDates
Healthy Entrepreneurship and Innovation OnlineMA52/8-13/8

Nat-Tech

Nat-Tech (except engineering)

The below courses are offered by the Faculty of Science and Technology and you can apply for them in the STADS self-service from May 1-5 (secondary application round). If your registration is rejected, you don’t need to contact us. As long as you can see your courses in STADS, we will figure it out. In case of any problems, we will contact you.

 

CourseOnline/On campusLevelECTSDates
Diagnosis of Plant DiseaseOn-CampusMA528/6-9/7
Climate Change - Cross-disciplinary Challenges and Solutions On-CampusMA52/8-13/8
Hands-on advanced methods and techniques in plant science and biotechnology On-CampusMA516/8-27/8
Gene MappingOnlineMA52/8-6/8
Genomic prediction in animals and plantsOnlineMA59/8-13/8
Feed Ration Planning in Dairy Cattle HerdsOn-CampusMA59/8-19/8
Food & IngredientsOn-CampusMA527/7-7/8



ST Engineering

Pre-approved courses from other study programmes

Your board of studies has not yet approved any courses from other study programmes, if they do we will state it here.

It is however still possible to apply for courses from other study programmes, but you will need to apply for an individual pre-approval via mitstudie.au.dk first.

You must apply for pre-approved courses through the online application system and not STADS.

Application FAQ (2021)

Are the courses first come - first served?/How are the seats allocated?

No! None of the courses are first come first served.

Unless otherwise announced in the course description found in the course catalogue, seats in any given course will be distributed to the following groups in descending order: 

  • Aarhus University students from primary program or related education (see course catalogue)
  • Aarhus University students from any other study program
  • Students from other Danish universities applying to take the course as a credit module as well as students  nominated through an exchange agreement or other partnership agreement
  • Free movers and other Danish applicants (Tomplads)

Within these groups the seats will distributed as described in the course description.

This also means that technically it does not matter if you apply by January 15th or April 8th as long as you apply within the deadline April 8th at 12.00 (noon)

Can I change/cancel my registration?

You are free to change and cancel your STADS registrations as long as the registration is still open in STADS. After the deadline April 8th at 12 noon it is only possible to cancel/change a course registration according to the rules at your board of studies, which are the same rules as for semester courses.

Is it possible to take a course and not have the ECTS inserted into my study programme?

No, it is unfortunately not possible to take a course as extra-curricular activity. This is also why you can only register for a course if you have the space in your study programme and within the group of courses that the course belongs to. 

My STADS registration is rejected, what should I do?

This is most likely due to the fact that you don’t have enough space in your study programme for the course you are trying to register for. But please send us an e-mail at summeruniversity@au.dk then we will check it for you and guide you to what you can do. 

I can’t find the course I am interested in in STADS?

First of all you need to check if the course you are interested in, is in fact offered by your study programme, if not, you cannot find the course in STADS but must apply via AU Summer University's online application system.

Remember that in this case the course needs to be pre-approved by your board of studies before you can be registered for a course not offered by your study programme.

What if I want to apply for a course offered by my own study programme and a course that is pre-approved?

In that case you have to make two different applications. One in STADS for the course offered by your own study programme and one in AU Summer University's application system, for the one you have gotten pre-approved.   

Can I take a master level Summer University course before I start my master’s degree?

If you are a bachelor's student who graduates this summer and will start on your master's degree right after it is a possibility to take a master course during the summer before you actually start your degree, to get a head start on your master's degree. However, this does not apply if you are applying for any of the following master degrees:

- ITKO

- Cand.merc. (all tracks)

- Cand.soc.

- Cand.merc.aud.

To get a seat in a summer course, you need to do the following. 

1. Apply for regular admission to the master's degree you wish to take if you have not already done so. Remember that the application deadline is at midnight between March 1st and March 2nd. 

2. Sign up for the AU Summer University before April 1st in our application system through this link. Choose Aarhus University student as student type and when the system asks you for a preapproval, you should upload the receipt you got upon applying for the master's degree. 

In mid-April you will receive an answer from AU Summer University letting you know which course you got a seat in. After this you will be able to see the course in STADS. 

You will receive notice by June 1st at the latest whether or not you were accepted to the master's program. You have until June 15th to confirm your seat in the program. (NB! If you have applied to master's degree program where you do not have legal right of admission, this of course only holds if you get accepted to the program.)

Around June 22nd you will get a message saying that you have been enrolled in the master's degree program. After this, your registration for AU Summer University will fall into place. 

Until you are officially enrolled, the registration is STADS will say 'denied' even though you have received notice that you have a seat in the course. But there is no need to worry. This does not mean that you are not signed up for the course.

Please bear in mind that students who are already enrolled in a master's program have priority right for courses with limited seats as opposed to students with a temporary enrollment.