AU Summer University

The deadline for AU Summer Universtiy 2022 has passed. But if you are interested in taking a course at AU Summer University 2022, you may contact us to hear about your options.

Please check which courses are available in the box belonging to your study below*, if there is space in the course and if you have space in your study programme it may possible to get a late registration.

Please send an e-mail to summeruniversity@au.dk from your AU student e-mail with 1-3 courses you are interested in, then we will see what we can do for you. 

Which courses belong to my study programme?

Below you can find application deadlines and the courses you can apply for within your study programme.

Nat og Tech

Nat og Tech (except engineering)

When do i apply
You can apply for AU Summer University courses in the second application round from April 21 to April 24 at 12 noon.  

How do i apply

Information on how to apply will also be available before January 17.

Course ECTS Dates Inst Level
Gene Mapping  5 1/8-5/8 NAT+TECH MA 2
Genomic prediction in animals and plants 5 8/8-12/8 NAT+TECH MA 2
Diagnosis of Plant Disease 5 4/7-15/7 NAT+TECH MA 1
Bioactive Molecules in Agroecology 5 8/8-19/8 NAT+TECH MA 2
Food & Ingredients  5 25/7-5/8 NAT+TECH MA 2
Advanced Water Cycle Management  5 14/8-27/8 NAT+TECH MA 2
Climate Change - Cross-disciplinary Challenges and Solutions  5 1/8-13/8 NAT+TECH MA 2
Hands-on advanced methods and techniques in plant science and biotechnology  5 15/8-26/8 NAT+TECH MA 2
Next-Generation Sequencing  5 20/6-24/6 NAT+TECH MA 1
Application of Synchrotron Radiation in Nanoscience 5 11/8-19/8 NAT+TECH MA 2
Analysis of GWAS Data with a Focus on Prediction of Complex Phenotypes 5 4/7-8/7 NAT+TECH MA 1

ST Engineering

When do i apply

You can apply for AU Summer University courses in the second application round from April 21 to April 24 at 12 noon.

How do i apply

Information on how to apply will also be available before January 17.

Course ECTS Dates Inst Level Term
Advanced Water Cycle Management  5 14/8-27/8 NAT+TECH MA 2

How to apply?

The application process

Out applicationsystem will open on the 16th of January and close again on the 21st of March. We expect the complete list with available courses for summer 2023 to be finished in december. 

Follow the 4 steps below in order to apply when the applicationsystem is open
You are welcome to contact summeruniversity@au.dk if you have any questions.

Step 1: Find your applicant type

If you, as a student at Aarhus University, want to register for a Summer University, the first thing you you need to find out, is what type of applicant you are.
We have 4 different types of applicants for AU students:

  • Applicant within own study programme
  • Applicant with pre-approval
  • Applicant between bachelor and master
  • Applicant Phd student

You need to find out if the course you are interested in, is part of your study programme and if you have enough space for the ECTS. If you have any doubts about whether you these matters, please contact your own study administration.

You can see a list of which courses are part of which study programme here

Applicant within own study programme
If the course is part of your study programme, your applicant type is: “applicant within own study programme”

Applicant with pre-approval:
If you don’t have room for the course or if the course is not part of your study programme, you can apply for a pre-approval which will allow you to take the course as a guest course instead. You must apply for the pre-approval with your own Board of Studies.

If you need a pre-approval your applicant type is: “applicant with pre-approval”

Applicant between bachelor and master:
If you want to take the course as part of your master before your start the master, your applicant type is “applicant between bachelor and master”. Please notice that this is not possible for all study programmes.

Applicant PhD:
If you are a PhD student and the course is part of your PhD studies, your applicant type is: “applicant PhD”

Step 2: Formalities and documentation

Once you have determined what kind of applicant you are, you need to consider these formalities and prepare certain documents before you are ready to apply in our online system.

Applicant within own study programme:
You need to make sure that the course you are applying for is part of your study programme and also that you have enough space for the ECTS. If you have any doubts about this, you need to contact your local study administration. It is your won responsibility that you only choose courses that you are allowed to take as part of your study programme. We will only, very late in the process, notice if you have chosen a course that cannot be approved and at this time, it might be too late to choose a different course.

Applicant with pre-approval:
You need to apply for a pre-approval with you own Board of Studies first. You do this via mystudies.au.dk. We recommend that you wait to apply in your application system, until you have received the pre-approval from the Board of Studies. If this is not possible to get before the application deadline on March 21 at 12 noon, you must upload the confirmation you receive when you applied for the pre-approval. You need to be aware that some courses have academic pre-requisites, which might mean that it will not be possible to be admitted to the course, even with a pre-approval. It is important that you look at the details of the course thoroughly, in the course catalogue and our course page, before applying.

Applicant between bachelor and master:
First of all, you need to be aware that ITKO, cand.soc, cand.merc.aud and cand. Merc (all lines), does NOT allow you to follow master courses before you have started your master degree.
If you are not studying at one of these degrees, you need to apply for admittance to your master degree, of you have not already done so. You also need to make sure that the course is part of the master degree, you are applying for.
When you apply for the course in our application system, you need to upload the confirmation you have received when applying for your master degree. Your registration in STADS, will not be final before you are admitted to your master degree in June.

Applicant PhD:
You need to make sure that the course can be approved as part of your PhD studies. When you apply in our application system, you need to upload a screenshot or similar from you PhD planner, confirming that the course is part if your PhD studies.

Step 3: Choosing your course

Once you have determined what type of applicant you are and what kind of documentation is required, you are ready to choose your courses in our application system.

You can see the courses here or in the course catalogue.

It is important that you find the English course title, since you need this to find the course in our application system. You also need to note which term the course is in.

You can choose up to 3 priorities in each term.

Step 4: Apply online!

Step 4: Apply online!
Once you have determined what type of applicant you are, have your documentation ready and have found out which course(s) you want, you are ready to apply in our online application system.

The system will guide you through, start by registering yourself. If you need help selecting the course(s) in the system, you can find a short guide here.

Applicant within own studyprogramme:
Click here to apply for a course that is part of your studyprogramme.

Applicant with a pre-approval:
Click here to apply for a course that has been approved for you by the Board of Studies

Applicant between bachelor and master:
Click here to apply for a course that has been approved for your studyprogramme and that you want to take as part of your master degree.

Applicant PhD:
Click here to apply for a course that you are taking as part of your PhD

Applications FAQ (2022)

When will I receive an answer to my application?

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You will receive an answer to your application in week 17. If you did not get a spot at any of your priorities you wil receive an emial from us with information about our round-2 application. At the second round it is possible to apply for courses that still have seats left. 

Can I change my course once I have received a spot at a course?

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Unfortunately it is not possible to change courses once you have been accepted into a course. 

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 17th or Marts 21st as long as you apply within the deadline Marts 21st at 12.00 (noon)

Can I change/cancel my application?

It is not possible to change or cancel your application in our applicationsystem. If you regret your application before 21st of March 11.59 we will cancel your application for you if you send us a mail at summeruniversity@au.dk

After the application deadline it is only possible to deregistrate for the course on the same terms that applies for normal courses during the semster. 

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. 

Can I take a master level 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.

Contact

Please send any questions from your AU-mail to
summeruniversity@au.dk